Winter News 2017
Oh no, oh no, oh where did Bongos go? It's been such an amazing fall semester filled with singing, dancing, and crafting!!! This season A Minor Melody introduced new activities and they were such a hit that we're doing it again in December. We sang one last goodbye to families who have been a part of our center for many years and have sung hello to new friends who have just joined in on our musical journey. The Bongos Collection has been filled with musical memories that fill the back of our book and extend well past.
The Winter Mini Session Is Here
While the Holidays are nearing there is still so much time before we sing hello to The Bells Collection. Before we start singing and dancing to the ringing of Bells let's meet for a mini session! This year we will be singing to family favorites, dancing to holiday favorites, and moving further down our musical journey. The Winter Mini Session will be hosted from November 28th - December 16th classes are held in the mornings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Our Mini Session will include a Family Favorites CD and 45 minute Music Together classes for 3 weeks. Registration is open and your seat is ready to be saved. The semester is $65 for the first child, the second child is only $35 and your third gets in free. Family & Friends Coupons are not accepted during the 3 week mini sessions. If you are trying to make up a missed class from a previous semester and are not signing up for the entire session please fill out our demo class form. Missed class credits will be applied to your registration if you sign up for the session. We credit missed classes at $10 per class missed and no more than 3 missed classes will be credited. If you would prefer to take additional classes rather than receive a credit please reach out to your instructor. Below is a link to our Winter Mini Session as well as class dates and times. If you have any questions please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Mini Session Class Times
Tuesdays 11/28 - 12/12 at 10:05 am
Wednesdays 11/29 - 12/13 at 10:00 am & 11:15 am
Saturdays 12/2 - 12/16 at 9:00 am & 10:10 am
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Creative Days at A Minor Melody have been a blast! When A Minor Melody was first only a thought it was the beginning of a journey to help children and adults grow their imagination. A place where the community can come together to create and explore music and art. Our musical community has grow to a point where our little center feels bigger than it ever could be. Thank you for continuing to make our center a magical place. With all the fun we've been having we thought why not one last splash of color before the year comes to an end. Winter Wonder Days are nearing and you're invited to join in on the crafting!
Stop by A Minor Melody for Winter Wonder Days. Every Wednesday at 4:00 pm during our mini semester (11/29, 12/6, & 12/13) we will be having art and craft events. Your child will be shown several activities each week to encourage exploration of the immagination. Your participation is always encouraged and may be necessary to complete the project. Classes are recommended for children ages 3-7 and can be modified for younger children but will require more assistance from their caregiver.
Standard price for all three weeks is $50 or pick and choose your classes for $20 each. As a registered Music Together family you receive $15 off all three weeks or $5 off per class. If you would like to join in on any or all of our upcoming creative days you can do so by clicking the link below or by registering the same time you register for our Winter Mini Session.
Winter Wonder Days Event Info
11/29 - Holiday Craft Creations
Hot Chocolate To Go
Just add liquid to make this delicious hot chocolate to go that can be given as a gift or as a tasty treat for those cold winter nights.
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
Every snowflake is unique and beautiful. With a little bit of paint and glue children will get to craft their own snowflakes that will attach to their cotton ball snow clouds.
Cotton Snow Clouds
Clouds come in all shapes and sizes. This activity children will play with cotton balls by stretching squishing a pasting the to make a beautiful snow cloud to hang in their room.
12/6 - Polar Projects
Puffy Paint Candles
Squiggles, shapes, and snowflakes will make this candle a beautiful work of art. Experiment with puffy paint and have your child make a gift for a friend or family member.
Frosting and marshmallows are required to build the most structurally sound igloos. Warning sticky fingers and tasty treats are direct results of this activity.
Color and weave bells to create a beautiful sounding instrument. This activity will help children practice fine motor skills and may require some parental guidance.
12/13 - Perfectly Painted Presents
Texas Snowman Sugar Cookies
Cookies, icing, and all kinds of toppings are combined to top an imaginative Texas Snowman cookie that your children can enjoy while crafting.
Painted Picture Frame
Paint a wooden frame with lots of love for the grandparents, aunts, or uncles. Of course no frame would be complete without a photo so dress up your little one for some photo booth fun to add to your child’s work of art!
Hand and Foot Prints
Splash some colors on the hands and or feet and stamp them onto a canvas board. Children can create anything from cardinals to snowmen to whatever comes to mind and it makes a great gift for the grandparents!
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Embrace Your Inner Child But Be The Parent When Needed It's not easy letting go of responsibilities even for a short while but in class there should be no distractions. The time you spend making Music Together with your loved ones should be free of technology, stress, and all that is the outside world. Embrace your inner child in class by being silly and enjoying the musical moments. Allow your child to explore their surroundings but encourage them to be a part of the journey. Put the tech down and sing along that post, message, or phone call can wait. This is your time with your family and don't let the outside world keep you from the memories being made. Instead take the time to observe your child, learn what he is responding too so when you're out of the classroom you can help grow their musical abilities.
If you find that your little one is trying to distract don't be afraid to step in as a parent. We are a community and understand when you must be stern with your child. If your child needs a reset take that time to explain to him the reason we are here and while it is ok to roam it's not ok to act out inappropriately. If you the parent feel that there is something your instructor can do to help encourage participation don't be afraid to reach out to him. After all our class structure can seem chaotic from time to time but in the end we are about accepting and including and that means everyone!
If your child sees you having a good time there's a good chance she will want to join in on the moment. On the way to class remind your little one that this is a special time during your week. Rather than set an expectation set a goal by asking them what they would like to do in class. Share these goals with your instructor. We may not always be able to cover all of the desired activities but we can always try and make room for an impromptu song or a specific instrument. Remember when you walk out of A Minor Melody that should never be where you leave the music. Take the songs and the fun with you wherever you go. Repetition is the best way to see results so practice, practice, practice and sing and dance like nobodies watching!
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.
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 when you’re 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.