March 2016 Newsletter

March is already here!!! As excited as I am that Spring is coming and the weather is warming up, that also means the end of Drum. I have really enjoyed the beautiful music that Drum has brought to our center. It's hard when you have to sing goodbye to a semester, but all that means is we get to sing hello to a new one!

Musical Quote

"Where words fail, music speaks." -Hans Christian Andersen

Let's All Shake Our Tambourine's

Tambourine is coming and I hope you will all be shaking to the new collection very soon. We are offering even MORE classes this semester, including our first ever Babies Only Class for families and their infants ages 0-8 months. This class is designed to help introduce families to Music Together. Like our other classes this is a time for you and your child to explore, bond, and build musical character. Babies recognize their caregiver's voice and when we sing to them they respond in their own musical way. Let's help develop your child's musical skills from day one.

You’ll learn twenty-five new Music Together songs and activities you can recreate at home. Your children will experience the contrast between galloping, slowing, sleeping, then jumping up with delight to gallop again in “See the Pony Galloping.” In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes materials for you to use at home and a family newsletter full of resources and music-making ideas, and online access to the curriculum through the Music Together app.

Tambourine begins Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 and ends Wednesday, May 25th, 2016.

As always, all returning families will receive $10 off just for signing back up! See available class dates and times below and click on the time you want to register for. If you don't see a time that can work for your family please click the Register Link and let us know what time works best and we will see what we can do.

Tambourine Collection Dates and Times:

Saturday, 4/2/2016 - 5/21/2016 - 9:00 am - 10:10 am - 11:10 am

Monday, 4/4/16 - 5/24/16 - 9:30 am

Tuesday, 4/5/2016 - 5/25/2016 - 9:30 am (Babies Only) - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, 4/6/2016 - 5/25/2016 - 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Register For The Tambourine Collection Here

Things To Do With Us In March

Saturday March 5th, 2016 from 11 am - 2 pm is the Spring Bash and Easter Egg Hunt at the League Park (512 2nd St League City, TX 77573) brought to you by The Macaroni Kid Clear Lake/League City. There will be music, food, face painting, free swag bags, bounce houses and more! A Minor Melody will be there with kazoos, interesting instruments, and you can enter your name to win a musical basket. Find out more about the event by clicking the link below.

Spring Bash and Easter Egg Hunt Event

Free Music Classes In March!

As we wait for Tambourine to arrive, I invite you and your friends to come in for some free musical adventures. We have a few demo days available and we would love to see you in one or more. This is a great way to make up any classes you have missed and if you register for the Tambourine Collection I will have materials ready for you! Spread the word and remember: if you register with a friend, you will each receive $25 off your registration (only applies when a new family registers). Below is a link to sign up for a free demo class. I hope to see you soon!

Click Here For Free Demo Class Dates and Times

The Importance of Music from Day One

Music is as human as it gets. We have been making music with our society since the dawn of time. It has helped bring our tribes together and helped change views of the world. From emotion to expression our world is fueled partly by music. Even though music has been with us for so long, we have just begun discovering the key role it plays in our lives.

As parents you know that the choices you make now are the first steps to your child's success. Chances are you have already seen how sharing positive moments with your child can flow from one task to the next. Music is one of those fields that can not be constrained. It inspires ideas, decisions, and so much more. It shapes us as individuals and comforts us in the best of times and the worst. It is a gift that my parents gave to me that no one can ever take away.

My folks were not musicians, but they do enjoy music. They would sing completely off key (and still do...) and danced like no one was watching (for their sake I hope that no one was). The times I remember my family being musical are some of the happiest memories I have. I remember my mother waking me up and singing good morning to me and my father playing drums on the steering wheel while stuck in traffic. Even though they weren't musicians they still were able to appreciate making music. They would sing and dance with me and encouraged me to be great at whatever made me happy. It's no surprise that making music with my community brings me back to happy moments in my life, moments that I now get to share with all of you.

By making music with your children you are giving them the opportunity to shine and grow more than just musically. A Minor Melody offers the highest quality music education program for young children that is available. We take a lot of pride in the fact that as silly as we may get in class we are also sharing the love and knowledge of music education. A study by University of Vermont College of Medicine found that even those who never made it past nursery rhyme songs and do-re-mi's likely received some major developmental benefits just from playing.

To Read More About This Study Please Click Here

The Party Is On

Birthday parties at A Minor Melody are a blast for the whole family! Come

celebrate your baby or toddler’s next birthday musically. We have everything you need to make your party a hit! Invite your friends and family to join in on our sing-and-dance-along as we gather around to celebrate your child’s big day. For more information on our birthday party packages, please visit us online and fill out our party request form or you can click here.

Family Music Zone

Have you created an account for the Family Music Zone on Music Together's website? The Family Music Zone is a great tool to use at home. Once you create your free account you will be able to access all of the current collection's songs as well as fun videos and activities to do at home. Click here to get to the Family Music Zone and create your account today!

Spread The Word

Does your family have an activity that you do with The Drum Collection at home? If so, we want to hear about it! We love getting the opportunity to learn how each family enjoys the collection at home, on the road, or anywhere else. Find us on Facebook and tell us some of your musical memories. Give us a like and we’ll give you articles, activity ideas and more!

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