Sprouting Melodies 2 (6-18 months)
For babies and young toddlers, music is all about exploring! Exploring the sounds, the touch, the feel, and yes, even the taste of everything around them! The active music making and music listening in Sprouting Melodies 2 is designed to support 6-18 months old as they build trust and increase their understanding of the world around them. The engaging songs immerse the babies in the musical experiences and provide many new ways to learn about themselves. They also learn that they can control many things as they learn to make music independently with a variety of instruments including drums, maracas and bells. Socially, these young children begin to anticipate and initiate the play as they explore being in music!
Sprouting Melodies 3 (18 months- 3 years)
Between 18 months and 3 years of age, each day is an adventure full of growth and exploration! Songs become learned and mastered, and young children want to show off their new skills and independence. Within our music experiences, Sprouting Melodies 3 provides the routine that toddlers crave yet provides the freedom and creativity for children to grow in self-expression and to build social relationships with their peers in music. Through instrument play, movement and singing songs, children in this group will be supported as they move through their own personal journey of social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.
Family Sprouts (0-5 years)
All young children can learn and grow in music. Family Sprouts gathers kids and families together and provides opportunities for children of different ages to learn and interact together. In music making, as in development, babies, toddlers and preschoolers have unique needs. Each Family Sprouts class includes active music making designed to elicit different responses from the children based on their cognitive, social and physical skills. The Sprouting Melodies Provider (R) will be able to direct parents on how the experience for children of different ages will be unique. This is also a great class for siblings and twins and will give you lots of new ways to incorporate music in your family time at home.
Music Therapy Club (3yrs - 7yrs)
Music Therapy Club is a unique musical place where all children can be free to create and join in music making that is specifically tailored to assure engagement, joy and success for all. The focus of this group centers on providing a supportive, facilitated atmosphere for children who need music experiences that take full advantage of individual strengths while minimizing the impact of difficulties.
Sprouting Melodies 1 & 2 (0 - 18 months)
This class is designed to incorporate both the
earliest stages of development and the beginning stages of babies exploration.
The music provides stimulation and comfort for younger babies in the awareness
phase of development and active music making for 6-18 month olds in the trust
phase of development. We will be increasing your little ones awareness of
themselves and others and foster the building of trust and exploration through
active music making and listening. This class is especially fun because
we can see the growth of the little ones from 0-18 months old. The
older babies have the opportunity to play with younger babies and 0-6 months
old love watching their peers crawl, walk, and make music all around them.
Sprouting Melodies 1 and 2 is a unique class where babies, parents, and
caregivers learn and play together within the fun musical structure!
Sprouting Sibs (0-5 years)
Sprouting Sibs focuses on each family unit, incorporating 2+
siblings in each musical experience in the class. With multiple children in
each family, this group supports positive
sibling interactions through music. The sessions provide caregivers with
lots of successful ways to bring music home to enhance sibling bonds and
develop communication and play skills. Caregivers will also
learn how to adapt experiences to make them developmentally and age appropriate
for children of multiple ages. Children in this group will strengthen their
bonds and connections with their parent or caregiver and their little or big
Teen Music Therapy Group (14yrs - 22 yrs)
This is a group music therapy session for teens and young adults with special needs, where they can develop social skills, peer to peer interaction, opportunities for leadership, and creative expression all with the help of music. Led by one of our music therapists at our studio in Wakefield, this is not a drop off group, however, parents and caregivers are welcome to relax in our spacious reception room connecting with other families over coffee while the group is in session.
Sprouting Melodies 1 (0-9 mos)
Even at the earliest stages of development, we know that infants are stimulated and comforted by music. Babies 0-9 months old participating in Sprouting Melodies 1 with their parent or caregiver will be participating in simple song structures that increase their awareness of themselves and others, nurture healthy bonds and develop trust with the world around them. And with all that we know about brain development in infancy, it is all that we can't see at this age that is so incredibly vital to healthy growth. The repetition of musical experiences designed specifically for your little one will lay the ground work for a life full of learning!
Family Karaoke/ Open Mic
Participants will have the opportunity to perform on stage, choosing either karaoke or a piece accompanied by live music, or just listening to our great performers
The drum is one of the oldest known instruments. It has long been recognized as an integral part of cultures and has been used for spiritual services, cultural traditions, celebrations, and overall wellness. Regardless of your musical experience or where you are in your life, drumming can provide many benefits. Participating in a drum circle can decrease stress, improve mood, ground our thoughts and provide a sense of community. Join us as a music therapist guides you through an hour of drum playing. We provide the instruments.