Early Start Online Music Lessons
Online Music Lessons For Toddlers Ages 1-5
As a parent, you know how important it is for young children to try new activities. Kids begin exploring and learning music as soon as they get a chance. Our online music lessons are the perfect place for your child to try music because:
- We’re experts at early childhood education
- Our lessons are fun and our students make progress fast
- We know how to teach foundational music theory concepts that kids will remember
- Our lessons support Pre-K skills development
We teach lots of instruments. We’ll help your child explore and try the different instruments that your home provides. If you don’t have any instruments yet, we can introduce them in our lessons and see what sparks interest. And we can even practice music skills without any “real” instruments!
Half-hour weekly lessons are $40. Tuition is on a monthly basis for $160. We use automatic debit.
- 50% discount for each extra family member in combined sessions
- 25% discount for each extra family member in back-to-back sessions
We aren’t just music teachers. We have master’s degrees in education and K-12 teaching certifications. Stuart Smith, M.Ed. is the instructor, and has been playing music since 1995. Melissa Smith, M.Ed. helps to plan and customize every lesson. Together we have over 20 years of experience teaching children. We are also the parents of three young children.
Location (Online only)
We teach all our lessons online. We use zoom for our meetings. If your child enjoys using Facetime and video conversations, we can have fun and learn it all! Our business office address is 3321 West Calle Fresa.
Why Start Music Lessons Early?
1. Music Is An Opportunity For Creativity
When young children get their hands on a real musical instrument, they don’t know quite what to do. Their lack of knowledge is actually a strength. Immediately kids become creative. They start experimenting. They make sounds with the instrument and begin making their own music. It’s not masterful, but it is expressive and free. That mental freedom is valuable for musicians.
The top goal in early start lessons is to preserve and encourage children’s creativity. We look for activities that will spark their curiosity. When children take the initiative, we reinforce it. Following their lead or being a great audience is always more valuable than a correction. We only want the child to learn musical techniques they find useful for being creative. This requires sensitivity and flexibility from the teacher.
Music gives adults a chance to be something that kids need: an audience.
2. Music Fuels Children’s Self-Esteem
Music lessons are happy and positive. They are a great social setting for toddlers to develop skills and self-esteem.
When a child sings or plays an instrument, it’s an opportunity for adults. It’s a moment to applaud and congratulate them for what they’ve done.
Music gives adults a chance to be something that kids need: an audience. When kids learn that you enjoy listening to them, making music becomes useful. It is not only fun, but it earns attention and praise. The audience connection is an enriching, motivating social interaction for kids.
Children love the boost in self-esteem that they get from their music lessons. They get recognition from their teacher and their parents at the same time. When they go home they are still excited. Most of our students play music to their families throughout the week.
3. Musical Concepts Are Simple
There is so much about music that sounds complicated but is actually simple. Lots of skill-building activities are fun and easy for toddlers. These include activities on keyboards, drums, stringed instruments, brass instruments, and more. There are even music skills that babies can learn.
Music activities are fun, motivating mental challenges. Most musical concepts are simple patterns and counting. When we break them down into fun activities, they are easy to understand for children. They also reinforce cognitive development.
Practicing musical instruments trains your muscles to perform challenging motions. Kids learn movement patterns, fine motor skills, and ergonomics when they play instruments. They pick these up by watching, copying, and experimenting.
Instruments provide wonderful instant gratification when the child makes an effort. You can hear it and feel it when you make progress. The instruments themselves are almost teachers.
4. Music Is A Language
Children are able to learn languages even better than adults. It’s easy for them to make permanent mental frameworks during the developmental years.
Toddlers apply the same amazing mental ability when they play music. They learn the language and the sounds of music fast. Once they develop fluency it becomes a permanent ability.
Adding music education into a toddler’s schedule is a great way to give them a foundational skill. The benefits last a lifetime.
Space Is Limited
We don’t serve many customers. This is great for our students because:
- We’re able to spend time preparing each lesson beforehand. Afterwards we reflect on each lesson.
- It’s easy to get a convenient session time. We have prime time, weekday, and weekend availability.
- We’re able to respond, as teachers and business owners, every time you have a question or special request.
Our customers value our teaching. All of our toddler students make their parents proud. Many of them continue into our programs for big kids when they turn five.
Toddlers Grow Up Fast
You won’t regret investing in your child’s musical development now. You’ll get to watch your child’s creativity, self-esteem, and musical ability build with each session. You’ll also get:
- adorable photos and videos,
- cool recording projects,
- and lifelong memories.
It’s easy to get started. Call or text (520) 260-8745 to get your free lesson. Or, click here to book online:
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My son, who's 4 now, has been taking classes with Mr. Stuart for over a year now since our family moved to Tucson. My son enjoys the classes the most which is very important. Mr Stuart exposes him to different kinds of instruments which has been our goal for him because of his great interest with music. His gross and fine motor skills have improved with how he handles musical instruments. His classes foster concentration, patience, listening skills and coordination, aside that he makes it a fun environment for learning music. We always look forward to his classes because my son loves music and he is learning a lot from Mr. Stuart. We are very thankful we found him!