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Musical Munchkins

Music and Movement classes for Toddlers

Musical Munchkins is a 10-week comprehensive and enriching course that provides a stimulating and engaging learning experience for children aged 2-3 years. This specialized course fosters early musical development, physical coordination, social interaction, and cognitive growth through a combination of music, movement, and play. It is expected that a caregiver who is at least 18 years of age will participate with each child. Our program will create a nurturing environment where toddlers and caregivers can explore, express, and develop a lifelong love for music.

Class Objectives:

  1. Introduction to Music: Introduce toddlers to the basic elements of music, including rhythm, melody, and tempo, through interactive and age-appropriate activities.
  2. Motor Skill Development: Promote the development of gross and fine motor skills by incorporating movement, dance, and playing simple musical instruments.
  3. Social Interaction: Encourage social interaction, cooperation, and turn-taking among toddlers through group activities and musical games.
  4. Language and Cognitive Development: Enhance language skills and cognitive abilities by introducing songs, rhymes, and patterns during the class.
  5. Sensory Stimulation: Provide a multi-sensory experience through the use of various musical instruments props, and movement activities, stimulating the toddler’s auditory, visual, and tactile senses.
  6. Emotional Expression: Foster emotional expression and self-confidence through guided singing, dancing, and creative movement exercises.

Mondays 4:30pm - 5:15pm OR 6:00pm - 6:45pm
10 weeks of classes: September 11 - November 13, 2023
Tuition: $120 / semester

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Participation Criteria:
To ensure the most cohesive developmental participation, students must be 2 years of age by the date of the first class, or remain 3 for the entirety of the class schedule. 


Kristen Lynch

Kristen Lynch is a dedicated and passionate music educator with a deep love for teaching music. With a wealth of experience in the field, Kristen spent 20 years teaching elementary music in public schools in Kansas, Missouri, and Georgia. She enjoys creating engaging and interactive music lessons that inspire young minds to explore the world of melody, rhythm, and harmony. She believes that early exposure to music can have a profound impact on a child’s development, fostering creativity, cognitive skills, and a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

Kristen holds both a master’s and a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Georgia. She currently teaches music education courses in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. When not teaching, Kristen enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring new things! She rides in Athens with her loving husband, Michael, their two sons, Parker and Zachary, and their three beloved dogs, Charlie, Ella, and JJ.




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