Poco Voce

This non-auditioned program builds musicianship and vocal skills for boys and girls in kindergarten through third grade. Taught in a playful manner, children develop language, motor, creative and social skills while building readiness for more formal music training.

Classes use the First Steps in Music curriculum, a developmentally appropriate and carefully researched music program that engages young students through singing, instrumental exploration, and musical games with celebrated local music teacher, Jennifer Elliott.

Poco Voce sessions run once a week for 12 weeks during Fall and Spring. Parents are invited to the final class of each session for an  "Informance." 

  • Fall Session: October 12-January 11 (no class on Nov. 30 or Dec. 28)
  • Spring Session: February 1- April 25 (no class on April 11) 

Level 1: (Kindergarten-1st grade) • Date/Time: Saturdays 9:30am - 10:15am
      Children will develop langauage, motor, creative and social skills through singing, instrumental exploration and musical games.

Level 2: (2nd-3rd grade)  Date/Time: Saturdays 10:30am-11:15am
      Students will learn basic music skills, group singing and play-like activities that lead to choral-readiness. Classes are devoted to active learning through musical games and movement. 

Tuition: $230 per session and need-based scholarships are available. You can download the scholarship application here. For more information, please email Westrick Music Academy or call 609-688-1888


Jennifer Elliott, Poco Voce instructor, has experience teaching music to everyone from babies to octogenarians in a career spanning 20 plus years in churches and public and private schools throughout New Jersey. Jenn received her music education training from Westminster Choir College and holds her Level 1 Kodaly certification, her FAME (Feierabend Association for Music Education) certification in all three levels, as well as certificates for both music and elementary teaching. She served as the founding Secretary to the Board of Directors for FAME, and is a former board member for Princeton Girlchoir, now Westrick Music Academy.