Child blowing into a tromboneThe BYU Young Musicians Academy was established to encourage music in the home by offering quality music experiences for preschool children and their parents. This program offers the following weekly classes: Parent/Toddler (20 months-2 years old), Music Explorers (3 years old), Music Makers (4 years old), and *NEW* Music Creators (5-6 years old).

The Young Musicians Academy is a series of classes for preschool infants, children and their parents. Based on the belief that young children learn best when they are free to play and make discoveries as they play, these weekly classes provide rich music environments where children may explore a variety of music instruments, recordings, songs and music toys without structured teaching. Parents and teachers serve as partners in the play, and learn ways to expand children’s understanding as they observe, label behaviors and make music with the children. Additionally, participating families will attend the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Family Concert Series held on Brigham Young campus which is geared specifically towards young children.

Newsletters provide background information for parents on such topics as child development, music development, music and the brain, etc. Each newsletter also outlines some appropriate music activities to do at home. In addition, the children may take a recording, music game, or instrument home each week.

For more details, please contact:

Emilee Knell
C-584 Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
Provo, UT 84602
801-422-3200
emilee_knell@byu.edu

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