Suzuki Early Childhood Education is a music program designed for parents and children aged 0-3 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! Parents are amazed to realize how much infants can learn and understand, even before they are physically capable of doing it for themselves. 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. Interested?
- Drop in with your child at any class (no charge)
- Classes are free for expectant mothers and any children under the age of 3 mo.
Classes are on Saturday mornings.
- 9:30 am – 10:30 am
- Schoen Duo Studio, 8937 – 79 Ave, Edmonton, AB (rear entrance)
- Summer term: 5 daily classes at Alberta Summer Suzuki Institute July16 – 20, 2018 plus 4 weekly classes in Sep. 8-29, 2018 (9 classes)
- September: 4 weekly classes Sept. 8-29, 2018
- Fall term: Oct. 13 – Dec. 15, 2018 (9 classes – none on Remembrance Day)
- Winter term: Jan. 12 – Mar. 16 , 2019 (9 classes – none on Family Day weekend)
- Spring Term: April 6 – June 22, 2019 (9 classes – none on Victoria Day weekend or SAA conference)
- $60 per month
- $180 per term (can be divided into 3 monthly installments of $60 each.)
- $720 per year (can be divided into 12 monthly installments of $60 each.)
Thanks to the Suzuki Talent Education Society in Calgary and SECE Teacher Trainer Wan Tsai Chen for the use of these wonderful demonstration videos!
Get the latest research on why these classes are so beneficial:
- Active music classes in infancy enhance musical, communicative and social development
- Becoming musically enculturated: effects of music classes for infants on brain and behavior
- Effects of Kindermusik training on infants’ rhythmic enculturation
- 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 Dr. David Gerry, music cognition researcher and Suzuki Flute teacher trainer, for the links to his research papers!