Children’s Music Program

The Children’s Music Program at Plymouth Church is an important opportunity in the lives of our children. The children’s music program seeks to provide age-appropriate music education in a Christian environment. The children are exposed to a variety of musical experiences, including choir training, which focuses on teaching the children how to sing and sight-read music. The abilities to sing and read music are precious gifts that our children can enjoy and use and enjoy for their entire lives.

Experience with music at this age is very important and can foster a life-long love of music. In addition to music education, this is an important time to teach our children about the church: its structure, symbolism, worship, liturgy, and music. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to give a priceless gift to your children for the sake of their future.

Our children’s choirs seek to:

  • Teach children about our faith through musical experiences.
  • Brighten the lives of others by sharing our children’s musical gifts.
  • Help each child feel good about himself or herself.
  • Help each child become part of a caring group.
  • Help each child have fun through musical endeavors.
  • Build a solid foundation in the art and discipline of music.

 

Plymouth’s children’s choirs offer a range of musical opportunities for more than 100 greater Des Moines-area students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Children of all abilities participate in our outstanding choirs, which are led by respected teachers and musicians from the Des Moines community. Children’s choirs rehearse and sing for worship from September through Spring.

 

Pre-K

Music Makers Class is for child and caregiver together, and provides an enriching musical experience.

  • Meets: Wednesdays, 5:15-6 p.m. in Room 303
  • Class Schedule: September through Singing Church Sunday (Sunday after Easter)
  • Instructor: Lydia Schettler

Early Elementary

Rehearses: Wednesdays, 5:15-5:50 p.m. in Room 302

Sunday Warm-up: 8:30-8:55 a.m. for the 9 a.m. service, or 10:30-10:55 a.m. for the 11 a.m. service

Sings: Sundays, as scheduled, at 9:00 or 11:00 a.m.

Active: September through Singing Church Sunday (Sunday after Easter)

Director: Francine Griffith

  • Rehearses: Wednesdays, 5:15-5:50 p.m. in Room 301
  • Sunday Warm-up: 8:30-8:55 a.m. for the 9 a.m. service, or 10:30-10:55 a.m. for the 11 a.m. service
  • Sings: Sundays, as scheduled, at 9 or 11 a.m.
  • Active: September through Singing Church Sunday (Sunday after Easter)
  • Director: Linda McFarlane
  • Rehearses: Wednesdays, 5:15-6 p.m. in Room 304
  • Sunday Warm-up: 8:30-8:55 a.m. for the 9 a.m. service, or 10:30-10:55 a.m. for the 11 a.m. service
  • Sings: Sundays, as scheduled, at 9 or 11 a.m.
  • Active: September through Singing Church Sunday (Sunday after Easter)
  • Director: Jade Fox

Older Elementary

  • Rehearses: Wednesdays, 5:15-6 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall
  • Sunday Warm-up: 8:30-8:55 a.m. for the 9 a.m. service, or 10:30-10:55 a.m. for the 11 a.m. service
  • Sings: Sundays, as scheduled, at 9 or 11 a.m. 
  • Active: September through Singing Church Sunday (Sunday after Easter) 
  • Director: Kelli Stoa
  • Rehearses: Wednesdays, 5:15-6 p.m. in the Recital Hall
  • Sunday Warm-up: 8:30-8:55 a.m. for the 9:00 service, or 10:30-10:55 a.m. for the 11 a.m. service
  • Sings: Sundays, as scheduled, at 9 or 11 a.m.
  • Active: September through Singing Church Sunday (Sunday after Easter)
  • Director: Brianne Magel
  • Rehearses: Wednesdays, 6-6:45 p.m. in Room 306
  • Sunday Warm-up: 8:15-8:45 a.m. for the 9 a.m. service
  • Rings: Sundays, as scheduled, at 9 a.m.
  • Active: September through Singing Church Sunday (Sunday after Easter)
  • Director: TBD, Fall 2020