Music Together Prairie Heartland
BUSINESS NAME:Music Together Prairie Heartland
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS/SERVICES:
Music Together Prairie Heartland is proud to announce the grand opening of a new Centre serving Regina and White City/Emerald Park. Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program that provides fun and playful music-making activities for children ages birth to Kindergarten age and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. This year Music Together is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, is offered in 40 countries around the world, but is new to Saskatchewan!
Our Discounts include:
- Early Bird Registration
- Returning Families
- Multiples (twins, triplets)
- Babies under 9 months FREE with a registered sibling
Registered Music Together Teacher and Centre Director, Maxine (Max) Hanofski, is an Early Childhood Educator, musician, Atelierista (in-house artist and studio teacher), creative arts key-note speaker and workshop facilitator for Educators, and has been appointed by the Canadian Child Care Federation to serve on the Saskatchewan Early Learning Leaders Caucus, with the mandate of bringing positive change to the early learning and child care sector in Saskatchewan. Max is very involved in the implementation and promotion of creative arts in Saskatchewan and was searching for a program that would bring back to children and families the music-making experiences and joy of years gone by. “I remember my mother’s and grandmother’s stories of regular Saturday night dances at the town halls in rural Saskatchewan, with live bands and babies sleeping in wooden apple boxes under the stage; my mother and uncles forming a band; or my grandmother meeting my grandfather for the first time at a barn dance. As a child, I remember being held in the arms of my parents as they waltzed around a dance hall. Personally I was taking formal piano lessons by age 5. Royal Conservatory of Music designation followed and I was teaching piano to both children and adults by age 16. Today I observed that for many children, exposure to music was pushing a button or watching a screen. I wanted to change that.”
Another Music Together program feature that impressed Max was the fact that a family, parents and their three pre-school children for example, could potentially all attend the same class together and the families in any given class then formed a music-making community. But for Max, one of the most important features of the Music Together program was the fact that its philosophy and programming aligned perfectly with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Early Years’ Reggio-Emilia-inspired approach to early learning in this province. The Music Together program exemplified everything Max was looking for in an early learning music program and she obtained her Music Together teacher training in the United States.
SPRING Registration On Now
Tuition Discounts for Early Bird Registrations
10 Week Semester
Classes Commence the week of March 31
Regina, White City, Yorkton & Melville
The ten weekly classes in a semester are 45 minutes in length and in addition to Mom and Dad, other important adults in a child’s life are welcome to attend (Caregiver, Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie, Uncle, Kokum, etc.).
Have a sick little one? Not a problem. We offer make-up classes at one of our other locations, dates and times. An Adult Education Night and Family Fun Event are also included.
For more information about Music Together Prairie Heartland
Maxine (Max) Hanofski
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