fbpx

Tag: music therapy

NOW HIRING: Early Childhood Music Facilitator

staff pictureNOW HIRING

Grow and Sing Studios is seeking friendly, enthusiastic, loving musicians, music therapists, and/or educators to facilitate Kindermusik parent/child music and movement classes and lead musical birthday parties for our 15 time awarded Kindermusik top program in the Orlando area and surrounding! The benefits of music are truly transformational. When paired with movement and instrument play, it creates neurological magic, lighting up a child’s brain and positively impacting all areas of development. If music and children make your life richer, now you can enjoy them to the fullest in an opportunity that is truly rewarding, with a fun, enthusiastic and sometimes silly music team that is dedicated and passionate about what they do. Join the International Kindermusik community of teachers, music therapists and families, who all share a passion for transforming the lives of children through music. You can be part of the world’s most carefully researched, developmentally based musical learning program – and still balance the other priorities in your life. In short, it’s the easiest and most rewarding way to put your own gifts to work.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: All Grow and Sing Studios team members must have a music background, and preferably a degree in Music, Music Therapy or Music Education, or on the job experience in Music or the Arts. Strong vocal skills and ability to play guitar or ukelele is VERY important. In order to teach Kindermusik curriculum for Grow and Sing Studios, new hires must enroll in Kindermusik International’s licensing program Kindermusik University, through Grow and Sing Studios, as well as participate in Grow and Sing Studios mentoring and training alongside that with Director/Owner Holly Lesnick during Summer Virtual classes, plus at the UCF/East Orlando location THIS FALL (sometime during Sept – Dec) on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm . Our music facilitators need to have lots of wonderful energy and enthusiasm, and be GREAT communicators! All of our team members are traveling minstrels in that they transport equipment and set up at various temporary locations so mild travel around town is required, as well as carrying/wheeling equipment in and out of locations. We do not have a standing permanent brick and mortar space. This position is flexible in that we are open to hiring someone as a part time employee at 20 hours per week if you are willing to also work behind the scenes, or an Independent Contractor for a per/hour wage. This position is a perfect supplement for a private music therapist, musician, or teacher doing private lessons or another part time job, as well as perfect for a stay at home parent who has the credentials but doesn’t want a full time position. We do not have any full time positions at this time. A background check is required as part of licensing. Please submit all resumes and cover letters to Owner/Director Holly Lesnick at . We will not respond to any job submissions sent via social media whether in comments or private messaging. We look forward to hearing from all applicants. We will be putting a lot of thought and care into hiring, so thank you for your patience.

Learn more about Grow and Sing Studios at growandsing.com, and join us on social media FB & IG at @growandsingstudios. First interviews will be conducted via Zoom, and those called for second interviews will be in person with owners Will and Holly Lesnick.

Logo-Kindermusik-Top-Program-2021

Why these moments mean everything.

I first stepped into a Kindermusik classroom as a brand new mom to our daughter Anna. She was three months old, and I was SO nervous! I had no idea what to expect. I had resigned from my job as a Music Therapist and Activity Director in the geriatric population to stay at home with Anna and there was no doubt in my mind music would be a part of our world. The minute I entered that Kindermusik class, my entire world changed. It felt like home. I adored being a Kindermusik parent in class. I was blown away by the child centered approach to learning, the accepting loving environment and the incredible parent education I received. It was one of the most precious times that I now realize go by far to quickly. Considering my degree in Music Therapy, I was quickly convinced to teach Kindermusik and so I became licensed. I loved teaching it. I loved attending it. Thanks to my daughter Anna, who led me there, I found my true passion.
Aiden and I at Kindermusik
Fast forward a few years. I was extremely pregnant with our son Aiden when the studio I worked for closed up their business and I lost my Kindermusik teaching job. After Aiden was born, I was such a happy mom of two, but there was something missing. My little man needed to have Kindermusik and I SO craved those moments with him. I knew the incredible developmental benefits it had already had on our daughter, not to mention the many milestones I had witnessed of others in classes I taught. I honestly couldn’t imagine not having the opportunity to enjoy the Kindermusik activities with him. So, in 2005, I selfishly created Grow and Sing Studios for Aiden. I even convinced my dear friend, a music educator whom I met in music school to work with me, so I could attend as a mom! And so, the roller coaster of business ownership, mixed with being Kindermusik mom began.

It’s been 16 years since I became licensed and I have loved every moment. My husband Will came on board and Grow and Sing Studios became our family business. Our mission, to connect as many families as we can through the magic of music is our focus. We are blessed with such an incredible team of educators who we consider family. Our children both graduated Kindermusik after attending the entire continuum of classes. Anna is now almost 17 and Aiden is 13! I can’t express how much I cherish the moments I had with them at Kindermusik in their first years. The cuddles, the dances, the precious unplugged, uninterrupted moments. They are what life is about. That is what we want for you. So that when you are in the hustle and bustle of car lines, band rehearsals, and sports practices in 16 or so years, you can look back and remember that fun dance, silly song, or quiet time rocking song you shared with your baby at Kindermusik and cherish them too.See you soon.

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)
All Locations: 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! 

SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022 CALENDAR


CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 IN PERSON POLICIES

Our School Year includes 32 active weeks of classes with some scheduled weeks off which are noted below.

School Year begins  – Sept 6, 2021
School Year Resumes after Winter Break – Jan 10, 2022
School Year ends – May 20, 2022

OFF – Thanksgiving week – Nov. 22 – 26, 2021
OFF – Holiday/Winter break 
– Dec. 20, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022
OFF – Spring Break – March 14 – 18, 2022

Classes WILL be held in-person, Virtual classes are TBA and will be based on demand. In person classes will have safety protocols until it is safe to adjust back to a more typical class environment. Thank you for slowly easing back into normalcy with us!