Music and Movement
Katie Davidson has been teaching music for over 10 years, including voice, piano and early childhood music instruction with the Kids on Keys and Ritmo programs. Additionally, She holds a music performance degree from Bowling Green State University and master degree in speech language pathology from the University of Cincinnati. Katie currently works as a Speech Language Pathologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She believes that music class is not only a fun and enriching way for all children to build language and motor skills, but also a joyful time for parents/caregivers and children to bond. Katie and her husband love to travel, hike with their dogs, and spend time with their spirited 2 year old daughter .
About Ritmo Music and Movement with Miss Liz on Fridays:
Ritmo is a fun, creative and upbeat class that combines music, movement and language in a way that engages and energizes both the body and brain! We will explore the senses with songs, movements, and colorful hand-held instruments - great for babies, toddlers, and "big kids" too!
With live rhythm instruments and hands-on learning, participants develop important mind-body skills as they drum, dance and play. There is growing scientific evidence that music stimulates the language centers of the brain and boosts learning. This class is designed to fully engage the brain: strengthening gross and fine motor control, cognitive skills, social interaction, and language development, while targeting six fundamental areas: Timing, Coordination, Listening, Creativity, Teamwork, and Fun!
About Miss Liz:
Liz Wu bio: Liz Wu is a professional musician (CCM graduate), fitness instructor and published children's book author who has combined her love of music, movement and language into fun, engaging programs designed to maximize learning on many fronts. She spends her days teaching fitness for adults and seniors, her mornings and afternoons teaching music to all ages, and her evenings playing in the band Acarya. If she has a spare hour, you might run into her at a farmer's market, hiking in the woods, volunteering with #Kindflash, or enjoying the arts!
Both Classes: Ages: Approximately 4-5 months + , kids of all ages LOVE these classes!
Drop-In cost is $12.50 per child. We generally don't charge for newborns under three months when accompanied by an older sibling for class. All other children attending class will be charged. Class registration includes admission to our play+cafe!!
Two class times to Choose from!
Movement and Music with Miss Katie, Tuesday 11:20 am
Ritmo Movement and Music with Miss Liz, Friday at 10:30
Classes meet every Tuesday at 11;20 and Friday at 10:30 unless listed.
While we allow drop-in's for this class, we ask that you register and pay ahead of time. This allows a speedier check-in process the day of class and allows us to have a record of those registered in case class is canceled at the last minute (due to weather or sick kids etc). Thanks!