Disclosure: My children and I were invited to attend two complimentary ‘Music Monkeys’ music classes. All opinions are 100% my own.
You know how some people just radiate goodness? Tammy Keorkunian, founder of Children’s Music Express, is one of those people. With a gorgeous voice and a smile to match, Tammy has created a wonderful world of movement, music and meditation for kids with Children’s Music Express. Geared towards children ages 0 to 4, Children’s Music Express encourages self-expression through song, dance, yoga, and fun!
My Little Ones and I recently had the pleasure of attending two of Tammy’s ‘Music Monkeys’ classes. Music Monkeys classes are primarily designed for children ages birth to 4, and their grown-ups. Children are introduced to basic concepts of rhythm, music and dance through group learning. The environment is warm and inviting, and the curriculum is totally engaging. Utilizing shakers, resistance bands, percussion instruments, ribbon wands and her guitar, Tammy’s enthusiasm for music and dance is infectious. My kids, Miller (2) and Maddox (11 months), were mesmerized by Tammy’s beautiful voice and fun, spirited approach to musical play. Even the itty bitty infants in the class delighted in the group sing-a-longs, rhythmic exercises, marches and dances. As a mom of a toddler and an 11 month-old, I also appreciated how Tammy offered variations of each activity to suit the children’s ages and capabilities.
As someone who found music to be a source of healing and strength in her own life, Tammy aims to teach kids and parents alike that music is not only fun, but also a fundamental element of learning and overall well-being. Tammy’s interest in music and choreography began as a young child, but for the first few years of her life, her family was homeless and unable to fully support her interests. Eventually, Tammy was able to develop her musical skills, and has dedicated herself to helping children develop their own talents through Early Childhood Music & Movement education. Through her work with Children’s Music Express, Tammy encourages each child (and parent) to “sing to the tune of your heart’s song.™”.
My kids and I truly enjoyed our time with Tammy and Children’s Music Express, and can’t wait to go back! Since attending the classes, I’ve noticed my toddler implementing the musical elements she learned with Tammy into her regular play. Crayons and markers become rhythm sticks. A spoon and plate become a drum. Everything is a song….and it is truly beautiful.
Children’s Music Express offers classes at locations in Chestnut Hill, Abington, and Huntington Valley. For more information about classes, programs, and services, visit www.childrensmusicexpress.com. You can enroll for the Spring Session here. You can also visit Children’s Music Express on Facebook and Twitter.