Little Musicians

Little Musicians playing drums

These classes are designed to be child-centered and developmentally-appropriate. Children are encouraged to explore their inherent musicality while developing the necessary skills for entrance into private musical studies. Class sizes are small to ensure that children receive the maximum benefit of individual attention while working within a motivating group environment. While several sections of each course are offered in each term, due to the class size parents are encouraged to register early to ensure a place for their child.
Please note that parents are not permitted in the classroom – it is our experience that children will pay less attention to the teacher when other adults are present.

Very Little Musicians

45 minutes/week
Saturday mornings: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.
Recommended for children aged 3-4

Very Little Musicians is designed for children to explore the wonderful world of music within a fun and creative setting. Each lesson will include a variety of activities centered around the development of children's musical skills and sensibilities, with an introduction to basic musical concepts. Singing, moving, playing, listening, instrument- playing, and creating will form the basis of this exciting and educational class.

Little Musician touching flute

Little Musicians

45 minutes/week
Saturday mornings: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.
Recommended for children aged 5-6

Little Musicians is designed for children at the beginning of their formal school years to develop their musical skills and abilities in a fun group setting. A variety of singing, moving, playing, creating, instrument playing, and listening activities will be explored throughout the term in developing children's skills in in-tune singing, classroom instrument playing, beat and rhythmic comprehension, musical concept comprehension (tempo, dynamics, pitch), and creativity. In addition, children will be introduced to solfege and music notation.

For more information on Term Dates and Course Fees, please visit the Dates and Fees page of our website.

For application and registration please visit the New Students page of our website.


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Parents may officially withdraw a student from this course by submitting written notification to the McGill Conservatory Office:

  • Written notification is required; ceasing to attend lessons or simply notifying the teacher does not constitute a withdrawal.
  • The written notification of withdrawal must be submitted before the third class to be eligible for a refund equivalent to 80% of the course fee.
  • No refunds can be made for late notification of withdrawal.