Fine Art | Music | Dance
Little Hands Learning Center students participate in dance class weekly and the dance classes are taught by a certified dance instructor. Dance promotes improved physical health, psychological health and maturity in children because students enjoy the opportunity to express their emotions and become aware of themselves and others through creative movement. Dance practice also increases children’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. In addition, dance helps improve socialization and communication skills. Students learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and helps reduce anxiety. Dance can also help to alleviate fears related to performing in front of an audience.
Note: LHLC hosts an Annual On-Stage All-School End of Year Production for students (Two through Six years of age).
Music lessons are offered to all Little Hands Learning Center students between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years of age. Music helps spark creativity in young children and helps develop an appreciation for the arts in addition to igniting all areas of child development: intellectual, social and emotional, language, motor and overall literacy. Music helps the body and the mind work together, helps young children learn the sounds and meanings of words, and aids in strengthening their memory skills.
Note: Dance and Music class is not only fun for Little Hands Learning Center students, but both music and dance instruction helps develop critical thinking skills, allows children to become comfortable in their own skin, improves their confidence and self-esteem, helps foster a more positive attitude and allows children to explore their own self-expression.
Private Piano Lessons
Private piano lesson are offered to all children ages 3 years of age and older. Claudia Brent has served as Little Hands Learning Center's Music Director for over ten years. Claudia writes, teaches, sings and performs original music with the children at LHLC and teaches private piano lessons on-site for children ages 3 and up during school hours. Her piano students perform at Piano Recitals at Saint Xavier University, a spectacular performance event.
Claudia has a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has a professionally recorded debut work, "Playing in the Dark", and is currently working on a special project which will include her original children's music.
If you are interested in private piano lessons for your child please email Claudia Brent directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312)218-5890.