Friday, February 13, 2015

Musical Zoo-this weekend!



What is Musical Zoo?  
There are instruments to try, in the musical petting zoo!  

You can play violin!  

Or cello



There are tone bells to play in the preschool rooms

an autoharp to try


and much, much more!  


Sunday, February 15 from 2-4:30 at Timberline Church in Fort Collins http://www.friendsofthesymphony.org/education/musical-zoo/

There is a musical petting zoo with all sorts of instruments for your child to try out, activities and adventures for the whole family.  Admission is only $2 and you can purchase tickets at the door, it includes a performance by the Fort Collins Symphony, snack, and so much more.  (current and past students, don't forget to wear your t-shirt and come see your teachers for a hug in the preschool music room! )  The performance this year is a dinosaur themed one, you don't want to miss it!  
Hope to you Sunday at Musical Zoo!  

Monday, February 9, 2015

We LOVE Let's Play Music!

 The silliness tends to get sillier with each year.  Many of these kids have been together for 3 years and LOVE each other and Let's Play Music!
Here are a few photos from Let's Play Music Spirit week!

2nd Year Wednesday 3:30pm

2nd Year Wednesday 4:30pm

2nd Year Tuesday


3rd Year Orange Roots Wednesday




 1st year Tuesday 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Let's Play Music Northern Colorado Team teachers

Did you know there are 5 teachers in Fort Collins/Loveland/Windsor area now?  

 Ruth Buxton, Emily Baldwin, Aimee Latzke (Fort Collins) Robin Flores, Kim Seyboldt (Windsor) 

We have students from all over Fort Collins, Wellington, Timnath, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, and Severance.  We all LOVE teaching Let's Play Music and Sound Beginnings and are so happy to be part of such a great team.  If you are looking for music or piano for your 0-6 year old, please contact us and we will gladly help you find a teacher who is conveniently located near your home.  Register now for fall 2015 classes!  Click on find a teacher at www.letsplaymusicsite.com  

Come see us at Musical Zoo, where we will be volunteering on Sunday, February 15 from 2-4:30 at Timberline Church in Fort Collins http://www.friendsofthesymphony.org/education/musical-zoo/

There is a musical petting zoo with all sorts of instruments for your child to try out, activities and adventures for the whole family.  Admission is only $2 and you can purchase tickets at the door.  (current students, don't forget to wear your t-shirt and come see your teachers for a hug upstairs in the preschool music room! )  The performance this year is a dinosaur themed one, you don't want to miss it!  
Hope to see many of you there! 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

January Fun!

Let's Play Music Spirit week!  We sure had fun in class last week, if your child's class isn't up, I will be taking their photo this week :)  Don't forget to wear your shirts!

Yellow Arrows Wednesday 3:30pm




Yellow Arrows Wednesday 4:30pm




Blue Bugs-Thursday 4:30pm






Music class is often silly but always fun!  


Monday, December 29, 2014

Classes start next week for the new semester!

A few reminders for next week!  Newsletter  
I opened a new Sound Beginnings class at 9:15am on Tuesday, if anyone is interested in that time slot, let me know!  
:) Ms. Robin


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sound Beginnings News

What a wonderful semester in White Horses we had!  Children ages 0-4 years were able to practice letters, numbers, colors, a major scale, solfege hand signs, instrument identification, rhythm, vocal training and so much more!
We learned 2 Smart Moves dances and had lots of fun while experiencing classical music, identifying composers, and using movement to be bullfighters and to jump with Tchaikovsky!
We used scarves, rhythm instruments, and a parachute to do some awesome movement activities to go along with our songs.
I can't wait to see all that we will do in Silver Buttons.  There is still room in a few of the classes that begin Jan. 6, 2015.  Don't delay, register today by clicking the tab above!
It is a joy to teach Sound Beginnings, thank you to all my White Horses, hope to see you in the New Year!  Merry Christmas, Ms. Robin

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Music and Education

It is about this time when we all need a little encouragement, a reminder of why we value music as part of our children's education. This article does a great job showcasing some of the research and statistics of how valuable music is as a part of your child's learning. The time you take out of each week listening to their music with them, practicing with them, bringing them to lessons and the financial investment is absolutely making your child smarter! Read on here A Musical Fix for American Schools, a great article from the Wall Street Journal and an interesting video clip is included as well: Grammy Award-winning composer and violinist Mark O'Connor discusses the importance of teaching classical music to children on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero.  

There is so much research supporting this idea, that learning to play a musical instrument, especially at a young age,  actually changes the brain and improves learning in so many areas across the board.
With the busy day to day activities/school/upcoming holidays this time of the year, it is good to remember each time you are running late for Let's Play Music class or fighting traffic on your way home, you are giving your child a precious gift by allowing them to have this experience at a young age!  Thanks for sharing music with your child, each Sound Beginnings class you take or Let's Play Music parent day you attend is such a wonderful time of bonding with your child, and the learning that takes place is priceless.
Have a great week!
:) Ms. Robin