ELLSWORTH — Early childhood music educator Deborah Reinke will offer an eight-week series of classes geared for children ages 2 to 5 through the Ellsworth Community Music Institute. Starting Thursday, Sept. 27, the 9 to 9:30 a.m. class will be held at the Moore Community Center.
During the sessions, running through Nov. 15, children will be encouraged to listen, chant and respond to age-appropriate songs that promote language skills and stimulate brain development.
Along with the music, Reinke uses silk scarves, musical instruments and other items to engage the participants. Parents/caregivers are required to stay and encouraged to participate. The series costs $75 per child.
Originally from Rumford, Reinke received a bachelor’s degree in music the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, N.Y. Her interests in music learning theory eventually led her to study with its creator, Edwin Gordon. Under his tutelage, she earned a master’s degree in music at Temple University. While at Temple, she was trained in early childhood music education and has been teaching classes to preschool children in many venues during the last 22 years.
Deborah also helps direct the GSA fall musicals and sings regularly in her church choir and with the Bagaduce Chorale.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register, call 664-9258 or email [email protected]. For more info, visit www.ellsworthcommunitymusic.org.