Research proves that studying music teaches students lifelong skills. Learning to play an instrument or sing improves overall academic performance, strengthens motor skills and cognition, as well as develops self-motivation, self-confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills.
Music Conservatory of Westchester, voted Best of Westchester’s ‘Best Music School’ for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018), provides the quality music instruction your child needs to begin their journey to future success.
Starting with its First Notes progressive curriculum for babies and toddlers, parents participate in their child’s early musical and developmental growth. Each First Notes class (Bravo Babies, Toddler Tunes, Pre-school Prodigies) begins with a welcoming “Hello Song” that invites each child to sing by repeating simple sounds. Activities involve moving to music, a variety of hand drums, playing a variety of hand drums, shakers, colorful scarves, and using other music aids to develop the child’s sense of hearing, sight, and touch. These classes are a great way to help build a bond with your child in a fun learning environment.
As young students advance from First Notes, they can participate in Pre-K Music Skills classes to introduce children to fundamental music theory concepts in an interactive way. In these classes, students learn in a fun group setting as they begin their music education. These classes help students as they progress into playing an instrument.
The Conservatory’s comprehensive Suzuki program instruction in violin, cello or piano for students ages 4 and up focuses on an equal triangle of support and cooperation between the student, teacher, and parents. Our highly qualified Suzuki teachers train young musicians to become skilled instrumentalists, performers and ensemble players, while developing their motor skills and focusing ability.
The Conservatory also offers Group Guitar classes for beginners in Pre-K through grade 1. These introductory classes teach students the basics of this popular instrument, to continue to private lessons and specialize in their favorite style of music, whether rock, jazz or classical.
As students develop skill with their instruments, they are encouraged to join ensembles at the Conservatory to experience making music together. There is something for everyone: rock band, string ensembles, chamber music, jazz groups, vocal ensembles, and more!
As part of our inclusive musical community, the Conservatory provides numerous performance opportunities throughout the year for students of all ages. With more than 80 expertly qualified faculty of professional musicians with exceptional academic and performance credentials in their specialized instruments, the Music Conservatory of Westchester truly offers your child the best possible start!
Giving your child the gift of music at early stages in their brain development provides a positive, creative outlet for your child with which to grow.
This December 2019, the Conservatory is offering early registration for group classes and ensembles beginning new sessions in 2020. Visit musicconservatory.org for more information about all the Music Conservatory of Westchester has to offer your family.
Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606