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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


The Beckett School at Laurier offers the oldest (est. 1980) and largest (over 2,000 children) early childhood music (ECE) classes in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region.

Children are grouped in classes according to age and follow a custom curriculum that produces the natural starting point for a lifetime of musical accomplishment and enjoyment. Our ECE teacher Jennifer Stacey works to ensure your child will develop a love and understanding of music through immersion in singing, playing, listening and movement activities.

Music with Your Child

Through traditional chants, folk songs and singing games, your child (3–7 years) will use their own voice as their first instrument, as well as rhythmic and melodic instruments, to actively discover musical concepts such as beat, rhythm, melody and form.

A sequentially-organized class structure encourages children to develop performance and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future individual lessons. Our structure allows them to progress at a quicker pace and with greater confidence.

This year the classes will be offered online through Zoom until further notice. All children will receive a music kit (scarf, rhythm sticks, egg shaker, etc.) to use at home. Kits will be available in the parking lot for pick-up at a pre-arranged time. Six and seven year olds will need a ukulele tuner.

Family participation is a vital component of this program. Grown-ups and/or siblings are asked to join the class to help facilitate music activities (e.g. clapping games) and helping with the computer.

3 Year Olds (born 2017)

  • Format: 30 minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $145 (plus registration fee)

Session One (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Session Two (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020
  • Day and time: Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

4 Year Olds (born 2016)

  • Format: 30 minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $145 (plus registration fee)

Session One (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Session Two (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

5 Year Olds (born 2015)

  • Format: 45 minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $200 (plus registration fee)

Session One (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Session Two (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

6 and 7 Year Olds (born 2013 - 2014)

Ukulele Classes 

*Children will need a ukulele and tuner

  • Format: 45 minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $200 (plus registration fee)

Session One (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
  • Day and time: Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. or Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Session Two (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
  • Day and time: Tuedays, 4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. or Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Music with Your Baby or Toddler

Introduce your baby (0–18 months) or toddler (18–36 months) to music and movement in this fun, interactive parented class. Dress comfortably as you will be partners with your child as we sing, play and move to traditional folk music, nursery songs, singing games, lullabies and instrumental music.

Instruments and equipment including xylophones, drums, bells, balls, hoops and scarves are used extensively and are an invaluable part of the class. Help your child foster a musical understanding, learn to respond to music and further develop their language, social, emotional and physical skills.

This year the classes will be offered online through Zoom until further notice. All children will receive a music kit (scarf, rhythm sticks, egg shaker, etc. to use a thome. Kits will be available in the parking lot for pick-up at a pre-arranged time. 

  • Format: 30 minute classes for 12 weeks
  • Cost: $145 per session (plus registration fee)

Session One (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Session Two (limit of 5 students)

  • Start date: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
  • Day and time: Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Contact Us:

Beckett School at Laurier

E: beckettschool@wlu.ca
T: 519.578.3640

Laurier location: 190 Lester St., Waterloo

South Kitchener location: 68 Biehn Dr., Kitchener

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