Forest City Music Studio offers family learning

Beginning Jan. 16, Forest City Music Studio will offer a new musical learning program for families with children ages newborn and older—Family Time. The new curriculum, created by Kindermusik International, is designed to apply musical and developmental learning in a multi-age, multi-child, family environment.

Melissa Dawson, a Kindermusik educator and director of Forest City Music Studio, is teaching the program created exclusively for Kindermusik by a team of music and child development experts. In a “one-room schoolhouse” environment, Family Time helps children develop musical skills, as well as the social skills necessary to share, take turns and strengthen the emotional bond among family members.

The Family Time class includes 10, 45-minute classes, and a set of At-Home Materials. The integrated materials feature two children’s books, two instruments, two CDs of songs and activities from class, one family activity book, and two puppets that are featured characters in the class.

For information or to participate in a free preview class, contact Forest City Music Studio at (815) 399-MUSIC (6874), visit, or e-mail questions to

From the Jan. 4-10, 2006, issue

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