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Musical Families

with Dr. Rachel Whitcomb

Open to children (birth through age 4) and their families!

Dr. Rachel Whitcomb will lead 10 interactive Saturday sessions of multi-generational music-making for young children and their parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers.

Each class 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.

*At least one parent/grandparent/caregiver must accompany each child during these sessions.

Classes are only $15 each.

      Available a la carte!

Schedule (all sessions held at the Mary Pappert School of Music)

    Room 307, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Winter 2018 Dates:

January 20th
January 27th
February 3rd
February 10th
February 24th

Spring 2018 Dates:

April 7th
April 14th
April 28th
May 5th


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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