The enrollment period for the 2024 Summer Semester of Discovering Music has closed.

If you have any questions or are inquiring about enrollment, please contact the Admissions/Enrollment Director, Brendan Mondell via email ([email protected]).

Discovering Music Program at the Uptown Music Collective

The Early Childhood Music Program.

Designed specifically for students ages 3 to 8 years old, the Discovering Music program introduces young learners to the life-long enrichment gained from vocal and instrumental study.

With workshop-style classes for two age groups, (3-5 and 6-8), the education centers around musical activities designed to foster and inspire musical enjoyment and early musicianship skills. Children are encouraged to sing, play instruments, listen to music, and move their bodies!

Using a wide variety of beginning instruments like simple rhythm percussion and mallet and keyboard instruments, exploration and exposure grows as students become more accustomed to the musical process, eventually leading to electric keyboards, ukuleles, and Orff keyboards. Repertoire includes a wide array of children’s songs with an emphasis on music that is current and familiar to children from today’s pop genre.

Students are consistently encouraged to express their natural desire to sing, play, and move, with the goal of helping them develop their skills in a fun setting that promotes confidence. 

2024 Discovering Music Summer classes

All classes taught by Caroline Fish-Derowitsch for the summer semester.

Pre-School Age Class (Ages 3-5)

• Tuesdays 4 pm-4:30 pm

• Tuesdays 4:30 pm-5 pm

• Wednesdays 4 pm-4:30 pm

• Wednesdays 4:30 pm-5 pm

$160 for the 8-week summer session. 

School Age Class (Ages 6-8)

• Tuesdays 5:15 pm-6 pm

• Wednesdays 5:15 pm-6 pm

$200 for the 8-week session. 

Summer Class Details

Course Length: 8 Weeks

Dates: June 4th – July 24th

Enrollment Starts: Wednesday, May 15th @ 6 pm

Enrollment Ends: Tuesday, May 28th

Meetings: Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Half an hour classes for the Pre-School Age and 45-minute classes for the School Age.

Instructors of the Discovering Music Program

Aegina Leidhecker

Program Director & Instructor

The Discovering Music program is under the direction of Aegina Leidhecker. Aegina has been teaching music to children since she graduated from Mansfield University in 1982 with a degree in Music Education. She started her career teaching music to Pre-school & Kindergarten aged children in a daycare setting. Aegina then continued her career teaching elementary instrumental and classroom music in the public school system for 27 years in both the Loyalsock Township and Bloomsburg Area School Districts. Aegina is now returning to early childhood music instruction offering small, group music workshops at the Uptown Music Collective. The workshops will offer an array of musical activities designed to inspire musical enjoyment and musicianship for children ages 3 and up. Aegina is also a professional flutist, performing both free-lance and with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years.

Caroline Fish-Derowitsch

Program  Instructor

Caroline has been teaching music to children since she graduated from Mansfield University with a B.M. in Music Education in 2017. Her primary instrument is voice. In addition to being a Discovery Music Program instructor at the Uptown Music Collective, Caroline is currently employed by the public school system at Loyalsock Township School District as their elementary music teacher as well as 4th and 5th-grade choral director. Caroline has her level 3 certification in Orff Schulwerk; a music teaching methodology generally used to teach early childhood music education through the child’s world of play. Caroline is currently working on her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). 

The enrollment period for the 2024 Summer Semester of Discovering Music has closed.

If you have any questions or are inquiring about enrollment, please contact the Admissions/Enrollment Director,
Brendan Mondell via email (
[email protected]).