Let's Play Music is a 3-year music theory course for young children that emphasizes total musicianship through piano playing, singing, classical music, note reading and ear training... and it's accomplished through play!
Children learn most effectively when they are playing! If you were to peek in on a Let's Play Music class, you would see jumping, singing, skipping, storytelling, and laughing! Music educators have long taught that the young child learns best through play, experience and discovery. As musical concepts and skills are presented in a playful, joyful setting, children absorb knowledge and ability.
Please check out the video below and Let's Play Music's corporate web site for more information about this amazing program! And contact me if you would like any more information about joining this exciting musical movement.
Musical Connections Studio's mussion is to help connect families, connect children to their musical and educational potential, and connect the community through sharing joyful musical moments. Musical Connections is a music studio based in Fort Mill, SC, and is run by Tracy Schwartz (or Ms. Tracy).
Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. English is my native language, but music is the language I have chosen to study and speak through my whole life. I also love children. I have 3 of my own, and have found that using music in my parenting brings us closer, helps me calm them and myself, and transcends many barriers.
I have a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University. I play the piano, flute and organ. I have taught private piano on and off (mostly on) ever since I was 16 (I won't tell you how many decades that's been...), young children's group classes for over 5 years, and have sung in and directed countless adult and children's choirs over the years. I perform anywhere and everywhere I can, from symphony halls to street corners and bedsides.
I love putting my passion for music and teaching children together to help create a rich learning and bonding experience for my music students and their families.
"I have experienced the magic of Let’s Play Music first hand with my youngest son. We had such a great experience, and it has formed the best foundation for my son’s love for music, not to mention his academic success. I have been amazed at the amount of learning that is present in every class period. Let’s Play Music packs musical learning disguised as play into every minute."
– Lilli Hiatt
"Our daughter began the program as a quiet, shy girl that lacked confidence. After completing the three year program she has become a confident, happy and very musically talented little girl I could hardly believe that my little seven year old could compose, memorize and perform a song in front of hundreds of people. This program is far and above any other musical program I’ve ever seen. I can’t imagine our lives without it!"
– Leisann Dickerson
"My daughter is in her last semester of the three year program and I am beyond words!! If your children are lucky enough to get into this class, you'll be so grateful! What they learn goes far beyond simple level one but introducing them to ideas the would learn in high school level all while having fun! There is appreciation for hearing music as well. Seriously glad that I found this class!"
– Melissa Reedy
"Tracy is a phenomenal teacher. I've had many experiences with her teaching both children and adults. Tracy is dedicated to always improving upon what she knows, and that is the base of her desire to teach children, helping them find that same joy of learning and self accomplishment. Her musical skill only increases her ability to connect in a fun and pleasant way with the kids! Thank you Ms. Tracy!"
– The Orton Family