Classes


Summer 2019 Promotional Class Summary

For the summer only, we are providing an opportunity to try out an NFM class for a steeply discounted price without having to commit to a full term.

Participants will learn about musical periods, complete tonal and rhythm activities, creatively play to classical music, sing folk songs, play rhythm instruments, and encounter new Song Stories. This experience creates an appreciation for fine music and a foundation that encourages a natural transition to the study of instrumental music, vocal music, and/or dance. Learn more about the Natural Foundations in Music curriculum HERE.


Class Day/Time

Twenty Four promotional classes are offered during the 2019 summer term. Class days and times are as follows:

 Tue, June 18 (Ms. Elyza): 4 pm & 5 pm

 Thu, June 20 (Ms. Lindsey): 11 am

 Mon, July 8 (Ms. Elyza): 4 pm & 5 pm

 Thu, July 11 (Ms. Elyza): 4 pm & 5 pm

 Mon, July 15 (Ms. Elyza): 4 pm & 5 pm

 Wed, July 17 (Ms. Elyza): 11 am

 Tue, July 30 (Ms. Elyza): 4 pm & 5 pm

 Fri, August 2 (Ms. Elyza): 11 am

 Mon, August 5 (Ms. Elyza): 4 pm & 5 pm

 Wed, August 7 (Ms. Elyza): 11 am

 Fri, August 9 (Ms. Elyza): 10 am & 11 am


Tuition Information

Promotional tuition is $5.55 per child per class. Instrument kits, class CDs, and song story books are not included in this price but will be available for purchase at any time.

IMPORTANT: Due to the high demand of our summer promotional classes, payment of the full tuition amount is required to reserve your place in class. We will send you an invoice upon receiving your registration form. Please pay promptly to guarantee your reservation before the classes fill up.


Location Information

NFM classes are held at the Aledo Community Center in the heart of downtown Aledo, TX. In addition to plenty of room for our class activities, the location provides ample parking and a public park/picnic area. The address is:

104 Robinson Ct
Aledo, TX 76008

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Class Registration Form

Please fill out and submit the form below to enroll.

You will receive an automatic email confirming your registration once it is received. If you do not receive the email immediately, please check your email junk folder and/or add contact@hamiltonpublications.com to your trusted email list. If you still do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us to confirm your registration.


About Our Teachers


Mrs. Lindsey Hamilton, co-creator of Natural Foundations in Music, has a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Wyoming with an emphasis in Creative Arts. She is a credentialed teacher and has also completed extensive training in early childhood music through the Come Children, Sing! Institute, Music Together, and First Steps in Music.

In addition to teaching early childhood music for several years, her professional experiences include teaching 1st, 5th, 6th grades, K-6 music, assistant principal, serving as Director of Early Childhood Music for the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, and teaching for the Fort Worth Suzuki School. Lindsey is certified with and an active member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA).

She homeschools her two sons, who are both Suzuki strings students, while learning to play the cello and pursuing her love of vocal music and musical theater.

Christine Faught


Mrs. Christine Faught studied violin performance at Western Washington University and at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, NY. Her professional experiences include performing at Carnegie Hall with the Polish American Orchestra, many years playing with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, teaching private and group violin lessons since 1993, and teaching Early Childhood Music classes for the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Suzuki School. After homeschooling her three children for eleven years, she now enjoys watching them grow and thrive at an audition-only fine arts charter school. She is passionate about creativity and learning, and in her spare time creates visual art, unusual recipes, and musical arrangements. An experienced and registered Suzuki instructor, she is currently completing her certification in Suzuki Book 4 for violin.

Ms. Elyza Whaley began her musical career with private violin lessons at age six. Through her teen years, she studied Suzuki violin, participated in group violin classes, performed with the Fort Worth Youth Orchestras, helped with Early Childhood classes, and delved into the world of Texas-style fiddling. Her passion for music developed into a passion for sharing music with others through teaching. Elyza has trained with several violin teachers, attended teacher-trainings, and is a certified Stage 1 Suzuki Early Childhood Music Teacher. She plans to continue to take additional early childhood music and violin teacher training. Currently, Elyza attends school at El Centro College in Dallas.
When Elyza is not teaching or training, she plays on her church worship team, competes in fiddle contests, plays in a jazz band, and enjoys a number of hobbies including swing dancing, sewing, crafting, and singing.


Instrumental Class Offerings

We have also partnered with local teachers to offer access to Suzuki strings instrument training in Parker County at our Aledo location. Additional details and registration information is available on their websites.

Suzuki Violin Private Lessons (Mrs. Christine Faught)

Fort Worth Suzuki School (Mr. Matt Bethe)