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.
2020 Discovering Music Workshop Prices
• Pre-School Age Class (Ages 3-5):
$210 for the 12-week session.
• School Age Class (Ages 6-8):
$270 for the 12-week session.
Instructor of the Discovering Music Program, Aegina Leidhecker
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.