Fall/Winter/Spring 2023-24 Group Classes

These classes are offered in partnership with Wayland Recreation, and registration is via the Wayland Recreation website
You do NOT need to be a Wayland resident to sign up - they are open to all!

After reading the descriptions here, please go to Wayland Rec to register - these classes register via their site only.
At Wayland Rec site, for:
       Early Childhood - select Preschool Programs
       All other instrument and voice classes - select Youth Dance & Music/Winter

Please note: all Early Childhood classes require the active presence of a parent or caregiver. They are not drop-off classes.

 

Winter & Spring Group Classes:

Early Childhood

Musical Beginnings, age 0 - 2.5 with a caregiver
Musical Explorers, age 2.5 - 5 with a caregiver 
Instrument Explorers, age 3.5-6 with a caregiver

Young Children's Instrument Classes

Small Group Intro to Guitar, age 6-7
Small Group Intro to Piano, age 6-7 - starts 11/27

Vocal classes age 7- 18

Broadway Stars in the Making, age 7-12
Pop Sensations, age 7-12

Please note locations information:

All Early Childhood classes are at First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road (but enter from Cochituate Road), in the Youth Room.

All other classes are at Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road.

Early Childhood

Musical Beginnings 
Give your child the gift of beautiful music right from the start!

Saturdays, winter 2024 session, 7 weeks: Jan 20 - Mar 16 (no class Feb 18, Feb 25) 
Saturdays, spring 2024 session, 7 weeks: Mar 30 - Jun 8 (no class April 13, 20, May 11, 25) 

10:00 - 10:45 am - age 0 - 2.5 years with a caregiver

Make music part of everyday life from the start with this multi-sensory class! Your child tastes the joy of music and movement within the circle of your loving arms. You'll build up a fun collection of songs, with activites for sensory and social stimulation that you can enjoy together anywhere. 

With instructor Ann Carroll Bundy, Early Childhood Faculty, Suzuki Faculty

Class size: minimum 4 child/caregiver pairs, maximum 10 child/caregiver pairs

Fee: $182 per 7-week session.

Location: First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road


Musical Explorers
 
A great next step for children who've outgrown toddler music classes

 

Saturdays, winter 2024 session, 7 weeks: Jan 20 - Mar 16 (no class Feb 18, Feb 25) Winter class is full
Saturdays, spring 2024 session, 7 weeks: Mar 30 - Jun 8 (no class April 13, 20, May 11, 25) 

9:00 - 9:45 am - age 2.5 - 4.5 with a caregiver

Awaken or deepen a love of music, strengthening language, gross and fine motor skills, and social/emotional development. Explore simple instruments, rounds, rhythm, harmony, tempo, dynamics, developing context and confidence for current or future instrument study. 

With instructor Ann Carroll Bundy, Early Childhood Faculty, Suzuki Faculty

Class size: minimum 4 child/caregiver pairs, maximum 10 child/caregiver pairs

Fee: $182 per 7-week session.

Location: First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road

 

Instrument Explorers 
For young children who are not quite ready for instrument lessons, but are moving on from early childhood general classes

Saturdays, winter 2024 session, 7 weeks: Jan 20 - Mar 16 (no class Feb 18, Feb 25) 
Saturdays, spring 2024 session, 7 weeks: Mar 30 - Jun 8 (no class April 13, 20, May 11, 25) 

11:00 - 11:45 pm - age 3.5 - 6 Winter and spring sessions are both full
12:00 - 12:45pm - age 3.5 - 6 Still open

Not sure which instrument is right for your child? Meet piano, violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar, and prepare for lessons with hands-on games, singing and listening exercises. We will also learn about Suzuki music education for young children. Class is the perfect interim step between baby/toddler music classes and group or private instrument lessons!

With instructor Ann Carroll Bundy, Early Childhood Faculty, Suzuki Faculty

Class size: minimum 4 student/caregiver pairs, maximum 10 student/caregiver pairs.
Children should already have experienced an early childhood general music class.

Fee: $215 for 7 week session.

Location: First Parish Church, 225 Boston Post Road

 Young Children's Instrument Classes

 Small Group Intro to Guitar

Thursdays, Spring 2024 semester, 15 weeks: Feb 1 - May 23  (no class Feb 22, Apr 18) 

4:05 - 4:50 - age 6-7

Learn to play the acoustic guitar in a fun class designed to engage and inspire! Students begin with basic techniques, simple songs, rhythms, and beginning chords, in a relaxed setting including singing, movement and games. As they progress through the program they'll learn to play both by ear and by reading music.

Includes a loaner acoustic guitar in appropriate size for child, plus book and CD to keep.

With instructor Francesco Barone, Guitar faculty

Class size: minimum 3 students, maximum 6 students

Fee: $470 for 15-week semester, including a loaner guitar and footstool, plus book and CD to keep.

Location: Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road, Wayland

 

Vocal classes age 7- 18

Broadway Stars in the Making (Winter) 
Unleash your inner performer!

Thursdays, Winter 2024: Jan 4th - Feb 15th  

6:00 - 7:00 - age 7 - 12 

Join us on a magical journey through the enchanting world of Broadway! You’ll develop your singing, acting, and basic dance skills as we explore a variety of iconic Broadway numbers, from toe-tapping show tunes to heartfelt ballads.

You’ll get plenty of individual attention and support to help build your confidence and stage presence. Discover the magic of bringing musical theater to life, then invite family and friends to witness your transformation into a Broadway star! Min 5/Max 8 (? At end in other listings, if it matters…)

With instructor Nina Kasper, Voice Faculty and vocal coach for Angelina Greene, "America's Got Talent" Golden Buzzer Winner

Class size: minimum 4 students, maximum 6 students

Fee: $224 per 7-week session

Location: Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road, Wayland

 

Pop Sensations (Spring) 
Bring your pop dreams to life!

Thursdays, Fall II: Mar 7 - Apr 26 (no class Apr 19) 

6:00 - 7:00 - age 7 - 12

Calling all young pop stars - get ready to embark on a musical adventure with friends who share your passion for singing and performing! Our electrifying class is specially designed for kids who dream of being part of a dynamic pop group. 

Explore the world of harmonizing, blending your voices, and igniting the audience with your stage presence. We'll learn and perform some of the latest and greatest hits, so grab a microphone, gather your squad, and let's create unforgettable memories as we turn your pop star dreams into reality!

With instructor Nina Kasper, Voice Faculty and vocal coach for Angelina Greene, "America's Got Talent" Golden Buzzer Winner

Class size: minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

Fee: $224 per 7-week session

Location: Wayland School of Music, 304 Boston Post Road, Wayland

Registration for all these classes is at the Wayland Recreation website (but you do NOT need to be a Wayland resident to sign up - they are open to all). Please go to their site, select "Winter Pre-School" or "Winter Youth Arts & Science", and scroll down the alphabetical list to find your class title as above.