Class Descriptions


Big Drum, Class, Music
We believe that music is an essential part of life. As a nonprofit, we are dedicated to ensuring high-quality music and movement education for all children. 

Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 classes enrolling NOW; check out our Spring Registration Form and Summer Registration Form! Both in person and virtual classes are offered, and most classes have ongoing enrollment.

Please read our UCCMA 2022 Class and Family Guidelines.

Our full complement of classes includes classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, pre-piano students, piano, and ukulele.

The Early Years of Music
Early Beginnings (birth to 16 months)
Beginning Music (15 months to 3 1/2 years)
Family Music (children 4 and under)


Early Music Literacy 
Exploring Music and Movement 1 and 2 (3 to 5 years)
Making Music 1- Home (Pre-Piano 1) (4 to 6 years)
Making Music 2- World (Pre-Piano 2) (graduates of MM1)

School Age Instrumental Music
PrePiano Making Music 1 and 2 (4-7 years)
Piano/Keyboard (6 to 9 years)
Ukulele (7 to 10 years)
Guitar (8 to 12 yrs)
Beginning Band and Group Lesson (4th Grade and Up)


Adaptive and Inclusive
Music and Movement
(AIMM):

AIMM Family Music (children 6 and under)
AIMM Adaptive Making Music (5+ years)

AIMM Adaptive Piano (Returning Students)
AIMM Creative Movement/Dance (10+ yrs)

 
To Register, complete the on-line or mail-in registration or call  Amy Johnson at 353-1116. The yearly registration fee is $10 per family.
Please Note:  All siblings attending class who are 6 months and older must pay the sibling tuition rate. The first child pays full tuition; subsequent children pay sibling discounted tuition. Siblings enrolled in their own class may participate in a sibling's class free of charge. Siblings under 6 months may participate in older sibling classes at no additional fee.


SUMMER Beginning/Family Music (Birth to 4 years)
30 Minute Class with Caregiver
Family Music  
Tuesday 10:00am (Jennifer)
Tuesday 11:30am (Jennifer)
Tuesday 5:00pm (Jennifer)
Wednesday 9:00am (Jennifer)
Outdoor Class:  Wednesday 9:45am (Jennifer)
Virtual Class:  Tuesday 5:30pm (Amy)*

Session 1: 5/31-6/24 • Session 2: 7/11-8/5
(*Virtual Class: Session 1: 5/31-6/24 • Session 2: 7/5, 7/19-8/5)
Tuition:  $39/$35** per 4 week session 
($29* for additional sibling registered in the same class)

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Family Music is a class designed for the entire family. Music education is emphasized with activities including singing, focused listening, playing simple instruments, as well as creative and purposeful movement. We play simple music games and learn simple circle and folk dances, and explore a wide variety of instruments and sounds. Children enjoy being with children of various ages, and parents learn how to modify activities in developmentally appropriate ways for the unique age characteristics of each child.  Please note that a registration is required for all children attending the class, and that only two adults per family is permitted at this time. 

UCCMA Class Guidelines (Please read)

"My daughter has attended UCCMA since she was about 1 year old. She looks forward to her music class every week. We are at the point where she knows what day of the week it is based on if she has music that day or not. Her rhythm and social skills have developed immensely since starting the class. We couldn't ask for anything more. "

"Union Colony Children's Music Academy has made a huge impact on not only my kids, but on our entire family.  We use the ditties, songs, and rhythm games in our lives daily!  We can make the daily chores fun and exciting by tapping, clapping or singing about it.  Your teaching staff is awesome...we really feel loved :)  Thank you for your commitment to my little ones..."
 
* Family Discount:  First child pays full tuition; subsequent children pay discounted tuition. Siblings under 6 months may participate in older sibling classes at no additional fee. **Siblings enrolled alone in Family Music pay this discounted tuition.
Make-up Policy: 
Tuition takes into account the fact that children get sick and may have to miss a class or two from time to time.  We do offer opportunities to makeup classes missed; please email or call to join an existing class as space allows or to sign up for our occasional makeup classes.  Drop-in make-ups are not available at this time.
Cancellation Policy: Students are enrolled continuously in our entire summer, to allow parents a dependable schedule.  Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance of withdrawing from future 4 week sessions. We regret that no refunds will be given during a 4 week session.


SUMMER Exploring Music and Movement (Ages 3-5 )
45 minute class with caregiver
Exploring Music and Movement 
Tuesday 5:40pm (Jennifer)
Wednesday 10:30am (Jennifer)

Session 1: 5/31-6/24 • Session 2: 7/11-8/5
Tuition:  $42/$38* per 4 week session 

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Children and their parents/caregivers will enjoy a variety of musical activities, imaginative play, and creative movement  that encourage child and family participation while sparking musical and overall growth.  Class activities include purposeful and creative movement, focused listening, dancing, instrument play, and more.   

UCCMA Class Guidelines (Please read)

"UCCMA has a great program.  My son has been attending classes for over three years now and started when he was 6 months old.  Each class is thoughtfully planned and the variety of classes are tailored to accommodate your child as they grow.  Not only are the classes fun, but they continue to teach music, movement, creativity, memorization, and spark activities at home that my son normally wouldn’t have thought of.”
 
* Family Discount:  First child pays full tuition; subsequent children pay discounted tuition. Siblings under 6 months may participate in older sibling classes at no additional fee. **Siblings enrolled alone in Family Music pay this discounted tuition.
Make-up Policy: 
Tuition takes into account the fact that children get sick and may have to miss a class or two from time to time.  We do offer opportunities to makeup classes missed; please email or call to join an existing class as space allows or to sign up for our occasional makeup classes.  Drop-in make-ups are not available at this time.
Cancellation Policy: Students are enrolled continuously in our entire summer, to allow parents a dependable schedule.  Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance of withdrawing from future 4 week sessions. We regret that no refunds will be given during a 4 week session.


SUMMER Making Music (4 to 6 years)
50 minutes, without caregiver
Making Music
Tuesday 9:00am (Jennifer)
Tuesday 4:20pm (Kathy)

Session 1: 5/31-6/24 • Session 2: 7/11-8/5
Tuition:  $46/$42* per 4 week session 

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Our Making Music classes bridge the gap between our younger classes and piano studies.  This summer, we will sing, dance and creatively move, play instruments and build musical ensembles, and even compose music with graphic notation to perform for our families!  Perfect for new and returning students in our Making Music classes.  This is a drop-off class.  

UCCMA Class Guidelines (Please read)
 
"My granddaughter has a love for music that brings happiness and joy to everyone...  She makes up songs in every day conversation and has a joyful spirit surrounded with music and movement.  UCCMA has been a WONDERFUL experience for her and for all of us!"

* Family Discount:  First child pays full tuition; subsequent children pay discounted tuition. Siblings under 6 months may participate in older sibling classes at no additional fee. **Siblings enrolled alone in Family Music pay this discounted tuition.
Make-up Policy: 
Tuition takes into account the fact that children get sick and may have to miss a class or two from time to time.  We do offer opportunities to makeup classes missed; please email or call to join an existing class as space allows or to sign up for our occasional makeup classes.  Drop-in make-ups are not available at this time.
Cancellation Policy: Students are enrolled continuously in our entire summer, to allow parents a dependable schedule.  Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance of withdrawing from future 4 week sessions. We regret that no refunds will be given during a 4 week session.


SUMMER Exploring the Keyboard (Ages 6 to 8 years)
60 minute class
Exploring the Piano
Tuesday 4:00pm (Jennifer) 
Wednesday 11:30am (Jennifer)

Summer:  5/31-6/24 and 7/11-8/5
Tuition:  $109/$98* for 8 week Summer

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This exploratory level piano class is for children with no piano experience. Piano readiness activities, drumming, dances, creative movement, and basic music literacy will set a strong base, and piano skills will be explored on both pianos and keyboard percussion instruments. A great class for this Fall’s new piano students!

UCCMA Class Guidelines (Please read)
 
* Family Discount:  First child pays full tuition; subsequent children pay discounted tuition. Siblings under 6 months may participate in older sibling classes at no additional fee. **Siblings enrolled alone in Family Music pay this discounted tuition.
Make-up Policy: 
Tuition takes into account the fact that children get sick and may have to miss a class or two from time to time.  We do offer opportunities to makeup classes missed; please email or call to join an existing class as space allows or to sign up for our occasional makeup classes.  Drop-in make-ups are not available at this time.
Cancellation Policy: Students are enrolled continuously in our entire summer, to allow parents a dependable schedule.  Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance of withdrawing from future 4 week sessions. We regret that no refunds will be given during a 4 week session.


SUMMER Advancing the Piano ((returning Piano 1 and 2 students))

Close up of hands playing an electronic keyboard piano.Tuesday 5:20pm
Summer:  5/31-6/24 and 7/11-8/5
Tuition:  $109/$98* for 8 week Summer
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Keep those fingers moving this summer with Ms Kathy!  Join Ms Kathy each week in the piano lab for new songs, games, drumming, dancing, and more in a relaxed and fun summer session. 

UCCMA Class Guidelines (Please read)

Missed Classes:  Tuition takes into account the fact that children get sick and may have to miss a class or two from time to time. 
^Cancellation Policy:  Students are enrolled continuously through the school year or summer, to allow parents a dependable schedule.  
Please Note:  All siblings attending class who are 6 months and older must pay the sibling tuition rate. The first child pays full tuition; subsequent children pay sibling discounted tuition. Siblings enrolled in their own class may participate in a sibling's class free of charge. Siblings under 6 months may participate in older sibling classes at no additional fee.


SUMMER The Music of Nature
One-Time Class, 60 minutes WITH caregiver
The Music of Nature
Explore the delightful world of nature through music, sensory play, craft, movement, and song. Dress for some possible mess. For children and caregiver. 

18 months to 4 years:  9:00am (Jennifer)
3 to 5 years:  11:00am (Jennifer)

Bird Song:  Thursday, June 2nd
Wind Song: Thursday, June 9th
Weather Song: Thursday,  June 23rd 
Water Song:  Thursday, July 21st (Outdoors, weather permitting, will be wet.)

$13 per class per child
* Registration due 1 week prior to class.  Full tuition charged for cancellations within 3 days of the class date.

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UCCMA Class Guidelines (Please read)


SUMMER Firebird: A Ballet Exploration (3.5 to 7 years)

Join Ms Amy for an exploration of the music and dance of the ballet, The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky, featuring the book The Firebird by Misty Copeland. 75 minute class without caregivers. *Must be 3 by 1/15/19

June 20th
9:00am or 10:45am or 4:00pm (Amy)

$16 per class per child * Registration due 1 week prior to class.  Full tuition charged for cancellations within 3 days of the class date.

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UCCMA Class Guidelines (Please read)


SUMMER The Music of Stories (3.5 to 7 years)

Two girls, both wearing pink, use paintbrushes to glue blue tissue paper onto an art project.Explore a delightful children’s book through music, craft, movement, and song in this mini-camp class, without caregivers.  Class is 75 minutes.   *must be born before 1/15/19 

9:00am OR 10:45am OR 4:00pm (Amy)
$16 per class per child * Registration due 1 week prior to class.  Full tuition charged for cancellations within 3 days of the class date.

Wednesday, June 1st:  The Other Day I Met a Bear
Wednesday, June 15th:  The Rainforest Grew All Around
Thursday, July 14th: Swirl by Swirl
Monday, August 1st:  Train Song

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UCCMA Class Guidelines (Please read)


SUMMER Pop Up Music! (Birth to Preteen)
Pop-Up Music!

Watch this space and our Facebook and Instagram accounts for special Pop-Up Music classes!  A variety of ages and classes will be offered indoors and out throughout the summer.

UCCMA Class Guidelines (Please read)