February Newsletter 2017

Oh my, oh my, January has flown on by. This past month we have trotted to grandma's house, marched with the saints, and reached for great big stars! Sticks has been so much fun and there's still more to click to. Remember clicking to the Sticks collection is a whole lot of fun at A Minor Melody but it's very important to continue the musical fun at home, in the car, and anywhere else.

The Sticks Collection is in full swing and A Minor Melody wants to hear about your experience with Sticks. Have you noticed your child responding to a song from the collection? Repetition is so important for children. If you see your little one making music pay attention to what and how they are responding to the music at play. Are they singing and matching certain tones? Are they clapping or tapping to the beat? It's the little things that are the beginning steps of your child's musical development. Embrace these beginning stages by actively participating in music making with the whole family. Accept your child's musical ideas by including them in your daily routine. The Hello Everybody App (Available in the AppStore or GooglePlay) is a great way give your child easy access to all the Music Together Collections, Story Books, and there's even a Video Karaoke feature which is a fun way to record and share all kinds of musical milestones and memories. A Minor Melody would love to see your families musical moments via Email, Facebook, or at our center.

Join Us At Our Family Music Education Event

Come by The Perfect Playdate Friday, February 24th at 5:15 pm and be a part our Family Music Education Event. Bring your child with you to enjoy making Music Together with the community. After the class Brandon Lara will talk about the importance of music from birth and how music supports all learning. This event is open to the public so please feel free to invite a friend or two. Click Here to join, share, and save our Family Music Education Event. Admission to The Perfect Playdate is free to parents and children are as follows: Walkers - $8.00 Siblings - $6.00 Crawlers - $5.00. During the event The Perfect Playdate will be donating half of their admission price to The Birthday Joy Program.

The Birthday Joy Program is a nonprofit 501c3 based out of Clear Lake. They provide birthday parties for children who live in group homes, homeless shelters and other disadvantage backgrounds. TBJP currently serves at three facilities on a monthly basis with each facility holding 50-80 children. Every month they host a party based on a theme at these locations. They have hosted all kinds of parties like pirate, mermaid, medieval, monster mash, music, emoji and they have new ideas every month. They have a wonderful group of people who help them spread their joy! The volunteers help prepare and host the parties. They do this by crafting decorations for the numerous themes, and by supporting TBJP at fundraisers. You can sign up to volunteer with them by completing an application through their Facebook Page The Birthday Joy Program.

Following the event you're invited to a wine tasting brought to you by Paradise Tropical Wines. Retailers of unique, culturally significant Florida fine wine and premium wine products. All of their specialty tropical, berry and citrus wines are made 100% from the juice indicated on the label. These are not fusion or blended grape wines, but 100% pure tropical fruit wines. Each individual variety of wine tastes like the juice that it is made from. So, if you like mangoes, you will love their mango wine! If you like red raspberries, you will love their Eleganta (red raspberry) wine. If you...well, you get the idea. They will bring 10 flavors to choose from. Price is $20 for 4 half glasses of wine and commemorative glass. Click Here to RSVP and learn more about the Paradise Tropical Wine Event.

Let's Get Shaking To Maracas collection.This Spring A Minor Melody will be hosting The Maracas Collection. Join in on the fun as we dance "All Around the Kitchen" gather around in a circle to "Play the Drum" and zoom across the room as we take the "Train to the City". Registration for Maracas opens Saturday, February 18 so get ready to save your seat for a musical spring. Below is a list of class times that will be offered for the spring

Mondays 3/27/17 - 5/15/17

9:15 am, 10:15 am, & 4:00 pm

Tuesdays 3/28/17 - 5/16/17

10:05 am

Wednesdays 3/29/17 - 5/24/17

10:00 am & 11:15 am

Fridays 3/31/17 - 5/19/17

10:00 am & 11:00 am

Saturdays 4/1/17 - 5/20/17

9:00 am, 10:10 am, & 11:15 am

Join Us At The Perfect Playdate Every Monday

A Minor Melody and The Perfect Playdate have teamed up to offer you even more musical fun opportunities. Starting January 9th come by The Perfect Playdate and join us in a Musical Playdate with Brandon but that's not all The Perfect Playdate has to offer. Enjoy delicious food while you watch your child play in their indoor playground. Grab a chair and join in on one or more of their many activities. A Minor Melody will be hosting Music Together classes at The Perfect Playdate in Spring 2017 starting with Maracas but before then we will be hosting Musical and SUPER Musical Playdates. From sing-and-play-alongs to building an instrument to take home we will do it all and we want you to be a part of the fun. Visit www.ThePerfectPlaydate.com to learn about everything they have to offer.

Join 16 Hands of Love at their Family Fun!

Full Moon Drumming Event

When: Thursday, February 9th from 6:00pm - 8pm *No worries if you're running late...join in when you can :) Where: 16 Hands of Love - 8 acres of sacred healing land at a Private Residence in La Porte, Texas How Much: Donation of $20 which supports 16 Hands of Love as a 501c3 nonprofit

Contact: Angela for directions and more information by calling or texting 281-948-0739 or visit our FB page at www.facebook.com/16handsoflove or email Angela@16handsoflove.org

Wanna Save Some Money On This Semester?

Invite a friend to A Minor Melody and if you both register for the current collection you'll each get $25 off your registration it's that easy! Use our Family & Friends discount when you register online.

Creative Birthday Parties Start Here

Want a fun and interactive party for your little one? You've come to the right place! Our parties are a blast for the whole family. We host all kinds of birthday parties at A Minor Melody that bring out the imagination in all of your guests.

Sing-and-Play Alongs

Cake Decorating

Paint Party

DIY Parties

and more!

Come celebrate your baby or toddler’s next birthday musically or creatively. We have everything you need to make your party a hit! Packages start at just $200. For more information on our birthday party packages, please visit us online and fill out our Party Request Form.

We Need Your Thumbs

Does your family have an activity that you do making Music Together 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 share some of your musical memories.

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