Summer Classes    New: Summer recorder class for age 6-12!

What classes are taught during the Summer?

Sand and Sea

Letters & Sounds
 Oceans & Sea Animals 
 Counting & Feelings

SandSea Student Materials.pngDancing Scarf
Great Outdoors

Colors & Alphabet
Nature & Wildlife
 Cardinal Directions (north, south, east, west)

Frog Rasp (Guiro)

Jungle Journey

Jungle & Exotic Animals
 Human Body 
 Various Cultures

Wooden Egg Shakers

There are three different themed sessions based on the Sound Beginnings curriculum model: Sand and Sea, Great Outdoors, and Jungle Journey. Designed for children age 0 to 5 and a caregiver, these 8-class sessions 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! All 3 classes have their own theme, music, materials, and activities. You can register for one or all 3! Click the above images for more details about each class. 

How are the classes set up?

Each different class has 8 total sessions. Some will be taught 4 days in a row for 2 weeks and some will be taught for 2 days a week for 4 weeks. Classes will fill up fast, so be sure to register as soon as possible!


When are these classes taught?

Sand and Sea: 4x/week for 2 weeks Tuesday-Friday, June 4th-14th @ either 10:30am or 1:00pm. 

Great Outdoors: 2x/week for 4 weeks Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 4th-27th @ either 9:30am or 2:00pm. 

Jungle Journey: 4x/week for 2 weeks Monday-Thursday, June 17th-27th @ either 10:30am or 1:00pm.

Cost of Program

The cost of each of these summer programs consists of a registration fee, student material fees and class tuition. A $5 registration fee will be required upon registering. The student material fee is paid online directly to Let's Play Music at time of enrollment. Tuition is payable to Bethany Harris, the Sound Beginnings teacher, when classes begin. The cost for the 8-class session will be $90 for one student or $110 for two or more children (family rate). Tuition includes 8 classes, parent communication, use of classroom instruments and teaching tools.

Referral Discount

Classes are always more fun with friends! You will receive a $5 $10 tuition discount for each friend you refer that signs up for this summer session of Sand and Sea, Great Outdoors or Jungle Journey. (Sign up quickly to be sure you can get into the same classes!)


Step #1 - Registration Fee

The registration fee is just $5 per family. You will pay this fee directly to the teacher, Bethany Harris. Zelle is preferred, using my phone number. (Venmo charges me fees, but if you need to, you can use @musikandme to pay the registration fee.)

Step #2 - Enroll and Reserve Materials

  1. Click this link to be directed to my teacher page on the Let's Play Music website.
  2. Find and select the summer class you want.
  3. Enter my enrollment code: 137058
  4. Log in OR create a new account and add student(s). Please use the names you prefer to be called in class. Use an email address that you check often. You won't get spammed from it, but get important class related information. Your password is cAsE sEnSiTiVe, so come up with one you'll remember. You will need the same email/password to download your class music.
  5. Select the student you are enrolling.
  6. The system will recommend the appropriate materials (sibling set or complete set) for you, but you may also add individual items, as needed. If you choose to, you may also purchase the tote bag that is required for regular semester classes so you will already have it when you start classes in the fall.*
  7. Click the button on the bottom-right to "enroll more children" or "go to checkout" and complete the checkout process.
  8. Download lpm_app_pic.pngthe LPM app on your phone or tablet to begin listening to your class music! (Search for "Lets Play Music" without the apostrophe.)

Please download and listen to your music as soon and often as you can...the more familiar you and your child are with the music, the more fun you both will have in class!

*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 these will be shorter sessions 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:

fe-bonding-sm.jpg 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.
fe-pitch-sm.jpg 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.
fe-rhythm-sm.jpg 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.
fe-fine motor-sm.jpg 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!
fe-classical-sm.jpg 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.
fe-gross motor-sm.jpg 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.
fe-literacy-sm.jpg In class we read stories, practice our ABC's and letter sounds.