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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. 

7 Health Benefits of Music

There are so many healthy benefits of music. Here are 7 reasons that may inspire you. Let your child’s healthy music life begin at #Kindermusik. growandsing.com
7 Health Benefits of Music

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 is rockin’

#kindermusik is rockin this summer. Come join the band! growandsing.com 
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Grow and Sing Studios presents: Baby Days!

Welcome to our BABY DAYS at Grow and Sing Studios!!
Kindermusik Foundations, for children newborn to walking, incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement. Our Foundations classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where babies can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, objects, and movements. Classes include instrument play, scarves, dancing, singing, rocking, massage, exercise, drumming and SO much more!

Have you been meaning to come try out a class, or are you just finding out about our program for the first time? We invite you to come check out one of these classes, have some fun, make some music and hopefully fall in love with the magic of Kindermusik! Reservations are required and space is limited.
info@growandsing.com 407.970.2774
Learn about our free newborn offer: https://www.growandsing.com/classes/newborns-free/.

baby days 2017

This week your adventure begins.

You’ll laugh, smile, stomp, play, kick, clap, jump, sing, and dance. Make it a September to remember, together with us, Grow and Sing Studios.
Our program engages the potential found in every child. We excel at setting a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. Let your family journey begin with Kindermusik. growandsing.com
Schedule a Free Preview Class.
Learn about our Newborn Offer.

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Announcing our new location in….

 We hope you enjoy our Rig-a-jig-jig!

We are really excited to announce that we’ve just added Sanford to our list of class locations. Beginning next week, we’ll be rocking Kindermusik on Fridays in historic downtown Sanford at Kabiki Photography. We are starting with a Foundations class for babies and a Mixed Age class to determine who would like Kindermusik in Sanford. From there we hope to offer more and more!

We need your help! We are nominated in PLAYGROUND Magazine’s 2017 Family Favorite Awards. Please click the link below and vote for us in the following categories:

On page 4 we are nominated in THREE CATEGORIES  ~Music Classes  ~Baby and Toddler Music Classes  ~Kids Music Class  AND on Page 7 please write in “Kindermusik with Grow and Sing Studios” in  ~Mobile Party Service.
All votes must be completed by Friday, September 15.If you vote on 10 categories or more, you will be automatically entered to win a two-night stay at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate!

We are working with our amazing studio educators and their families in the affected areas to support them in any way we can. It has been said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” As music educators, we know the healing power music can have on a child. Together, we can help begin the healing process. ~ Kindermusik International
We at Grow and Sing Studios want to help as well, so for each registration we receive for the school year through this week, we are donating $1 to those affected.
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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 15 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 16 and Aiden is 12! 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 15 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.
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Summer at Kindermusik, Orlando and Volusia, Florida

Is there anything better than this? Adults, educators and children lovingly interacting together at #Kindermusik. Just magical. growandsing.com

 

Special Offers and Drop Off Camp!

Preview Free, Drop Off Camp is coming up and Special Offer
Summer Free Preview Class between July 10th – 21st!
Welcome new families!
Have you experienced a Kindermusik class with Grow and Sing Studios? If you haven’t, we would love for you to join us for a free class before our Summer classes end. It’s a perfect time to experience a class so you can determine your plans for the upcoming school year.
Drop Off Camp is coming!
Through storytelling, children will develop an early awareness of rhythm, movement, singing, and drama. Each day children will enjoy music, movement and drama activities, along with art time, outside playtime and a snack.
Ages 4 – 8 years old

Camp Dates: July 31 – August 4, 2017
Themes: “Feel the Music/Sounds Abound”
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 12pm
Location: UCF/East Orlando Location

Special Offer for New Families
$20 off your first month of 2017-2018 school year classes if you are brand new to Grow and Sing Studios.
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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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