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Ms. Maria
sharing the joy and connection of music with families!
Interests: music, children, education
Recent Activity
I'm offering another new class starting next Thursday, Sept. 15 – Family Time: Fun music for the whole family, Thursdays at 10 am. Register at www.ashevilleperformingartsacademy.com, and email me for more information! Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
Please join me at 10:00am Wednesday, September 7 for a free Kindermusik class at Asheville Performing Arts Academy, 193 Charlotte St. in Asheville. Caregivers with children from newborns to age 3 are welcome for songs, dances, instruments, story time, parenting tips, and most of all, special time with the special... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
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It's time to enroll in Kindermusik for the fall semester! Singing, dancing, instruments, books, and most of all special time with Mom or Dad are all part of what makes Kindermusik the best choice you can make for your family. Enroll now in Kindermusik classes at Asheville Performing Arts Academy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
Has anybody else heard music in the falling rain these past few days? Or in the swish swish swish of the wipers? The shoooosh of car wheels on the roadways, and the splash and squelch of rainboots in mud puddles? In a fantastic example of creative music-making, student Ben Meyers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
Free music lessons in Birmingham, Alabama do more than teach kids to play instruments via www.npr.org Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 26, 2011 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
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Last night at our house was typically chaotic. I made dinner as my 7 year old worked on Valentines while listening to an audiobook, and our overgrown puppy rushed around chewing things and being generally rambunctious. I had tuned out most of the ruckus when my daughter said "Did you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
People love music for much the same reason they're drawn to sex, drugs, gambling and delicious food, according to new research. When you listen to tunes that move you, the study found, your brain releases dopamine, a chemical involved in both motivation and addiction. via news.discovery.com No wonder we feel... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 25, 2011 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
Makeup classes scheduled for Monday, January 24 have been cancelled due to snow. The open house Monday afternoon (4 - 5:30) is still on – I hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
The spring session of Kindermusik begins next week at Black Mountain Center for the Arts! Village, for babies on Tuesdays at 10am, Our Time, for toddlers Tuesdays at 11:15, and Sign & Sing for babies through toddlers Mondays! Contact the Center to register. Do you have questions, or want to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
As hard as it is to believe, it's already time to think about next semester in Kindermusik! I am adding more classes to my schedule at both Asheville Arts Center and Black Mountain Center for the Arts: Asheville Arts Center: Wednesdays: Sign & Sing: 10:00am -10:45am Our Time: 11:00am –... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
It's not too late to register for Kindermusik Sign & Sing at the Asheville Arts Center, starting this Thursday! We will learn real ASL signs through music and fun games and activities. Signing helps babies communicate their wants and needs much earlier than they are able to do through speech,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
Music and Science is a 2 hour documentary from PBS about a group of researchers studying "music’s fundamental physical structure; its biological, emotional and psychological impact; its brain altering and healing powers and its role in human evolution." It's available on Netflix, and it's fascinating! You can watch videos online... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 28, 2010 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
I went to the grocery store (again) the other day, and listened to Hoyt Axton on the way: Less Than the Song I am less than the song I am singing I am more than I thought I could be Spent some time as a child in daydreamin' As a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
Last night my daughter taught me a new verse to an old song I learned back in my days in the Brownies. I had learned the first section as a simple round with a catchy tune and a nice message: Make new friends but keep the old, One is silver... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
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I am teaching Village at the Asheville Arts Center Wednesdays at 10:45 starting September 15. Please join me for the musical fun with the babies! Kindermusik Village: A Bonding Experience The Kindermusik Village class provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that include... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
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I will be at the Asheville Arts Center on Merrimon St. in Asheville Thursday after lunch with the fabulous Yvette Odell. Please bring your 0-7 year old kids for some singing, moving, learning, fun! Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
Check out my classes for fall 2010 at the Asheville Arts Center and at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts! Asheville Arts Center: Wednesdays at 9:45am, Our Time for ages 18 months to 3 years Wednesdays at 10:45am, Village for ages newborn to 18 months Thursdays at 9:45am, Family... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at Kindermusik in the Mountains
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