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: 
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+


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


***   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. 

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 cbell522@aol.com (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 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.