FB CoverFree Class Day Features New Programs for All Ages and a Kickoff Party for New Early Childhood Program, “Music for Aardvarks”

Saturday, September 10, from 10am – 4pm, drop in for a free day of music, fun, and learning at Indian Hill Music School, 36 King Street, Littleton, with free classes and activities for all ages, an instrument petting zoo, live music by Indian Hill faculty, free ice cream courtesy of Cherry Hill Ice Cream, Lunenburg and Townsend, and healthy snacks courtesy of WholeFoods Westford.

Celebrate the new early childhood program with a “Music for Aardvarks” kickoff party at 10am, with teacher Joey Pierog and special guest, program creator David Weinstone.  Learn about lessons and programs, and register.

The event is free and open to the public, with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and DCU – Digital Federal Credit Union.

“Our goal is to find the best instrument and teacher-student match for each individual. Students may begin private lessons as early as five years old, and many of our beginners are of retirement age,” said Robbins. “It’s never too late to start!”

Introducing New Programs
Along with traditional classical programs, guests can sample a variety of new offerings to appeal to all ages, interests, and abilities. “We are excited to offer a host of new opportunities for anyone in our community to learn and play music,” said Pete Robbins, the new Director of Education at Indian Hill. Children and adults will have the chance to try some of these on Free Class Day, including Beginner Ukulele for ages 5 – 8; Kids’ Musical Revue for young singer-actors and Percussion Power, a beginning percussion class for ages 8 – 12; Beginner Piano, Roots & Branches String Band and Voiceworks group vocal coaching for adult learners, and more.


Sing, dance, play, and learn with Music for Aardvarks teacher Joey P!

Music for Aardvarks Kick-Off Party
At 10am, the school will debut its new early childhood program with a lively, interactive kick-off party for ages six months to four years and caregivers.

“I am especially excited to bring Music for Aardvarks into our curriculum for our youngest students,” said Robbins, former Managing Director at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, of the popular New York City-based program. The class was designed by composer/rocker dad David Weinstone to build a child’s musical foundation, and introduce babies and toddlers to the joy of participating in music through relevant and lively original songs in diverse contemporary musical styles, beloved traditional songs, instrument play, games, and more.

“Participating in music, actively and at the earliest age possible, positively influences how children think, learn, and relate to others throughout their lives,” says Robbins. “We are incredibly lucky to be able to bring a program like Music for Aardvarks exclusively to the Indian Hill community, and to offer the unique opportunity for parents to try the class on Free Class Day.” Weinstone will join Indian Hill’s Joey Pierog in leading a class, performing some of his original Aardvarks songs, and hosting a meet-and-greet with parents.

Hands-On Instrument Exploration
Those who are interested in exploring private lessons will have the chance to try a large variety of instruments, meet instructors from all departments, ask questions, and register for lessons.

“Our goal is to find the best instrument and teacher-student match for each individual. Students may begin private lessons as early as five years old, and many of our beginners are of retirement age,” said Robbins. “It’s never too late to start!”

Learn more about Free Class Day and fall lessons and programs.

Indian Hill Music School is a non-profit community music school serving students of all ages (from newborn to seniors), skill levels, and styles. Our faculty of 60+ teaching artists offer private lessons, classes and ensembles for more than 30 instruments and in a variety of styles ranging from classical and jazz to Irish traditional, rock, Broadway, folk, and contemporary pop. Learning enhancement and performance opportunities include workshops, lectures, free recitals, master classes with guest artists, jam sessions, summer performance programs, and the regional Indian Hill Music Youth Orchestra and New England Flute Orchestra of Indian Hill Music. Founded in 1985 and located in Littleton, Massachusetts, the school is a full member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.

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