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Your child loves music? You don’t say.

I woke up this fine Tuesday morning, after a nice Labor Day weekend with my family thinking about all the emails and messages I need to reply to. I’m so excited that many parents are investigating a musical experience for their child and themselves. It’s great. However, in reading these emails I am noticing a lot of the following.

“My son loves music.”

“My daughter loves to sing.”

“My child is always dancing.”

or on the flipside:

“I want to try to see if my newborn likes it.”

“I’m not sure my toddler will like music.”

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I am not surprised at all to hear that a child loves music and that they like to sing and dance. It’s play, and it’s a child’s work to play.

However, I am surprised to hear that parents of small children want to try music to see if their child likes it.

Who doesn’t like music?

That is the question I asked myself this morning.

Did you know a study by Nielsen Music in 2017 reported that the average American listens to music 32 hours a week? That’s on AVERAGE. That’s a LOT of hours. Music is all around us. It’s in the background in the movies and shows we watch. It’s on in the background while we are doing work. It’s playing in the car. It’s playing in the grocery store. It’s everywhere.

Why?

Honestly, as a music therapist, I could go on all day on the healing elements of music. But I’ll give you a little list today that might help explain WHY your child loves music. Why YOU love music. Why music is everywhere.

First, music can improve cognitive function. Music ignites all areas of the brain. It lights it up, helps those connections, well connect. When parents say their child loves music I always think “of course he does”, because his brain is excited and it’s connecting through music in a way no other thing on earth could ever do. Music is rhythm and almost every function of daily living requires some rhythm. Walking, talking, writing, typing, running, throwing, kicking. All of it.

Another reason we love music is that it relaxes us. It’s scientifically proven that music reduces stress. By listening to music, the nervous system calms and recovers quickly from the many stressors in life. This is why in our classes, we work on the learned skill of relaxation while listening to music. We are teaching children early on to help their body calm and recover.

Have you ever tried to memorize something, and it just wasn’t sticking? But then, when you put the information into a song, or a rhyme, voila, you remembered? That’s because music has been proven to improve memory. Could it have something to do with the fact that our hearts have beats so we have an innate NEED for music and rhythm in our bodies and brains? I think so.

Music is also a great tool for managing pain, boosting mood, reducing depression and improving sleep. Who doesn’t like that?

I’m excited to reply to these parents who are in tune with the fact their children love music. However, in the future, I would love to get messages that read something like this:

“I know that music is one of the most important aspects of life. I’m ready to learn the many ways music benefits my baby, and what I can do at home when we aren’t in class”.

To everyone out there, I assure you, your baby will love it. After 15 years of teaching Kindermusik, I haven’t met a baby yet that hasn’t liked music.

Happy singing!

xo Holly

 

Holly Lesnick is a Licensed Kindermusik Educator and Studio owner at Grow and Sing Studios, a Bachelor of Music Therapy, mom of 2 and in September will celebrate 20 years of marriage with her husband Will. 

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WE LOVE KINDERMUSIK WEEK
February 13 – 19 , 2017
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 a FREE SUMMER SEMESTER of KINDERMUSIK CLASSES!
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Dear Families,It’s time for Kindermusik International’s 6th annual  “We Love Kindermusik” week ALL around the world. Kindermusik is enjoyed by so many, in over 70 countries, and once again we can all share our experiences and love for this amazing program together.

“WE LOVE KINDERMUSIK” week is truly intended to be a week of happy reminders of why we all love Kindermusik and most importantly, of all the special people – educators, families, and children – who come together every week to change the world through music…. one child and one song at a time.

Read below for details on how to share the love, and enter to win a FREE SUMMER SEMESTER of KINDERMUSIK (or $110 credit towards ANY of our services)!

We hope you enjoy sharing the love, and good luck! — The Grow and Sing Team

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“Virtual” celebration & a day of giveaways!

An entire day of giveaways and lots of memories. Join us for a 10 year anniversary “virtual” celebration.
We can’t believe it’s been 10 years! We hope if you’ve been a part of Grow and Sing Studios any time over the last 10 years, that you’ll come on over to our virtual party on our facebook page this Monday, June 15th. It’s the exact anniversary date of our very first classes in 2005 AND also the first day of Summer classes 2015. Come share your memories with us. We’ll be giving away something every hour starting at 10am and ending with a HUGE prize at 10pm!
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One of our favorite weeks: Kindermusik Costume Week!

It’s here! We look forward to this week all year long here at Grow and Sing Studios. We invite all our classes to dress up in their costumes, and we have a week long party! Our classes enjoy making spider webs, doing the monster mash, and so much more! We welcome all newcomers in for previews at any time, but THIS WEEK is not one to be missed!!!!Kindermusik orlando costume week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 CALENDAR


FALL
15 weeks of weekly classes
School year/Fall classes begin (Week 1) – August 27 – 31, 2018
OFF Thanksgiving Break – November 19 – 23, 2018
Fall classes end – December 10-14, 2018
Makeup week – December 17 – 21, 2018 (in selected locations)
December 15, 2018 – Jingle Jam Holiday Party for registered families.


SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 CALENDAR


SPRING
15 weeks of weekly classes
School year/Spring classes resume – January 21 – 25, 2019
OFF Spring Break – March 18 – 22, 2019
School year/Spring classes end (Week 30) – May 6 – 10, 2019
April 20, 2018 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt for registered families


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