What is a Brand New Beat all About?

A Brand New Beat emphasizes early childhood development using music, movement, and play as the vehicles for learning.  We provide music and movement classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers using programs designed by the Music Class (Music Pups, ages 0-3, Music Cats, ages 3-4).

Research has shown creative activities provide children with important experiences that can help them develop physical coordination, timing, memory, visual, aural and language skills.

The opportunity to experience the joy of music is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child. Come join teachers, Kendra Pearson and Tanya Ross, and experience a sense of true community and bonding in a safe and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

Music Pups

The Music ClassAges: 0 – 3 years. Music Pups is a fun, musically enriched program for children ages newborn to three years with parent participation. Join music teachers, Kendra Pearson (B. Mus. A., B.A., B. Ed., Music Specialist) and Tanya Ross (B. Mus. Perf., B. Ed., Music Specialist) in a hands-on, energetic musical environment. Singing, movement, rhythm instruments, scarves and playful props encourage children to experiment with music in their own ways. Children observe others keeping beat and singing, and are encouraged to join in whenever they are ready. Even the youngest children will benefit from listening to the wide variety of quality music from around the globe.

Parents join in the fun by learning new songs and playful ways to encourage their children’s musicality. Additionally, each family receives a recording and songbook to help their child to continue develop his or her musical abilities at home.

For more information about Music Pups, click here.

Music Cats

The Music ClassAges:  3 and 4 years, each with a parent or caregiver. Music Cats® includes the same FUN spirit as Music Pups®, with more challenging activities designed to capitalize on the ability and creativity of “big kids”. Each class is 45 minutes long. Families receive a copy of the current Music Class CD and songbook.

Goals of Music Cats:

  • Improve pitch and rhythm skills. In addition to Music Pups style singing and
    movement activities, we include individualized tonal and rhythm instruction each
    week to challenge each student at his or her own level.
  • Develop critical listening skills, such as the ability to identify when notes are
    correct or incorrect when listening to familiar songs.
  • Learn about instruments. We introduce band and orchestra instruments, and
    practice identifying the sounds they produce.
  • Develop creative listening skills. When listening to classical music, we ask our
    students to use their imagination to create a picture in their mind of what the
    music makes them think of.
  • Fun instruments and activities are a hallmark of A Brand New Beat. In Music
    Cats, children will enjoy our Drum Band with cool drums.

For more information about Music Cats, click here.

Our Classes

A Brand New Beat classes are age integrated, birth to 4 years old, and designed with the whole family in mind. Siblings can enjoy a class together!

A Brand New Beat offers exciting, hands-on, interactive music and movement programs created for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with parents and caregivers throughout Perth County including St Marys, Stratford and Mitchell.

A Brand New Beat focuses on a child’s natural enthusiasm for music.

A Brand New Beat encourages learning through play! Children absorb basic concepts in music such as tempo, beat, rhythm and pitch through the curriculum while singing, dancing and playing rhythmic instruments.   Rhythmic instruments are specifically designed for little hands and are non-toxic and safe to use.

A Brand New Beat maintains an informal instruction style that allows children to participate as they choose at their own developmental level. This format provides the fun and relaxed atmosphere in which children learn best.

A Brand New Beat offers a child the opportunity to create and play in a safe, musically rich environment. Our approach to early childhood music is to explore and experience the music and how it moves us. A child’s self-expression is fostered, embraced and celebrated!

The Music ClassA Brand New Beat uses course materials from The Music Class.