Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Music To Grow On

Centered on the Musikgarten curriculum, our childrens music program is an exploration of the rich tapestry formed by sounds found in rhyme and folk music from around the world. All areas of childhood development are nurtured within this unique program, allowing both parents and children to experience a warm arts-centered community.

*Ongoing registration for classes which have available space.


Sing, Laugh, Explore, Perform

Family Music for Babies

Age: 6 to 18 months; Parent or Caregiver Participation Required

Designed to increase your child’s curiosity and response to music through singing, rocking, bouncing and instrument introduction.

Tuition: $258
Cancelled: TH 9:30-10:00 a.m. | Karen Santmier, instructor | RM 305 | AECM 101-01

Family Music

Age: 18 months to 3 years; Parent or Caregiver Participation Required

Family Music introduces musical concepts while stimulating basic developmental skills through instrument exploration, singing, dancing and fingerplays. Classes begin Wednesday  September 19 for 24 weeks.

Tuition: $258
Classes Offered:
TH 10:15-10:45 a.m. | Karen Santmier, instructor | RM 305 | AECM 200-02
Cancelled: F 9:30-10:00 a.m. | Karen Santmier, instructor | RM 305 | AECM 200-03

Twist and Shout

Age: 2 to 3 years; Parent or Caregiver Participation Required

This 45-minute class for active twos and young threes and their caregivers is full of music, movement and instrument exploration. It includes hands-on sensory activities, crafts and story time and is designed as a transitional class between Family Music and Sing and Create. Who’s ready to Twist and Shout? Class begins Friday, September 21 for 24 weeks.

Tuition: $306
F 10:15-11 a.m. | Karen Santmier, instructor | RM 308 | AECM 300-01

Sing and Create

Age: 3 and 4 years

The seasons come alive in this imaginative class full of musical play, singing, stories, movement and creative art projects. Class begins Thursday, September 20 for 24 weeks. Rolling registration until classes are full.

Tuition: $360
Class Offered:
TH  11:00-12 noon | Karen Santmier, instructor | RM 308 | AECM 600-01

Music Makers I

Age: 4 to 6 years

Animal Habitats are the backdrop for the development of music vocabulary and sight-reading skills through singing, listening, movement and instrumental play.

Tuition: $360
Class Offered:
Cancelled: TH 1:15-2:15 p.m. | Karen Santmier, instructor | RM 308 | AECM 900-01

Music Makers II, Around the World

Age: 5 to 7 years

Join us on an exciting musical journey to different cultures through song, dance, stories, celebrations and musical ensemble playing.

Tuition: $360
Class Offered:
Cancelled: W 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Chris Romich, instructor | RM 308 | AECM 901-01

Early Elementary Performs: Express Yourself!

Age: 5 to 9 years

This class is listed under the DRAMATIC ARTS  section!