with Dr. Rachel Whitcomb
Open to children (birth through age 4) and their families!
Dr. Rachel Whitcomb will lead three interactive sessions of multi-generational music-making for children (birth through age 4) and their parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers. Each class is designed not only to engage children (babies, toddlers, preschoolers) and adults in singing, playing instruments, and moving to music, but also to share ideas, songs, and rhymes for music-making experiences at home. No formal musical training is required of anyone attending the classes. The goal is for everyone to feel comfortable being musical in a welcoming and child-friendly environment.
*At least one parent/grandparent/caregiver must accompany each child during these sessions.
Schedule (all sessions held at the Mary Pappert School of Music)
Session 1 - September 16 (10:00-11:00am | Room 206)
Session 2 - October 7 (10:00-11:00am | PNC Recital Hall)
Session 3 - November 4 (10:00-11:00am | PNC Recital Hall)
$35/child for all 3 sessions (includes accompanying adult)
Can't attend all 3 sessions? Sessions are available a la carte for $15 each.
Rachel Whitcomb is Associate Professor of Music Education at Duquesne University where she teaches undergraduate methods courses focusing on early childhood and elementary general music. She has extensive experience teaching music to children, ages 2 through 12, in both public and private schools in various states. At Duquesne, she has coordinated and taught multiple classes for children on campus over the past 8 years. In 2010, she created the Early Childhood Music Initiative, a program that provided music classes for underserved preschools throughout the Pittsburgh region. Her research has focused on the improvisational activities in preschool and elementary music classrooms.