Suzuki Early Childhood Education is a music program designed for parents and children aged 0-4 years. Using a carefully selected set of action songs and lullabies, infants and toddlers experience learning music as a second language following the same process as learning to speak their mother tongue. Easy, fun, and natural! We create an environment in the class that nurtures this process for both parents and children. SECE classes are the only infant music classes that are designed to transition seamlessly into instruction on any musical instrument starting as young as 3 years. As the children mature, more complex layers of activity are added to the familiar songs to develop pre-instrument skills. What makes Suzuki ECE different from other music classes for children?
- Drop in with your child at any class (no charge) – just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you want to come.
- Classes are free for expectant mothers and any children under the age of 3 mo.
Classes are now online via Zoom. Anyone can join our class from anywhere in the world!
Local Edmonton families will have the option of attending in person classes.
But we will continue to have the online class link for out of town participants. (Also useful for snow days and sick days – you can still come play with us!)
Wondering about online classes with little kids? Check our blog post about that here.
- Classes are now paused for the summer break (as of June 12, 2022)
- As with all Suzuki programs, listening to the repertoire of songs at home is vital to the childrens’ progress. Physical CDs are available from the instructors, or you can download both recordings at these links:
- There are two sets of songs: you need both links to get the complete set.
Registration & Cost:
- $55 per month
- Start anytime – continuous registration throughout the year, no need to wait for a term to begin. [details…]
Get the latest research on why these classes are so beneficial:
- Effects of formal musical experience in infancy on musical, linguistic, and social development
- The influence of musical movement on infant’s social behaviour
Thanks to the late Dr. David Gerry, music cognition researcher and Suzuki Flute teacher trainer, for the links to his research papers!