We started taking our 2 year old to Musical Beginnings as a Saturday Daddy-daughter activity and it has been one of our best parenting decisions. Teacher Linda is incredibly skilled at "managing" little ones (and their often tone-deaf, inhibited parental partners) at a pace that works perfect for every kid, from super-mellow to mega-high energy. Every session is always different, with some recurring songs/activities, which we love to practice later at home. They also use a large variety of instruments (many fascinatingly obscure) and other equipment that ensures the students (and parents!) never got bored or even restless. I've been most impressed by the pace - 45 minutes seems to go by in a flash and there is no lag time between each activity. Teacher Linda will always be our favorite, but she makes sure her other teachers are just as competent (I think my daughter had a little 'crush' on Teacher Tom). I was especially touched on the day that Linda's teen-aged daughter helped with class, which shows the strength of their family values. Our kid now already has a strong musical background thanks to Musical Beginnings, and we'll encourage both of our children to stick with it, learn to play instrument(s) and read music (something that is already in my wife's background and that I always wished for myself). Not to forget that they are also learning social and listening skills, patience and how to better take direction. All this, combined with affordability, flexibility and an obvious true love of what they do, translates to a wonderful experience for you and your child to share. Just be warned that after attending, you'll definitely want to have a home hand-held soap-bubble blower, because our class highlight is always when it's time for ,,, BUBBLES!!! We can't give a high enough recommendation to Musical Beginnings!
My three kids have gone here since they were in preschool, first in the classes and then into piano and violin lessons. It's a warm, inviting place and the teachers are great. My kids never complain about going to music. (Sometimes about practicing, though!) Great place if music is your thing.
Pokrov Russian School is a great place for kids ages 4-14. Friendly environment , professional teachers. School has a different programs you can choose from: Music class, Art class, Play performances .. etc. Kids don't like to miss any day of school. Thanks to School's administration.
I like the atmosphere in this environment. Thank you!