Weekly Classes for Children

Aloé 1 - French Class - for ages 6-10 yrs. 
with Sophie Arguillere, French M.D.
Tuesdays, 4-5, 11 weeks Oct. 10 - Dec. 19, $300.
This class will employ the ‘Distinctive Method’*, a proven set of techniques that provides the child with a variety of tools for mastery of the French language.  In this method, twelve steps are used to analyze and manipulate units of the language and transfer them into correspondence and writing.  Throughout the series we will work with interactive methods, using cards and gestures, games with sounds, sounds in words, and individual training.  We work on words, groups of words and phrases, and then go from symbols to writing and reading.
*The ‘Distinctive Method’ (Apprentissage de la langue Orale et Écrite) Created by B.Roy speech therapist, M.O. Martin teacher, Mariamaris illustrator

Tracy Bonham’s Maestro Music Academy – for ages 5-8 yrs.
Wednesdays, 4-4:45, 9 weeks, Oct. 18 – Dec. 13, (no class Nov. 22) $250.
Free Trial Class Wed., Oct. 4, 4-4:45, call Gumbo to reserve, space limited.
Group lessons in the fundamentals of music (beginning music theory, harmony, note reading, and even simple math concepts) are cleverly hidden inside incredibly fun songs, with movements and games that encourage kinesthetic learning. Grammy-nominated, Tracy Bonham, combines her love and deep understanding of music theory with her light hearted, humorous songwriting style she is best known for. Includes a CD with original songs such as I Am A Movable Do, Lines And Spaces, I Like Big Beats, Brooklyn Is A Symphony, and more.

with Ana Campos Stephens 
Try a class without obligation.  No charge if you do not register.  Call Gumbo to reserve.
Wednesdays,  11-11:45, 13 weeks, Sept. 13 - Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) $310, siblings $155.
Saturdays, 11-11:45, 13 weeks, Sept. 16 - Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25) $310, siblings $155. 
Drop-ins $25.  Call Gumbo to register, 718-855-7808.
CantaEspañol is a program designed for children from 6 months to 4 years old. Through songs, musical games, and movement, your child will be totally engaged in the Spanish language. In addition, these interactive activities will serve to develop self expression and social skills.  Conducted completely in Spanish, the CantaEspañol class will introduce Spanish into your child’s life in a lively and super fun way!

Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals  
with Jennifer Milich 
For children from birth to 5 years.  Pro-rated late registration.  Register at: http://www.audrarox.com                           
Email Audra at info@audrarox.com to schedule your trial or drop-in!
Mondays, 3:30 (mixed ages), Sept. 18 - Dec. 11 (no class Oct. 9), 12 weeks, $325, siblings $35.
Fridays, 9:30, 10:30 (mixed ages) & 11:30 (18 months & under), Sept. 22 - Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24), 12 weeks, $325, siblings $35.
Come join in the fun at Music for Aardvarks classes - a musical experience for families with children ages 3 months to 5 years. We will explore music through song & gesture, dance & movement, rhythm training, and instrument play; using original music that celebrates the lives of children growing up in an urban environment. Written by David Weinstone, songs like Taxi, City Kid, and Subway provide children with a positive image of their world and help them relate to their surroundings. 
AudraRox Mommy & Me Aardvarks Class
(for babies 18 months and under) 
Fridays, 11:30 a.m., 12 weeks, Sept. 22 - Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24), $325, siblings $35.
To register go to http://www.audrarox.com 
Our new class, Mommy and Me with AudraRox will offer a first music class experience for families with babies ages 18 months and younger.  We'll offer a more mellow program tailored for our youngest students and their needs.  Babies get so much out of sitting in the lap of either parent/caregiver in the circle, and literally feeling the music around them.  It's been proven (and cited recently in the NY Times) that exposure to music at this young age is largely beneficial for early brain development. 
Plus, the babies love the music!  Voices, chants, guitar and rhythm sticks, movement and instrument exploration -  all parts of our class help introduce our babies to the many ways to make and enjoy music. In this class we will stress the element of community that is created in our meeting.  This is often the first "circle time" for  baby and parent, and we've seen countless long lasting friendships and communities bond over coming together once an a week with the focus of making music with our babies.  We hope you'll  join us in this very special class!