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Family Music Classes and Homeschool Music Classes


Fall 2022 Semester Classes! 

This is the 20th year for our Outreach Family Music Ministry Program! 

Our Fall Semester will begin the week of September 19th.
Our young children and homeschool classes have different schedules as listed below. 

Class schedules are subject to change as needed. 

Pre-Registration is required for all classes!
No walk-ins please! 

Class sizes are limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. 

Registered families are asked to please stay home if anyone in your household is ill
or has any COVID symptoms. 

We ask registered families to attend only the class day and time that they are registered for.

We are unable to accommodate families attending different class times for schedule conflicts or missed classes. 


Please call the church office (610-375-7163) or email Carla ( to register for a class! 

Young Children Classes for infants to age 5
These classes will be held OUTSIDE at the West Reading Pavilion the weeks
of September 19th - October 10th. 
Classes will be held rain or shine but not during thunderstorms. 
We will not have the use of restroom facilities at the pavilion. 
The pavilion is located at 505 Sycamore Rd. West Reading, 19611.
On street parking is available.
Signs indicate parking is allowed up to 2 hours without a permit in permit only parking locations.
Signs are also posted on each street for street cleaning parking restrictions. 

Class Schedule: 
Monday Classes:  
10:00AM - 10:30AM 
11:00AM - 11:30AM

Thursday Classes: 
10:00AM - 10:30AM 
11:00AM - 11:30AM

Each registered family should bring a blanket for your family to stay on for the music classes and a drum
for each child (bucket, plastic/metal bowl, box, etc). 
We will not be sharing instruments.
Please leave toys and other instruments at home or in your car. 
 A shaker, rhythm sticks and scarf will be provided on a one-time basis for each registered child - not for each semester.
Please bring the instruments and scarf to each class and semester that your family is registered for.
If your family attended any prior outdoor classes, please bring the instruments and scarf that were provided previously. 
Families are responsible for the cost to replace any lost or damaged instruments and scarves. 

Homeschool Music Class - Ages 5+      This class is currently filled. 
Our homeschool classes will be held the weeks of September 19th - October 31st. 
Classes will be held Monday's 1:00PM - 1:45PM at Bethany Lutheran. 
This class includes recorder, orff, notation, rhythm and movement activities. 

Homeschooling Together Co-Op Music Classes    This class is currently filled. 
This new class will start Thursday September 22nd.
October and November classes will be held the first Thursday of the month: 10/6 and 11/3. 
Classes will be held 1:00PM - 1:45PM. 
This class will include rhythm and movement activities, notation, orff instruments and eventually recorders. 

Suggested Class Fees (fall/winter/spring semesters): 
Given the current economic challenges and lingering pandemic, we are continuing the suggested semester fee of $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. 
Additional fee for home school class for cost of recorders. 

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

Please call the church office (610-375-7163) or email Carla ( to be added to our waiting list for classes that are currently filled.