Early Childhood

IN-PERSON & ONLINE MUSIC CLASSES FOR BABIES & TODDLERS

Merit School of Music’s learning environment is playful, developmentally stimulating, and musically rich.

Our Early Childhood specialists incorporate song, chant, movement exercises, and instrument play to develop a child’s imagination, musical awareness, and expressiveness. Your child will have a blast learning the essential musical building blocks and taking their first steps on a lifetime journey of musical appreciation.

Merit’s Virtual Musical Storytimes are great examples of the engaging, pedagogically-rich programming you can expect from our Early Childhood classes.

Why EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES?

IMPROVED PERCEPTUAL SKILLS

+ Language and literacy aptitudes
+ Spatial reasoning
+ Fine motor coordination
+ Planning, prediction, and understanding of syntax

BENEFITS IN SCHOOL

+ Music students show better memory, vocabulary, and reading levels over the course of a year
+ Musical children are more likely to pursue higher education

STRONGER SENSE OF SELF

+ Enhanced communication and interpersonal skills
+ Added motivation/ambition
+ Greater self-regulation, discipline, and focus

BONUS!

Your registration supports an AWESOME mission to provide Chicago youth with equal access to music education.

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“Class has definitely helped my child’s gross motor skills. She was pretty quiet before and now she’s running and dancing all over the place. It’s something she looks forward to every week.”

-Merit Early Childhood Parent

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FIND THE RIGHT MUSIC CLASS FOR YOUR CHILD

FREE TRIAL CLASS: Trying to decide if music is the right fit for your student? Contact Ms. Sally to schedule a free trial class before enrolling!

REGISTER AT ANY TIME: You can still start making music with Merit after the current Early Childhood session has begun! Contact Ms. Sally to join one of our classes with open spots and to get set up with prorated tuition for the classes you missed.

*This discount expires June 20, 2021, and is only available to new Merit families and those who have not taken classes at Merit during the 20/21 academic year (Sept. ’20 – May ’21). Can only be applied to Early Childhood classes, Instrumental & Vocal Music group classes, & summer camps. Not compatible with other discounts or financial aid.