Prelude – Early Childhood Music Classes

Early Childhood Music Classes
Newborn – 3 Years Old, and a Parent or Caregiver
Prelude is suspended during COVID.  We hope to return soon.

*If Birmingham Public Schools are cancelled for any reason, Prelude Classes will be cancelled as well.

Participation in this music ministry is one of the most profound gifts that you can give a child. Imagine a lifetime full of music — not just listening to the radio, but being able to participate in any musical activity and to truly appreciate the depth in all music.

Bouncing, wiggling, tickling, moving, and singing…all activities that you might see in one of our classes for infants and toddlers. They might seem ordinary enough, but the science behind them and the brain patterns that are being developed are life-changing. Infants begin to make sense of language long before they are able to speak. They are constantly interacting with language causing the brain to maintain those linguistic pathways for use later in life. Our Early Childhood Music classes are designed to do exactly the same thing for the musical pathways. Plus, they are an incredibly fun and bonding experience for parent and child.

A child who participates in Prelude will grow to be able to:

  • Sing and play instruments
  • Participate fully in a worship service
  • Dance
  • Sing Happy Birthday in tune
  • Enjoy participating in choir, band, or orchestra
  • Become a concert musician
  • More fully appreciate the art of music as a listener
  • Sing to their children and keep the cycle going


Who can participate? Children age birth through 3 years old, and their parents or caregiver.

Cost – This class is free as a gift to our community. We encourage a suggested donation of $5 per class to help support this program.

Class Times: Prelude is offered 3 days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Come once a week or all 3 days – it’s up to you. There is no registration, all you need to do is come!

For more information, please contact our Music Ministry.

248-646-1200 Ext. 125