Family Music Classes

Family Music Classes
Family Music Classes!

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. 

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



We have fall, winter and spring semesters. Classes are offered Monday's and Thursday's. Our classes are very informal, please wear comfortable clothing for moving activities. 
 

Fall 2019 Semester ~ Weeks of September 16th - Nov. 4th! 
 

Monday's: 
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+


Thursday's:
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

 
 
Thanksgiving Theme Classes
 
Monday November 11th 
10:00AM - 10:30AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5   (combining morning classes into one class)
11:00AM - 11:45AM ~ Home School music class ages 4+ 

Thursday November 14th 
10:00AM - 10:30AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5 (combining morning classes into one class) 

 
Christmas Theme Classes
 
Thursday December 5th 
10:00AM - 10:30AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5  (combining morning classes into one class)

Monday December 9th 
10:00AM - 10:30AM ~ ages 6 months to age 5 (combining morning classes into one class) 
11:00AM - 11:45AM ~ Home School music class ages 4+ 

There are no class fees for the Thanksgiving and Christmas classes. Donations of non-perishable food items for Bethany's food pantry will be gratefully accepted. 


 
Winter 2020 Semester  ~ Weeks of January 13th thru February 24th! 
 
Monday's: 
10:00AM - 10:30AM ages 6 months to age 5 
This class is filled for the winter 2020 semester
10:45AM - 11:15AM ages 6 months to age 5  This class is filled for the winter 2020 semester
1:00PM - 2:00PM Home School class ages 4+

Thursday's: 
10:00AM - 10:30AM ages 6 months to age 5  
This class is filled for the winter 2020 semester
10:45AM - 11:15AM ages 6 months to age 5  This class is filled for the winter 2020 semester

Classes will be held Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday January 20th and President's Day Monday February 17th. 
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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". 
    

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. 


***   If you would like to pre-register for a class or be added to our waiting list for any filled class times, please call the church office at 610-375-7163 or email Carla: cbell522@aol.com (please indicate "music class" as the subject).       


In the event of inclement weather, any class cancellation 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.