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Early Childhood Music Classes

Early Childhood Music and Movement Classes

Make Musical Memories! We offer beginning music classes for your child (ages 3 - 5) to explore their creativity and enhance cognitive development through singing, dancing, and instrument play. Children have tons of energy and curiosity and we will nutrure that through our engaging courses. No experience necessary! Your child will learn fine motor skills, whole body movement, and social skills, while actively participating in music making. Early childhood music classes are also proven to foster physical, emotional, and cognitive growth.

The courses are taught by WKU Music Faculty with training in Kindermusik, the Suzuki Method, and academic degress in music performance and music education.


Class Schedule

            Tuesdays 5:00-5:30

            Fine Arts Center 300


            Tuesdays 5:30-6:00

            Fine Arts Center 300

Class days:

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30

We will have 12 classes this spring semester (instead of 11).

Room 300 - Fine Arts Center

Tuition fee:

$120 for the entire semester.


Faculty Bio

catherine wilson

Dr. Catherine Wilson is the Coordinator of Music Education and Graduate Studies at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, where she teaches music education courses. Formerly, she was the Coordinator for Music Education at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, a high-school vocal music director, elementary music specialist, musical theatre director, organist, and pastoral musician. In 2019 she was awarded a grant for her research on performance anxiety, and in 2013 she won a fellowship for her research on incarcerated men expressing emotion through songwriting. Catherine's research interests are in music and emotional wellness, and in 2011 she was recognized for exceptional research in music education. She was nominated for Hastings Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2009 and received a Nebraska Elementary Principal's Award of Excellence in 2006. She has written choral music for Augsburg Fortress and co-authored "Singin,' Sweatin' and Storytime," published through MENC and Rowman & Littlefield. In addition, Catherine has been an international, national, regional, and state presenter. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Louisville, a music therapy equivalency degree from Saint Mary of the Woods College, a master's degree in music from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in music from the University of Iowa. Catherine enjoys distance running, writing, traveling, cooking, and composing in her spare time. She and her husband, Joe, are the proud parents of Nicholas, Thomas, Anne-Marie, and Victoria Wilson. 


Registration Form

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Policy Information

By registering my child for this program, I understand that photographs and videos may be taken to document activities. I give my permission that photographs and/or videos taken of my child during the semester can be used for educational and/or promotional materials for the Department of Music and its faculty.

For more information about the String Academy policies, please click here.

Please enter your initials to acknowledge that you are aware of and accept the Program's policies.

Tuition Fee

Submitting this form reserves a spot in this class. By reserving a spot, you will be responsible for paying the tuition fee regardless of whether you show up for the class or not.

You can cancel your reservation within 48 hours of submitting this form by emailing strings@wku.edu.

Tuition Fee Agreement


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Photo credit: Kyra Rookard


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 Last Modified 12/15/23