Music Education

The Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir teaches children to sing and to read and understand music while creating art as a member of a team. Our program gives children room to stretch their limits, challenging them to excel.

The Choir’s curriculum is comprehensive and sequential; it is derived from the pedagogical methodologies of Zoltán Kodály, whose philosophy of music education is designed to support the various stages of a child’s cognitive development.

Children progress through a series of training choirs, with musical concepts appropriately introduced at each level, and reinforced through games, movement and songs. As the singers’ abilities become more advanced, they are promoted into professional-level performing groups. In addition to musicianship skills, we ensure that our children learn healthy vocal production, including such elements as posture, breath control and support, freedom of sound, resonance, and uniformity of vowel colors.

Public performance is an important component of the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir's programs. The Choir's annual concert schedule regularly features over 50 performances, divided among the various choirs. We frequently collaborate with other local performing organizations such as the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, San Francisco Opera, and San Francisco Symphony.

Annual performance tours, with appearances at national and international choir festivals and competitions, have been a hallmark of the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir experience since 1984. We learn to appreciate the diversity in music as we learn to appreciate the diversity in ourselves when we join with other young performers from around the world in the pursuit of musical excellence.

For information on our flagship group Ensemble, click here.
For information on the Kinder Department, click here.
For information on the Training Department, click here.
For information on the Performing Department, click here.