Children’s Music Academy
Children’s Music Academy (CMA) instruction is exclusive to Lincoln through Harris Academy of the Arts. CMA specializes in teaching music in a fun, positive, and lively classroom setting, where children have the freedom to love and appreciate music, while developing fundamental musical skills. Activities are fast-paced, incorporating games, songs, dances, and ensemble playing, involving a variety of musical instruments. Parents are invited to actively participate with their child through CMA.
The CMA curriculum was first developed in Southern California in 1974, carefully written and updated to develop lifelong musical appreciation and aptitude. Our courses cover all the beginning levels of musicianship and are age-appropriate, sequential and cumulative. Research has revealed that children are most receptive to musical training between ages three and six. Beginning a child’s musical experience and education during these ages provides a strong foundation for continued music development.
CMA is a 50-minute class offered to children ages three to seven who are placed in one of three courses, Pre-Junior (3 years), Junior (four and five years) and Intermediate (six and seven years). Students new to CMA may select from “new” class options, whereas returning CMA students who are continuing their curriculum for a second term may enroll in a continued class matching their skill level.
Materials for CMA help to enhance the learning experience. The materials fee applied to the course includes a book bag, notebook, pencil pouch, and magnetic note speller, along with piano books, colored pencils, flash cards, handouts, stickers and rewards.
Basic courses taught through CMA:
- Ear Training
- Ensemble Playing
- Note Reading
- Various Instruments
Pre-Junior (3 years)
Junior (4-5 years)
Intermediate (6-7 years)
September 1 — May 31
Pre-Junior classes are 8 weeks in duration
Please contact us for current rates