Registration for 2016 Fall 1 Session begins in ONE WEEK!

Registration for Fall 1 Session will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd at 9am. Check under the “Class Offerings” tab or click the “Sign Up” button on my Facebook page to register and pay your class fee online.

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3 Easy Steps:

  1. Choose the registration link based on the location of the class you want to join. (South Boston or Winthrop)
  2. Choose one of 3 class times (for South Boston families)
  3. Fill in your order form.  Make sure and use a current email address as this is the way we will correspond with you about class details throughout the session.

Voila!  That’s it!  Nice and simple.   When you’ve completed the registration process you will receive an email confirmation.

Classes fill QUICKLY!  I limit the class size to keep the group manageable and to foster more social development and interaction  So, tell your friends, make your plans and come join us for a fun new set of songs and signs and a great fall session of learning and fun! I will miss being with you this year but I think you’re going to love my new teachers!  Also, read my last blog post about the two great teachers that I’ve hired, Kathryn and Veronica!

Looking forward to a fun new session this fall!  But for now, enjoy this beautiful summer weather!  Ahhh!

~Michelle

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Meet the new members of the Moms & Music team!

I began teaching Moms & Music™ classes in Boston in 2010. What a delight it has been!  I created the curriculum for these classes because I love music and sign language, and  because I wanted to put into practice the skills and principles I learned through my Early Childhood Education degree.  Music is a fantastic tool for engaging and teaching young children.  Every aspect of Moms & Music™ class has a purpose–an underlying skill to be learned through practice and demonstration.  It is with these goals in mind that I plan every new set of songs (with ASL signs) for each new session. Throughout the session we sing the same set of songs so that the adults and children become familiar with them and can ultimately incorporate the songs and signs into their own daily routines.  Music has brought me great joy during my journey through life, especially during motherhood.  And let’s be honest, sometimes the right song can save you from an epic toddler meltdown or soothe a  grumpy baby into a peaceful slumber.  And that’s what I call success!

I will cherish the memories of Fall in New England!

This year has brought new adventures for my family (my husband and I have four children, including 2-year-old twins).  In June we packed up our Boston home of 11 years and moved our family halfway across the world to the North Shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  Whoa!  Just writing that sounds so unbelievable!  I’m still getting used to this even as I sit here looking out my windows at palm trees and tropical mountain tops.  The good news for all my Boston friends is that I have hired two new fantastic teachers to join my Moms & Music™ team and continue teaching classes in the Boston area in my stead.  I have hand-picked and trained both of these ladies and I am excited for you to get to know and love them like I do!  I will continue to personally create the curriculum for each session and work closely with the teachers to prepare them for each session.  For you the process is the same.  Registration will continue online through this website under “Class Offerings” at the top of the screen (using EventBrite as our host) and you will show up at the same location and enjoy the same class structure.

Let me introduce the new members of the Moms & Music™ team:

Kathryn has been singing from the early years of her life and truly believes in the power of singing and music for development, happiness and community building. As of July 2016, she is a first-time mom of a beautiful baby girl. Kathryn  is devoted to music-making and music education. Trained as a classical pianist, she received degrees in Piano Performance from Rice University and University of Arizona. Aside from teaching Moms & Music™ classes, she also teaches private piano lessons to students of all ages, and accompanies ballet classes for the Boston Ballet School. She also co-runs a non-profit chorus for adults with special needs called Music Makes Me Happy.  Kathryn will be teaching the 10:30 and 11:30 am classes at the South Boston Neighborhood House this Fall 1 Session.

 

Meet our new teacher Kathryn!

Veronica has been enjoying Moms & Music™ classes for five years.  As a nanny in South Boston for many years, she has attended class with a variety of children.  She has seen first hand the joy and education that comes from attending music class regularly with young children.  Veronica has a degree in Education and has taught and tended young children for years.  She knows how it feels to be in your shoes and knows the fun and challenge of juggling babies and toddlers in Moms & Music™ classes.  She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. Veronica and her husband are expecting their first child, a baby boy, in August!  Veronica will be teaching the Winthrop class and the 9:30 am class at the South Boston Neighborhood House this Fall 1 Session.

 

Meet our new teacher Veronica!

Best wishes from Hawaii for another wonderful session of Moms & Music™!  I’ll be starting up more classes here in the coming months. Also keep an eye out for the Moms & Music™ video that many of you were part of back in May.  The filmmaker I am working with on this project should have the video finalized in the next few weeks!

~Michelle

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Registration for 2016 Fall 1 Session: Mark your calendars!

Registration for Fall 1 Session will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd at 9am. Check under the “Class Offerings” tab to register and pay your class fee online through Eventbrite.

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3 Easy Steps:

  1. Choose the registration link based on the location of the class you want to join. (South Boston or Winthrop)
  2. Choose one of 3 class times (for South Boston families)
  3. Fill in your order form.  Make sure and use a current email address as this is the way we will correspond with you about class details throughout the session.

Voila!  That’s it!  Nice and simple.  When you’ve completed the registration process you will receive an email confirmation.

Classes fill QUICKLY!  I limit the class size to keep the group manageable and to foster more social development and interaction  So, tell your friends, make your plans and come join us for a fun new set of songs and signs and a great fall session of learning and fun! I will miss being with you this year but I think you’re going to love my new teachers!  Also, watch for a blog post before the session begins where I’ll tell you all about these two great teachers that I’ve hired, Kathryn and Veronica!

Looking forward to a fun new session this fall!  But for now, enjoy this beautiful summer weather!  Ahhh!

~Michelle

 

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Registration for Spring Classes Begins in ONE WEEK!

Registration for Spring classes in South Boston and Winthrop begins Monday, March 14 at 9am!  All registration will go through the online process. Simply follow the steps below.

3 Easy Steps:

  1. Follow link based on your location preference: South Boston Session! or this link Winthrop Session!
  2. Choose 1 of 3 class times for South Boston classes: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am
  3. Complete registration and receive an email confirmation

Ta-da!  That’s all there is to it.  So tell your friends and make your plans if you want to get a space in a certain class.  Classes fill quickly and are first-come first-served.  All classes are for children 0-3 years and you can choose what works best for your schedule.  However, it typically works out that there are older toddlers (who no longer have a morning nap) in the 9:30am.  The 11:30 class is typically full of younger babies who are still napping in the morning.  There’s always a mix of ages throughout the classes and as always, you can choose whatever fits your needs.

IMG_4175I’m working on a great new set of songs and ASL signs!  Looking forward to another fun session!

~Michelle

 

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Fine Motor Skills Workshop: Wednesday, February 10, 10am

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The South Boston Neighborhood House is hosting another fantastic program for families in our community.  Families with children ages 5 and younger (babies, toddlers, preschoolers etc.) are invited to come play with their child(ren) and learn more about their fine motor development.  “Fine motor” means the use of the small muscles in your hands, fingers and wrists.  Snack will be provided and each participating family will receive a free fine motor skills bag to take home.Pipe Cleaners Station

 

What: Fine Motor Skills Workshop

When: Wednesday, February, 10am-12noon

Where: 136 H. Street (South Boston Neighborhood House)

Who: Families with children 0-5, (babies, toddlers, preschoolers up thru age 5)

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Fine Motor Skills Workshop: Thursday, January 21, 10am

The South Boston Neighborhood House is hosting another fantastic program for families in our community.  Families with children ages 5 and younger (babies, toddlers, preschoolers etc.) are invited to come play with their child(ren) and learn more about their fine motor development.  “Fine motor” means the use of the small muscles in your hands, fingers and wrists.  Snack will be provided and each participating family will receive a free fine motor skills bag to take home.

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What: Fine Motor Skills Workshop

When: Thursday, January 21, 10am-12noon

Where: 125 Mercer Street in South Boston (The Tierney Learning Center)

Who: Families with children 0-5, (babies, toddlers, preschoolers up thru age 5)

 

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January 15, 2016 · 9:08 am

Online Registration for Winter Session begins today at 9am!

Online registration for Winter Session 2016 begins TODAY Monday, January 4 at 9am.  Follow the links below according to your location of choice.

To Register:

  1. Choose the location of the class you would like to join. South Boston or Winthrop?
  2. Follow the appropriate link below or find the link above at the Class Offerings tab on this website.
  3. Input you and your child’s information and pay the session fee online and you’re done! Voila!

You will receive an email confirmation from EventBrite when your registration is complete.  No need to print tickets for the first day of class.  I receive all the information I need for class participants.

Click here to register for class in South Boston!

Click here to register for class in Winthrop!

Winthrop Attendees: Don’t forget to use the discount code EARLYBIRD to save $10 before January 11th.

~Michelle

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