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First Steps in Music with Connie Greenwood

Choose from the following Fall and Winter programs (open enrollment)

Infant/Toddler Class: birth to two years
• Wednesdays from 3-3:50pm •
~ Fall Schedule ~
• September 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd & 9th •
~ Winter Schedule ~
• January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & March 1st •
• The cost per young child and caregiver is $18 per class, $144 for all classes (pro-rated if joining late) •

Nursery/Preschool Class: 3-5 years
• Wednesdays from 4-4:50pm •
~ Fall Schedule ~
• September 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd & 9th •
~ Winter Schedule ~
• January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & March 1st •
The cost per young child and caregiver is $18 per class, $144 for all classes (pro-rated if joining late)

The class is capped at 10 children and their caregivers.

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About Connie Greenwood

Connie Greenwood is a FAME endorsed First Steps in Music teacher, teacher trainer, mentor, and advocate. She was the Lead Teacher for First Steps in Music at the University of Hartford’s, Hartt Community Division in West Hartford, Connecticut for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience working with children and their families, ages birth to five. Connie works as an independent contractor through her music business, Greenwood Music Services, LLC, and has shared her entrepreneurial spirit in several area preschools and daycares. Connie frequently plays guitar, dulcimer, and autoharp when accompanying herself. Connie has taught Kodaly Methods Level 1, First Steps in Music Teacher Trainer Courses and a college-level Music and Movement Development class for non-music majors at the University of Hartford. She has also directed and conducted a children’s church choir for over 20 years. Her enthusiasm for children, music and teaching is contagious.

Ms. Greenwood completed her Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and worked with Dr. John Feierabend in the early development of the First Steps in Music Curriculum. She taught K-2 and elementary choir in the West Hartford Public Schools. Connie graduated from the University of Hartford with a Master’s in Music Education, Kodaly emphasis degree. She completed her Kodaly Levels, Conversational Solfege Levels, and her First Steps in Music Certification. Connie is a founding member of the FAME organization and has served as Secretary of the Board of Directors. She is honored to be featured in the DVD, First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers in Action (GIA, 2018), she is a contributing writer to the book Feierabend Fundamentals (GIA, 2018) and wrote the First Steps in Music Parent Handbook (GIA, 2018).


About The Course

In each class, families will enjoy a time of social interaction and free play. By allowing space to safely interact with other families and various percussion instruments, curiosity is engaged, and friendships are formed. After the initial time of connection, Mrs. Connie will skillfully lead the class through a series of traditional songs, rhymes, games, and stories using her voice as well as instruments, props, and puppets. All styles and genres of music are welcomed, and great care has been taken with the material curated to make the time fun and engaging.

The First Steps in Music program allows for intimate music making activities between a young child and a parent/caregiver and helps create important bonding experiences. It develops attentiveness, attachment and promotes the emotional health that is important for a child’s overall development. From years of experience, Mrs. Connie has created a unique program and she is excited to help families learn how to musically grow and play together.



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