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Children’s Musicianship courses combine movement, song and dance to create a dynamic learning experience that’s tailored to the needs of young children. They are open to all children aged 3 to 8 and divided into sections by age, ensuring each child is placed in a group of peers. No previous experience required.

Students meet weekly to explore important musical concepts in a safe and supportive environment under direction of an experienced CMS coach, a professional musician who helps each student reach their full musical potential. The curriculum introduces children to the fundamentals of melody, rhythm and notation, the foundational skill set for all styles of music and instruments, in a small group format that cultivates each child’s natural creativity and artistry and builds the confidence required to perform music on stage.

In addition to learning music fundamentals, children gain valuable social skills. They discover the joy of playing music with each other while learning how to work as a team — one of the most critical aspects of musicianship! With countless studies revealing that the benefits of children’s music education extend beyond the classroom or stage, Children’s Musicianship is the perfect first step to any child’s musical journey!

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“With music, one’s whole future life is brightened. This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life.”
– Zoltan Kodaly

Meet the Children’s Musicianship Coaches

Eveli Korre
It is Eveli’s 18th year here at Humber College! Her enthusiasm and passion for music, as well as her long experience, make Eveli a great part of our community. Eveli has shared her love and expertise for music and movement with students in elementary and various private music and dance schools first in her native Estonia and now here in Canada. Eveli graduated as a primary school music teacher and performed professionally in different music productions as a singer and dancer. When she came in Toronto, she pursued her career and furthered her music education by successfully completing her Kodaly Pedagogy Certification and Orff Specialist Certification. Eveli believes in freeing the spirit and imagination of children and letting them fly. She nourishes creativity and expression through singing, drama, movement, and simple percussion activities. “Music and movement have always been my life, and it is through them that I have expressed myself and shared who I am. I believe that it is our differences that make us all unique and special. I hope there is more music in our life; if we could just make some more space for it we all will be much happier. So let’s start with our children.”
Holt Stuart-Hitchcox
As a graduate of both the Humber College Community Music School and Humber College Bachelor of Music program, bassist Holt Stuart-Hitchcox has spent the majority of his life involved with Humber College’s music programs. He returned to the Community Music School as a teacher in the fall of 2018. Holt is focused on jazz and contemporary music education and is certified to teach younger students using the Orff and Kodaly methods. He completed his master of arts in Music Education at the University of Toronto in June of 2021. While pursuing his career as an educator, Holt continues to perform with a variety of musical groups across the country, primarily in the jazz, rock, country, folk, and R&B genres.

New Students

Please contact communitymusic@humber.ca for information and guidance for selecting programming before registering.

Winter 2023 Term

CATEGORY COURSE FEE
Private Lesson (All Instruments) 30min Private Lesson  $448
60min Private Lesson $830
Children Children's Musicianship (Ages 3-4) $340
Children's Musicianship (Ages 5-7) $340
Children's Music: Orff Ensemble (Ages 8-11) $645
Youth Advanced Jazz Improvisation (Ages 12-18) $600
Youth Jazz Ensemble (Ages 12-18) $635
Advanced Youth Jazz Ensemble (Ages 14-18) $755