Music development begins at birth, if not before birth, when the human brain and body begin to respond to sound. Children learn music best if they are exposed to it informally, much as they are exposed to language. In other words, music learning begins long before traditional formal music lessons should begin - and that’s where Music and Movement comes in. Music and Movement is a group class for little ones ages birth through five and their caregivers. Classes are led by a certified early childhood music education specialist and an internship team of pre-service music educators who develop activities based on a mixed approach of Kodaly, Dalcroze, Orff, Feierabend, and other methodologies. Teachers and caregivers model music making and movement with variety and repetition, encouraging children to absorb, imitate, and express their musical ideas. Classes are grouped by age with the youngest children in our earlier classes, our oldest in the later classes, and our 10:00 a.m. class including a mix of ages- a great option for siblings. The schedule is as follows: Saturdays 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. If you would like more information about the Music and Music class, please contact Lisa Hirzel, Music Programs Coordinator, BW Community Arts School at LHirzel@bw.edu or 440-826-7550.