2006-03-31 / Schools
TrebleMakers spreads the joy of early childhood music education
TrebleMakers, a Musikgarten Academy, is part of the early education movement hitting Simi Valley and Moorpark today. The programs are specially designed to incorporate the basic concepts of music theory into songs, nursery rhymes, instrument play and dances that families can share again and again at home.
TrebleMakers has begun a community outreach program by offering its services to the public at large.
On the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., TrebleMakers will host a story time in the children's section of the Simi Valley Public Library. Children can sing, play instruments and explore the importance of reading and story time through books, puppets and musical finger play.
TrebleMakers also offers its services to the Simi Valley First 5 Neighborhood for Learning. Every Wednesday, babies, toddlers and family members dance and sing to the "Toddler Top 40."
TrebleMakers will present a seminar on music and childhood development at 6:30 p.m. Wed., April 19 at the Simi Valley Babies "R" Us.
Co-directors Ghislaine SopherPhillips and Kristie Spilios remember participating in story time and other community programs as children, and they believe in the importance of interactive music and stories to childhood development.
By volunteering once a month at the library, offering classes at First 5 and Parks and Recreation, and participating in neighborhood speaking events, they hope to spread the joy of music to the Simi Valley and Moorpark communities.
For more information about studio classes for children from ages 3 months to 8 years and the community outreach programs, call (805) 526-8743 or visit www.TrebleMakers.net.