Annie Warbucks at the Grosse Pointe Theater

Annie Warbucks

Grosse Pointe Theater

(313) 881-4004


annie warbucks

The sequel to the international smash hit Annie, brings the world’s favorite orphan back to our stage! All the ingredients that made Annie so successful are here once again, with an old-fashioned romance thrown in for good measure. The curtain opens to Christmas morning, just as Annie is settling in with her new family. However, a knock at the door brings a child service worker who announces that Daddy Warbucks must find a wife and be married within 60 days or Annie will be returned to the orphanage! Much to the audience’s delight, a scramble ensues. With book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin, you once again meet all the little girls from the orphanage, Warbucks’ assistant, Grace, and, of course, FDR returns.

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Music Together September 2014

September 2014: Fall Semester Starts September 15!

Welcome back and Happy Fall! We think everyone is going to LOVE the BONGOS Collection!We will be learning new songs from around the world, including drumming to a traditional African folksong, tapping our sticks to an Irish folk tune, singing a new song in Spanish, and chanting about some funny animals that live in Australia. The 10 week session starts September 15 and runs through the week of November 17. Register today online!

News! Starting this fall, enrolled families will receive a songbook, ONE CD, a Family Resource Guide and a code to access Music Together’s brand new Family Music Zone! There you’ll be able to easily download the songs from the Bongos song collection, in addition to exploring fun content created just for you. To access the Family Music Zone you will create an account at using the code found on the inside back cover of the Family Resource Guide. Families will also continue to receive a quarterly e-newsletter with lots of great information regarding music and child development, as well as fun ways to play with music at home. Make sure to check out the most recent e-newsletter!


Upcoming Events

September 7: Visit us at Grosse Pointe’s Village Fest on Kercheval Avenue between Cadieux and Neff between 12 and 5 pm with free demos at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Find us in the Kid’s Zone near St. Clair and Kercheval.


September 9: Free Demo Class in Grosse Pointe at 9:30 am at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy. Please invite friends that are new to Music Together to experience the fun of learning Music Together-style! Please call us at 734.418-0640 to register!

September 13: Free Demo Class in Canton at 10 am at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy in Canton location. Please call us at 734.418-0640 to register!


What a Busy Summer!

Your Hummingbird Music Together teachers were busy birds this summer! We hosted three Sing and Sign events in Grosse Pointe jamming with amazing groups between 75 -100 people each month. We continued our amazing run of demos with the Canton Public Library and reached a new record with 138 people movin’ and groovin’ together all at once!


We also recruited a new teacher to join our team! A big welcome to Leah Fox, newly Registered Music Together Teacher to our teaching team! Here is more about Leah:


Leah has enjoyed music for her entire life, starting piano lessons when she was four and earning her B.A. in Music from Huntington College and her M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Along the way, she has enjoyed singing in choirs, playing in bands, and performing in musicals. Music is such an important part of her life that when she had her son, Elias, in November 2012, she started looking for a music activity and found Music Together. Since they began classes, she loves how much music has become a part of their everyday routine. After attending the Music Together teacher training and seeing how carefully the music is chosen and the program is planned, she is even more excited to teach this fall!

With the addition of Miss Leah, we are now able to expand our Canton class schedule so check out the new class date and time options available starting this fall.


Fall is always a great time of the year to reset a schedule for learning and fun. We hope we will be seeing your families back in class and look forward to exploring new music together as your little ones continue to grow! Thanks you!


Sarah Boyd, Director and Teacher

Emily Schienke, Hazimah Sovoda and Leah Fox, Registered Teachers

Henry Bahrou, School Director, Grosse Pointe Music Academy

Camp Concert at Atwater in the Park

Summer Music Camp Concert

The Grosse Pointe Music Academy Summer Music Camp will perform it’s end of the week concert on Friday, August 8th from 2:00pm-3pm.

The concert will be held at Atwater in the Park; a new family-friendly, neighborhood restaurant and brew pub in Grosse Pointe Park.  The food is great so if you’re hungry be sure to give it a try!

The summer music camp concert will consist of rock music acts performed by 2 different bands from the group.

summer music camp group pic

Atwater in the park



Atwater in the Park

1175 Lakepointe St.

Grosse Pointe Park, MI

The Grosse Pointe Music Academy

Rock Band Recital Fail

Rock Band Recital Fail

Upon taking the stage, Henry, Grant, Stephen, and Griffin, also known as Rubber Band to the audience of the Grosse Pointe Music Academy Spring Recital, had no idea that their performance would be a viral Internet sensation. Watch this 60-second video to see what all the buzz is about!

The song being covered was Weezer’s “Undone – The Sweater Song,” and here is what the band had to say on twitter about the performance:

Thankfully, the great teachers and staff of Grosse Pointe Music Academy came to the rescue. Thank you Hans, Bobby, Dave, and Jake for for responding so quickly! After making sure that nobody was hurt or too embarrassed, everyone had a good laugh and Rubber Band continued on to play their performance pieces. Two days after posting the video, Grosse Pointe Music Academy began to recieve phone calls from several news agencies, including Yahoo News, Ellen TV, and The Huffington Post, who were looking to share the video on their sites and shows.

Grosse Pointe Music Academy offers group instruction to help bands enhance their skills as a group and polish their performances. As it seems so popular, perhaps we should add a master class on how to smash guitars and cause keyboard stands to collapse on stage!

Yahoo News Skype interview with the singer.

Music Together June 2014

Music Together June 2014: Gallop, March, & Shake This Summer!

Summer is not only our favorite time of year because of the beautiful sunshine and warmth, but also because we get to enjoy a compilation of many of our favorite Music Together songs from the different collections. We will be enjoying the “Summer Songs 3” collection including favorites “Shake Those Simmons Down,” “Singn’ Every Day,” and many more!

Have you ever wondered about the theory behind Music Together’s song collections? There are nine collections, not including the Summer Collections, and the music themes are organized to be in sync with the feelings of the different seasons. The summer collections, which are a compilation of favorites from across the nine collections, provide some repetition as that is beneficial in children’s music development. If you go through all 9 collections, your children will learn over 300 songs – what an impressive number!


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 11: In Grosse Pointe, Miss Emily will host a demo at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy at 9:30 am to preview the summer collection. Please let any friends looking for fun and educational activities know about it. Thank you!

Thursday, June 19: In Canton, there will be a make-up class for the Canton Thursday evening class at 6:45 pm. This is to make-up for the class cancellation early on in the Spring session.


Monday, June 16th & Monday, June 23rdIn Grosse Pointe, the 9:30 and 10:30 classes will continue to meet these two Mondays to make-up for Memorial Day and a class cancellation in May.


June 24 & 25 – Hummingbirds Music Together is beyond excited to have been asked to participate in Royal Oak Farmer’s Market Kids Club Live! We are joining together with many of our fellow metro-Detroit Music Together programs to provide free musical entertainment and to share information regarding musical development and our programs. Please stop by to say hello and join in to help spread the magic of Music Together.

June 27 – In Grosse Pointe, we are excited to be kicking off the Summer Sing & Sign events with the first event. Join us at 10 am for the interactive free session and then stay for a fun kids craft hosted by the Grosse Pointe Momprenuers.

Week of July 14: Summer Semester starts and goes for 6 weeks thru the week of August 18th. Click here to register for the summer session if you haven’t reserved your spot yet!


Wednesday, August 6: In Canton, we couldn’t be more thrilled that the Canton Public Library keeps inviting us back to host a fun-filled hour of music and movement. We will be taking sing-song trip to the Zoo and hope you can join us. We then plan to picnic afterwards at Heritage Park so all of our attending Hummingbirds Music Together families can keep the fun going!



It’s Time to Celebrate!

Congratulations to all of our Hummingbirds Music Together families that have completed all nine Music Together collections! It is a pure joy seeing you all encourage your children in both expressing themselves and in their music development! We will be recognizing the families in class and also giving them a special gift towards their continued music education. In addition to our amazing families, congratulations also are in order for Miss Hazima who has now taught all 9 collections! We are so thankful that Miss Hazima is a part of Hummingbirds Music Together and helps spread her love of music and learning with us in every class!


As we started out, the start of summer is one of the BEST times of year! We hope your family and friends enjoy the longer and much warmer days! Please do plan to join us for music class and our many different events throughout the summer to help keep your family’s musical journey going strong!

Thanks you!

Sarah Boyd, Hummingbirds Music Together Center Director

Hazimah Sovoda and Emily Schienke, Registered Music Together Teachers

Henry Bahrou, Grosse Pointe Music Academy School Director