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Family Music Classes


Fall 2021 Outdoor Music Classes! 
As we continue to journey through COVID-19, our fall classes will be held in-person OUTSIDE - rain or shine (but not during any thunderstorms) at the West Reading Playground Pavilion the weeks of September 13th - October 25th!

***Please note that NO classes will be held Thursday October 21st or Monday October 25th***

Pre-registration is required! 

NO walk-ins! 

Class sizes are limited, please register early! 

The West Reading borough is allowing us to use the pavilion at no cost. We will not have the use of restrooms. The covered pavilion is located at 505 Sycamore Rd. next to the West Reading pool and playground, across from the Museum. On-street parking is available near the pavilion. Street signs indicate that parking is allowed in permit only locations up to 2 hours without a permit. Weekly street cleaning parking restriction signs are posted on each street.

No Zoom classes are being planned for the fall at this time. 

We will social distance by family. We will not be sharing instruments. Face masks for outside classes, at this time are optional. However, we do suggest that adults who are not fully vaccinated please wear face masks to protect the children. Our instructor, Carla Seidel, is fully vaccinated and plans to wear a face mask to protect the children.

This is subject to change as needed based on CDC and local recommendations or mandates. 

If you or a family member is ill or have any COVID related symptoms, we ask that your family please stay home. 

Fall Schedule!

Pre-registration is required! Class sizes are limited, please register early! 

No walk-ins! 

Monday Classes at the Pavilion - 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18
10AM - 10:30AM   infants to age 5
11AM - 11:30AM   infants to age 5

NO classes will be held Monday October 25th!

Thursday Classes at the Pavilion - 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/28
10AM - 10:30AM   infants to age 5
11AM - 11:30AM   infants to age 5

NO classes will be held Thursday October 21st! 
Registered Families: Please bring the following items to the classes: 
- large blanket for your family to stay on for the classes
- please wear comfortable clothing for movement activities
- instruments for each child: rhythm sticks, shaker, drum, scarf 
(When registering, please let Carla know if your child(ren) need rhythm sticks, a shaker or a scarf. Buckets and plastic containers/bowls work great for drums if you do not have a drum). 

Home School Class ages 5+
Our home school class will be held Monday's at 1PM the weeks of 9/13 - 10/18 at Bethany. Please email Carla if you would like more information about our home school class. 

If you are interested in registering for a fall music class, please email Carla at or call the church office 610-375-7163. 
Suggested Class Fees (fall/winter/spring semesters): 
As we continue to journey through the pandemic and until we are able to safely return to in-door classes at Bethany, we are changing the suggested semester fee to $25.00 per family instead of a per child suggested fee. If the suggested family fee does not work for your family, that is not a problem. We understand that this pandemic has affected families in many different ways. 

All of the fees are used towards the cost of instruments, materials, curriculum and
instructor continuing education for the classes. 
There are no instructor fees. 

Class fees/donations can be brought to a music class or sent to:
 (please make checks payable to "Bethany Lutheran")
Bethany Lutheran 
attn.: Music Classes
336 Franklin St. 
West Reading, PA. 19611