Sand and Sea Summer Classes
(for children age 0-5 and a parent or caregiver)

sand and sea

What is this class about?

Sand and Sea is a fun ocean-themed session based on the Sound Beginnings curriculum model. Designed for children 0 to 5 and a caregiver, this 8-class session will include all the traditional elements of a Sound Beginnings class, such as movement, instrument play, musical games, singable stories, classical music exploration, nursery rhymes, and more!

When will class be?

This class will be taught in 4 weeks, either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, making 8 classes total. These sessions will begin June 14th and 15th and you can choose either 10:30am or 1:30pm. The classes will fill up fast, so be sure to register as soon as possible!

Cost of Program

The cost of the Sand and Sea summer program consists of student material fees and class tuition. The student material fee is paid online directly to Let's Play Music at time of enrollment. Tuition is payable to me, Bethany Harris, your Sound Beginnings teacher. The cost for the 8-class session will be $70 for one student or $90 for two or more children (family rate), which can be paid all up front or in weekly installments of $18 for one student or $23 for a family. Tuition includes the bi-weekly classes, parent communication, use of all classroom instruments and teaching tools.

Referral Discount

Classes are always more fun with friends! You will receive a $5 tuition discount off your last payment for each friend you refer that signs up for this summer session of Sand and Sea. (Sign up quickly to be sure you can get into the same class!)

Sand and Sea Student Materials

sand and sea materialsAll families will need to buy one Complete Family Student Set to enroll in the session.

Individual items (extra student books and scarves) will be available for additional siblings.

Complete Family Student Set

$25 + shipping

  • Student Book*
  • Student Soundtrack (Digital Audio Files)
  • Student Scarf

sand and sea sibling setOur Sand and Sea Session Student Book includes student reference pages, such as ABC chart and Tone Bell page to be used in class, as well as home-fun ideas and activities.

Individual Items*

  • Extra Student Book- $10 + shipping
  • Extra Scarf - $5 + shipping

*Ideally each student should have their own materials during class. It is highly recommended that you purchase a workbook and scarf for each additional sibling attending class that is over the age of 18 months.

Step #1 - Registration Fee

The registration fee is just $5 per family. You will pay this fee directly to the teacher, Bethany Harris, preferrably through Venmo (preferred) or with cash or check.

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Step #2 - Enroll and Reserve Materials

1 Click this button: enroll now! to order materials* on the Let's Play Music website. (This should open in a new window or new tab so you can easily come back to this page.)

2 Enter the oldest child's information, then list any additional students you will be enrolling. Enter parent name and email.

3 Teacher Info section (you can copy and paste if you like)

Teacher's Name: Bethany Harris

Teacher ID: 137058

4 Class Session Name - Please copy and paste the entire line (choose which class you want)

  • M/W 10:30 AM Starting 6/14/21 twice a week for 4 weeks (FULL)
  • M/W 1:30 PM Starting 6/14/21 twice a week for 4 weeks (FULL)
  • T/Th 10:30 AM Starting 6/15/21 twice a week for 4 weeks
  • T/Th 1:30 PM Starting 6/15/21 twice a week for 4 weeks (FULL)

5 Fill out the Order Form to purchase your materials - You will not be considered enrolled until this step is complete! You will receive a confirmation email and instructions to download your class music!

*All materials will be shipped to me and I will distribute them at our first class.

Please text, call, or email with any questions! I'm happy to help!

Although this will be a shorter session than a standard semester, we will still focus on the Sound Beginnings 7 Foundational Elements

Sound beginnings provides research-based elements that stimulate growth in areas particularly crucial to the development of the young child. These elements make up the foundation of the Sound Beginnings curriculum:

parent bonding This class is for children and their 'grown up' to enjoy together. We will focus on building and strengthening these relationships while in class. We provide partner activities with intentional eye contact, trust elements, and physical touch to nurture this highly significant relationship.
vocal and pitch development We are surrounded by correct singing with the semester music and in class. Students are encouraged to participate in appealing vocal play, make high and low sounds and use the minor third to learn to match and sing in tune.
rhythm and beat We use our bodies and instruments to feel and perform a steady beat. Steady beat is crucial to developing rhythm skills and supports math skills.
fine motor skills Fingerplay to nursery rhymes help students focus on and enjoy fine motor movements. We also practice making the ABCs in sign language. Younger students enjoy the observation and will attempt the skills which is great practice too!
classical music experience We expose students to the finest music literature. Our 'smart moves' dances involve the whole body in an enjoyable classical music experience. Each semester, we study the specific timber of different instruments and group them by family.
gross motor skills Full body movement builds muscle strength, hand/eye coordination, and develops balance. Gross motor also connects the two hemispheres of the brain, promoting improved cognition.
literacy and kindergarten skills In class we read stories, practice our ABC's and letter sounds.

sound beginnings: education through musical play!

**Be sure to check out our fall and spring semester classes as well!**
Want to try a Sound Beginnings 3-week preview class for just $25? Register for it here! Mondays or Tuesdays @ 11:30 starting June 14th & June 15th.
Register for class! Where are classes? Sound Beginnings About Bethany Let's Play Music