Introducing your little one to the performing arts at a young age sets the stage for a lifetime of learning.
Whether they’re banging on a drum or acting out a story, exploring music and movement, helps kids develop language, coordination and critical thinking skills. Some indications even show that students who study the arts are more successful on standardized tests such as the SAT. (see more info here)
At the Patel Conservatory, we offer classes for kids as young as two years old.
With more than 100 classes in dance, music and theater, you can make arts education a fun part of your child’s life and teach them lessons that last a lifetime!
Ages 2 and 3
Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays, 4:15 - 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Children partner with an adult (parent or guardian) to strengthen their bond through musical experiences that lay a foundation for all future learning. Class activities include group singing, musical development, exercises to develop large and fine motor skills, creative movement and group games.
Ages 3 and up
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A parent-child program that includes both a weekly private lesson and weekly group lesson. This violin program is based on the Japanese violin teacher Shinichi Suzuki's beliefs that every child has talent, talent is developed rather than inborn, and with a supportive parent and a good, nurturing teacher every child can learn to play an instrument well.
Pre-K4 - Pre-K5
Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Children develop their musical skills through singing exercises and instrumental activities. This class focuses on nurturing each student’s musical development to ensure readiness for future musical experiences. This class prepares students to enter KidSong and beginning instrumental music instruction.
Grades K - 2
Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m.
In this group singing class, children continue their development of the basics of music through song. Students learn pitch, rhythm, harmony and good singing through the study and performance of music that is appropriate for their age. This class helps to set the stage for a lifetime of singing and music enjoyment and prepares the students to move into choral and solo singing.
Pre-K3 to Pre-K4
Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m.
K - 1
Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m.
Children are introduced to the theatrical world of storytelling through activities that include the visual arts, music and imagination to interpret classic stories and create their own dramatic scenes and plays.
With our young children’s dance classes, children are introduced to structured movement and the demands of serious ballet study. Each level is designed to challenge students within the context of their increasing physical, emotional and cognitive development. Formal barre work is introduced as the students mature, typically during the Primary level.
Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 to 9:45 a.m.
Pre-K4 to Kindergarten
Wednesdays, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m.
Saturdays, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Tuesdays, 5:15 to 6 p.m.
Introduces young children to the basic steps and rhythms of tap dance. Students are placed by age and put steps together in combinations they find both challenging and fun.
For more information, or to register, please call 813-222-1002 or visit patelconservatory.org.