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Party Like a Rock Star!

Hi everyone!
We had a great time this past Saturday with our Family Time class. This class meets once per month. Rachael and I teach it together and we just love seeing all the daddies come along, which we don’t see much of during the week! We encouraged parents to dress up their kids. This is an adorable rock star, just ready to “rock out” at Kindermusik!!


Rocker!

After our class we held a free play for all families enrolled in our program. It’s a GREAT perk to joining one of our classes. You can just come and explore ALL our instruments and props for an hour with all members of the family (even unenrolled ones!). A couple little girls decided to cover up one of the mommies with as many scarves as they could. I guess she is a colorful ghost for Halloween! :)

Scarf Ghost

Hope everyone has a very happy and safe Halloween!!

Until next time….
Holly

How exciting!!

Hi Everyone!

I was just so excited to see how Holly put our blog site together so quickly this week, and I’m eager to start blogging!  I’ve never blogged before, I tried to start a personal one, but within a few days, I had forgotten my password and what not, and lost interest, but I may now be inspired again…I am very inspired to share about our wonderful Kindermusik experiences!
We were all so pumped after coming back from the Kindermusik International convention last week outside of Chicago , IL in a very pretty suburban town called Schaumberg.  One night, the three of us took the free town trolley from our hotel to eat at a yummy Thai/Asian restaurant called “Big Bowl”.  One of the stops was at a huge shopping center, and as Holly put it, it reminded us of our sprawling Waterford Lakes Towne Center, but the buildings were made out of brick instead of stucco.  It’s always so interesting to me how when you travel to different towns and cities, things look so different from your own home surroundings, but basically, it’s the same shops, movie theaters, malls, restaurants (well, there are several different ones that I hadn’t heard of, so not really the same there!), neighborhoods, etc.
Anyway, convention was just great- I learned more about my profession, met some amazing and inspiring Kindermusik educators from around the world, and ultimately learned more about myself.  Now I know why Holly has been excited for so long for all of us to experience convention together!  And we’re even more excited to share it all with you!:)
Until next time,

Magical Moments

What a great week of classes so far! Since we now have this blog, I was much more motivated to take out my camera today. I think the following pictures really capture the joy everyone has when they come to class.

The first picture was taken at my Toddler Art and Book Time class. The first few weeks for this little girl have been a bit shaky. She was a bit intimidated by glue and paint. BUT… today it just CLICKED! Maybe it was the pumpkin. Maybe it was that she was well rested. But, I believe it was the power of repetition. We always explain to parents and caregivers that it takes a few weeks for children to feel SAFE in their environment. Until they feel safe, why would they want to participate right? Well, today was week #3 in this class, and voila, she was excited, calm and ready to paint!!

Pumpkin Party

Today was extra special as we had invited the children to come dressed in their Halloween costumes. I snapped this picture right before class started. At the end of class, I gave all the children some Halloween bubbles to take home!

Costumes!

Finally, this is a picture of Miss Elizabeth’s Young Child class. This is such an amazing group of kids. They are learning SO much about rhythms and musical cues. They were enjoying a game of “Here Comes a Bluebird” and I just had to capture the fun that everyone was having!

Young Child class

Hope you enjoyed!

Until next time….

Welcome to our blog!

I would like to welcome you to our new blog. I have created this with the goal of sharing useful information related to our program, Kindermusik, parenting and child development! We plan to post on here when we feel like sharing a magical moment that happened in one of our classes, if we have useful information to share or anything else we can think of!! We hope you enjoy and visit often.

We just returned from an amazing trip to Chicago. We attend the annual Kindermusik Convention. Kindermusik is now offered in 66 countries around the world with over 5000 educators. We feel so lucky to be a part of such an amazing network of educators.

Thanks for reading. Come back often.

Holly Lesnick

Owner/Director
Grow and Sing Studios in Orlando, FL

Our Musical Staff…

Holly Lesnick

Director/Owner
Licensed Kindermusik Educator
Central FL Partnership of Kindermusik Educators – Local Chapter President

Holly Lesnick has had a love for music her entire life. She is a graduate of Florida State University School of Music in Voice, and holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology. Holly is a Licensed Kindermusik Educator and Director of Grow and Sing Studios. She is also President of the Central Florida Partnership of Kindermusik Educators Chapter. She has been teaching Kindermusik classes since November, 2002 , and has loved every minute of it. She has previously worked as a Music Therapist, Activities Director and Private Vocal Instructor, sharing her high energy and love for music with high quality leadership, guidance and education.

Holly is a proud mother of 2 who sincerely believes in the value of early childhood music education. She looks forward to continuing her Kindermusik journey while spending the rest of her time at home raising her daughter Anna and her son Aiden. She is honored to be part of such an amazing program and a large international network of licensed Kindermusik educators.

Rachael Joachim

Rachael Joachim
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Rachael Joachim’s affinity for children and their development match her love of music. She earned her Bachelor’s in Music Education and Voice from Florida State University. Rachael taught many years of elementary music in Orange County and has been a member of the Orlando Opera Company Chorus for six years.

Now she feels blessed to bring her knowledge as a Licensed Kindermusik Educator and member of Grow and Sing Studios team to teach families the value and magic music can bring to their children’s lives. Rachael has seen firsthand the impact musical activities have on such an early age by bringing her two children to Kindermusik classes since they have been infants. She has been teaching Kindermusik classes since January 2004. Rachael has the best job in the world, watching you and your child grow and learn together through Kindermusik!

Elizabeth Gerrity

Elizabeth Gerrity
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Elizabeth Gerrity has had a life-long passion for music and learning. At age seven, she begged her parents for piano lessons and had the good fortune of finding a loving, nurturing, gifted teacher, from whom she learned for ten years. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s of Classics -Western thought and Civilization from Brown University, and a Bachelor’s in Music and Masters of Arts in Music from Florida Atlantic University.

In past twenty years, Elizabeth has taught music, humanities, philosophy and Latin, to age levels ranging from Kindergarten through University. Her primary teaching interest, however, became private piano lesson, where she maintained a studio of over thirty students. A new marriage and job relocation has recently brought her to the Orlando area and the discovery of Kindermusik. A newly licensed Kindermusik Educator, Elizabeth is absolutely thrilled at the prospect of joining Grow and Sing Studios and becoming a master Kindermusik educator, giving back the love of music and learning she received from her nurturing role models in her childhood. The Kindermusik philosophy of developing the whole child is the perfect match for her and she feels blessed to be given the opportunity to contribute.

SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018 CALENDAR


FALL: SEPT – DEC
15 weeks of weekly classes

Fall classes begin – Sept 4 – 8, 2017
OFF November 20 – 24 – THANKSGIVING BREAK
Fall classes end – Dec 18 – 22, 2017


SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018 CALENDAR


SPRING: JAN – MAY
15 weeks of weekly classes
Spring classes begin – Jan 22 – 26, 2018
OFF March 19 – 23 – SPRING BREAK (Volusia County March 12-16)
Spring classes end – May 7 – 11, 2018


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