A New Type of Music Class for Children & Toddlers

This private music lesson program for ages 3-6 gives students a head start in music in a FUN way! Unlike other music lessons for students this age, this program by Animal Adventures in Music teaches a robust, comprehensive curriculum, covering topics from rhythm to note reading to instrument introduction and exposure, all through games, activities, and fun weekly homework!

Lessons in an individual, one-to-one format (one teacher, one student) give students the ability to move at their own pace and explore their own interests. the private one-to-one feel of the program ensures that no child is going to be rushed to grasp a concept and they can take their time exploring the world of music and have a blast while doing it!

We chose this curriculum because not only does it teach kids the basics of music theory, it also tells engaging stories. While learning about the mouthpiece of the flute, students are simultaneously working with Bianca the Bee to find the missing flute pieces stolen by some pesky ants. 

10 levels, 10 books, 10 instruments

This program covers 10 instruments throughout a series of 10 levels. Throughout this exciting program, your child will travel through 10 themed books with their teacher, exploring a different instrument in each. Every book is filled to the brim with learning activities, games, stickers and more and easily divides the program into 10 extremely structured levels, each of which builds off the previous. As your child completes each level, they will receive a special themed medal featuring the color and animal character from that level.

By the time your child graduates from this impressive program, they will be able to identify and understand basic music symbols, read and clap rhythms from quarter note to sixteenth note, and read three octaves of notes on the grand staff, in addition to learning about instruments such as the piano, guitar, drums, violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone, and more!

To see a full list of all the material covered in this program, click here.

Table Time, Rug Time, Stage Time

The classes are split into 3 sections – Table, Rug and Stage. Each section is 10 minutes long and jam-packed with fun and learning.

  • Table Time – The student and teacher work together to learn and practice new concepts using their Animal Adventures workbook as well as other resources such as a music staff whiteboard and flashcards.
  • Rug Time – The student and teacher meet on the Animal Adventures music staff rug for practice in note reading, rhythm, and musical expression. This high energy segment of the class solidifies concepts for young students utilizing fun backyard-style games and silly role-reversal variations.
  • Stage Time – This final segment of the class is spent in hands-on exploration, listening, and learning about one of ten instruments that will be covered.

INSTRUMENTS

During each level of the program, students will learn about a new instrument, having the opportunity to listen to it, see it, touch it, and learn how it works! The instruments covered in the series includes:

  • Level 1, Petey’s Big Adventure – Voice
  • Level 2, Tina Takes on the Jungle – Guitar
  • Level 3, Lacey’s Sticky Violin – Violin
  • Level 4, Bianca and the Pesky Ants – Flute
  • Level 5, Hugo’s Missing Drumsticks – Drums
  • Level 6, Wendy’s Birthday Surprise – Saxophone
  • Level 7, Baxter the Magnificent Magician – Cello
  • Level 8, Gracie Goes for the Gold – Trumpet
  • Level 9, Frankie’s Smoothie Stand – Clarinet
  • Level 10, Rex’s Clean Up Crew – Piano/Keyboard

PRIVATE LESSON PREPARATION

By the time students graduate from this program, they will be ready to begin private lessons in the instrument of their choice (as long as it is appropriate for their age). No matter what instruments they study going forward, they will have a tremendous head start and extremely strong foundation for the rest of their life! Students’ minds are very easily molded at this age, and our goal is to instill critical music foundations, knowledge, and a lifelong appreciation of music.

SCHEDULE AND TUITION

Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60-minute sessions and occur once each week. Tuition is $179/mo for 30-minute sessions (appropriate for most students), $268/mo for 45-minute sessions, and $358/mo for 60-minute sessions. Tuition includes all lesson materials, books, a tote bag and a beautiful, spinning medal upon passing each level. Recitals are also included for interested students. It takes most students approximately 60 weeks to complete the entire program and graduate to private instrument or vocal lessons. Animal Adventures in Music lessons are appropriate for students ages 3-6.

WHY CHOOSE US?

PIANO, GUITAR, VOICE, DRUMS, BASS, DJ, MUSIC PRODUCTION, VIOLIN, VIOLA, TROMBONE, SAXOPHONE, TRUMPET, FLUTE, UKULELE, CLARINET

We find and hire the absolute best teachers, each one a talented musician in their own right. They tailor each lesson to the student to make their experience fun, engaging, and positive. With a wide variety of instruments being taught, your family can make PASADENA MUSIC ACADEMY a one stop shop for your entire family’s music lessons. We welcome aspiring musicians of all experience levels and any age, even adults. We offer music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, DJ, music production, ukulele, violin, viola, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, flute and clarinet.

FREE BAND WORKSHOPS

Throughout the year we offer a free band workshop to all our students called “Tomorrow’s Rockstars”. This unique program aims to give students the experience of playing in a band with their fellow aspiring musicians, a crucial element of their musical education. This workshop has been a complete success with both students and their families. Our students have a blast playing songs they love and building friendships with their bandmates. Most importantly, we see their confidence and motivation grow immensely through this special program. Many of our beginner students participate after only a few months of lessons.

LEVEL UP MUSIC ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

At Modern Music School Pasadena, we use a system of certificates, wristbands, and stickers to track student growth from level 1 to 10, similar to the belts in a martial arts program. This structured, nationally-recognized approach, is free and optional for all our students. Giving students a fun, tangible way to mark their success does wonders to motivate them to practice their instrument and push their limits. 

LEVEL UP MUSIC ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

UNLIMITED MAKE-UP LESSONS

We understand that your family’s schedule can change on a dime. That’s why we offer unlimited make-up lessons. You’ll be able to cancel and reschedule your lessons through our online student portal without even having to contact us. If you prefer, we are happy to reschedule lessons for you as well.
 

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Modern Music School organizes two recitals each year, usually held at the beautiful Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena. Recitals act as a goal for students to work towards as well as a place to showcase their talents for friends and family alike. 

BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND PLENTY OF FREE PARKING

Our state of the art facility includes a comfortable parent’s lounge stocked with free amenities, including Wi-Fi, water, coffee, tea, and magazines. We also have a charging station for your devices, a massage pillow, and coloring books for the little ones. There is plenty of free parking available right in front of our school.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE STAFF AVAILABLE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK TO SERVE YOU

Our office staff is available for you seven days a week. We make it a priority to always be there for you, to help in any way we can with exceptional customer service. 

MONTH TO MONTH LESSONS

No long-term commitments. All students are on a month-to-month basis.

A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE

Trusted by hundreds of families that come to our school each week since 2011, we are committed to offering the best possible music education and customer service. Don’t just take our word for it, visit our Google and Yelp pages to see what our students and their parents say about us. 

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THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

We take multiple steps to ensure the safety of our students and families. Our entire staff and teaching faculty is background checked. All of our teaching rooms have security cameras and video footage is stored for two months. We also have an open door policy, meaning you’re welcome to join your child’s lesson at any time. And all of our rooms have observation windows (with the exception of our drum rooms, due to sound proofing).

PICTURE DAY

Every year we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. This is a service that parents love. Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like. Our adult students are welcome too! 

GUITAR LESSONS

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