Music class with Julia

Julia McGarrity, our Music teacher at The Nest (Toddler program) will now be giving fun Music classes to our Preschool students, too.

Our program, “Beginning Music” is an immersion class into listening, singing, and movement. Students will learn to understand music through voice, guitar, piano, and strings. We will be dancing, learning to move with beat, and exploring the basic comparatives of music (such as dynamics, and tempo). The underlying goal is to create a love of music through listening and development of the musical language. AND we provide a *snack at the beginning of the class 🙂

When?? Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, in the Eagles classroom.

To register, click here.

*Please inform the teacher if your child has any food allergies.

About Julia McGarrity:  As the assistant principal violist for the Portland State University Symphony Julia’s performances include Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Portland Ballet, La Boutique Fantastique with the Portland Ballet, A Room with A View with Pink Martini’s China Forbes, The Lord Nelson Mass with Grete Pedersen,and The Marriage of Figaro with world renowned conductor Ari Pelto. Outside of academia Julia is a singer/songwriter who is soon releasing her first album of work. After completing her first Kodaly certification Julia has been inspired to start creating an album of children’s music. While performing has been an integral part of Julia’s career her heart is in music education. Julia is currently the Music Director of Theater for Portland Parks and Recreation and the Young Musicians Choir Director for First Presbyterian Church. On the path of a performer and teacher she has been inspired by the following belief: “The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate and honor uniqueness and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.”

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