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Children's Program

Children's Italian culture class

Musica Maestro!

Ages infant to four years, with parent (or other adult)

Italian music activities are presented to multi-age groups of children because this fosters natural, family-style learning. The young students in this course learn to understand the meaning of words, simple phrases, and sentences. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments.

Six Saturday sessions, 9:30–10:15 a.m.

  • March 22–April 26
  • Casa Italiana LeChase Lounge
  • Instructor: Dr. Stella Plutino-Calabrese
  • $60 for Casa members; $80 for non-members
    (Casa members may register a second child for $50)


La Scuola Italiana (Italian School)

The Scuola offers age appropriate curriculum and activities. These classes will provide opportunities for beginners to advanced beginners using authentic Italian school textbooks. This engaging program focuses on Italian language, traditional children's music, and games. The Scuola will also include hands-on learning activities, watching video clips, role playing, and projects. Students will be required to bring a 2" binder; all other class supplies and snacks will be provided.

Level I
Ages five to seven

Eight Saturday sessions, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • February 22 - Carnevale with Elisabetta e Irene
    March 1 - Elisabetta
    March 15 - Irene
    March 22 - Irene
    March 29 - Irene
    April 6 - Elisabetta
    April 12 - Elisabetta
    April 19
  • Casa Italiana LeChase Lounge
  • Instructors: Elisabetta D'Amanda and Irene Forgensi Hammons
  • $125 for Casa members; $155 for non-members
    (Casa members may register a second child for $100)
  • Textbook will be provided with an additional fee
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