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Musical Families

with Dr. Rachel Whitcomb

Open to children and their families!

Dr. Rachel Whitcomb leads interactive sessions of multi-generational music-making for young children (birth - age 4) and their parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers.

Each session is designed to engage children (babies, toddlers, preschoolers) and adults in singing, playing instruments, and moving to music while sharing songs, activities, 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.

Musical Families

*At least one parent/grandparent/caregiver must accompany each child during these sessions.
**Registration and payment required in advance - sorry, no walk-ins or payments on-site

Sessions are available a la carte for only $10 each or save up to 45% on session bundles! (see below for details)

2018-19 Schedule (all sessions are held at the Mary Pappert School of Music)
Room 307, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Fall 2018 Dates: CLOSED
(Fall bundle $20 for all 3 sessions - save 33%

November 3
November 10
November 17

Winter 2019 Dates: CLOSED
(Winter bundle $20 for all 3 sessions - save 33%)

January 19
January 26
February 2

Spring 2019 Dates: CLOSED
(Spring bundle $20 for all 3 sessions - save 33%)

March 9
March 16
March 23

Full Academic Program 2018-19:
*Best Value! Recommended for those attending 4 or more sessions.
(All 9 sessions for $50 - save 45%)

Sorry, registration is now closed. Please check back for new dates soon!

What if I miss a session that I've already registered and paid for?

For those that have purchased session bundles or sessions a la carte, please email cmc@duq.edu to arrange another date.  Sorry, no replacements or substitutions for the full academic program.

About Dr. Rachel Whitcomb

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. 

Dr. Rachel Whitcomb

Rachel Whitcomb

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