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Pathways to Music series begins in September
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Registration has begun for Pathways to Music, a series of unique classes offered by the Fredonia School of Music that provide opportunities for children and their parents to discover the joy of music together while singing, moving, listening and dancing.

What seems like a weekly play group actually helps to improve language, motor, creative and social skills in infants and young children. Each class incorporates songs, finger plays, dances, bounces, circle games, vocal and instrumental exploration and lullabies.

The first sessions will be held Sept. 13 and 17. Three developmentally age-appropriate classes will be held in the gymnasium of the Fredonia Campus and Community Children’s Center. Pioneers (ages 6 to 24 months) will be held on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; Explorers (2 and 3 year-olds) on Saturdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; and Adventurers (4 and 5 year-olds) on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Total cost for the 10-week course is $95 for Pioneers and $125 for Explorers and Adventurers.

All classes are designed for one child and one accompanying parent or guardian.

“In Pathways to Music, children are encouraged to explore creative expression,” said Program Director Sonja Inglefeld. “Every year, more research confirms the positive influence of music and movement on the healthy development of children.”

The program has won applause from parents. One praised it as “A fun way to expose my child to music, beginning at a very young age!” Another commented, “The quality parent-child time is something special I look forward to every week.” Another remarked, “The songs are a regular part of our days.”

To register online, visit www.fredonia.edu/music/community/pathways.asp. For more information, contact Ms. Inglefeld at 673-3599.

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