Bring the young kids – or grandkids – out for a musical morning Aug. 1 in Scarsdale.
That’s when Songs for Seeds, the Manhattan-based children’s music program, makes its Westchester debut with a free concert in Chase Park.
The event, from 11 a.m. to noon, will showcase the award-winning program, which offers 45-minute classes led by a three-piece live band of teacher/musicians who encourage kids to sing, play instruments and dance. At the end of class, the students are invited to sing with the band (karaoke-style) and play the band’s instruments, which include guitar, keyboard and drums. Each week the children experience music, instruments and language from a different culture.
Locally, fall classes will be offered for newborns through 6-year-olds, with morning and afternoon sessions to be held at Scarsdale Synagogue and Temples Tremont and Emanu-El.
Schedules will soon be posted at scarsdale.songsforseeds.com. The musicians can also be booked for children’s parties.
Founded in 2009 by the owners of Apple Seeds, a New York City-based company that offers fun, educational programs for young children, Songs for Seeds has been named “Best Music Class” by New York Magazine and “Most Magical Music Class” by Red Tricycle.
Emmy Award-winning television producer Dana Goodman Fisher, who grew up in Scarsdale, is bringing the program to Westchester.
“When we lived in New York, I sent my two children, Teddy and Ruby, to Songs for Seeds. The kids loved the classes and so did the parents,” she says. “When we moved back to Scarsdale, I kept thinking why was there nothing like Song for Seeds in Westchester? I’m thrilled to bring this educational, sweet and fun program to my hometown.”
For more, contact Dana Goodman Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Mary Shustack