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Pre-School Music at EMU

Teaching music, understanding children. Our Music & Play is an exciting music program with classes available for ages infant to 6 years, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Our classes are taught by instructors Lindsay Lam and Hannah Shultz in Harrisonburg, Virginia, through Eastern Mennonite University.

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

Music for Babies (0-3yrs)
10 Weeks; September 6 - November 8, 2022
Tuesdays @ 9:30 - 10:15 am
Held in the Discipleship Center
Cost = 10 weeks for $150 
Registration deadline is September 2, 2022.  
 

Introduce your baby to concepts like steady beat, melody, and movement.  This introductory course supports creativity and musical play.  Led by Lindsay Lam.

Music for Toddlers (3-5yrs)
10 Weeks; September 8 - November 10, 2022
Thursdays @ 10:00- 10:45am
Held in the Discipleship Center
Cost = 10 weeks for $150
Registration deadline is September 2, 2022
 

Come join us as we dance and sing! In this class toddlers and parents explore their voices and expand their musicality through world music and nursery rhymes. Toddlers and parents alike will learn how to keep a steady beat using tools like rhythm sticks, hoops, bells and scarves.  Led by Hannah Shultz.

Register now for Fall 2022
You can register through our  Online Pre-School Music Registration For Fall, or download the Mail-in Brochure.

You will receive an email confirmation when your registration and payment have been received.
Questions? Email prepmusic@emu.edu or call 540-432-4277.
 

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Why are music classes important?

Music is a vital link for all future learning. EMU’s pre-school music program provides opportunities for children to build confidence in musical expression and lays a foundation for future music learning. Through a combination of songs, movement games, instruments, story telling, and listening, children are exposed to a wonderful musical experience.

Our Instructors

Lindsay Lam performs with numerous ensembles in the Shenandoah Valley, including Principal Bass of the Waynesboro Symphony, ensembles with Eastern Mennonite, James Madison, and Washington & Lee Universities, Shenandoah Valley Choral Society, Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, Rockbridge Symphony, Lynchburg Symphony, New Orchestra of Washington, and many more.

Lindsay began Double Bass at the age of 8 while living in Mississippi. After moving to Denver, she attended Denver School of the Arts, where she earned her Arts Endorsed Diploma. While beginning her college studies in Denver, she served as Section Bass with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, also performing with the Cheyenne (WY) Symphony. After transferring to the University of Maryland, she was a finalist in the UMD Symphony Orchestra’s 2009 Concerto Competition before graduating with her Bachelors of Music in Double Bass Performance in 2011. She has also served as the Double Bass Instructor at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD.  

In addition to performing, she enjoys playing with local folk bands, teaching private lessons, and Preschool Music classes at EMU. Her primary teachers include the late Kenneth Harper (Assistant Principle, Colorado Symphony), Susan Cahill (Colorado Symphony), Ali Yazdanfar (Principle, Montreal Symphony), and Robert Oppelt (Principle, National Symphony). 

Lindsay is a founding member of the League of Women Bassplayers (LOW B), serving on the Board of Directors with prestigious women bassists from across the United States and abroad. She also enjoys sewing; working in theatrical costuming at Wolf Trap Opera, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, and James Madison University, as well as quilting at Patchwork Plus in Dayton, VA. 

Lindsay and her husband, Michael, live in Harrisonburg, VA with their daughter Lydia. 

Photograph ©2022 Pat Jarrett for the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra. Used by permission.

Hannah Shultz, graduate of EMU, teaches private piano and Pre-school music classes through EMU’s preparatory music program. Hannah has spearheaded our Hijos de Dios, Alabemos class using her fluency in Spanish and experiences gained from growing up in Cusco, Peru. Additionally, Hannah is partnering with VMMissions and local Hispanic churches to develop robust children’s ministries through Word and song. Ms. Shultz enthusiastically shares, “Collaboration, music, nature, and children are God-given passions that bring me great joy! The pre-school music classes beautifully intertwine these passions and allow me to come alongside parents in furthering the development of a life-long enjoyment of music for their children.”

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