The Tuneful Sequence Program is based on Orff Schulwerk, a holistic approach to teaching children music through singing, storytelling, movement, rhythmic work, instrumental ensembles, improvisation, and music theory. This sequential program is designed to grow with your child as they learn to express themselves musically in increasingly challenging (but still fun!) ways. Classes are based on the idea that all children have an innate musical sense and need only a little guidance to nurture that ability. Children will experience and learn how to play a variety of instruments including: xylophones, glockenspiels, metallophones, simple stringed instruments, recorder, small and large percussion, and world music instruments. 16 week semester.

For tours and sample class schedules, email Patti Onorato at ppatti@tbms.org.

Fall semester begins in September. Classes take place Monday through Saturday. 

16 weeks 

TUNEFUL SEQUENCE I • Ages 18 months - 3 years

These play-oriented classes emphasize movement and singing and introduce age-appropriate pitched and non-pitched instruments. Children learn to recognize musical symbols and note patterns. Maximum six students per class.

TUNEFUL SEQUENCE II • Ages 3 - 4 years
Children are ready to use their instruments to explore rhythm, pitch, melody, and note reading in a more in-depth and independent setting. As they progress, children are introduced to the recorder. Maximum eight students per class.

TUNEFUL SEQUENCE III • Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Children learn to create music in small instrumental ensembles, and improvise melodies on solo instruments such as the piano and recorder. Music theory games are played, focusing on note recognition, rhythmic training, musical form, and solfege. Maximum nine students per class.

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How do I get started?

To find out the right early childhood class for your child/children/grandchildren, please fill out this secure form. This form will be received by a member of our placement team. It provides us all the information we need to place your child effectively and is the quickest way to generate an inquiry.

Alternatively, email or call Early Childhood Coordinator Patti Onorato at patti@tbms.org or 212-753-8811 ext. 214.

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