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Music To My Ears

Children’s music. Is that like children’s food? In most cultures around the world, there is no such thing as food specifically for children....

Music at Montclare

Welcome to music at Montclare! Why is music so important for preschoolers? Music naturally delights and interests young children (of all ages!) providing a positive outlet for their high spirits and creative energy. Music and movement help develop both sides of the brain and contribute to children's...

Music To My Ears

Getting to know Montclare's Music Teacher, Noel Cohen!   Hi, Noel.  I know you live on the UWS. Where did you grow up? I grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and went to public school from 1st grade through 8th grade. I started out at...

We Gather Together

I'm sure many of you remember your school's Assembly. It was a time for a whole school to gather together if only for a short moment. Here at Montclare, the purpose of assembly is to share the gift of song and music. Starting a monthly assembly...

Party Like it’s 2017

"Interesting" year, 2016. Not my favorite and I'm not the only one saying so (Good Riddance 2016!). However, if thinking back on this calendar year gives me pause, what awaits us in 2017? Sure, I fully understand that January 1st is just the day after...

Simple Gifts

Music and Movement are an integral part of Montclare's curriculum.  Music certainly isn't limited to the classrooms and specialist activities.  Even as our children walk the halls, you will hear them singing, "Put your finger on the wall, on the wall."  There is a song...