Creating a foundation for lifelong learning.
Harmony Garden Sprouts
For our budding newborns and infants, blossoming toddlers, and blooming little ones (newborn-5 years).
These groups give you and your child opportunities to explore instruments, babble/sing, and move through creative musical play while further enhancing social interaction, communication (articulation, speech, rhythm, etc.) and musicality. Instruments, chanting, rhythmic play, movement and more are introduced.
Introducing our newest early childhood music class!
A mommy-and-me style class for newborns and infants focused on developmental milestones.
Ages: Newborn-9 months
Sprouts Spring 2020 Session
Our 10-week Winter Session of Sprouts ends March 20th!
NO CLASSES – March 23-April 3 (these weeks are reserved for making up snow days)
The Spring Session starts Monday, April 6th and ends Saturday, May 30
Spring Session (8 weeks) | begins April 6
Enrollment will open on February 18th for the Spring Session
* Payment plans available
Spring 2020 Class Schedule
“My son has participated in Harmony Garden Music Therapy’s Sprouts classes since he was six months old. He started off very reserved, and has blossomed into a gregarious little boy with a strong musical inclination, singing songs wherever we go. Now I have a six month old daughter who is enrolled as well! I can’t say enough great things about the Sprouts program. Join us!”
– Emily, mommy of 2
“I started taking my son to music classes at Harmony Garden when he was 6 months old. I loved watching him interact with the other babes, following cues from Jaime and playing the instruments! It was a great time for me to get to meet and socialize with other moms as well. I’m thankful I had this activity to enjoy with my baby and will always treasure the memories. Harmony Garden is a great mommy and me class!”
– Julie, mommy of 1
“Harmony Garden is the best place for our kids to socialize with others their age and a great place for moms to socialize as well! The music therapists are amazing and always have a different plan for each class that keeps us coming back for more!”
– Elizabeth, mommy of twins
“We have been going to Harmony Garden for close to 4 years. I love watching my children express themselves in a caring, safe environment. Music has helped my son gain confidence around children his age and it is an outlet for my daughter to express her creatively through song. We love Harmony Garden and there is no other place I would recommend more!“
– Accalia, mommy of 3
“I love music because it’s fun to play instruments and learn new songs. And, I get to sing them at home. Miss Jaime is wonderful!”
-Laila, 7yrs old
Harmony Garden employs board certified music therapists to lead Sprouts classes. Each of us have a degree specifically in music therapy, have completed an internship in music therapy, and have successfully completed our board certifications. We understand how to use music to help children grow. We use music to build social skills, communication skills, develop skills for behavior management, and express emotions (to name a few). This is all on top of helping children develop a foundation for life long music learning.
Our music isn’t curriculum based. We are able to do whatever we need with music. If you have a small child, you know they are not predictable. What happens when there is a class of 8-10 little ones expressing their own unique personalities? We change, adapt, and create to meet these needs in the moment. We have our favorite songs to do with certain seasons, but we also are constantly learning new material or are writing our own songs to use in our classes. And, we get to put collective brains together to create top notch music experiences that your children get to participate in!
Every child, cautious or spitfire, has a place and will have fun! It doesn’t matter the distance the child gets from the parent’s lap during class. All children are celebrated for what they do in music, as they are! Every child will have fun exploring instruments and movement with music, despite their level of confidence!
Our classes are 45 minutes long! We KNOW it’s not easy for little ones to concentrate for long periods of time, but we KNOW that they can! Every one of our classes is a FULL 45 minutes long and packed with music!
We try to keep cost affordable and work with families, when necessary, to make payment plans. We are a for-profit, so grant funding to help subsidize class costs has never been available. Our class prices change depending on the semester you are joining. Some sessions are short. Summer session is only 8 weeks. Some sessions are long. Fall session is 12 weeks. We will ALWAYS help families who want to participate make payment plans in order to assist in their ability to enroll.
Q: Is my child too young for music classes?
A: NEVER! Infancy and early childhood are prime times to capitalize on children’s innate musical spontaneity, and to encourage their natural inclinations to sing, move, and play with sound!
Q: Is my child too old for music classes?
A: NEVER! Although, our Sprouts style classes are for little ones birth-5yrs old. We do have a Growing Hearts Music Therapy Group that is an inclusive group for children with special needs and their peers. A PERFECT class for children to continue using music to build social skills and music skills at the same time!
Q: I have no musical skills, will my child be the same way?
A: They don’t have to be! The earlier you immerse them in a rich musical environment, the more they will understand and be able to communicate competently with music.
Q: My child isn’t talking yet, would music be good to help with this?
A: YES! Music and language use different sides of the brain. If a child is having difficulty with spoken language, humming, vocalizing and singing can help create new pathways in the brain to link spoken language communication! It’s amazing to see!
Q: My child does NOTHING in class, but sings at home, is this normal?
A: YES! Some children have no problem taking chances in public, singing and dancing as if they are at home. Other children soak up the music in class, participating VERY LITTLE, but if you watch them at home, they will start to mimic the music classes and sing where they feel safest. This is ok. A child will only take a chance in front of a group if they think they are right. For some children, this takes time.
Q: My child has special needs, are these classes ok for him/her?
A: YES! YES! YES! We are fully inclusive for our early childhood classes. Children are all learning basic skills when they are little, special needs or not. These classes are run by board certified music therapists who know how to prescriptively use music to help children of ALL ability levels be successful!
Q: My child is all over the music room, not paying attention, should I not enroll them anymore?
A: Don’t stop, keep trying! They are little sponges as infants/toddlers/little children. Even if you think they are not paying attention, they are. They are learning by being immersed in the music. When they are ready, they will join the class format. The teachers and parents in the class do not mind a wandering and curious child!
Q: Will this help with socialization for my little one?
A: Absolutely! Many children are home during the day and not always around other children. Music classes will help them learn the expectations of circle time, sharing, and how to interact with other children. They aren’t supposed to know these things yet, they are little! But, through the class process, they will find ways to express themselves, make friends, and prepare themselves for preschool circle-time at the same time!
Q: Can I stay with my child or bring other siblings with us to class?
A: We welcome families to participate together! Often, getting grandparents who want to come check out class too! As far as the siblings go, we do need them to be enrolled in the class along with them, if they are going to participate in any way. For younger siblings who will be sleeping during class in their carseats – no need to enroll them! For siblings over 5yrs, they are welcome to come once to see class, but are too old to actively participate every week. There is a drop-in rate of $15 for siblings who want to attend occasionally. Ask if you have any questions about this!
Q: We have to miss a class or two during the session, can we make these up?
A: YES! We allow families enrolled in a class to hop around to other classes to make up missed classes (due to illness, appointments, vacations, etc). The class options for make-up will be posted in the office on the bulletin board!
Q: How do the Drop-In classes work?
A: Any classes that are NOT at capacity (10 children) with full time enrollments, will be available for use as a Drop-In. We are unable to control which classes fill and which do not, so the availibility to Drop-In changes each session. Check the website for available options after the class session has started (September 18th).
Q: Are there any class discounts?
A: We post occasional coupon codes on FB or in email. You can join our e-newsletter list for these opportunities.
Q: What if my child doesn’t like the class after we enroll?
A: It hasn’t happened yet, and we have been open for 11 years! Try it. You will have fun!