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music for young children

The Matthews Community Center

A fun introduction to music!

  • Fun and interactive for young children!

  • Kids build confidence in singing and playing a range of age-appropriate musical instruments.

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program material

Children learning music in The Music Makers classes don't feel pressured to perform and don't feel evaluated or judged. 


Our lessons are based on the philosophy of Carl Orff and the American Orff Schulwerk Association that children learn best by experiencing musical elements through singing, moving, dancing, playing instruments, and improvisation.  

learning outcomes

In our classes, children learn to keep a steady beat, match pitch, be creative and self-expressed, improvise, accompany and participate in group music making.  


Classes include creative movement, action songs, instrument playing, musical games, poetry, and singing along with the ukulele, guitar or banjo. Beautiful, diverse songs, singable phrases, repetition with variety, the use of instruments, puppets, and visuals all foster the love of music in an exciting and creative environment. 


2024 info

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Address: 100 E. McDowell St., Matthews 28105

Price:  $179.00 (20% discount for siblings, siblings under 1 year are free)

Price Includes:  10-week session of classes, access to session songs

Spring Session Dates:  March 28 or 29 - June 6 or 7, 2024 

(no classes April 4 & 5)


Thursday Morning Classes

Mixed Ages Family Class - 5 years and under with a participating caregiver​

Friday Morning Classes

Mixed Ages Family Class - 5 years and under with a participating caregiver

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