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First Steps

First Steps in Music - with Connie Greenwood

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 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.

Connie Greenwood First Steps Music Teacher

Class Schedule

Winter Session:
Wednesdays Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
9:15am - Age: Birth-1.5
10:15am - Age: 1.5-2
3:15pm - Age: 3-5

Spring Session:
Wednesdays - March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8
9:15am - Age: birth-1.5
10:15am - Age: 1.5-2
3:15pm - Age: 3-5

The cost per young child and caregiver is $18 per class, $144 for all classes (pro-rated if joining late).

Connie Greenwood - BIO

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.

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).


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Customer service is extremely friendly and accommodating. Instructor is patient and amazing at what she does. I would recommend Falcetti Music - Kyle

The people at Falcetti Music are awesome. 4 of our children go here and their teachers are all amazing, the kids love them and they’re enjoying their lessons - Malin

Great music environment! Plenty of private lesson rooms and lots of different teachers to help you learn to play your instrument. Highly recommended! - Bill

Administration

Jennifer Brevik education administrator

  Jennifer Brevik

Director of Education
Falcetti School of Music

Nia Stimage-Norwood education administrator

  Nia Stimage-Norwood

Education Administrator
Springfield MA

Brodie Tirone education administrator

  Brodie Tirone

Education Administrator
Simsbury CT

Josh Davila education administrator

  Yozue ( Josh ) Davila

Education Administrator
Springfield/Simsbury