Weekly Classes for Children


NEW SERIES!
Sing-a-Long with Frank Gallo
Thursdays, 1 - 1:45 
NEW: 6 weeks, May 3 - June 14 (no class June 7), $140. Drop-ins $25.
For babies and toddlers 3 mo. - 2 yrs.
A wonderful sing-a-long with Frank Gallo of the famed Brooklyn-based, national touring group, Rolie Polie Guacamole.  Frank and his group have been engaging and charming children and parents alike for over ten years with their many hit albums and original songs. Carrying on the tradition of his father, veteran kids’ musician Lou Gallo, Frank lights up a child’s world with his up-beat tunes and positive messages.  Gumbo is so excited to have Frank back to do this very special mini-series!  Registration is open now.  Call Gumbo to reserve your spot!

Tracy Bonham’s Maestro Music Academy – for ages 5-8 yrs.
SPRING SESSION: Wednesdays, 4 - 4:45, 5 weeks, May 2 - May 30, $130, additional sibling $65. 
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.

CantaEspañol 
with Ana Campos Stephens 
SPRING SESSION: 12 weeks, $280, siblings $140.
Wednesdays, 10 - 10:45 and 11 - 11:45, April 11 - June 27.
Saturdays, 11 - 11:45, 12 weeks, April 14 - June 30.
Call Gumbo to register, 718-855-7808.
Note: You may try the first class without obligation…no charge if you do not register for the series.  Call Gumbo to reserve, space is limited.
CantaEspañol is a program designed for children from 6 months to 4 years old. Through songs, musical games, dance, puppets, play instruments 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!
Parents and guardians should come ready to play and participate. Gracias!
Get a book and a song booklet with your registration!


Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals  
with Jennifer Milich 
For children from birth to 5 years. Register at: http://www.audrarox.com                          
Email Audra at info@audrarox.com to schedule your trial!
SPRING SERIES:
Mondays, April 9 - June 25, 3:30 (mixed ages.)
Fridays, April 13 - June 29 - 9:30, 10:30 (mixed ages, 11:30 (18 months & under.) 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)
SPRING SERIES: Fridays, 11:30 a.m., April 13 - June 29, $325, siblings $35.
To register or reserve a trial 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!