ARDSLEY, N.Y. -- Songs for Seeds, the popular and award-winning children’s music program, will hold a free concert at the Ardsley Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m.
Songs for Seeds features 45-minute classes led by a three-piece live band of teacher/musicians who encourage kids to sing, play instruments, and dance. At the end of class, the students are invited to sing with the band (karaoke style) and play the band’s instruments (guitar, keys and drums). Each week the children experience music, instruments and a language from a different culture.
Magnetic art murals are created by the children during the sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes; and magic tricks are used to practice numbers and counting. A wheel is spun to reinforce the names and sounds of animals. By mixing original kids rock 'n' roll with adult contemporary music, the band is sure to please the little ones (and their parents).
Songs for Seeds has been named "Best Music Class" by New York Magazine and "Most Magical Music Class" by Red Tricycle.
Songs for Seeds music classes debuted in Scarsdale this past fall and drew many children from Scarsdale, Ardsley, lower Westchester and southern Connecticut, according to owner Dana Goodman-Fisher. The fall program was so popular and successful that she has expanded the winter class schedule from seven to 11 classes to meet parental demand.
Goodman-Fisher says several Ardsley families have already registered their children for winter morning and afternoon classes, which begin Jan. 4.
Classes -- for newborn to age six – are held at nearby Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El on Ogden Road in Scarsdale. Parents or nanny’s attend the classes with the young children and sing, dance and play instruments with the band. Class schedules are posted at http://scarsdale.songsforseeds.com .
The Song for Seeds band can also be booked for children's birthday parties, baby naming’s and other special children’s events.
For more information about the free Songs for Seeds concert or winter classes, contact Dana Goodman Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ardsley Public Library is at 9 American Legion Drive, Ardsley.
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