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Eastgate Family Music Playgroup

Written by Courtney. Posted in Classes

 

This Family Music Playgroup will be held at Sempre Piano School in Canton with Eastgate Early Childhood staff present.

Children ages infant through 5 years are welcome to enroll.  The playgroup is open to students at Eastgate as well as typically developing children from the community. 

 

Classes are led by Courtney Hall who has a degree in music therapy and will have Eastgate staff present to assist. Communication, academic/cognitive, motor, emotional, and social skills are addressed through the use of fun music activities. Classes typically incorporate singing and dancing (using instruments, scarves, streamers, parachutes, etc.), books put to music, and playing a wide range of musical instruments.

 

Please note that this class is now held on Wednesdays. Classes are held at 10:30am every other Wednesday (see schedule below)-- Semesters will be 3 months long with 6 classes per semester. Tuition for the semester is $50. (Participants are charged for 5 classes/semester with one free class included, assuming there may be a schedule conflict or sickness where the participant may need to miss a class, but you are welcome to attend all six!)

*FSS vouchers, cash, check (made payable to Creative Canton), and credit/debit card are all accepted.

Class size is limited. You must sign up by contacting Courtney at 330-353-9030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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Musical Discovery Open House

Written by Courtney. Posted in Classes

Musical Discovery Open House: An Indoor Musical Playground

 

What is the Music Discovery Open House? These music sessions are free-play times for children to come to our music school and experiment with playing a huge variety of musical instruments from around the world through hands-on instrument exploration. It is an intriguing and educational environment to help instill and strengthen children's love for music.

 

Examples of what you might find at a Music Discovery Open House are:  guitar, ukulele, harp, piano, drums of all sizes and shapes, xylophones, maracas, castanets, shakers, mbira, vibraslap, rainstick, clatterpillar, guiro, ocean drum, clapper, cabasa, ginga shaker, dulcimer, triangle, singing bowl, bells, thunder tube, boomwhackers, cymbals, violin, etc.  New instruments are continually added to our collection! Click here for a video preview of some of the instruments available to play with. 

Click to explore our photo gallery here.

Or sit down and ready from our library of books about instruments, sound, and composers-- or color a picture of an instrument or composer!

 

Who is it for? It is for people of all ages who want to explore instruments (sometimes the parents have just as much fun as the children)! It is something that the entire family can enjoy together!

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

 

What is the admission cost? It is $5 for the first child, $3 for each additional child. Caregivers are free. Infants under 6 months free.  Make it a playdate by bringing a friend and everyone receives $1 OFF admission!

  

When is the Musical Discovery Open House held?  The open houses occur several times a month. The sessions vary and will be posted on the website and Creative Canton Facebook event page. No registration or appointment is required. Come any time during open hours and stay as little or as long as you'd like within those hours.   Please check the calendar below for exact dates:


Current schedule:

Monday, April 24 at 10 AM - 1:30 PM
Monday, May 15 at 10 AM - 1:30 PM
 

   

 

 

 

Private Group Instrument Open Houses

These open houses are also great for groups such as Daisy Girl Scouts,  Daycare field trips, elementary school field trips,  mom's groups/clubs, library programming, etc.  Please feel free to contact us-- we are always open to collaborating with other groups and businesses to provide activities and programming! 

 

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Parties & Play Dates

Written by Courtney. Posted in Classes

Birthday Parties

Parties in Your Home: Courtney will travel to your child's birthday party and provide 30 minutes of music activities during the party.  Recommended for ages 6 and under.  Activities include sing-alongs, dancing with instruments, dancing with streamers, and reading a book put to music.  The cost is $75 for addresses in Canton, Massillon, East Canton, Louisville, North Canton, Jackson Township, Canton South, Navarre, and Waynesburg. (Other areas may be negotiated to compensate for extra mileage and extra driving time.)

Add a craft time for an additional $25 where children will make a homemade instrument to use during the music time. Examples include: homemade egg shakers/maracas, bell shakers, castanets, or kazoos. Available for ages 3 and up. Parental assistance required. 

Parties at Sempre Piano School:    The cost is $135 for a 2 hour use of the studio space. Courtney will provide 30 minutes of music activities during the party. Recommended for ages 6 and under.  Activities include sing-alongs, dancing with instruments, dancing with streamers, and reading a book put to music.  Table/chair set up and clean up is included. Parents may decorate and provide food/desserts on their own. Maximum of 10 children per group.

Add a craft time for an additional $25 where children will make a homemade instrument to use during the music time. Examples include: homemade egg shakers/maracas, bell shakers, castanets, or kazoos. Available for ages 3 and up. Parental assistance required. 

 

 

Private Play Dates

If you have a group of friends that gets together for play dates for your toddlers or young children, make the next play date memorable by having Courtney provide the entertainment.  Activities include sing-alongs, dancing with instruments, dancing with streamers, reading a book put to music, and playing various musical instruments. There is no minimum number of participants required, but there is a maximum of 8 children per group.

Play dates at Sempre Piano School: The cost is $40 for a 30 minute session or $60 for a 45 minute session.  (This can be evenly split between the participants. For example, a 30 minute session would cost only $8 if split between 5 families.) Participants will have a much bigger selection of musical instruments to play with here compared to a home session. 

Play dates in YOUR home: The cost is $75 for 30 minutes or $110 for 45 minutes for addresses in Canton, Massillon, East Canton, Louisville, North Canton, Jackson Township, Canton South, Navarre, and Waynesburg. (Other areas may be negotiated to compensate for extra mileage and extra driving time.)

 

 

Other Groups

These music activities are also great for groups such as Daisy Girl Scouts,  Daycare field trips,  mom's groups/clubs, library programming, etc.  Please feel free to contact us-- we are always open to collaborating with other groups and businesses to provide activities and programming! 

 

 

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Classes Offered

Written by Courtney. Posted in Classes

 

Click here for current class schedules.

Family Music Playgroup:

For ages infant-5. This group is held on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15am.

This group is in conjunction with Eastgate Early Childhood & Family Center but is open to children with special needs as well as typically developing children. Participants will work on communication, academic/cognitive, motor, emotional, and social skills through the use of fun music activities. Each class incorporates singing and dancing (using instruments, scarves, streamers, parachutes, etc.), a book put to music, playing a wide range of musical instruments, and some other music activities that may incorporate numbers, letters, counting, colors, etc.

Click here for more details.

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Music Group:

For ages 6 months - 4 years. Class is on Saturdays at  10-10:45am.  

We use a wide variety of instruments for the kids to play around with and explore. There is singing and dancing (using instruments, scarves, or streamers usually). I always include a book that involves music somehow (either singing the book instead of just reading it or using instruments for sound effects in the book). I also incorporate numbers, letters, counting, colors, etc into the music games. 

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Preschool & Kindergarten Music, Story, & Art Class:

For ages 4-6.  Class is held on Saturdays from 11:00-12:00pm.

We use a wide variety of instruments for the kids to play around with and explore. There is singing and dancing (using instruments, scarves, or streamers usually). I always include a book that involves music somehow (either singing the book instead of just reading it or using instruments for sound effects in the book). I also incorporate numbers, letters, counting, colors, etc into the music games. And we will be making a simple homemade instrument or craft each class to incorporate into the music. 

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Current Schedules:

Click here for current class schedules.

 

General Class Tuition:

*Semesters can vary-- please check current schedule for exact rates.

*If enrolling in the middle of a current semester, tuition may be prorated.

 

Mommy/Daddy & Me Music Class:  $75/semester  (9 total classes-- price includes 2 free classes)

Preschool Music, Story, & Art Class:  $95/semester  (9 total classes-- price includes 2 free classes)

Eastgate Family Music Playgroup: $50/semester (5 total classes-- price includes 1 free class)

Music Social Group for children on the Autism spectrum:  $80/semester (9 total classes-- price includes 2 free classes)

 

Classes are held in 3 month long semesters (September, December, March, & June), however, participants may enroll at ANY TIME during the semester. Tuition may be prorated.  

 

 *Drop-in rate of $15/class


 

Payment Methods:

Cash, Check (made payable to Creative Canton), Debit/Credit Card*, and FSS Vouchers are accepted.  *Additional fee for using debit/credit card may be applied to tuition amount

 

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Find current class schedules here.