Early Childhood Music

  • The oldest and largest introductory music program for young children in the K-W region
  • Since 1980, the provider of a musical foundation for over 2000 children
  • An intergral part of the acclaimed music program of The Beckett School, which offers lessons in piano, theory, violin, viola cello, fiddle, flute piccolo, clarinet, saxophone,  brass, guitar, lute, voice, art and drama to over 1500 students every year
  • The natural starting point for a lifetime of musical accomplishment and enjoyment

Programs are written, developed and taught by Susan Drayson.

To read the ECM program Commendations, click here.


3 - 7 Year Olds Early Childhood Music 

(Children are grouped in classes according to their ages.)

Children develop a love and understanding of music through immersion in singing, playing, listening, and movement activities. Through traditional chants, folk songs, and singing games, students use their own voices as their first instrument, as well as rhythmic and melodic instruments, to actively discover musical concepts such as beat, rhythm, melody, and form. A sequentially-organized curriculum encourages children to develop performance and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future individual lessons, allowing them to progress at a quicker pace and with greater confidence. Family participation is a vital component of this program. Grown-ups and siblings are invited to join in the final 10 minutes of each 45-minute class to allow for continued enjoyment and practise of class activities at home.  Classes run for 30 weeks from September through May.  

Music with your Baby (0 - 18 months)

Music with your Toddler (18 - 36 months)

(Parented Classes)

Introduce your baby (0-18 months) or toddler (18-36 months) to music and movement in this fun and interactive parented class. Dress comfortably as you will be partners with your child as we sing, play and move with traditional folk music, nursery songs, singing games, lullabies, and instrumental music. Instruments and equipment including xylophones, drums, bells, balls, hoops, and scarves are used extensively and are an invaluable part of the class. Help your child learn to respond to music and further develop their language, social, emotional and physical skills as well as musical understanding!  Join us for 30 weeks of 45-minute classes from September through May.   





Term Description: 

Children meet for 45 minutes a week, with the exception of 3 year old classes who meet for 30 minutes for 30 weeks from September to May.

Babies:  Thursday 1:30 pm starting September 22, 2016

3 year olds (born in 2013):  Thursday at 3:45 pm starting September 22, 2016

4 year olds (born in 2012):  Wednesday 4:00 pm, Thursday at 6 pm starting September 21, 2016

5 year olds (born in 2011):  Wednesday at 4:45and 5:45 pm  or Thursday 4:30 pm, classes begin September 21, 2016

6 & 7 year olds:  Wednesday 6:30 pm or Thursday 5:15 pm classes begin September 21, 2016. 


$495 for 30 weeks
Beckett School, Main Branch
190 Lester Street
Phone: 519 578-3640


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Suzanne Pals, Early Childhood Music teacher Suzanne Pals
$495 for 30 weeks