Class

DESCRIPTIONS and Prices

Below are class descriptions, tuition fees, and the materials fees. Family and military discounts are 10% OFF classes. Payment plans are available. Please register before coming to class. Thank you.

As of 3/23 /20 20 classes are held on a virtual platform ZOOM, on which we have a video conference call. All families use their own instruments ( pots, pans, cereal box, pencils, kitchen towel, small container filled with beans or rice) .

To be able to be added to the participants list, you must first create an account with Zoom.com (apple and windows), then be registered for class, so Ms Claudia can send you an invitation to the meeting 15 min prior to class. Drop-ins must text by 9:40am.

You can also pay a donation amount of your choosing through Venmo to claudia-mcdowell-1.

 

In the time you are waiting for everybody to 'come' to class, you can also look at keikicrescendo posts on Youtube. There are some of our favorites, that are not on family CDs.

 

If you are on instagram or Facebook, please follow Keikicrescendo music school to get more free songs and updates.

 

It is important that we show our children, more now than ever, that all will be fine. We just keep singing and dancing, even though it might be more fun in person. The peaceful lullabies we do in class might feel relaxing not just for your child.

 

As always: Music alone shall live, never to die!


Babies Music 1  No class in Spring 2020

(Ages 5 - 18 months)

16 week session, 35 min class


All babies are born with an aptitude for music. But research shows that their aptitude diminishes if it is not nurtured. The best way to nurture a child's musical aptitude is through active music making. By dancing and singing for and with your child in a variety of tonalities, meters, styles we are helping our children to reach their musical potential.

You will learn ways how to play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing and singing. And of course they will be playing their first instruments.

 Tuition: $ 160 + $ 15 registration
Materials: $ 35
Total: $ 250

Family Music for Toddlers  - Dance with me and Sing with me

(Ages 10 mo - 3.5 years)

16 week session, 40 min class


This class is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to toddlers and their caregivers. This is a 2-year program that builds a solid foundation for learning the language of music. The younger Tods are in Sing-with-me, the older ones in Dance-with-me.

Activities include singing, dancing, focused listening and simple instrument playing. Creating an environment in which the child's music aptitude is nurtured and skills are developed. This class moves more quickly than the baby class and supports the toddler's  increased mobility. 

Tuition: $ 192 ($12 per class) + $ 15 registration  
Materials: $ 35  - not available after session started  
Total: $ 227  

Cycle of Seasons - Sun Catchers

(Ages 4 - 5 years)

16 week session, 45 min class


This class is designed to nurture the emergent independence of the older 3 and young 4 year - 5 year old.

Activities include lots of singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment.

 

Parents stay for the class, although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independently of their parents.

 

Home materials include a CD, songbook, and manipulatives. They are essential to allow the learning and fun to continue at home.

Tuition: $ 130  + $15 registration.          for 10 classes from 4/4 - 6/13/2020.  no class 4/18  
Materials: $ 43 + optional $52 (instrument backpack)  
Total: $ 188. / $240 incl instrument backpack  

Piano students

(Ages 6 - 16 years)

Ongoing, 30 min class


Each individual lesson is 30 minutes. We use keyboards at the classroom. 

 

With a minimum of 3 students we also do group lessons, which are 60 minutes.

 

We start with an auditory approach, using Solfeggio,  and use the Alfred's book series .

The materials costs vary by student. Students should bring a folder to class.

 

Tuition is paid on a monthly basis. Venmo, Zelle, check or Cash.

 

In Spring we always have a Spring Recital. 

 

Classes in Kaneohe are held at 47-273 E Hui Iwa Street.

 

For classes in Kailua I would come to your house. We don't have the option of having a class at the church at the moment.

 

You have to cancel classes at least 2 days prior to be able to reschedule them. No shows are fully charged.

Tuition:

$ 25 incl. registration for Kaneohe location

$ 35                "                at your house               

 
Materials: vary  
Total: $ 25 - $35, per lesson