Melodies & ABC’s is an age specific parent/child group music class for children 6 months – 6 years of age.
Melodies & ABC’s provides a framework to develop children’s musical, social, academic and motor skills.
The Melodies & ABC’s age specific curriculum was created by Michelle Yaciuk who holds a Masters of Music, specializing in music therapy and Bachelor’s of Science specializing in music and special education.
Melodies & ABC’s is an inclusive program for all children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years. Each semester and age category has different themes, instruments, and curriculum, however, they all maintain similar structure allowing children to feel comfortable and confident.
Our Sampler Program (Intro to piano, ukulele and/or violin) for ages 5-6 yr olds allows both parent and child to explore the specific instrument in a low-risk environment. At home practicing is not required at this stage of development however, these classes serve as a feeder program into private music lessons.
-pitch and melody
-rhythm (quarter notes, half notes and eighth notes)
-harmony and chords
-dynamics (piano, mezzo & forte)
-tempo (largo, andante & presto)
-following multi-step directions
-fine/gross motor skills
Frequently Asked Questions
When do you offer classes?
Prelude Music is pleased to be able to offer Melodies & ABC’s classes 7 days a week during daytime and evening time slots. If there is a certain time you would like a class to be offered please follow us on Facebook. We ask every semester when customers would like classes offered and that is the best place to make a request and be kept up to date regarding classes.
Do you run classes all year round?
Yes, we offer 4 semesters each year. There is a Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-March), Spring (April – June) and Summer (July-Aug).
How long and how much does it cost?
Every semester changes based on how many weeks. Currently pricing is set for classes for children 2 years of age and under (30 mins/wk) is $13/class but paid by the semester. A semester can range anywhere from 8-12 weeks meaning the total cost for the semester is $104-156 no tax, registration fees etc., 3-5 year old classes are 45 minutes in length and cost $18/class but paid by the semester, therefore, you can expect to pay somewhere between $144-216. The Intro to Instrument classes (5-6) return to 30 mins and cost $15/class. These semesters are only 10 weeks, therefore the cost is $150.
How do I register?
Visit our Registration page when registration is open for the upcoming semesters.
When do parents stop attending with children?
In Melodies & ABCs we believe parents should stay with their children all the way through. Not because the children can’t attend on their own but more so because the parents need to know about the musical concepts being taught to eventually help them practice at home. Also there are studies that support the higher the bond between parent and children the less likely they are to become bullies in school and its fun to take some time to play with your child.
Do you offer any siblings discount?
We do not offer a siblings discount, however, we do have a Loyalty Program, where if you purchase 7 semesters of Melodies & ABCs, your 8th semester is Free. You collect semesters as a family, therefore if you have multiple children, you will receive your free semester sooner than if you were collecting per child.
Do you offer a family class, for multiple ages?
No, We have thought long and hard about offering this type of programming and always comes to the same conclusion. The larger the age spread the more music recreation the lessons have to be. One of the things Prelude Music prides itself on is how much the children are learning in each age level. If we opened up the age ranges then we couldn’t be as skill focused.
Prelude Music recognizes there are numerous music educators and therapists in Winnipeg for you to choose from. We appreciate every customer we have, your loyalty and are great full for all the referrals/word of mouth happening to help our business grow.
As a thank you for spreading the word and/or staying with us, we are excited to launch a couple of loyalty program.
Melodies & ABCs Loyalty Program
Register for 7 semesters of Melodies & ABCs and receive your 8th FREE. This is a great program for those of you with multiple children as you collect semester as a family not per child.
How it works:
When you receive your confirmation for signing up, there will be two attachments for you. The first will be a blank page with a musical scale. The second will be a musical note. Attach the musical note to the scale, after you have collected the 7th note. Bring it in to Michelle and she will provide you with a coupon code for your next semester which will be FREE!
Refer a Friend!
If you refer a friend to Melodies & ABCs receive a 10% discount for the next semester. Discounts are cumulative, therefore if you refer 3 friends in one semester you would receive 30% off your next semester. Discounts must be used in the next calendar semester.
Terms and conditions
*No cash value *None transferable between different families *Customer is responsible for tracking and redeeming loyalty program *Refer a Friend must be utilized on the next calendar semester *Loyalty program must be redeemed at time of registration for your next semester of enrollment. *Prelude Music has the right to change terms/discontinue program at any time without notice