Heart of the Child Music Education
Since its beginning in the year 2000, Heart of the Child Music Education has been offering joyful, interactive group musical experiences to children and their caregivers in its hometown of Floyd. The FUN and developmentally appropriate classes foster a love of music at the same time that they build foundational musical skills, safe connection, secure attachment, and healthy community.
Families can sign up by the month at the rate of $10/class. Drop-ins are $12. Second children (siblings in the same class) are half price. Same for additional siblings.
Baby Beats (9:30am – 10:15am)
A special time for babies and their caregivers, this is an intimate class with lots of opportunity for bonding. It focuses on the amazing capacity of these young ones for growing smarter through music. By watching, listening, and sensing, the babies learn to feel steady beat and discern correct pitches. Before anyone expects, they are copying these same musical qualities with their own bodies and voices. Most people don’t know that this type of loving and supportive early musical culture, gives children the skills they need to play in a symphony orchestra, old-time, or rock band as adults.
Joy Jammers (10:30am – 11:30am)
A mixed age class for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. Seasonal songs celebrate the abundance of nature we share in Floyd County with fun songs, lots of movement, scarves, balls, and rhythm instruments. Grandparents and other extended family members are always welcome to watch or play along, too. Sharing music fun as a family is the best way to build your child’s love of music. For children up to 6 years.