Registration is NOW OPEN for our first ever Virtual Sound Beginnings Class starting May 19, 2020- Brown Teddy Bears!
What does a virtual Sound Beginnings Class look like?
Each week you will get a link to the class recording emailed to you for you and your child to participate in at home at whatever time you decide. You will also get a list of items used during that class to have ready (with ideas for common home substitutions) Each week's class recording will be available for 1 week.
This is not a class your child watches on their own- but is intended for child(ren) and a grownup to participate in together.
How long is the class?
Each class video is about 25 min. long. The Summer Sound Beginnings class of Brown Teddy Bears will be 8 weeks long, starting Tuesday, May 19th with the last class video available until July 14th.
How do I register?
How do I register
To secure your place in class, complete 2 simple steps:
Pay the Class Fee to Marie (instructions below).
Go to the corporate website to enroll in a class reserve your class materials. Because Sound Beginning materials are only available for registered class participants, your Class Fee needs to be paid before you receive your materials. Depending on your location, materials will be dropped off or shipped to you.
Click the button below to reach my studio page where you will select the desired class time, log in and be prompted to enter my enrollment ID: (will be emailed to you after paying the Class Fee to Marie.) Select the student you are enrolling or create a new student and reserve class materials.
Complete materials set includes Student Workbook, CD, digital copy of CD, and class instrument (rhythm sticks for the Brown Teddy Bears Semester). Add a Tote Bag for keeping everything together if you do not already have one.
Enrolling siblings must be done on a separate transaction. For siblings, you may select any of the items, or none, if you wish.
Hello! I'm Marie and I'm a certified Let's Play Music and Sound
Beginnings Instructor. I am an Arizona native, and currently reside with my
husband and 6 children in the southwest corner of Mesa, bordering
Tempe and Chandler.
I received my BM in Music Education from ASU in 2005 in both choral and
instrumental music. This means I took a lot of music classes!
Cello is my main instrument along with singing soprano, but I took lessons and
classes in piano, violin, viola, bass, guitar, woodwinds, upper brass,
percussion, conducting, theory, music history and ear training, along with
numerous music education classes specific to every age. I love teaching music!
It was my pleasure to teach elementary orchestra with Gilbert Public Schools
before starting my own family and getting my Masters degree in education.
When I am not teaching Let's Play Music, I am teaching cello lessons to my
amazing cello students. I also enjoy playing with my String
Quartet,and playing cello with EVMCO. I love to swim or ride the flowrider in the summer, cooking
something yummy, and sewing or playing at the park with my kids.
I discovered Let's Play Music when I was looking for a music program for my own
children. My oldest daughter started the program. As I experienced it with her,
I knew it was something that I really wanted to be a part of! The curriculum
was spot on with everything I had learned in college, and it was so much fun! My
3 oldest children are LPM graduates and currently taking private piano, violin
and cello lessons. My youngest 2 children are in Sound Beginnings.
Music brings me so much joy,
and I love being able to share that joy with other families through Let's Play
Music. If you have never seen a Let's Play Music class in action and would like
to, you are welcome to come and sample a class. Please contact me to schedule a
visit or ask any questions you may have!
I am so excited to be teaching the Sound Beginnings class this year. It is the perfect class for anyone with young children.
About Sound Beginnings Classes: Students age 0-4 may participate in any of the 6
non-sequential semesters. There is no pre-requisite, cumulative
curriculum, or required homework (fun home exercises are offered). A
younger sibling may also register and attend. Sound Beginnings provides
excellent preparation for success in Let's Play Music, or any other musical endeavors. Classes
Held: Once a week for 4 months ,The fall semester begins in August and the Spring Semester begins in January. Each semester has
Location: Marie teaches at
her home studio near Guadalupe and the 101 Freeway (Price Rd)
Class Size and Duration: 8-10 children per class. Sound Beginnings
classes are 30 minutes long
A parent, grandparent, or caregiver attends every week with the SB student.
Younger siblings may register to attend the SB class. All children attending
Sound Beginnings Classes must be registered for the class.
Single Student (age
Family Rate (up to 3 siblings): $180/semester
Tuition is due at the beginning of the semester, and can be split into 4
monthly payments due the first class of each month, if needed.
$35 per semester per family (plus AZ tax). This includes a workbook, CD, and small rhythm instrument. Extra
workbooks ($10) and extra instruments ($5) may be purchased for additional
siblings in the class. It is highly recommended that each child have their own
instrument (ages 1+ ) and their own workbook (for siblings are 2+)
Missed Classes: There are no refunds or make-ups for missed classes. Weekly emails
and the parent handbook will help you know what was missed and what to practice
if you do miss.
Let's Play Music is an exciting, reputable music curriculum which teaches advanced musical skills to young children through play, experience, and discovery! We are a complete three-year music course that emphasizes total musicianship through piano playing, singing, classical music, note reading, and ear training...and it's all accomplished through PLAY!
The curriculum is organized into three sequential years. The first year, we use engaging games and songs and incorporate Tone Bells to teach staff awareness and rhythm reading skills. The second year, we transfer these skills to playing the piano where we also learn chord notation, intervals, and harmonic improvisation. By the end of the third year, students are playing piano at level 1-2, transposing music, composing their own music,and sight-reading music. They are also prepared to excel in further private piano instruction or other instrumental instruction.
The lesson plans of Let's Play Music are centered in the teachings of the music masters Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze.