CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Early Childhood

Our goal is to introduce young children to the performing arts and essential skills in a nurturing, creative environment.

Multi-arts Classes

stARTS

For ages 3-4

10-11 a.m. Saturdays
Fall Session: Sept. 8 to Nov. 17, 10 classes
Spring Session: Feb. 16 to April 27, 10 classes
Tuition: $150 per session

Students will twirl on their toes, march to the drum, and perform with puppets! Welcome to stARTS, our unique introduction to CCM and the performing arts. Each week a picture book will come to life as our youngest stars sing, move, and explore through creative play, the characters, action and themes of the book. Each 10-week session has a different theme, so children may take both sessions without classes repeating.

stAGES

For ages 5-6

10-11 a.m. Saturday
Fall Semester: Sept. 8 to Nov. 17
Spring Semester: Feb. 16 to April 27
Tuition: $150 per semester

It stARTS with a beat, or a movement, or a word…and suddenly you’re singing, dancing and acting on stAGES! In this exciting new multi-arts class, our young stars will be introduced to the world of the stage, both in front and behind! stAGES sparks creativity and imaginaton as students focus on the skills of an actor, dancer and musician. Story-telling, creative and rhythmic movement, songs and percussion jams are part of each class.

Dance

Primary Ballet

For ages 4-6
9-10 a.m. Saturday
Fall Semester: Sept. 8 to Dec. 15
Spring Semester: Jan. 5 to May 18
Tuition: $225 per semester

Very young dancers have fun in this creative introductory dance class learning basic ballet movements and terminology. Class activities include movement exploration, creative movement, moving in groups, improvisation and working with props.

Primary Ballet invites students into the magical enchantment of classical ballet. It presents ballet as a fun and creative learning experience, but is structured enough so that the student begins to learn ballet technique through body awareness and become able to recall movement from memory.

Music Lessons

Suzuki Music Lessons

For ages 4 and older

The Suzuki Method, developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, is based on the evidence that talent is a product of environment rather than heredity. The learning process is broken down into small steps so that the child achieves accomplishment at every level and learns at his or her own pace. Parents are critical to the learning process with this method and attend every lesson.

The CCM Preparatory Suzuki program offers classes in this acclaimed musical learning system in piano and strings (violin, viola and cello) and taught by trained Suzuki faculty.

Suzuki for Piano

For ages 4 and older

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.

Suzuki for Strings

Violin, Viola and Cello
For ages 4 and older

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.

Guitar for the Young (Private Lessons)

For ages 5-7

Tuition: $1,050

Guitar for the Young is a unique classical guitar program for children.  It begins with rote learning and requires a parent to attend the lessons and supervise the home practice sessions.  By taking small steps, students are given ample opportunity for success and technical development as they learn to play the guitar.  Once a child has learned to play a few melodies and established good positioning of the guitar and the hands, they are ready to begin to learn to read music.