Review: My First Music Discovery Class
We got to try out the Uptown My First Music Discovery Class location and my 10 month old still had a blast! It was a different teacher, Mrs. Laurie, but it was the same consistency that kids depend on. So if you miss a class, you can always go to a different location that week to makeup.
Monday classes at Blakeney have now filled, so if you are still interested, be sure to not miss the uptown fun. The uptown location is a block from Discovery Place and Imaginon, so you can make a day of it! Plus, it's free uptown parking!!
After the class, we were able to sneak in on a baroque concert in the St. Peter's concert series. As the kids left class and strolled into the church they got to see period baroque instruments- 4 violins, 1 viola, a THEORBO, 1 cello and a harpsichord. This location is where music happens for all ages. The best children's choirs in Charlotte are housed at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at The Choir School at St. Peter's The concerts (in the series) are all free and at noon.
My First Music Discovery Class Fall Session began this week and we got to try out a class with Sarah in Blakeney. My 10 month old loves music and has really taken an interest to dancing and trying to sing along, so I thought he would really enjoy the class. Majority of the children attending the class were between 18 months and 3, though there were a few older younger ones.
Everyone, yes even the moms, had a great time!
My First Music Discovery Class is a branch of the 15-year old international company, The Music Class. The Music Class- Music Pups curriculum and materials are taught in over 100 US cities and in 13 countries. Music Pups is geared towards newborns all the way up to 4 years old.
The My First Music Discovery Class is a 45-minute music class that allows your child to move around, sing, play instruments, and dance to the current The Music Class curriculum.
This Fall they are using the LION Collection. You are provided a workbook with all of the sheet music along with a CD so you can learn the songs you will be singing during the 10-week session. Parents, grandparents, and even nannies will have fun learning and playing together.
When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by the teacher and other moms. I could tell many of the moms had attended the previous session, and were really excited to be back. I was also very glad the moms werent cliquey like Ive seen in previous classes with my older child and made us feel welcome. The class began with a hello song that was easy to pick up and then it was followed with some movement and instrument playing.
My 10-month old had a blast. By the end of the class he was moving all around, crawling to grab instruments then attempting to play them, and was dancing along to the music.
I can definitely see how the class can grow with a newborn all the way to 4 years. My 6-year old would have even enjoyed the class! I love that the children had the freedom to participate in the circle or dance and sing on their own wherever in the room. They usually ended up back in the center if they did venture off!
The instructor Sarah was amazing. She had a great voice and the children loved being around her. I cant wait to go back next week and see how my little man reacts to his second class!
Fall classes began Sept. 9 and end the week of November 11 (the end date depends on the day of week of your classes). They are offering classes at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday in Blakeney, 10:30 a.m. on Monday Downtown, 10:30 a.m. on Friday in Ft. Mill, and at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in Pineville. There are a limited number of spaces available for each class.
Currently they are running a promo that the next five children registering get $20 off the Fall Session tuition for select classes. Discount Code: Next5 (Applies only to 10:30 am, Downtown Charlotte Monday 10:30 am, Ft. Mill Friday, Pineville Saturday).
You can register or find more information at www.themusicclass.com
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