BRATTLEBORO -- It may be freezing outside, but inside the Brattleboro Music Center’s spring semester is just getting started. Now is the time to consider starting that instrument you have always wanted to play. The BMC offers lessons in more than 16 instruments, including voice, to all ages and levels.

The BMC also offers classes for kids, teens and adults. Following are some of programs offered:

Children (Ages 1-14)

* Movin’ Into Music -- Music & Movement for ages 1-5, and Little Strummers Ukulele Club for ages 3-5, Monday mornings with Annie Frelich.

* Tigers Ensemble, for young string players ages 5-7, Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5 p.m., with Heather Sommerlad.

* Mini Mozarts I and II, composition and singing based hands-on, creative theory class for ages 5-7, on Saturdays, with Heather Sommerlad.

* Broadway Youth Vocal Performance, singing and dancing using Broadway show songs for ages 7-12, Saturdays, noon to 1:15 p.m., with Alisa Hauser.

* Youth Celtic Classes for ages 9-14, beginner and intermediate groups, open to all instruments, on Wednesday afternoons with Lissa Schneckenberger, Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy.


* Piano Four Hands Extravaganza Workshop, on Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, with Bruce Griffin and Susan Dedell.

* Theory & Musicianship II: Functional Harmony & Analytical Techniques, for all instrumentalists and vocalists Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., with Steve Cady.

* Early Music Vocal Workshop, on Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m., with Jennifer Hansen.

* Flute Choir, on Fridays 4:30 to 6 p.m., with Robin Matathias.

* Intro to Traditional Music by Ear, on Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., with Becky Tracy.

* Celtic Music Sessions, intermediate and advanced groups, on Wednesday evenings with Keith Murphy, Becky Tracy.

* Music Adventure Program, for youth and adults with mixed abilities, please inquire.

* Music Improvisation, for all instruments, on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., with Bill Shontz.

In March, the Brattleboro Music Center will also be launching a new series of adult daytime programs to be announced soon.

For more information, visit or call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523.