Child development research recommends mixed-age classes because it fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating the older ones; older children learn by leading the younger ones. Each child participates at his or her own developmental level. This class provides for a variety of adult-child interactive activity and offers new ways to play musically at home.
Canta y Baila Conmigo®
Each 45-minute class includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers--regardless of their own musical ability.
Newborn - age 5-years with Adults)
Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, Canta y Baila ConmigoTM creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience.
With Canta y Baila ConmigoTM you and your child will be transported as you sing, dance and play along to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Spanish speaking countries.
Music Together (8 weeks session)
- A curriculum with dual, complementary goals of music and language immersion
- Informal instruction in a supportive, joyful setting
- Beautiful, professionally recorded music collections carefully selected to represent the wide variety of Hispanic musical traditions and genres
- An illustrated Spanish-language family songbook including music notation, lyrics and information about the origins of the songs
- An optional English Language Supplement with song translations, vocabulary and grammar points for families learning Spanish
Fluent bilingual educator Maddie Welch has created this unique curriculum with David Piper, studio engineer, and Michael Feldman, Latin percussionist.
These Music Together classes will meet for 8 weeks.
Canta y Baila (Fridays Only) 8 weeks
These Canta y Baila Conmigo classes will meet for 8 weeks.
May I Play - Workshops
Let's Play in May. All workshops are 30 minutes. Workshop include materials (except your own songbooks), parent participation required.
Sign up for one, get a 4 workshop Play Pass or come to all 7 and have a little creative musical fun with Songbirds Music!
May 14th and 24th - Songbook Coloring + Jam: Bring your Music Together or Canta y Baila Conmigo songbooks and let's add some more color and detail. After some coloring time, we'll jam with the instruments and sing a little too!
May 17th and 28th - Spanish Playshop + Jam: In this colorful workshop we'll practice and learn the colors in Spanish. Then we'll dance with colorful scraves and jam with the instrumentos!
May 18th and 21st - Singalong Storytime + Kitchen Jam: Sing and read along with some favorite Music Together tunes and some other children's classics. Then we'll share the kitchen instruments and jam in my musical kitchen!
May 25th - Family Music Zone: We'll be doing a few of the activities on the Music Together Family Music Zone...together!
May I Play Workshops Pricing:
- $15 per workshop (one child)
- $55 for 4 workshop PlayPass (pick any 4 sessions)
- 85 for all 7 workshops
- $5 additional siblings (over 12mo)
The Animal Pad - Fundraiser Mini Art & Music Class
Songbirds Music and Pachis Art Studio For Kids are barking with excitment to bring you this special art and music class. Create a dog inspired art piece then join us on the dance floor for some musical fun. This is a donations based class. 100% of the proceeds will go to The Animal Pad. Can you say woof?
Class is open to ages 0-8. Registration is required. Space is limited Registration Fees are Donation Amounts. You can bring a cash donation on the day of the class.
The Animal Pad is a San Diego based, 501c3 non profit who focuses on rescuing dogs from primarily off the streets of Mexico as well as from the high kill shelters in Southern California. We our rescues rehabbed, placed into foster homes and then adopt them out to loving forever families. TAP is a 100% volunteer, foster and donation based organization who relies solely on the support of the community to keep going! Ms. Diana (Songbirds Music) is TAP foster mom and volunteer.