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Wednesday morning classes at Laurelhurst Community Center are handled separately.
To register for classes at Laurelhurst, please call (206) 684-7529
To contact Miss Charlotte directly, email: agirlwithaguitar (at) netos (dot) com.
Little Wings Parent Tot Class (12 weeks)
Fun, active music and movement class for kids age 6 months - 4 years with a parent or guardian. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move around a lot in class!
One-Time Demo Class / Drop-In
We sing, we dance, we play musical games and a good time is generally had by all. The syllabus includes music and games from around the world, including Latin America, Germany, France, the British Isles, Finland, Africa and more. It's a great way to meet other moms (or dads), and little ones love both the class and the CDs that go with them. Each quarter, we use a different selection of music and your class fee includes a book and CD of the music we will use in class. Parents consistently tell me my CDs are on repeat in their stereo and that they are the only thing their kiddo wants to listen to in the car.
Research consistently shows that exposing young children to music improves their cognitive, language and musical skills later in life. Babies and toddlers have more connective tissue in their brains, and active musical play actually strengthens their brains' white matter, enabling them to interpret musical tones and rhythms better than you or I probably can. Years of teaching music to young children has shown me that kids can more easily hear tonal and pitch differences than adults, and if they solidify that ability now, it will stay with them for life.
Try out a class for free!
Big Strings Uke For Grown-Ups, Level 2 (6wk)
Building on "Big Strings, Level I", this class assumes you know some basic chords and strumming patterns. If you've gotten that far, and are looking to challenge yourself a bit more, you're welcome to join us!
Right now we are a fun, relaxed group of ladies working on a few songs together, including Izzie's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and a little Hawaiian tune, "Green Rose Hula", to name a few. In January, we'll keep on jamming on these, and learn a few new songs as well. We welcome newcomers - don't be shy!
Lullabies & Dandling Songs Workshop (1 wk)
Do you have a little one on the way? Are you a new parent, reaching for a song in the wee hours to sing your little angel back to sleep, or a rhyme for bouncing them on your knee? Or a nanny looking for some new material? This class is for you!
I've been researching lullabies from around the world for several years, and have collected some lovely sweet melodies and adorable dandling (bouncing) songs from the British Isles, France, Latin America, and even Finland. I'll provide you with a book and CD to take home and we'll learn some samples from the book in class.
Babies are welcome to attend with their parents!