First Steps in Music

Registration is now open for our summer classes! 

The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir offers First Steps in Music classes to children ages 0 to 5 years old. Through activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum by John Feierabend, children and their parents/caregiver experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, finger-plays and more with the help of the rich collection of traditional songs and rhymes from past generations. The goal of First Steps in Music is to enable all participants to reach their full potential in singing, vocabulary, and movement skills, with an emphasis on developing sensitivity to the expressive qualities in music. Each class is designed to be playful and enjoyable to children, while providing a carefully planned curriculum that includes developmentally appropriate activities. Children are not taught formally about the specifics of music, but rather they play with music through a series of eight well-rounded activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum.

Both 0-3 Classes (Saturdays and Tuesdays at 10:30am) are FULL. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Emily Bird at ebird@fwcchoir.org

 

While this program is free, we are asking for your weekly commitment for the full eight weeks. Unlike classes we have offered in the past, this is not a drop-in class. If you would prefer a drop-in option, we will be offering drop-in First Steps in Music through the Allen County Public Library beginning in September.

 

First Steps Registration Form: 

    SINGER INFORMATION

    Singer's Name:
    FIRST LAST

    Select the class you are registering for:

    Birth Date: (MM/DD/YYYY)
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    *This information helps us apply for funding for this program, and ensure that we are reaching all demographics.


    PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION

    Name:
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    Address:
    City:
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    Zip:
    Cell Phone:

    IMPORTANT:
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    PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASE:
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    Important! Please be sure to review this form and verify that all of the required fields are complete prior to submitting. If you are unable to submit the form or receive an error message, please call the Fort Wayne Children's Choir office at (260) 481-0481.

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    0-3 Class Poems and Songs: 

    Bounces:

    I Have a Little Pony:

    Handy Pandy:

    Father and Mother and Uncle John:

    From Wibbleton to Wobbleton:

    Here Come Three Kings:

    So Fast:

     

     

    Wiggles:

    This Little Froggie:

    This Little Cow:

    This Little Squirrel:

    This Little Tiger:

    Engine on the Track:

    This Little Clown:

     

    Tickles:

    Round about the Rosebush:

    Round and Round the Haystack:

    Creepy Mouse:

    These are Baby’s Fingers:

    There was a Little Hare:

    Tommy’s Thumb is Up:

     

    Tapping/Clapping:

    Shoe a Little Colt:

    Cock-a-Doodle Doo:

    Head and Shoulders Baby:

    X Marks the Spot:

    Cobbler, Cobber:

     

    Simple Songs:

    Frog in the Meadow:

    Riding in a Buggy:

     

    Circle Songs:

    Three Time Around Went our Gallant Ship:

    Allee Gallo:

     

    Lullabies:

    I Gave My Love a Cherry:

    Baloo Baleerie:

     

    Keeping the Beat Recording:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lyg7xuPsYmf5xn_3Y3Xrqgj2psTS3pwSg