Welcome to
Let's Make Music School
Celebrating 34 years of Music and Movement Fun
for Children from birth to 5 years!

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We'll post some songs we do in class and some other fun songs and links

with Let's Make Music

$78 for 6 weeks
January 8, 2019 to February 12, 2019
9:30 Class #56574
10:30 Class #56575

$78 for 6 weeks
March 5 to April 9
9:30 Class #TBA
10:30 Class #TBA

$65 for 6 weeks
April 23 to May 21 - 5 weeks
9:30 Class #TBA
10:30 Class #TBA

Online and in person registration
opens TBA @ 10:00 a.m.

Rec Center phone number: 858-538-8100

First time families and visitors:
Please print the required Family Information Form
and bring to the first class.
Teachers have the form if you forget!

Music and Movement for under 5's

Mixed age classes

Birth to 5 Years

Times: 9-30 and 10-30
45 minute classes
LOCATION: Carmel Mt Ranch Rec Center
10152 Rancho Carmel Dr. SD 92128
Phone: 858-538-8100
(off the I-15/Ted Williams Parkway exit, across from Oggi's Pizza)

January 8 - February 12:
6 week session - $78
SPRING 2019 Session #1
March 5 - April 9
6 week session - $78
SPRING 2019 Session #2
April 23 - May 21
Please bring Family Information Form to first class

Register at www.SDRecConnect.com

1/2 price Sibling discount
cannot be applied online
To guarantee your spot
register first child online and
register sibling when you
have a chance to go in person

Sibling discount: 1/2 price
Sibling discount cannot
be applied online.
To guarantee a spot
register 1st child online
and register sibling
when you can go
in person.

When visiting
Use class numbers or
Lets Make Music School with no apostrophe to search for class online
Register: WINTER 2019
9:30 class #56574
10:30 class #56575
9:30 class #TBA
10:30 class #TBA
9:30 class #TBA
10:30 class #TBA

The Rec Center now accepts credit cards!!! Both online and onsite.
Questions: please contact teachers:
858-484-2287 LMMS@juno.com

We welcome parents, grandparents,
care givers, relatives to attend classes.
Classes must have a minimum of 5 students.
We reserve the right to cancel or combine classes if minimum is not met.
Schedule and prices subject to change.

Register Online or in person
Siblings are 1/2 price.
Please register sibling in person to receive discount
Siblings 6 months and under are free
Want to try a class? Please bring $13 cash (exact change appreciated). You can usually just show up to try a class.

As our description suggests (music and movement) we expect that children will be active and curious.


We learn new songs, explore instruments and move creatively,
which all contributes to developing language, balance, coordination,
impulse control, social and learning skills and much, much more.

We use many rhythm instruments, scarves, streamers, hoops, puppets, books,
parachute and more to help children and caregivers explore their musical world.
Age appropriate activities are fun for all and each child will interpret
each activity in their own special way.

All children, from infants to 5 year-olds and their caregivers,
are invited to JOIN us for this fun and active class.


PLAY a wide variety of rhythm instruments
CREATE with props-- such as hoops, scarves, bean bags, parachute
EXPLORE and develop children's natural musicality
DANCE helps with impulse control, balance, coordination, expressiveness
MUSICplay aids in language development, reading, math and social skills

Website for Carmel Mt. Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center
Carmel Mt PROGRAM GUIDE is available by clicking
the "Program Guide" link on the right frame of their website


  • Both Sharon Mello and Marlys West have received Level III Certification from the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and have completed Level I and II Orff-Schulwerk training
    See www.ECMMA.org for more information: ECMMA  
  • Highly Trained, Sensitive Teachers
  • Credentialed teachers with college degrees: B.S. in Music Education; B.S. and M.Ed in Education
  • Musikgarten
  • Kindermusik
  • Music Together
  • Orff-Schulwerk, Levels 1 and 2: a common-sense approach to music education that incorporates speech, movement, instruments, drama, improvisation, and is adaptable to ALL levels (depending on the training of the teacher).
  • Let's Make Music School is the longest running, continuous early childhood music and movement class in San Diego County: since 1984
  • A sequenced course of study for children aged birth through elementary school, developing the inner musician in each child, including rhythmic/movement and vocal instruction to develop the total child, create a love and understanding of music and prepare for further musical studies such as keyboard.
  • Teacher-owners: Also have over 28 years experience in private piano instruction in addition to 33 years music and movement teaching and numerous years as public school teachers
  • The most age-appropriate CREATIVE activities
  • The MOST FUN!

    Anytime is a great time for making music and having fun. as we move, sing, play rhythm instruments, and use sign language in a fun, joyful setting. We offer research-based classes for children (up to age 5) and their caregiver, by combining age-appropriate activities that develop language and literacy with creative movement to teach concepts such as balance, coordination and rhythm. Discover the magic of music with your child.

    Why music for very young children?
    Because as you and your child have fun learning new songs,
    exploring instruments and participating in creative movement activities,
    your child is developing language, balance, coordination,
    social and learning skills and much, much more.
    Music and movement activities paired together,
    as part of a research-based curriculum, develop both sides of the brain,
    help with reading and math skills, patterning and impulse control.

    "Music researchers are finding correlations between music making and some of the deepest workings of the human brain.
    Research has linked active music making with increased language discrimination and development,
    math ability, improved school grades, better-adjusted social behavior,
    and improvements in "spatial-temporal reasoning," - a cornerstone for problem solving."
    ~American Music Conference~

    "In the first years of life, the brain is undergoing rapid physical development. Studies show participation in music can influence that process, with ramifications that last a lifetime."
    ~American Music Conference~

    In fact, actively working with musical sounds enhances neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to adapt and change. "A musician's brain selectively enhances information-bearing elements in sound. In a beautiful interrelationship between sensory and cognitive processes, the nervous system makes associations between complex sounds and what they mean," Nina Kraus, lead author of the Nature paper and director of Northwestern's Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, explained in a statement to the media. "The efficient sound-to-meaning connections are important not only for music but for other aspects of communication."
    --Music benefits the brain....

    Sharon and Marlys are active members of music education associations:

    *ECMMA: Early Childhood Music and Movement Association  
    VP Website Chair: ECMMA Board;
    SO CAL ECMMA: President/Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern California Chapter of ECMMA
    *AOSA: American Orff-Schulwerk Association:  
    *San Diego Chapter of AOSA   board members
    *Active participation at 5 local music training workshops annually, for the past 20 + years
    *Attend and actively participate in national conventions, at least every other year

    Other Music Education Associations to investigate:
    MENC: The National Association for Music Education  
    NAEYC: National Association for the Education of the Young Child  
    CAEYC: California Association for the Education of the Young Child  
    San Diego AEYC: San Diego Association for the Education of the Young Child  

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    Page last updated November 13, 2018 by Sharon Mello, LMMS@juno.com