Seattle Children's Chorus

Pre-K Music Program

Poco A Poco

Welcome to Seattle Children's Chorus preschool music program, Poco a Poco! This early music learning program is a fun and interactive introduction to music-making for ages 3-6.  Children will begin to learn music and creative expression through rhythm, movement, stories, instruments, and musical play. Come join our fun!

We offer three 8 week sessions per year. Each Poco a Poco Session is $125. Register for all three sessions and receive a discounted tuition of $350. Poco a Poco is unauditioned and opened to all young children who like to express themselves through music.

Each session ends with a Showcase performance that family and friends may attend. In addition, our Session 1 participants will be invited to participate in our concert, Starry Night, December 7, 2019.

We welcome visitors. Please call or email our office to schedule a visit.

Details

Shoreline Classes: Tuesdays at Calvin Presbyterian Church
Level 1 for ages 3 & 4 3:30pm-4:10pm
Level 2 for ages 5 & 6 4:15pm-5:00pm 

Mt. Baker Classes: Wednesdays at Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church
One Level for ages 3-5 5:30pm-6:15pm

Snohomish Classes: Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church
One Level for ages 3-5 4:00pm-4:45pm

 

REHEARSAL SITES AND SCHEDULING

2019-2020 Shoreline Poco a Poco Dates

Session 1: October 15, 2019 - December 3, 2019
(Session ends with a performance at Trinity Lutheran with the "big kids" on December 7th)

Session 2: January 14, 2020 - March 3, 2020

Session 3: April 21, 2020 - June 9, 2020 

                                                                      2019-2020 Mt. Baker Poco a Poco Dates

Session 1: October 16, 2019 - December 4, 2019
(Session ends with a performance at Trinity Lutheran with the "big kids" on December 7th)

Session 2: January 15, 2020 - March 4, 2020

Session 3: April 22, 2020 - June 10 2020

2019-2020 Snohomish Poco a Poco Dates

Session 1: October 10, 2019 - December 5, 2019
(Session ends with a performance at Trinity Lutheran with the "big kids" on December 7th)

Session 2: January 16, 2020 - March 5, 2020

Session 3: April 23, 2020 - June 11, 2020

Our Amazing Teachers!

Gillian Malacari,  director of Shoreline Poco a Poco, received her Bachelor of Music Education with Honors from the University of Western Australia majoring in Primary and Secondary Education and String Pedagogy (violin). Her Honors thesis was on ethnomusicology and she became interested in how different cultures approach music education. Gillian has a strong belief that voice exploration and movement activities, in early childhood music education are one of the most robust ways to develop well-rounded musicians who feel confident interacting with music for life.

Gillian Malacari, director of Shoreline Poco a Poco, received her Bachelor of Music Education with Honors from the University of Western Australia majoring in Primary and Secondary Education and String Pedagogy (violin). Her Honors thesis was on ethnomusicology and she became interested in how different cultures approach music education. Gillian has a strong belief that voice exploration and movement activities, in early childhood music education are one of the most robust ways to develop well-rounded musicians who feel confident interacting with music for life.

Lindsay Hogan,  director of Marysville Poco a Poco, received her bachelor’s degree from Manhattan School of Music where she majored in oboe performance. Lindsay’s education in New York City helped her explore all kinds of music, from bluegrass to samba, increasing her love for music from diverse traditions. She includes music of varied genres in her teaching to spark curiosity in her students. Lindsay maintains a private studio where she teaches piano, voice, oboe, guitar, and mandolin.

Lindsay Hogan, director of Marysville Poco a Poco, received her bachelor’s degree from Manhattan School of Music where she majored in oboe performance. Lindsay’s education in New York City helped her explore all kinds of music, from bluegrass to samba, increasing her love for music from diverse traditions. She includes music of varied genres in her teaching to spark curiosity in her students. Lindsay maintains a private studio where she teaches piano, voice, oboe, guitar, and mandolin.

Kelsey Fletcher , director of Mt. Baker Poco a poco and Neighborhood choir, is an SCC alumni who continued her music education at Whitworth University receiving degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She has experience teaching choir at the high school level, private voice and piano lessons, and is actively involved in the music ministry at her church.

Kelsey Fletcher, director of Mt. Baker Poco a poco and Neighborhood choir, is an SCC alumni who continued her music education at Whitworth University receiving degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She has experience teaching choir at the high school level, private voice and piano lessons, and is actively involved in the music ministry at her church.