Sound Scholars™ Seal Pod

Seal Pod is our no-cost early childhood music program for Kindergarten and First Grade.

Class description:

Great Bend Center for Music’s early childhood program, Sound Scholars™, provides free, daily, online music instruction in the internationally acclaimed El Sistema model. For an overview of the program, click here to learn more and to watch a short video with highlights from class, an introduction to teachers, and an interview with a Sound Scholars’ family.

Seal Pod (Kindergarten/Grade 1) students focus on the basics of ensemble (performing music together) while they continue to master key musical concepts, tools and notation. In addition to using primer instruments — things like drumsticks, claves, and maracas — students will also use a range of electronic tools to build and layer beats, beatbox, and vocal tracks collaboratively.


Classes are 30 minutes long and students attend every weekday during the ten-week term in Winter, Spring and Fall (along with a three week winter Holiday Term). Students can enroll anytime during the year, and most families attend year-round. Families can choose from any of the following three time slots when registering:

Class requirements:

While there is no enrollment fee or tuition, participation requires parental/family support during and between class sessions, a tablet or laptop, and a strong internet connection.

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