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.

*CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9Sing, 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. Classes begin Thursday, September 12, for 24 weeks. Rolling registration until class is full.

Tuition: $258
Class Offered:
TH 9:30-10:00 a.m. | Karen Santmier, instructor | RM 305 | AECM 100-01


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 Thursday, September 12, for 24 weeks. Rolling registration until class is full.

Tuition: $258
Class Offered:
TH 10:15-10:45 a.m. | Karen Santmier, instructor | RM 305 | AECM 200-01


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? Classes begin Friday, September 13, for 24 weeks. Rolling registration until class is full.

Tuition: $306
Class Offered:
F 10:00-10:45 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. Classes begin Friday, September 13, for 24 weeks. Rolling registration until class is full.

Tuition: $360
Class Offered:
F  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. Classes begin Thursday, September 12, for 24 weeks. Rolling registration until class is full.

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


Early Elementary Performs: Express Yourself!

Age: 5 to 9 years

This class is listed under the DRAMATIC ARTS  section!