A New Type of Music Class for Children & Toddlers in Monrovia, CA
Animal Adventures in Music offers a private music lesson program designed for children ages 3-6, which provides a fun and engaging way to learn music. Unlike other music lessons in Monrovia, this program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers topics ranging from rhythm to note reading to instrument introduction and exposure, all presented through games, activities, and enjoyable weekly homework.
The lessons are conducted in an individual, one-to-one format with one teacher and one student, allowing children to progress at their own pace and explore their interests. The private one-to-one approach ensures that children are not rushed to grasp a concept and can enjoy exploring the world of music and have a blast while doing it!
The curriculum is selected based on its ability to teach music theory basics while also telling engaging stories. For instance, while learning about the mouthpiece of the flute, students are encouraged to join Bianca the Bee in a quest to retrieve the stolen flute pieces from pesky ants.
10 levels, 10 books, 10 instruments
This comprehensive program covers a diverse range of 10 musical instruments in a series of 10 levels. As part of this exciting program, your child will venture through a series of 10 themed books with their teacher, where they will learn about a new instrument in each book. Each book is brimming with an array of learning activities, games, stickers, and more, and seamlessly divides the program into ten well-structured levels that progressively build upon the previous ones. Upon completing each level, your child will receive a special themed medal that features the color and animal character corresponding to that level. By the time your child graduates from this impressive program, they will be able to identify and understand basic music symbols, read and clap rhythms from quarter note to sixteenth note, and read three octaves of notes on the grand staff, in addition to learning about instruments such as the piano, guitar, drums, violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone, and more!
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Table Time, Rug Time, Stage Time
The classes are split into 3 sections – Table, Rug and Stage. Each section is 10 minutes long and jam-packed with fun and learning.
- Table Time – The student and teacher work together to learn and practice new concepts using their Animal Adventures workbook as well as other resources such as a music staff whiteboard and flashcards.
- Rug Time – The student and teacher meet on the Animal Adventures music staff rug for practice in note reading, rhythm, and musical expression. This high energy segment of the class solidifies concepts for young students utilizing fun backyard-style games and silly role-reversal variations.
- Stage Time – This final segment of the class is spent in hands-on exploration, listening, and learning about one of ten instruments that will be covered.
During each level of the program, students will learn about a new instrument, having the opportunity to listen to it, see it, touch it, and learn how it works! The instruments covered in the series includes:
- Level 1, Petey’s Big Adventure – Voice
- Level 2, Tina Takes on the Jungle – Guitar
- Level 3, Lacey’s Sticky Violin – Violin
- Level 4, Bianca and the Pesky Ants – Flute
- Level 5, Hugo’s Missing Drumsticks – Drums
- Level 6, Wendy’s Birthday Surprise – Saxophone
- Level 7, Baxter the Magnificent Magician – Cello
- Level 8, Gracie Goes for the Gold – Trumpet
- Level 9, Frankie’s Smoothie Stand – Clarinet
- Level 10, Rex’s Clean Up Crew – Piano/Keyboard
PRIVATE LESSON PREPARATION
By the time students graduate from this program, they will be ready to begin private lessons in the instrument of their choice (as long as it is appropriate for their age). No matter what instruments they study going forward, they will have a tremendous head start and extremely strong foundation for the rest of their life! Students' minds are very easily molded at this age, and our goal is to instill critical music foundations, knowledge, and a lifelong appreciation of music.
SCHEDULE AND TUITION
Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60-minute sessions and occur once each week. Tuition is $179/mo for 30-minute sessions (appropriate for most students), $268/mo for 45-minute sessions, and $358/mo for 60-minute sessions. Tuition includes all lesson materials, books, a tote bag and a beautiful, spinning medal upon passing each level. Recitals are also included for interested students. It takes most students approximately 60 weeks to complete the entire program and graduate to private instrument or vocal lessons. Animal Adventures in Music lessons are appropriate for students ages 3-6.
Introducing music to children at an early age can spark a lifelong passion and enhance cognitive development. As they grow and their interests evolve, they might wish to explore other instruments and styles. For a broader range of offerings, our music lessons in Monrovia provide diverse opportunities for every age and skill level at Monrovia Music Academy.
WHY CHOOSE US?
PIANO, GUITAR, VOICE, DRUMS, BASS, VIOLIN, VIOLA, TROMBONE, SAXOPHONE, TRUMPET, FLUTE, UKULELE, CLARINET
LEVEL UP MUSIC ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM
We use a certificate, wristband, and sticker system to measure student progress from level 1 to 10. Similar to the belt ranking system in martial arts, this structured and nationally recognized approach provides a visual representation of our students' achievements. Best of all, it's completely free and optional for all students. This innovative approach to tracking student growth provides a fun and tangible way for students to celebrate their successes. It also motivates them to practice more and strive for higher levels of achievement in their musical pursuits.
FLEXIBLE MAKE-UP LESSON POLICY
Monrovia Music Academy organizes two recitals each year, usually held at the beautiful Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena. Recitals act as a goal for students to work towards as well as a place to showcase their talents for friends and family alike.
MODERN FACILITY AND FREE PARKING
Our modern facility includes a cozy lounge for parents, equipped with complimentary amenities such as Wi-Fi, water, coffee, tea, and magazines. In addition, we offer a device charging station, a soothing massage pillow, and coloring books to keep the little ones occupied. Lots of free parking available right in front of our school.
OFFICE STAFF AVAILABLE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK TO SERVE YOU
We understand the importance of being available for our students and families, which is why our professional office staff is at your service seven days a week. Providing exceptional customer service is our top priority, and we are always ready to assist you in any way we can.
MONTH TO MONTH LESSONS
No long-term commitments. All students are on a month-to-month basis.
A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE
Our school is trusted by hundreds of families who visit us each week. We are dedicated to providing the finest music education and customer service possible. But you don't have to take our word for it – take a look at our Google and Yelp pages to read what our students and their parents have to say about us.
THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IS OUR TOP PRIORITY
To ensure the safety of our students and families, we take several precautions. Our entire staff and teaching faculty undergo background checks, and all our teaching rooms are equipped with security cameras. We store video footage for up to two months. Additionally, we maintain an open door policy, which means you are welcome to join your child's lesson at any time. Lastly, all of our rooms feature observation windows, except for our drum rooms which are soundproofed.
Every year we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. This is a service that parents love. Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like. Our adult students are welcome too!