New Songbook this Fall!

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The first edition of our new family songbook series is here! Each song in the Fiddle collection is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim. The new book will inspire your family to play with music all week long. You’ll find it helpful to learn the lyrics, as a jumping-off point for creative storytelling, and to learn more about the songs you’re singing in class. Your child may enjoy snuggling with you and singing through the whole book at once – or opening to a page to tell you what song they want to sing!

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About the Illustrator

Read more about Jaime Kim on her website: https://www.jaimekim.com

 

Spring Registration Now Open!

A baby with wide eyes, bouncing on her mommy’s lap, taking in all the sounds and rhythms.

A toddler wandering around the room then stopping to imitate an interesting movement.

A Daddy, giving his best monkey impression, making the childern giggle.

A proud preschooler, giving the teacher his own lyric substitution idea for the song.

An engaged nanny, groovin’ out on tambourines and triangles, modelling the joy of music.

Anenergetic music teacher engaging families in drumming, dancing, jumping, wiggling and learning.

A community of families singing, supporting one another, sharing laughter and friendship.

Join us this Spring!

Come Explore the Triangle Collection Starting April 16th! 

REGISTER HERE

Still Room in our SE Classes, Our Evening Class and Cochrane Class

Monday’s 10am class in the NW is full!

But don’t fret we have space in our SE classes on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings as well as our Cochrane class on Friday mornings. And plenty of Space in our Monday Evening Class.

Registration is still on for a few more weeks and Classes will begin the week of

JANUARY 22

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In the upcoming song collection, families will play with their voices by mimicking the sounds of instruments in the “French Folk Song,” and Spanish-speaking animals in “De Colores.” (Did you know that in Spanish, roosters say “Quiri-quiri quiri” to wake people up?) Making funny animal sounds, lip-burring, and other tonal play helps children explore their vocal register, discover their singing voices and distinguish them from their speaking voices. And since children learn from contrasts and by expressing music with their full bodies, you’ll be hopping lightly like birds and sliding smoothly like an iceskater. You’ll have so much fun you won’t even notice that you’re learning staccato and legato! In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes recordings and materials for you to use at home, including access to the songs through the Hello Everybody app. Join the Winter session and play, sing, laugh and learn with families in your community.

Register Here

or Contact Us to try out a class with no obligation

 

News For my Currently enrolled Families

An exciting promotion happening with Winter Registration.

win a free session

 

For any of my current families if you refer friend or family or neighbor who register for Winter term, please remind them to add your name in the referred by on our online registration form. Every referral name entered will be entered in to win a free session for one child! Your name can be entered in as many times as friends or family register and enter your name! So please share this wonderful program with anyone you feel would love to join us!

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving pumpkinI hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day with those you love.

Just a little reminder there are no classes on Monday Oct. 9 for Thanksgiving day.

I am thankful for you! Thankful for Family and friends! and Thankful for music!

Finally an Evening Class!

Did you hear we now have an evening class?

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We have heard your requests and have decided to add an evening class! Pack your littles up after work and come join us for some fun filled Music exploration.

Be sure to register to save your spot!

Our classes start the week of Sept. 25 and our evening classes will be at 5:45pm at our New NW location, the Dalhousie Community Center.

We are looking forward to singing with you and your littles then!

Fall Registration is Open

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This fall, families will come together to sing, play, laugh, and learn with the Music Together Bongos Song Collection. The songs include lots of upbeat, active songs like “See How I’m Jumping,” our take on the timeless nursery rhyme “Hey, Diddle, Diddle,” and beautiful melodies such as the Japanese song “Hotaru Koi” and “Walking through the Woods.” In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes recordings and materials for you to use at home, a family newsletter with more at-home music-making ideas, and online access to the songs through the Hello Everybody app. Join us for our fall session and bring music into your family’s life!

The Fall semester will start on September 25 running in our NW location on Mon at 10am, and 5:45pm. In our SE location on Tues at 10:00am and Wed at 10:00am. As well as our Cochrane location on Fri at 10:00am. Should the interest call for it, we’ll add classes accordingly.

Rhythm Kids will also start on Sept 25 running in our NW location on Mon at 4:15pm, our SE location on Tuesdays at 4:15pm and our Cochrane location on Thursdays at 12:45pm and 4:15pm

Register here, We’d love to sing with you this fall!

Rhythm Kids

We are so excited to be accepted as a Pilot Program for

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Rhythm Kids Level 2 is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children in Kindergarten through second grade (ages 5 through 8) to attend with or without a parent or another adult. We would also consider allowing a 5-year-old who has not yet started kindergarten to participate in Rhythm Kids as long as an adult attended with him or her. Children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:
• learn multicultural drumming patterns;
• develop new repertoire on various percussion instruments;
• explore movement and dance while singing songs;
• play games based on music and drumming;
• have fun with a host of rhythm activities.
Rhythm Kids follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age 8. As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grownups can enjoy drumming play and practice sessions at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote.
Classes are for children K–2 (ages 5 through 8) and include:
• 10 weekly, 45-minute classes
• Animal Collection Songbook and CDs (2 copies) each semester
• Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs
Children will:
• Learn, create, discover and explore music, movement and drumming
• Enjoy age-appropriate ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, tambourines, etc.)
• Explore traditional drumming patterns through animal names and movements
• Experience drumming, song, and dance from around the world (Mali, Puerto Rico, Turkey, etc.)
• Find new ways to connect mind, body, and voice through rhythm
• Develop skill in improvising, soloing, conducting, composition, and improvisation
• Participate in active musical games that are both enriching and totally fun!
This is an instrument-learning class, so your child will need a drum.

Do you have the toddler bedtime blues?

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I know how it is, I’m a parent of a toddler, sometimes it seems the most dreaded time of the day is du du duuuu…… bedtime. This time of the day can be a real struggle and I’m always trying to figure out the exact remedy to make bedtime, bonding time, with my little ones.

I’m here to offer you a few tips to set yourself up for bedtime success!

It’s a great idea to create a wind down time before bed. Turn off the screens and play some calming music while playing or reading stories or just talking about your day, dimming the lights or turning some extra lights off will contribute to a calming environment. Try to start winding down for an hour or two before bedtime.

Most of the experts will tell you to follow a simple bedtime routine. This can look different for many families but keeping it simple is key. Your routine might include a bath, then jammies, a story (or 2 or 5), then singing goodnight to all the toys and stuffies that share your toddlers bed. Don’t forget to sing your favourite lullaby (or 2 or 5), and a kiss and hug goodnight.

Setting up a simple routine can turn this super stressful time into some awesome one on one bonding time! Goodluck and sweet dreams!