Thankful for 2013, Excited for 2014!
Thank you for choosing to be part of the Hummingbirds Music Together program in 2013! Most importantly, thank you parents for being powerful role models in helping your children grow and develop musically and choosing to do so with Hummingbirds Music Together! We look forward to singing in 2014 together!
In early November, we met with families in both Canton and Grosse Pointe to talk about music development for young children during the Parent Education Events. If you were not able to attend, please do ask your teacher if you have any questions and pick up a guide to musical development that provides in depth insight for development at each age stage from birth to 5 years old.
Friday, December 6th at 10:00 am: Tune in to WRCJ 90.9 FM to hear Miss Sarah interviewed about early childhood music development and the internationally recognized Music Together program.
Saturday, December 7th at 11:00 a.m.: Hummingbirds Music Together, with Motor City Music Together and special guest carolers the Detroit Children’s Choir’s Touring Choir, are hosting the Holly Jolly Jamboree family sing along at 11 am at the Grosse Pointe Village Christmas Central (located near Great Clips and LOFT). Children can also take a moment to make holiday cards to share with senior citizens and visit with Santa at 12 pm. For more details, visit www.thevillagegp.com.
Wednesday, December 11th at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Grosse Pointe Public Library Ewald Brach – We will hold two free Music Together classes; let your friends who are interested know! This is the perfect opportunity to preview our Winter STICKS Semester! Space is limited, register through the library, http://www.gp.lib.mi.us/
Wednesday, December 18 & Wednesday, January 8: The Canton Public Library has invited us back for two more fun filled events. On December 18 at 10 am, we will share holiday music classics from around the world music from The Nutcracker. On January 8 at 10 am, we will have a sneak peak of the Winter Sticks Collection. Please join us and bring friends. Reminder, when you refer a friend to the program and they register for a class, you both get a $25 refer-a-friend discount!
The Gift of Music
Gift certificates are always available to help share the gift of music. To purchase gifts certificates, please call (313) 458-7723, and gift certificates will be mailed. NOTE: Family members are always welcome to join your child/children at class so please do invite Grandmas, Grandpas, aunts and uncles to see how much the children love their musical gifts. Music Together also offers sing along storybooks which you can purchase at our events in December or at Grosse Pointe Music Academy. To see the different storybooks available, visit store.musictogether.com/Singalong-Storybooks.php
Register for Winter Semester Now!
The Winter semester starts the week of January 13. You and your child(ren) will learn twenty-five new songs and many new activities to enjoy in class and at home. Your children will love playing follow the leader during Follow me Down to Carlow, Counting the Stars while rocking in your arms during Great Big Stars, and thinking up favorite treats from Grandma for “Trot to Grandma’s House.” Tuition includes materials for at home, a family newsletter full of resources and music-making ideas, and a special Teddy Bear Picnic!
Have a wonderful time visiting with family and friends during the holidays! If your family needs some down time getting ready for or resting between events, check out Pandora’s Music Together station to hear past favorites and hear songs from future collections. Also, remember the power of music to bring people of all ages together. Singing holiday songs together can help create cheer for everyone and remind us of the magic of the season and being together.
Hummingbirds Music Together thanks your family for being part of our extended family in 2013 and we look forward to singing together in 2014!
Music Together Center Director Sarah Boyd and Henry Bahrou – School Director