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Musically Inclinded Classes

Musically Inclined

Musically Inclined is a program involving the Orff method of music as well as using portions of the Musikgarten curriculum. Orff, the method, was created by a German composer many years ago named Carl Orff. He specifically created this method for children. It was to enable them to enhance or find their singing voice as well as rhythmically train them with pitched and non-pitched instruments. This is done through simple body movements and simple rhythmic instruments. 

The Musically Inclined programs starts as early as 2 years old. Music from an early age has many benefits for a life long appreciation of music as well as benefits in education, specifically reading and math.When joining one of the parent involvement classes (2 years to 3 years) you are exposing your child to more than just music.  You are helping your child to learn simple processing such as taking turns, language skills and socialization all within the positive environment of making music.

It is important when choosing a music program that you are confident that the Instructor has music training and has adequate abilities in the area of study so they can guide your child through to a more formal instruction in music.  Many students have started with early years programs and have gone on to formal training in voice or piano.

Musically Inclined programs are taught by a seasoned teacher with over 20 years of experience. Carol Wright B.A. Vocal , Orff,  Musikgarten trained.

Email Carol Wright at if you have questions.

Meet the Teachers

Lanny and Carol Wright have been teaching music for 27 years in their business “Musically Inclined”. Carol currently teaches music in private schools in the area. They both have taught for many years at the well-respected Niagara Symphony Music Camp. Both hold a degree, B.A. honours in Music, specifically Vocal Pedagogy and Literature. They have Orff training as well as Musikgarten curriculum certification.

Music Programs 2019-2020

Treble Makers Group Keyboard

Ages 2 and 3 year olds (with parent)

Treble makers is a class designed to enjoy with your child.  It will involve singing, rhythm instruments, movement as well as listening activities to encourage beat competency, simple rhythms and learning how to respond to music with simple dynamics.  It is hands-on and the familiar routine will encourage focusing and will instill a love of music in your child and strengthen the bond of parent and child through music.  A great musical beginning.

Wednesday 5:00 - 5:40 pm.
September 2019 to June 2020
Cost :  $68.00 per month + $68.00 pre-registration
First Class September 11, 2019

Saturday 9:30- 10:10 a.m. 
13 weeks 
September to December 
Cost : $260.00 
First Class September 14, 2019

Ages 6 years and up

This class focuses on keyboard and theory.  Students can be at different levels as they will be taught individually within the group setting.   Regular Practise is required to progress consistently.   The group setting encourages peer involvement in theory and theory games.  Headphones are required for this class.  

Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm
September 2019- June 2020
Cost - $78.00 per month + $78.00 pre-registration
Starts September 10, 2019

Music Makers - ORFF Private Voice and Piano

Ages 4 - 6 years

Music Makers is an introduction to music using the ORFF method of music.  The class is a rhythmic approach involving singing, rhythm instruments, xylophones, glockenspiels, movement, as well as worksheets to encourage understanding of notes, rests, music alphabet and simple dynamics.  The class is a fun approach to music, while training the child's ear for pitch, rhythm and beat competency.   The student can take this class for more than one year as the reinforcement will encourage greater ability in more formal music lessons.  

Wednesdays 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
September 2018 - June 2019
Cost - $78.00 per month + $78.00 pre- registration
First class September 11, 2019 

Note: There is no Practise at home for this class

30 min. Lesson per week (designated times)
Cost - $90.00 per month + $90.00 pre-registration
September 2019 - June 2020

Preschool Piano Lessons  

Ages 3 1/2 -5 years old

30 min Private lesson per week (at a designated time)

$90 per month plus $90 pre-registration

Wunderkeys preschool curriculum is a first introduction to one-on-one piano lessons for young children.  Wunderkeys encourages exploration of the piano in ways that are accessible and appropriate for this age group.  Parent support is needed at home as well as a keyboard/piano. 


Please contact Carol at for further question, registration or to discuss which program is most appropriate for your child.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required to secure spot!


These classes will be held at Carol Wright's music studio located in North End of Niagara Falls.


Please contact Carol at for further questions or registration. 

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