FALL 2021

Music By The Season music classes will be held online and outdoors this Fall - it was so lovely and picturesque last year that we decided to do it again!  During the season we will be talking and singing about things like the weather getting cooler, animals preparing for the cold part of the year, apple and pumpkin picking and collecting nuts like acorns and chestnuts, and leaves changing colour, falling off the trees and then rustling under our feet.

Registration can be done via the form at the bottom of the home page.

Music By The Season is an educational seasons-inspired group music program founded by songwriter, guitarist, and educator Alison Notkin and designed to get little ones and their caregivers singing songs, moving to rhythm and music, discovering instruments and thinking about music and nature together in a fun and relaxed environment.  

Our classes incorporate singing, musical activities, instrument exploration, and movement. The songs we sing are based on seasonal and nature themes and are Alison's original compositions, children's folk songs from around the world, and songs from, or inspired by the Rudolf Steiner tradition. Props are used to support the songs and often represent sounds, systems, and movements in the music.  Exploration of the xylophone, glockenspiel, ukulele, harp, djembe, large gathering drum, and multiple percussion instruments is done through song and activity. Movement exercises are incorporated throughout the class to provide a fun physical outlet.

Alison also teaches private music lessons.  See below for a current offering of classes!



Session dates: September 6th to November 26th (session holiday dates TBD)

Morning Music Outdoor

One hour Fall-themed nature group music classes for children ages 0-5 with caregivers.

Cost: $150/10 class session.

Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am OR

Wednesdays 10:35-11:35 am

Fridays from 9:30 - 10:30 am OR

Fridays from 10:35 - 11:35 am

Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:00 am OR

Saturdays from 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Morning Music Online

One hour online Fall-themed nature group music classes for children ages 0-5 with caregivers.

Cost: $150/10 class session. 

Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 am

Music for Homeschoolers

This is a one-hour online daytime class geared to children from kindergarten to grade 2. We will learn music basics, sing songs, learn recorder and/or glockenspiel and compose our own music.

$150/10 class session

Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 am


All ages


We think that playing an instrument is the best!  We offer remote lessons for adults and children in guitar, ukulele, voice, songwriting, and beginner piano with Alison and electric and acoustic bass with guest bass teacher, Juno award-winning Solon McDade.  Lessons are tailored to each student and typically involve learning songs and music theory in a fun and practical way.  Possibility of doing some lessons outdoor in person.

30 min/$25 and 45 min/$37.50




I cannot say enough amazing things about Alison and her music programs. I feel so fortunate to have the ongoing opportunity to have Alison in our playschool.  She brings inspiration, creativity, beauty and so much passion into our setting. Her classes are the highlight of the week around here.  If you're on the fence about registering for her classes, don't hesitate!  You and your child(ren) will not ever regret it.

Trinati, Garden Grow Playschool, 2019-2020

Music By The Season is also available for classes online and outdoors for libraries, daycares, community centres, festivals, and private groups.