At CLC, we believe that music is essential to life, and that children are inherently drawn to songs across a wide variety of genres, ages, and styles. Children at CLC engage with music in many different ways each and every day, through music making circles, dance parties, experimenting with instruments, and doing close listening to recorded sound. Each week, our full school gathers for one of our famous Hootenannies, a rolicking singalong where teachers and parents perform and play songs that bounce between rock, pop, folk, soul, ballad, and everything in between. In one Hootenanny, you can expect to hear everything from Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” to Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping,” to “California Stars” by Wilco and Billy Bragg. Follow our Spotify account here, and check out a sample Hootenanny playlist below!
CLC is also one of the only Preschools in the world to have produced its very own in house band: The Hootenanny Preservation Society. Check out HPS’s albums!