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May 26
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Marston House
3525 Seventh Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
(619) 297-9327
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ChIMES is the San Diego Youth Symphony’s early childhood music program for children ages 0–5 and their parents/caregivers. San Diego Youth Symphony is a non-profit organization that has offered quality music education programs and enriched lives through music for over 75 years. We believe that music is a vehicle for giving young people the social, emotional, and academic skills that transcend traditional educational models and prepare them to enter 21st-century adulthood.

ChIMES classes provide meaningful music-making experiences that strengthen family connections and enhance early growth and development. The program is specifically designed to create pathways for children to participate in ensemble-based programs for youth.

• Develop musical, motor, social, literary, and language skills
• Join a welcoming and inclusive community
• Meet guest musicians and learn about their instruments
• Discover a culturally rich array of music and activities with exclusive ChIMES curriculum
• Sing, dance, move, smile, and play with your child!

ChIMES classes are for children from birth up to age 5, plus parents or caregivers. Class options include babies/toddlers (recommended for birth – 2 years), toddlers (approx 18 months – 3 years), toddlers/preschoolers (approx 2 – 5 years), preschool (approx 3 – 5 years), mixed ages (birth up to age 5), and English/Spanish bilingual options as well (appropriate for both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers, or those looking to expose their children to either language.)

Spring 2023 Schedule:

WEDNESDAYS with Mr. Charlie (March 29 – May 17)
OUTDOOR: Liberty Station

9:30 a.m. Babies/Toddlers (ALMOST FULL)
10:30 a.m. Toddlers (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)

THURSDAYS with Miss Michelle (March 30 – May 18)
OUTDOOR: Balboa Park (Marston House*)

9:30 a.m. Mixed Ages English/Spanish Bilingual
10:30 a.m. Toddlers/Preschoolers (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)

FRIDAYS with Miss Michelle (April 7* – May 26)
OUTDOOR: Balboa Park (Marston House*)
*please note that Friday classes will start one week later, April 7, due to Cesar Chavez day

9:30 a.m. Babies/Toddlers (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)
10:30 a.m. Mixed Ages English/Spanish Bilingual (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)

SATURDAYS with Miss Kat (April 1 – May 20)
OUTDOOR: Liberty Station

9:30 a.m. Babies/Toddlers (FULL – WAITLIST ONLY)
10:30 a.m. Preschoolers (ALMOST FULL)

 with Miss Mariana (April 1 – May 20)
INDOOR: Balboa Park (Casa del Prado Room 207)

10:00 a.m. Toddlers (ALMOST FULL)

Cost: $175 for one child ($165 one-time discount rate for first-time families)
Additional Sibling rate: +$105
(Younger siblings under 6 months old may attend for free)

ChIMES Tuition Assistance is available. Please click here if you would like to submit an application and be considered. If you have any questions, please email swilliams@sdys.org. Thank you.


*Special thanks to the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) for hosting ChIMES classes at the
 Marston House.