Family Music Classes

Family Music Classes
Music & Movement Classes for children ages 6 months to age 7!

Our Orff approach program provides a creative environment for making music through the exploration of singing, playing instruments, listening, movement and imaginative play. Parents (or a caregiver) and children participate together in the classes.

We sing, move and use a wonderful variety of instruments in the classes. Sometimes we put books to music, sometimes we include finger plays and sometimes our puppet friends help us sing. 

The classes are very informal. Please wear comfortable clothing for moving activities. 

We have fall, winter and spring semesters: 
Classes are offered Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's: 


Monday's: 
9:00AM - 9:45AM ~
Home School music class, ages 4-7  (pre-registration is required for this class) This class is filled for fall 2018
10:00AM - 10:30AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5   This class is filled for fall 2018 
10:45AM - 11:15AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5   This class is filled for fall 2018

Tuesday's:
10:00AM - 10:30AM ~
ages 6 months to age 5 (This class time was added fall 2018, minimum 5 children needed to hold this class - please call the church office for information or to register)

Thursday's:
10:00AM - 10:30AM ~
ages 6 months to age 5  
10:45AM -11:15AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5

*** The Monday classes are all filled for fall 2018. There are a few openings for the Thursday classes. If you would like to be added to our waiting list for any filled class times or to pre-register for a Tuesday or Thursday class, please call the church office at 610-375-7163. 



2018- 2019 Schedule (schedule is subject to change as needed)
Fall Semester: weeks of Sept. 10th - Oct. 29th
Thanksgiving Classes: week of Nov. 5th 
Christmas Classes: week of Dec. 3rd
(combining classes: Monday 12/3 10:00AM - 10:30AM; Thursday 12/6 10:00AM - 10:30AM no other Dec. classes) 
Winter Semester: weeks of Jan. 28th - March 18th 
Spring Semester: weeks of March 25th - May 13th (NO classes weeks of April 15th and April 22nd)



Registration is required. Families can join the classes anytime - please call first to check available class times as some class times fill quickly. Pre-registration is highly suggested as class sizes are limited.

Our music instructor is Carla Seidel. Carla founded this program in 2002 as an outreach program. Carla has a passion for music and loves working with children. Carla has received certification through Musikgarten, the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, Music Rhapsody, Kutztown University Academy for Church Organ Studies and the American Guild of Organists. Carla has studied at Alvernia College and Columbia University. In addition, Carla has more than 25 years experience as a Church musician directing various choirs for children, teens, adults, handbells and instrumentalists.

Suggested class donation/fee $25.00 per child/per semester, $10.00 additional child. Donations in any amount accepted. Fees/donations are applied to the cost of instruments and materials used in the classes.

Please contact the church office 610-375-7163 for more information or to register for the classes. 

In the event of inclement weather, class cancellations will be listed on wfmz.com and channel 69 under "Bethany Lutheran - West Reading Family Music Classes".



Ladybug song!



***Please call the church office for available class times before sending registration form as some classes fill quickly: 610-375-7163

Family Music Class Registration Form!
Please send registration forms to:
Bethany Lutheran
attn: Carla Seidel
336 Franklin St. 
West Reading, PA. 19611
Forms can also be submitted the beginning of each semester.