Choral Programs for Kids
Instructor: Dana Cherry
Caroling Kids/Twinkling Stars
Caroling Kids have been delighting Marin County residents since 1995 when these 5 to 7 year-old boys and girls (K-2nd grade) first appeared on the holiday scene as part of Singers Marin. Children sing and move to traditional songs of the holiday season, including Christmas, Hanukkah, and more. In the spring, these same children become Twinkling Stars, singing with creative movement to more fun songs, including musical theatre, multi-cultural and American folk songs, and popular standards.
Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm at Mt Tam Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley
Fridays, 4:15-5:15 at Stapleton School, 70 Greenfield Avenue, San Anselmo
Starlights is the next level chorus for singers ages 8 (3rd grade) and up. The program offers training in voice, music fundamentals, and performance presence. The vocal training includes vocal technique, posture, breathing, ear training and singing simple harmonies. Students learn a wide range of repertoire from musical theater to today's popular songs. Performance opportunities in the community enhance the experience.
Mondays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Mt. Tam Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley
Wednesdays, 2:55-3:55 p.m. at Stapleton School, 70 Greenfield Avenue, San Anselmo
The Chorus has two semesters of 16 classes per school year:
August 26 - December 20
One week off for Thanksgiving (November 25-29)
January 13 - May 15
One week off for ski week (February 17-21)
One week off for Spring break (April 6-10)
Tuition per semester: $315
Dana Cherry is a native of Marin County where she has been singing and performing since childhood. Dana received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco, and is a Marriage and Family Therapist working with youth in Marin. Dana has been able to incorporate her musical training and theater background when working with children in a therapeutic setting. Dana was a founding member of the Singers Marin youth program in 1996 where she traveled world wide performing in Australia, New Zealand, and Germany. Dana worked for many years as the Youth Program Director and as an instructor/ conductor for Singers Marin. Dana has been seen recently performing with with the Mountain Play, Novato Theater Company, College of Marin, Ross Valley Players and Stapleton Theater Company. She looks forward bringing her experience teaching with Singers Marin to Stapleton and having another fun-filled musical year working with Caroling Kids/Twinkling Stars and Starlights!