I'm so excited!  I found out the day before yesterday that for this fall, I get to teach Sound Beginnings at my home!  Previously, I've had my son in the class, and I fell in love with the program.  My boy has been the youngest in his class, and wasn't picking up the typical preschool skills taught (like colors, shapes, numbers).  One semester in Sound Beginnings, and he could count, recognize colors and shapes, and more!  I knew I had to teach Sound Beginnings!

I just got approval to train and teach Sound Beginnings in my home THIS FALL!  So, if you have a child aged 2-4 (younger siblings are welcome, too!), and you'd like a great parent-and-me class to spend time learning and playing together, click this link to learn more, or contact me to register for a class!

Classes start August 31, and are taught in my home in the Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Triumphant March and a Trumpet

We've been "studying" (if you can even call it that!  WE PLAY!) Verdi's Triumphal March from Aida in my 1st year classes.  Every year I do something different, but this year, I thought it would be really fun to have Matt, my husband, play part of the beginning on his trumpet.  The kids LOVED hearing Matt play (audible squeals!), but the best part was when each child got a turn to touch the trumpet.  Here are the photos!  Parents, if you want a higher quality picture of it, text me and I'll happily send you the photo of your child!

Pittsburgh is a Winter Wonderland!

Oh, what do you do in the wintertime when the world is (finally!) white?

Here are some things my current students have been up to with the past couple storms!

So much fun!

My very favorite photo, though, and the inspiration for this post, is a photo taken by my daughter.  We were leaving the dentist's office, walking back to our car (we had to park a ways up the road), and we caught one of my 1st year students, Sam, being a "Snow Angel" for an elderly lady in his neighborhood.  He was polite and said hi to me, but while his mom and I talked a while longer, Sam got right back to work!

I'm always so sad when I have to cancel class for snow days.  I'm really glad to see that they still have a great time when we have these snow days!  

  Here's hoping the snow starts cooperating, and leaves my class days alone!