Thursday, October 16, 2008

halfway through the Bongos semester

Today was class number 5 out of 10, and we had a great time! If you had to miss class today, you might enjoy listening and singing Lil Liza Jane, Hey Diddle, and Little Johnny Brown at home or in the car with your CD's. We started enjoying these new songs today.

Next week I will have information about making up classes. When you choose a class time to attend for a make up, just go on line to let Suzanne know that you will be there: This way she can avoid having way too many people come for the same class time.

How are things going at home? I'm so pleased with my little Thursday class. Nice kids, nice adults, and even though many of you know each other socially, talking in class is not a problem! I really appreciate how you wait until after class to socialize and make play dates with each other. This allows you to participate fully in the music, which is the best thing you can do for your children. If they see you enjoying and doing music, it makes it "the thing to do" in their minds. You're being wonderful role models!

As always, don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns. You can post a message here, send me an email at, or call my cell phone at 919-699-3172.

Thank you for allowing me to make music with you and your children. Have a great weekend!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Parent Guide DVD's on the way

Hi MT Families,

I'm excited to tell you that I'll be handing out these nice new parent guides next week. In the past, the guides were a digest-sized booklet, but MT has just made up these lovely new DVDs. The guide will help you participate in class with your child, and it was also give you lots of ideas for bringing MT into your home. On top of all that, it will share some basic tenets of early childhood education, and specific results of some of the research that goes into the curriculum. MT is constantly researching methods for developing musical human beings, and they introduce changes every now and then based on this research.

Please feel free to ask me questions in person, but I also welcome you to ask questions in the comments section here on the blog. Your questions will help me know what kind of information to include in class and on line here at the blog. If you've been wondering about something, someone else probably is, too.

Thank you for your patience with the canceled class today. I'm feeling better already, and I'm looking forward to singing and playing with all of you next week.

Musically yours,


Hello and Welcome!
I'm a knit blogger already, so when my husband asked me why I didn't have a blog for MT classes, I decided--if I can do one, I can do both! Reading the blog is completely optional for MT families, of course, but I'm hoping it will be a good communication tool for us all. I will post calendar events, education bits, and special announcements.
I hope that you will feel free to post comments and questions at any time in the "comments" section here. Knowing your questions will help me make our classes as informative as possible.