Early Childhood Music Classes


What is Music Rhapsody?

Very young children learn through play and exploration. They need opportunities to develop their natural musicality through moving, singing, and experimenting with sound.

A child who is immersed in rich, participatory music learning experiences in the early years will experience success in formal instrumental lessons later on. They will also get valuable practice in language skills, social skills, and even creative problem solving and critical thinking.

Music Rhapsody is a unique music education program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Through singing, movement and high quality, age appropriate musical instruments, little ones get the opportunity to develop a love of music that will last a lifetime. To learn more about the curriculum, you can go to the Music Rhapsody website.https://musicrhapsody.com/music-rhapsody/

COVID Precautions: Adults will wear masks, each child will use their own instruments, activities will be either outside, or in a well ventilated space. Hand washing before and after class.

Class schedule for May 2021

Mondays 4pm to 4:45pm: Big Kids Make Music for ages 3-5 starting May 3

Tuesdays 10am to 10:45am: Kids Make Music for ages 2-4 starting May 4

Classes will be 45 minutes once a week for 6 weeks:


  • $75, 10% sibling discount
  • Instrument kit plus cd or digital download: $35 (40% discount!)(the instruments can be used for fall classes too)
  • Total cost of class: $110
  • To enroll: call or text Nancy Nesheim 413-687-0582, email nancydarlene16@gmail.com, or send a message via the contact page asking me to reserve a spot.

For these classes a parent or caregiver is expected to stay and participate in the class. Parents, this is a wonderful way to spend time with your child; you will learn new ways to engage in music making together, and you will demonstrate through your example that music is important.

Watch this video to learn about how these instruments are used in Music Rhapsody classes.
Kids love to do the movements to this song. Music Rhapsody songs are songs that are fun and appropriate for kids to sing
Exploration on the orff instruments
A drumming activity.
Kids in all age groups love the gathering drum!