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Music By The Season music classes will be held online this Spring.  During the season we will be talking and singing about things like maple syrup production, sheep shearing, baby animals, the sun getting stronger, leaves and flowers budding, animals waking up from their winter hibernation, and putting away our winter clothes.

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: April 12th to June 18th

Morning Music

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

Cost: $150/10 class session. 

Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 am

Saturdays from 10:40-11:40 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

Wednesdays 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


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