Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Music To Grow On

Centered on the Musikgarten curriculum, our children’s 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.

New this year: Classes are being offered in two sessions. Students will need to register separately for each session. Study begins this fall on a virtual platform using Zoom, with phases built into Session I for potential reentry into the physical SCAA classrooms. Session II will have high expectations for live classes.

Session I will run twelve weeks in length from September 14 – December 11. Registration opens June 18. Study begins this fall on a virtual platform using ZOOM.  Students will receive the instruction at home from a device of their choice. More information regarding ZOOM can be found here. Note: with strict class-size limits, please register early to reserve your spot.

Session II is fourteen weeks in length and begins January 25, with registration opening in mid-November. For Session II, again, SCAA’s expectation is for in-person classes as public health rules and mandates allow. Decisions and information regarding in-person classes will be forthcoming in December 2020 or January 2021.

November 22-27: No classes
December 5-11: Final week of classes before break

Sing, Laugh, Explore, Perform

Zlap! Zing! Zoom!

Age: 6 months to 3 years; Parent or caregiver participation required 

Music has never been more fun! Zoom in and bond with your infant/toddler in a special way- along with other caregivers and their children. We’ll sing, dance, bounce, play instruments (or wooden spoons/oatmeal containers), do finger plays -exploring the arts TOGETHER in ZOOM! Class begins Thursday, September 17 for twelve weeks.

Tuition: $120
Classes Offered:
M 6:30-7:00 p.m. | Karen Santmier |Virtual ZOOM | AECM 100-01
TH 9:30-10:00 a.m. | Karen Santmier |Virtual ZOOM | AECM 100-02

Zig, Zag Zoom!

Age: 2 to 4 years; Parent or caregiver participation required

This Zoomin’ 45-minute class is for active two to four year olds and their caregivers. This class is full of music, movement, story time, and instrument exploration. Ideas will be given to make instruments with things found around the house. What are you waiting for? It’s time to find your zig zag moves on ZOOM! Classes begin Friday, September 18 for twelve weeks.

Tuition: $144
Class Offered:
TH 10:15-11:00 a.m. | Karen Santmier | Virtual ZOOM | AECM 200-01

Zoomin’ Zazzy Animal Zing

Age: 4 to 6 years; Parents are asked to be accessible, in case there are technical or other issues

We’ll explore what’s around our homes, and the homes animals live in -all in your living room-through ZOOM! We will develop music vocabulary and sight reading skills while singing, dancing, moving creatively, reading stories, and instrument exploration. New friends and memories will be made while building a foundation of music in your child’s life. Classes begin Friday, September 17, for twelve weeks.

Tuition: $168
Class Offered:
TH 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Karen Santmier | Virtual ZOOM | AECM 300-01

Elementary Performs: ZOOMICAL!

Age: 5 to 9 years

This class is listed under the DRAMATIC ARTS  section!