call or email to reserve space

207- 522-3900   sharonpynemusic@gmail.com  

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Donate a scholarship of any amount!!   

Music Together®Classes in Bath & Brunswick& Wiscasset

The Music Together® approach develops every child’s innate musicality by creating a rich musical experience in which infants, toddlers and preschoolers play singing and movement games with their parents to practice tones and rhythms.

Led by a trained teacher, this informal class can give each family a new gift of expression. A committed parent, who is willing to learn and have fun, can increase their young child’s musical aptitude while “doing” music together.  This experience help 

Join Sharon Pyne or Matt Loosigian in a Music Together® Class. Classes run from September through June and are held in Bath, Brunswick and Wiscasset. For a complete seasonal schedule see below. Visit the Registration page of this website for registration. For more information about Music Together®, visit Music Together® online.

You can download a printable registration form here, or use the links at right to sign up online.


 School-Year Music Lessons

Music After Preschool 

I am often asked about music  lessons for children who are four or five.  My recommendation is to keep enriching your child’s life with  informal music play during their preschool years.    Enjoy music with your child whenever you can and make up songs to go with daily routines……..be creative and keep it simple and fun.  If you used to play an instrument …..get it out again and see what you remember….It is wonderful for children to see their parent working on a skill.   As for attending a preschool music class, choose one that allows children to experiment freely with rhythms and tones under the leadership of a trained teacher.  A good program  provides ideas and resources for  parents to continue doing educational music play at home with their children.

The best age  for children to begin formal lesson is age 6 or 7, after they have had plenty of time to internalize and feel the music.  By age six, they can sing songs in their head which is called audition and this is the start of a musician.        We have all seen little geniuses  perform but chances are they are imitating robotically what they have been taught.  True expression takes lots of exposure to good music and time and freedom for children to experiment.  Child by this age have developed Basic Musical Competence or the ability to match the pitch and rhythm of a song they are hearing.  

Bath Dance Works 27 Front Street
Weekdays Call to Reserve a Space

Fiddle  Penny Whistle  Ukulele Dulcimer  Guitar Voice Saxophone Flute Piano  and More 
All Ages
Half -hour individual  $25
One hour individual  $40
One hour group $25/student

Please contact Sharon Pyne for more information  207-522-390

Old-Time Family/Community  Dance

Friday, Feb. 2nd  6:30-8:00

Bath Dance Works 

 Fridays  Suggested Donation $5 each

call Sharon for more info. 207-522-3900

Traditional New England CountryDances Taught/ All Ages Welcome/Easy, Slow Paced

Doci Do/Elbow swing /Cast off/Promenade

Live Music for Christmas by local musicians on fiddle flute piano bass banjo.

Come Alone or with Friends/Listen/Dance /Play with the Band

Healthy Snacks Provided!

 

Family Round-Singing

Drop In  Children Welcome!!

Sundays 11:00-12:00  

January -April 1st  Sundays Family   Suggested Donation $5 each

Bath Dance Works

More Info.  call or text 2o7-522-3900

Sponsored by Maine Fiddle Camp and Led by Sharon Pyne and Doug Protsik

No Experience Necessary/ Come Listen/ Come Sing/All Ages Welcome

Simple Rounds and Song with Easy Refrains

A Winter Version of Singing Around the Campfire

Bring a Easy Song to Share if you want. We will sing by ear as much as possible.   

Youth Fiddle Jam Session
Bath Dance Works 72 Front Street Downtown Bath
1st and 3rd Fridays,  5:00pm-6:00pm
call for tune list or just come!!! Not just for fiddles.

$10 / musician $20 /family

RSVP Call or Text Ahead  Sharon Pyne  207-522-3900

We will have pizza at 4:30 since we are meeting during the dinner hour. 
 Private and Group Lessons are offered on Friday afternoons for an extra fee,  if you would like to get a little coaching on the tunes.    
 The 2017 Youth Jam Session were a  great success with fiddles, guitars, a banjo and a ukulele. My hope is to give young musician (under 18) an opportunity to play with each other and learn by ear. The session is for all levels. The emphasis will be on fiddle tunes in keys of D, G, A,Em and Am. I am hoping we have some guitar players and whistle/flute players too. We will start with simple tunes and proceed to the more advanced.

We will start with the lists below. Please try to learn (memorize if possible) one or more of the tunes on the list for our first session. They can be found on the Maine fiddle camp website which I have listed below. If you do not have access to the website, let me know and I can send you the music and CD.

Please send me a list of tunes you know and I will consider adding them.

Please spread the word. Warmly, Sharon Pyne

Tunes for Jam Session
 find sheet music and audio at  www.mainefiddle.org  click “Tunes”    click “2010”
Tunes for November Jam Session
Camptown races
Britches full of stitches
Boil them cabbage down
Flop eared mule
Cock of the north
Oh Susanna
Oh Joe Clark,
Sky boat song
Extra Tunes for Winter 2018 Jam Sessions

from 2010 tune collection at www.mainefiddle.org
The Wren
Rakes of mallow
Steamboat quickstep
Road to Boston
Joys of Quebec
Marie’s wedding
Red wing
Lilting Banchee
Cold Frosty Morning.

New Drop -In  Preschool Playgroup 

 Mondays  10:30-11:30 Beginning January 8th 2018

 Bath Dance Works 72 Front Street 3rd floor

 $5 for parent and child $3 sibling fee

RSVP   Call or Text Vanessa 207-317-0802

The Bath Dance Works, managed  by Sharon Pyne has reserved some drop in playgroup times for preschoolers and parents.  Music Together teacher, Vanessa Levat, has volunteered to host the first one for a few Mondays.  There are other times available if anyone else would like to host (unlock and lock up, collect donations, clean up) 

Parents are responsible for keeping their own children and others safe. Please sign the waiver when you arrive.    We do have exposed heating pipe..please introduce your child to these if you come. Encourage your child to use the wonderful hardwood floor to slide, gallop, skip , dance, crabwalk  instead of run.  Older preschooler will  understand this better than toddlers.  Eventually parents may be able to run an errand while another parent watches their child.  No parent attending should be looking after more than one child besides their own.   

This is intended to be a social time for parents and children.  There will be no organized activities unless a parent wants to lead them. I suggest start out bare bones and seeing what your children come up with.  Try to leave your own toys at home.    We will have a designated snack eating place.  Please be aware that we do our own cleaning here so any way you can help will be appreciated.  If you bring food to share please ask other parents about allergies.  

We would love to know if you are coming since we are limiting the number to  6 families to start.  If you drop in and there is space, you are welcome. 

For more information email me or vanessabush87@gmail.com.  Warmly, Sharon Pyne 522-900