Powell River Academy of Music

Early Childhood Music

A First Musical Experience

Welcome…Lets play with Music Together!
All classes will include a wide variety of music to engage both the child and accompanying adult to sing, play percussion instruments, explore rhythm & beat using creative movement & games.
Let the many elements of music nourish your child’s curious, rapidly developing mind!

Classes traditionally start the last week in September & January – Sessions are 5 weeks
Each session offers a different theme and musical content
2 – 5 week sessions offered between Sept to Dec
2 – 5 week sessions offered between Jan – June

Fall 2021 session 1 – Starts Sept 28 with revised time – ½ hr class (covid safety awareness)
Fee: $50/per child one time plus yearly Academy registration fee of $25

Baby Music  6 months – 18 months (with parent / caregiver)
Fall session 1 Offered: Tuesday 9:15 – 9:45am
Parent and child will have fun moving to the music, using interactive play and introducing simple percussion instruments. Class content will stimulate babies natural response to musical beats and provide an introduction to vocabulary using songs in an enjoyable, child-centered environment.

Toddler Music  18 months – 3 yrs. (with parent / caregiver)
Fall session 1 Offered: Tuesday 10:15 – 10:45am or 2:45 – 3:15pm
Class content will offer a musical collage of songs that will have your child singing, dancing & actively playing simple instruments in a fun, hands on environment. Musical games will introduce children to speech patterns, sensory motor skills and essential movement skills.

Pre-Kinder Music  3 – 4 yrs. (with parent / caregiver)
Fall session 1 Offered: Tuesday 11:15 – 11:45 noon or 3:45 – 4:15pm
Class content will be a playful adventure structured enough to encourage the development of basic musical concepts taught through the use of singing, creative movement & rhythmic games and a variety of percussion instruments. (Children should be 3 before Sept 31) 


Call the Academy of Music to register (604) 485-9633 or go on line to www.powellriveracademy.org/


InstructorPatti Coburn
E-mail: pattiscoburn@gmail.com

“Her love of music combined with her creative energy and understanding for young children will make this class an extraordinary experience not to be missed.  Every once in a while things come along in life that seem too good to be true and Making Music Together classes for Patti will be just one of those things!"

Patti has joined the Academy of Music Instructors after recently retiring from a long professional career in field of Recreation.  Patti has a Degree in Education and years of program planning, facilitation, coaching & teaching experience with children & adults of all ages.  

Patti has a love and appreciation of music, that is home grown. She grew up in a very musical family, has been singing in choirs since her youth and performs as a musical duo with her husband at special occasions & community events. But it has been the combination of music & moment that has always played an important part in her life.  The use of live or recorded music for mood, melody, rhythm or beat  has been incorporated into the classes she planned, coached or instructed for; pre-school discovery play, dance, skating, aerobics & gymnastics. 

Music for Patti is a life long learning experience & she looks forward to leading this new program of making music a joyful experience for the Early Years.