Last week, our NYC Dads Group went on a musical journey. Here is this week’s “guest blog” post from Rich D., a dad who knows his way around the golf course. He shares his experience with his daughter & the dads group at Music Together:
I am writing regarding the latest NYC Dads Group weekly meeting at Eastside Westside Music Together. I found it to be such a positive event that I wanted to share my experience with everyone in the hope you will benefit from this class as well. I would also like to compliment and thank both Lance, who organized the event, and Sally Woodson, who was our entertainer/instructor. Woodson was both extremely talented and informational and kept the class very light. Without both their hard work, my daughter and I would have missed out on this incredible experience.
Upon learning that our group’s weekly get together would be with Music Together, I was immediately interested to learn more. My daughter loves dancing with her mom and enjoys the singing on Sesame Street so I thought this would be a get together I couldn’t miss…and was I right.
As we arrived, we were greeted by Woodson, who immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable- even with a camera crew setting up to film us! We began right on time which as we know is important with a baby’s feeding and sleep schedule. Our group was organized in a circle and instructed that we must have fun! The first song was a fun welcome/introductory ditty that set the tone for the rest of the class.
The rest of the class consisted of light/fun songs with beats that help children learn music and kept the dads entertained. The children were able to touch and play various instruments, which enhanced their learning experience. I learned a great deal from the class, which I have been able to incorporate into the music we listen to at home.
I initially attended the weekly meeting for my daughter’s entertainment. However, I found Music Together was such a wonderful experience in every aspect that I have already called to sign her up for the next session of classes!
What differentiates Music Together from other parent & me music classes? Check out The Sound of Family Music by Jean Holloran Monaco (an article in the December issue of New York Family magazine), which provides details about the success story of Eastside Westside Music Together and their research based curriculum.