Our goal is to introduce young children to the performing arts and essential skills, in a nurturing, creative environment. Our classes are small and designed to provide individualized attention and care to each student. Assistants help in many of the classes.
The Suzuki Method is based on the evidence that talent is a product of environment rather than heredity. This teaching approach breaks down the learning process into small steps so that the child achieves accomplishment at every level and learns at his or her own pace. The keys to the success of the Suzuki Method include motivation, repetition, listening, reinforcement, and parental involvement.
All parents are strongly encouraged to observe a class and lesson prior to registering for lessons. Parents are expected to attend each lesson and to monitor practice during the week. According to its founder, Shinichi Suzuki, young minds can learn music like a language when encouraged and supported by their parents. Additional information about the Suzuki method can be found on our website or call our Music Registrar.
Please visit CCM Prep's Suzuki page to learn more, or contact the Prep Office at 513-556-2595.
For ages 5-6 years
Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Lindsay Zierolf
Music for Little Mozarts provides a great introduction to the piano for young children and lays a foundation for a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Students will follow the adventures of Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear as they learn to sing, play, listen to, and create music. There may be an additional materials charge payable at the first class.
Cost: $450 per year
Age: 5-6 years
Instructor: Rodney Stucky
Guitar for the Young is a unique classical guitar program of private lessons with parental involvement. This program begins with rote learning and proceeds in small steps, giving the student ample opportunity for musical success and technical development at each level. Students learn to read music once they are comfortable with the guitar and have learned a few simple tunes. The Music Registrar will answer any questions. (Open enrollment, pending teacher availability)
Cost: $990 for 30 half-hour private lessons
For ages 4-6 years
Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Faculty: Judith Miller, Cynthia Lawrence
Youngsters explore acting through story-telling, theatre games, improvisations and fairy tales. The class will include basic voice and movement exercises. This is a wonderful class to build young actors' self-esteem by helping them to trust and develop their own unique imagination.
Cost: $375 per year.
For ages 3-5 years
Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., or Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Students will be introduced to the dance class experience. Activities include movement exploration, creative movement, moving in groups and working with props.
Cost: $450 per year
Ages: 18 months-3½ years
9:30-10:05 a.m. Saturdays. Cost: $175 (material fees included)
Instructor: Mary Rekers
Spring term 2013: Feb. 2-May 1
In this class children learn basic rhythm and tonal patterns through fun repetition, singing, playing instruments and play.