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Arts Programming for Young Learners

UPDATE for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021

All Group Classes are being offered exclusively through REMOTE and ONLINE DELIVERY in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021. 

What is the difference between REMOTE and ONLINE DELIVERY? Remote delivery is when the students and teachers meet through video conference with lessons being taught at a specific time (example: we meet from 6-7pm Mondays through Zoom). Online delivery can be done at your own pace (example: you have access to watch a pre-recorded video or download digital assignments at anytime). Classes will be using a combination of remote and/or online delivery. Learn more on our About The Conservatory page.


The Conservatory of Performing Arts' Early Learning Group Programs place an emphasis on the arts—music, dance, drama, visual art, and more—while your child is acquiring skills like early language comprehension, numbers, and all-important social skills.

Arts-Focused Curriculum

We believe the arts are an essential aspect in the healthy development of any young person and the curricula we teach are holistic, responsive, and developmentally appropriate. We draw on the resources already present at the Conservatory all to enrich children and yield an early appreciation for the arts in a nurturing environment. Children will sing, dance, paint, draw, act, play instruments, and CREATE! Focus will be placed on your child's development using the arts as our vehicle.

Which program is best for my child?

We all learn in different ways and your child is no different; there is no one-size fits all program that is perfect for every beginner child. Suzuki Method programs place an emphasis on aural learning (skills are acquired similar to language acquisition), while others are kinesthetic focused like Kindermusik (lots of moving and focusing on body as we play together). Sometimes it is better to choose based on the instrument, if you know your child has expressed interested in learning cello, piano, violin, voice, or trumpet. Most programs below require some parental involvement, which means your whole family needs to be committed to the course before you enroll. If you have questions about the below courses, please contact our Program Coordinator.

Our Early Learning Group Programs are suitable for students under 10 years old.

Program Name Ages Arts Area or Instrument
Child/Parent Strings ^ 3-7 Cello, Violin
Creative Explorers 3-4 All Art Areas (focus on Music)
Kindermusik ^ Newborn-4 Movement, Music
Mini & Junior Glee 5-8 Musical Theatre
Music for Young Children 3-9 Piano, Theory, Voice
Prairie Kids Chorus 6-15 Voice, Choir
Suzuki Piano ^ 3-7 Piano
Suzuki Trumpet ^ 5-10 Trumpet

^ Due to the move to remote delivery, this course is not currently being offered. However, Private Music Lessons are still being offered in this instrument area. See What Age is Right then fill in our Private Lesson Placement form to start your child's musical journey in this instrument area.