Message from Ms. Holly + Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings! I want to start by letting you know that practicing gratitude is scientifically proven to increase happiness by 25%. Simply by finding things (even the little things) and stating you are grateful will help you be happy. Not only that, but practicing gratitude also:

  • Helps blood pressure

  • Helps heart rate

  • Builds your immune system

  • Helps you sleep better and longer
  • Gratitude word cloud concept.

    I wanted to start this blog post off with that bit of information because Thanksgiving is truly my favorite holiday. Why? Because it reminds us to practice gratitude, which is something we should do each and every day of the year.

    It’s been a really rough year. We all know it and we all feel it. However, there are so many blessings, even small ones, that we can feel gratitude for.

    Personally, I have had a life filled with a lot of loss. My father passed away when I was four years old of Leukemia. My adopted father passed away when I was in college from a scuba diving accident. It would have been very easy to give up even back then. To NOT have gratitude. To just be sad and dwell on what wasn’t good. I’m not going to pretend that every day was happy. I had some bad ones. BUT, in the journey of losing two very important people in my life, I realized even as a young child and then reminded as a young adult how GRATEFUL I am for the days I got to spend with them.  I KNOW that there are SO many people in the world right now working through this same realization. Whether it’s loss of loved ones, friends, or even a job they loved. I send you love and peace as you work towards the gratitude for the time you had.

    Throughout this pandemic, which has now been 9 months long and really scary, I’ve had to go back to that space of gratitude. I’ve had to be intentional each day when I wake up. To look around, take in a breath, and be grateful for another day. Another day filled with breathing, music, laughter, children, nature, animals, amazing co-workers, and yes, binge worthy television (whew thank goodness for Netflix!).

    IMG_20201125_193109_236If you are reading this, I want to say THANK YOU. If you are reading this, you are somehow tied into the incredible musical community we have created at Grow and Sing Studios, or tied into me personally. It hasn’t been easy keeping our studio going over the last 9 months and it would be SO easy to find the bad things and dwell on that. However, instead, we are currently serving over 100 students between our Kindermusik classes and private lessons and classes. Now that is something to celebrate and be grateful for!!

    THANK YOU for believing in us.
    THANK YOU for making music with us.
    THANK YOU for being in my world.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENERGY, INSPIRATION, AND CREATIVITY.
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING LOVE.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    xo HollyWith gratitude,
    Holly Lesnick, Owner/Director
    Grow and Sing Studios

     

     

    We are thankful for the music that fills our classrooms and homes each and every day.

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    SCHOOL YEAR 2020-21 CALENDAR


    Our School Year includes 34 weeks of classes with some scheduled weeks off which are noted below.
    Kindermusik Virtual+ School Year begins – Aug. 31 – Sept. 4

    Bilingual Birdies Online begins – New Unit begins Sept. 7 (Aug. 31 class is included in enrollment)
    Kindermusik Virtual+ School Year ends – May 24 – 28
    Bilingual Birdies Online runs year round. Scheduled breaks are the same as all other classes. 

    OFF – Thanksgiving week – Nov. 23 – 27
    OFF – Holiday/Winter break 
    – Dec. 21 – Jan. 10
    OFF – Spring Break – March 15 – 19, 2021

    All classes held online via zoom in a secure classroom. Due to licensing agreements and child protection laws, we do not record classes. All classes are live and interactive.

    SUMMER 2021 CALENDAR


    CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 IN PERSON POLICIES
    Our Summer includes 10 weeks of in person & online virtual classes! 

    Summer session A (five weeks)
    Winter Park and Port Orange: June 7 – July 9
    UCF and Winter Garden: June 7 – July 16 (no class 6/28/2021 – 7/2/2021)

    Summer session B (five weeks)
    All Locations: July 19 – August 20

    Monthly Online Virtual Bilingual Birdies runs along with the dates above including scheduled breaks.  

    Classes in Summer will be offered in person and virtually. An option of attending both in person and virtual is available as well. In person classes will be held as long as covid-19 conditions continue to improve and we feel it is safe to hold them. In person classes will have safety protocols including mask wearing in order to attend. Virtual classes will continue no matter what! More information about Summer will be available soon.