WELCOME TO
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT WITH MOLLY

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Offering Dalcroze, Orff, Preschool Music and private lessons in a
small-group, child-centered 
environment.

Molly Day Peterson has been a music educator for almost 20 years, and has experience teaching all ages from birth to high school.  She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, and plays piano, guitar and is a vocalist.  She has taught elementary and middle school music in the Baltimore City Public Schools, Madison Metropolitan School district, and Middleton Cross Plains School district.  In addition to her public school teaching experience she has directed choirs with the Baltimore Symphony ORCHkids program and the Handel Children’s Choir, and is a licensed Kindermusik instructor.  She lives in west Madison with her husband Ryan, children Stella and Henry and their black lab mix Millie.  She loves hiking, summer thunderstorms, and playing show tunes.

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Orff Class

Orff is a methodology of music education named after Carl Orff, that centers around the development of the whole child.  Orff-Schulwerk uses poems, rhymes, games, songs, and dances as its foundation for teaching music.  In our Orff class, students will create music with xylophones and various unpitched percussion instruments.

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Orff Class
Ages 4 and 5

In the typical Orff class, students may be singing, playing instruments, clapping, chanting, or playing a music-related game. Our Orff classes are capped at 6 students to provide room for lots of individual attention but still allow students to be an ensemble member in music making.

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Orff Class
Ages 5 and 6

In the typical Orff class, students may be singing, playing instruments, clapping, chanting, or playing a music-related game. Our Orff classes are capped at 6 students to provide room for lots of individual attention but still allow students to be an ensemble member in music making.

Dalcroze Movement Class

If you hope your child might one day want to play an instrument, or if you’d love to give them a good grasp of and appreciation for music, Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes are a good way to draw out the rhythm already inside them!

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Dalcroze Music and Movement Class
Ages 4 and 5

In this hands-on approach to music theory, children explore musical concepts such as meter, tempo, phrase, form and dynamics through rhythm games, creative movement, songs, stories, ear training, sight-singing and improvisation. Dalcroze is an ideal preparation for studying an instrument.  

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Dalcroze Music and Movement Class
Ages 5 and 6

In this hands-on approach to music theory, children explore musical concepts such as meter, tempo, phrase, form and dynamics through rhythm games, creative movement, songs, stories, ear training, sight-singing and improvisation. Dalcroze is an ideal preparation for studying an instrument.  

Preschool and Parent/Child Music

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Preschool Exploratory Music
Ages 4-6

Students will explore a wide variety of musical ideas through hands-on instrument play and movement.  By exploring musical concepts in opposites (fast/slow, loud/soft, long/short, high/low, major/minor) students will gain a foundational understanding of musical concepts.  Class will incorporate Dalcroze (movement through music) and Orff (barred instruments) for an exciting exploration of music.

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Parent/Child Early Childhood Music
Ages 3 and 4

Early Childhood music class for Caregivers and Children, ages 3 and 4.  Come join us as we explore fingerplays, chants, songs and movement to a wide variety of music.  

Private Lessons

30 minute private music classes featuring piano, ukulele and guitar.

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Session 1 runs from

September 12th-December 5th

(12 lessons, no lessons the week of Thanksgiving)

**please confirm day and time with Molly before booking**

$375

Contact Us

Classes are held at:

Covenant Presbyterian Church

326 S Segoe Rd

Madison WI

Contact

608-424-2012