Musical Beginnings

Classes and fees

Twist 'n' Turn with Maggie Olivo

In this multi-age class, we will move, sing, play simple musical instruments, dramatize, and tell stories with nursery rhymes, folk songs, and classical music.

Older children will explore leadership roles as they help lead the class in guided exploration. This class is perfect for siblings.

We ask that parents of children two years and under participate in class. Parents of older children may choose to stay or leave during the middle portion of class.

Ages: 0–5 years old (Pre-k)
Meeting time: Mondays 5:45-6:15 p.m., from September 23 to December 9, 2019  (no classes the week of Fall Break or Thanksgiving Break)
Cost: $115, $145 with materials* (Fall semester materials differ from spring materials)


BloomingSongs gives Bloomington area families access to local musicians and their music:contemporary classical, jazz, electronica, Middle Eastern, bluegrass, choral music, and Brazilian choros.

Kids of all ages can learn the basics behind improvisation, dynamics, musical forms, tempos, articulations, and various movements.

The BloomingSongs project has also offered interactive concerts to area schools, and provided teacher-training workshops.

This project is made possible by The Smithville Grant Foundation, Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone Grant, area music teachers and early childhood specialists, Monroe County Public Library, Monroe County Community Foundation, Ivy Tech John Waldron Fine Arts Center, Russian Recording, Reimagining Opera for Kids, B-Town Jazz, BloomingSongs composers and musicians, IU Jacobs' Pre-College Program, IU Children's Choir, Boys and Girls Club, and the IU African American Choral Ensemble.

There are two sessions available:

Teacher: Maggie Olivio
Ages: 0-5 years old (Pre-k)
Meeting time: Mondays 5–5:30 p.m., September 23 to December 9 (no classes the week of Fall Break or Thanksgiving Break)
Cost: $110

Teacher: Ian Cicco
Ages: 2–5 years old (Pre-k)
Meeting time: Saturdays 10–10:30 a.m., September 28 to December 14 (no classes the week of Fall Break or Thanksgiving Break)
Cost: $110

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