Sunday, August 25, 2019

FSPA Continues Renowned “Little Music School” Program

Now in its 35th year, the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will continue to offer its renowned “Little Music School” program. Unique to FSPA, Little Music School (LMS) teaches children as young as 18 months to play the piano, engaging them from the earliest age in the joys of music-making and exploration of the arts.

Under the direction of Kim Rezendes, Little Music School is a dynamic and inspiring music program that teaches children to play the piano and explore the musical world around them. Built on the Three Cs – Color, Creativity, and Core – the LMS program welcomes children into a creative world where music making and enjoyment is fostered, through group play, while singing, playing the piano, imagining, and creating.
“Little Music School” program
“Little Music School” program

The program uses color to make written music more accessible to young children by drawing relationships between notations and different hues. Creative activities encourage children to take ownership of the music-making process and to interpret and express music in their own way. 

Little Music School students build a solid musical foundation and benefit greatly from early music instruction. Children develop musical understanding and skills in numerous areas including ear training, sight singing, sight reading, tonal recognition, rhythm, and note reading. 

LMS students also become familiar with important musical terminology, concepts, and history beginning with their first class. A Little Music School mom from Norfolk remarked, "In the short time since our son has been enrolled, we have seen his confidence in social settings, willingness to follow instructions, and ability to interact with others grow remarkably."

With a maximum student-teacher ratio of 7:1, children enjoy individualized attention and not a “one-size-fits-all” curriculum. LMS students learn how to read, understand, and appreciate music while playing the piano in weekly classes and peer recitals throughout the year. At the same time, they gain confidence, independence, and self-esteem; improve gross and fine motor skills; enhance coordination, creativity, comprehension, and memory retention; and develop social, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and communication skills.

For more information on Little Music School at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, visit, call 508-528-8668, or stop by the facility at 38 Main Street in Franklin, MA. 

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