Hello Wonderful Families,
During this completely unprecedented time, music remains an important way to engage with your loved ones through singing, dancing, and interacting with shared musical experiences. Personally, I cannot imagine NOT doing music right now and I look forward to bringing music into your lives the best way that I can. For now, that means through online experiences. During the next couple of weeks, JJMT will be rolling out a brand new online program. Yes, it will be different, and yes, it will take time for all of us to adapt and grow into this very new way of teaching and learning. But my hope is that it brings a little joy and fun into your routines and becomes something we can all look forward to, just as we look forward to in person classes. TOGETHER we can continue to sing, play, and create memorable musical moments!
Love to all,
I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful summer filled with relaxing days. While there's still plenty of summertime to enjoy, it is also time to start the fall registration process! We'll be singing and swaying to the "Fiddle" song collection, which features some all-time favorites like "A Ram Sam Sam" and "Here is a Beehive." Plus, registered families can now download the music and access other fun content through the "Family Music Zone" on the Music Together® website. You can access the content via your Fiddle CD; on the inside back cover of each new CD booklet, there will be a unique code to allow families access to the new "Family Music Zone!"
I am looking forward to the start of a joyful semester, and hope that you and your family will come and sing and dance with our community of music makers!
Kate Battenfeld, Director and Owner of JJMT
This month we give special recognition to families and friend affected by autism, through Autism Awareness Month. There is a lot of interesting information out there about music and autism, and music therapy and autism Check out the following links and help spread the word about the power of music and raise awareness of autism!
Here are a couple of ideas:
--Info about sensory-friendly films: http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sensoryfilms
--Jammin' Jenn, a music therapist in Northern NJ, who works with children with autism and was interviewed for a local news station: http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sensoryfilms
--Info about Autism Awareness Month: http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=research_awareness
I am pleased to announce that Joyful Jumping Music Together has been nominated for a Nickelodeon Parents' Pick Award for Best Music Class in the San Diego area! Voting continues until July 15, and you can vote once every day by following this link:
Thanks for your support, and I look forward to seeing you all in the fall session of Music Together!
Yours in Song,
Hello Music Makers,
Jump with Joy Music is delighted to be offering Music Together classes in Carlsbad, Vista and Oceanside. Kate Battenfeld, Director of Jump with Joy Music, has just relocated to the area from Massachusetts and is truly looking forward to sharing her love of music making with many families. Please see the "Teachers Page" for more information about Kate, and please browse our site for information regarding upcoming Music Together classes in your area!