KinderNotes: Early years music education

KinderNotes is a weekly early years music education class for Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten aged children. TCC’s KinderNotes classes feature singing, movement, music reading, rhythmic skills, improvisation and listening games. There is no audition required to join KinderNotes!

This is a full-year program from September to June. Occasionally, if space permits, we may open certain classes for a January to May half-term.

Class Location

All KinderNotes classes will begin virtually this season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Parents must be present for every lesson, visible on the screen, working with their child. Classes are a combination of a pre-recorded lessons, live Zoom gatherings, and recordings submitted by parents for extra help.

When not virtual, KinderNotes is offered at two locations:

  • Midtown: Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Avenue (Yonge/St. Clair).  Convenient Green P parking is available next to the church.
  • North York: Lansing United Church (49 Bogert Ave). Convenient Parking at the Emerald Condominium is available.

2020/2021 Schedule

KinderNotes 1 is for Junior Kindergarten aged children who are 4 or older (turning 4 by December 2020).

Choose to enrol your singer in one of the classes below!

    • Mondays from 4:30 to 5:15 PM
    • Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:15 PM
    • Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:15 PM

KinderNotes 2 is for Senior Kindergarten aged children who are 5 or older (turning 5 by December 2020).

Choose to enrol your singer in one of the classes below!

  • Mondays from 5:30 to 6:15 PM
  • Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:15 PM
  • Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 PM

2020/2021 Tuition

The 2020/2021 season begins the week of September 28, 2020 and goes until the week of June 14, 2021. KinderNotes tuition is $615.00 per chorister for the season.

Registration 

  • Registration is online only and available on a first come, first served basis. 
  • A maximum of 10 children can be accommodated in each class.
  • In the case that a child is enrolled in a class that does not correspond to their age range, they will be asked to switch into a class that corresponds to their age.

Withdrawals

The withdrawal deadline for KinderNotes is Friday, October 30, 2020.

To withdraw from KinderNotes, please notify Program Coordinator Eunillyne Lazado via email on or before the withdrawal date, at which point, you will be entitled to a tuition refund less a $100 non-refundable deposit. After the withdrawal date, KinderNotes fees are non-refundable.

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Read our FAQ

KinderNotes is the Toronto Children’s Chorus’ introductory music education program, for Junior and Senior Kindergarten aged children. To join KinderNotes 1, children must be turning 4 by December 2020. To join KinderNotes 2, children must be turning 5 by December 2020.

Children in the KinderNotes program do not need to have had any previous musical experience. Classes incorporate singing, movement, music reading, rhythmic skill development, listening games and more to develop their musical skills.

There is no audition required for admittance into KinderNotes.

KinderNotes is primarily a music education program. Children in KinderNotes 2 have the opportunity to perform in the Toronto Children’s Chorus’ final season concert towards the end of the season.

Each session is once a week for 45 minutes. Classes are divided by ages 3-4 and 5-6.

  • Midtown classes are located at Calvin Presbyterian Church (26 Delisle Avenue).
  • North York classes are located at Lansing United Church (49 Bogert Avenue).

Each class is 45 minutes long.

The TCC season begins in September and runs until the spring. Parents may enrol their children in the second half of our season, starting January, if spots are available.

You may register your child for KinderNotes on our website’s Registration Page during our registration period, typically open from June to September. Registration is limited to 10 children per class. Please note we do not accept registration over the phone or by email.

KinderNotes fees are generally paid in a single payment. You may contact our office if you would like to discuss alternative monthly payment arrangements. No financial assistance is available for KinderNotes fees.

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