Family Music Classes

Family Music Classes
Music & Movement Classes for children ages 6 months to age 8!

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, dance, 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.

SOMETHING NEW...…."Get Ready for School" Family Music Classes
Thursday August 22nd - ages 6 months to age 3 ~  10:00AM - 10:30AM 
Musical Storytime "Froggy Goes to School"! 
Monday August 26th ~ children ages 4+ ~  10:00AM - 10:45AM
(preschoolers, home schoolers, children entering early elementary school)
Come and enjoy some fun musical activities! 
We will be playing glockenspiels, xylophones, and other wonderful instruments 
as we put the book "Froggy Goes to School" to music! 

There is no fee for these classes.
Donations of non-perishable food items for Bethany's food pantry will be gratefully accepted. 

Fall 2019 Semester ~ Weeks of September 16th - Nov. 4th! 
This year we are offering a second Home School class on Monday afternoons. 

9:00AM - 9:45AM ~
Home School music class, ages 4+    
10:00AM - 10:30AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5    This class is filled for the fall 2019 semester
10:45AM - 11:15AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5   This class is filled for the fall 2019 semester
1:00PM - 2:00PM ~ Home School music class ages 4+

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

10:00AM - 10:30AM ~
ages 6 months to age 5      This class is filled for the fall 2019 semester
10:45AM -11:15AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5      This class is filled for the fall 2019 semester

***   If you would like to be added to our waiting list for any filled class times or to pre-register for a class, please call the church office at 610-375-7163. 


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

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. Class fees/donations can be paid at the beginning of the semester. Please make checks payable to "Bethany Lutheran". 

Please contact the church office 610-375-7163 or email Carla at (please indicate music classes as the subject) for more information or to register for the classes. 

In the event of inclement weather, class cancellations will be listed on 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.