As our description suggests (music and movement) we expect that children will be active and curious.
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
(off the I-15/Ted Williams Parkway exit, across from Oggi's Pizza)
March 6-April 3: 5 week session - $65
April 17-May 22: 6 week session - $78
Please bring Family Information Form to first class
Register at www.SDRecConnect.com
City of San Diego might charge extra fee for any zip codes not in the City of San Diego
Please check www.SDRecConnect.com for fee
for sibling discount
Use class numbers or
Lets Make Music School with no apostrophe to search for class online
Register: Session #1 9:30 class #49025
10:30 class #49024
Session #2 9:30 class #49022
10:30 class #49023
The Rec Center now accepts credit cards!!! Both online and onsite.
Questions: please contact teachers:
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 1/2 price (must register in person for sibling discount)
siblings under 6 months old are free
Want to try a class? Please bring $13 cash (exact change appreciated). You can usually just show up to try a class.
Page last updated February 14, 2018 by Sharon Mello,
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:
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
Page last updated February 14, 2018 by Sharon Mello, LMMS@juno.com