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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
  • 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!).

    ThanksIf 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.

    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. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Grow and Sing Studios



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

    SCHOOL YEAR 2022 – 2023
    School Year begins  – Sept 5, 2022
    Kindermusik Virtual+ begins – September 12, 2022
    OFF – Thanksgiving week – Nov. 21 – 25, 2022
    OFF – Holiday/Winter break – Dec. 19, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
    School Year Resumes after Winter Break – Jan 9, 2023
    OFF – Spring Break – March 13 – 19, 2023
    School Year ends – May 19, 2023

    Classes held in-person and virtually. Click here to view options.

    LOOKING AHEAD: Our 2023-2024 School Year will be 35 weeks long running from August 2023 through May 2024.
    Begins – August 14th, 2023
    $75 per month



    Our Summer is a 6 week fun filled session (with some scheduled weeks off which are noted below).

    Summer – 6 weeks
    For: UCF/Oviedo, Winter Park, Winter Garden, Baldwin Park and Port Orange

    Summer begins – June 5
    OFF – July 3 – 7 – Happy July 4th Break!
    OFF – July 17 – 21 – Kindermusik Educators will be out at a professional development retreat

    Summer ends – July 28

    Summer – 6 weeks
    For: Lake Nona
    Week 1 – Thursday, June 1
    Week 2 – Thursday, June 8
    Week 3 – Thursday, June 22
    Week 4 – Thursday, July 6
    Week 5 – MONDAY, July 17
    Week 6 – Thursday, July 27
    Please note that the Lake Nona class dates are different than the other locations due to availability at the Lake Nona Performance Club!

    Classes held in-person and virtually. Click here to view options.