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Music ’n Motion: Early Childhood Music Education with Lianne Cranfield

Lianne Cranfield • Music - General

Music ’n Motion is an early childhood music education program designed to assist children with motor skills, cognition, intelligence, coordination, emotional expression, creativity, self image and socialization. Using a variety of instruments and fun musical themes, children will engage in instrument exploration, vocal exercises, rhythmic play, song, dance and musical stories. This kind of hands-on musical exploration has been found to stimulate every area of the developing brain.

Grade SuitabilityK-1
Maximum Class Size20 students
Time Required30-40 minutes + 15 minutes prep
Material RequiredInstruments provided. Supplementary percussion instruments are helpful. Additional shakers can be purchased if needed.
Language of InstructionEnglish

Lianne Cranfield

Lianne Cranfield debuted in professional musical theatre at age 9 as the lead in Hamilton Theatre Inc’s production of Annie. She studied piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as courses in guitar and voice. An accredited teacher with a Master's of Education, Lianne devoted major research to studying the multiple benefits of early exposure to music on human development. This lead her to design an early childhood curriculum for schools throughout Ontario. Lianne has taught vocal lessons for the past 10 years and performs regularly. She was nominated as the Entertainment Ambassador for the City of Hamilton and now calls Whitehorse her home.

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