Smart Start: Music classes for babies, toddlers and preschool-aged children in Toronto

Royal Conservatory School (RCS) early childhood education begins with our unique Smart Start™ curriculum for children ages 0 - 6. Smart Start™ delivers unparalleled music education for young children. Supported by our onsite research lab, Smart Start™ combines the latest research in neuroscience with traditional early childhood learning methods. Weekly participation provides a solid musical foundation, setting the stage for cognitive development, increased confidence, and creativity.

Thanks to the generosity of The Flanagan Foundation, bursary assistance is available for families who wish to enroll their children in a Royal Conservatory School Smart StartTM class, but who face obstacles in meeting the tuition requirements for RCS programming. Applications will be available here.

Free Smart Start Classes - August 26

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Smart Start 0-12 monthsSmart Start™ 0-12 months

45 minutes 
Schedule of classes and fees

Enjoy rhythms and rhymes, learn some new lullabies, and have fun with your little one! Children are naturally curious about music from a very early age, and the positive atmosphere of this class helps foster lifelong connections with music, builds strong parent-child emotional bonds, and provides a weekly forum for social interaction. The goal of this course is to expose you and your child to the basic concepts of music through sensory awareness and self-creation, with particular attention paid to beat, rhythm, and listening skills.
You and your child will start to learn about the fundamentals of music through movement, singing, and play. The course is designed to foster basic cognitive skills through a musical framework, and to help parents and caregivers learn ways to interact with the child through music. A typical class begins with a greeting song, followed by gentle bouncing games, finger plays, movement, and many songs. The class concludes with lullabies or other songs for all to enjoy. One parent or guardian accompanies their child for the full year.

Class schedule: Smart Start™ 0-12 months

Start Date
End Date
Fall Term
11:00-11:45 am 13-Sep-17 13-Dec-17 E. Krzatala
Thu 9:30-10:15 am 14-Sep-17 14-Dec-17 E. Krzatala
Fri 11:00-11:45 am 15-Sep-17 15-Dec-17 M. Tomiska
Winter Term
Wed 11:00-11:45 am 17-Jan-18 25-Apr-18 E. Krzatala
Thu 9:30-10:15 am 18-Jan-18 26-Apr-18 E. Krzatala
Fri 11:00-11:45 am 19-Jan-18 4-May-18 M. Tomiska
Smart Start™ Classes at Artbarn School
250 Eglinton Ave West, Suite 101, Toronto
Fall Term
Sat 10:15-11:00 am 9-Sep-17 16-Dec-17 B. O'Connor $285
Winter Term
Sat 10:15-11:00 am 13-Jan-18 5-May-18
Brenda O'Connor