Class Descriptions

Get Ready to Move & Groove With GroovyBabyMusic!
We Offer the Best Quality Early Childhood Music & Movement Programs!
Whether you have an infant, toddler, preschooler, or big kid...we have the class for you!

 

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MUSIC TOGETHER Mixed-Aged (Newborn-Age 4)

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age four through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers;grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers;parents, grandparents, nannys;can bring the children. Adults, regardless of musical ability, can help create an environment that supports children achieving basic music competence. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience. Parents receive a songbook, a CD of songs, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, informational booklet, "Music & Your Child" outlining the current research on early childhood music development, as well as an access code for a download of CD and acces to Music Together online Family Music Zone

Canta y Baila Conmigo® Mixed-Age (Newborn- Age 5)

Canta y Baila Conmigo; is music and movement in Spanish for children 0-5 and their adult caregivers. It is a unique program that combines music education and language immersion. With Canta y Baila Conmigo; you and your child will be transported as you sing, dance and play to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Spanish speaking cultures. Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, Canta y Baila Conmigo; creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience. Each semester of Canta y Baila Conmigo; features a different collection of carefully selected folk classics, familiar childrens songs and new adaptations of traditional songs and rhymes, all beautifully arranged and recorded for the family take-home CD. In addition to the CD, families receive a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural information, and an English Language supplement for Spanish learners with song translations and language notes.

CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO Preescolares (Age 3-5)

Join us for the same beloved parent/child class in Spanish, this time geared to ages 3-5. A focus on role play, imagination, and even pre-literacy skills that's "just right" for this curious, active age group. Each semester of Canta y Baila Conmigo Preescolares features a different collection of carefully selected folk classics, familiar childrens songs and new adaptations of traditional songs and rhymes, all beautifully arranged and recorded for the family take-home CD. In addition to the CD, families receive a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural information, and an English Language supplement for Spanish learners with song translations and language notes.

RADIANT CHILD YOGA Little Yogis (Age 4-6)

Little Yogis (Ages 4-6) learn yoga breathing, postures and meditation in each hour class. Imagination is key with this age group! Activities like: blowing out birthday candles help us tune in and assist little yogis learn yoga breathing. We go on yoga adventures! "Traveling" to faraway lands, little yogis are guided through poses that represent all that they encounter. A tree, a mountain, a lion in the jungle! Music is incorporated into each class to help students remain engaged and relaxed and to reinforce the positive messages of the yoga practice through thoughtful and kid-friendly lyrics. Deep relaxation is always followed by a simple meditation. Each class ends with a mindful game, activity or simple art project. Little yogis will leave class with a weekly coloring page to continue their practice at home (for example a coloring page with a new yoga pose, instructions to practice the meditation learned in class, etc.) Simple meditation props such as gemstones and feathers will be handed out during the series. (Parents may participate or observe at this class)

RADIANT CHILD YOGA Big Yogis (Age7-9)

Big Yogis (ages 7-9) will continue to explore the joys of yoga as they practice more physically challenging postures to build strength, balance and focus in their one-hour class. Yoga breathing, postures and meditation will be included in all classes. Big yogis focus on building strong body and breath awareness, cooperative skills, and self-confidence. Children will help teach the yoga adventures, calling upon creativity and imagination whilst building leadership skills. Activities like partner yoga enforce cooperative learning and are great fun! Deep relaxation is always followed by meditation or a simple chant. Each class ends with a mindful game, activity or simple art project. Big yogis will leave class with a coloring page as a reminder to continue their practice at home, and an "assignment" for the following week. (for example, practice teaching a posture for class the following week, instructions to practice the meditation learned in class, etc.) Simple meditation props such as gemstones and feathers will be handed out during the series. (Parents may drop-off or observe this class.)

MONKEY JUMP MUSIC PARTY COMBO (ages 0-3 years)

This special class is an hour and a half with a 45 minute unit of music and another 45 minutes of play. Developed by local super-star Vanessa Trien, this class exclusively uses her original kid's music and family favorites! Classes combine a wildly fun, diverse, and age-appropriate music class full of singing, dancing, instrument play, scarves, parachutes, hula hoops, bubbles and more, along with built-in time for more unstructured free play and a chance to socialize with other families. So, stretching beyond the music class format, it will be a community-building music party!  MusicMonkeys (Ages 0-3 years) Class will include a lively, guided 45-minute music and movement class followed by a 45-minute free play time with toys, tunnels, sensory experiences & games. Total time: 9:30-11:00 am.

GROOVY BE BOP! (ages 0-4 years)

Welcome to our 3-week Spring Fling!
Join us for 45-minutes of movin', groovin', singin', and dancin', to your families favorite classic songs! Your teacher will rock out her own arrangements on guitar while your kids play instruments and sing along. Each week brings more fun and helps fill the gap until next 9-week semester begins! Perfect for kids newborn-age 4!

VIVA LA MUSICA! (ages 0-4 years)

Welcome to our 3-week Spring Fling!
Join us for 45-minutes of movin', groovin', singin', and dancin', to your families favorite songs in Spanish. Your teacher will rock out their own arrangements on guitar while your kids play instruments and get exposure to music in Spanish. Each week brings more fun and helps fill the gap until the next 9-week semester begins! Perfect for kids newborn-age 4!

MOVE BABY MOVE New Parents Group & Infant Movement

A welcoming and supportive community for parents to share stories, ask questions and speak honestly about the challenges and joys of parenthood. Each week the teacher will focus on a relevant topic pertinant to new parents. Following the discussion portion, the development movement portion of the class begins. Activities include welcoming the baby's body to the physical world while strengthening the growing spine, exploring the vestibular system (the sense of balance), and finding center. The class includes tummy time, massage, visual and auditory stimulation that will support all the development patterns, including crawling, standing and speech. Encouraging heart-to-heart connection is emphasized through the entire class. This group is intended for parents with babies 0-6 months. Come Balance, Breath, & Bond with us!

MOVE BABY MOVE Crawlers Developmental Movement

The emphasis of this class is to encourage movement to help crawlers on the go! We will work on the Vestibular system (the sense of balance) and start incorporating more props, as well as rhythm, breath and social interaction. Yoga poses that encourage development are introduced, such as backbends, forward bends, side bends and twists. The teacher engages the children and facilitates parents along the way. Come Balance, Breath, & Bond with your child!

MOVE BABY MOVE-Walkers Developmental Movement

In this level we increase body and spatial awareness while working on socialization and gaining independence from caregivers. Activities encourage cognitive thinking, sequencing, expectations and timing. Language is strongly encouraged through activities that emphasize vocal sounds, songs and rhythmic games. Developmental patterns are fostered through more physical work–playing with balance, falling and standing. As always, the teacher fosters a warm, welcoming environment, making each activity fun and engaging for children, while being available for parent's questions along the way!

GROOVY BEATS (Big Kids: Ages 4-6)

GroovyBabyMusic pairs up with percussionist and educator Chris Belden to present this engaging program “GroovyBeats!" Come drum, play, and catch the beat with us in this interactive class! This unique percussion class includes 6, hour-long classes for "big" kids (Age 4-6) for an introduction to drumming fundamentals, international rhythm patterns, and games to reinforce internalizing the beat. In class, each child is provided with an authetic African drum to explore and play, while the teacher presents musical concepts in a fun, accessible way! This laid back, 6-week introduction to percussion is the perfect precursor to the renowned, revamped Rhythm Kids classes, coming this Fall! Don't miss out! Come Catch the Beat with Us!