Free demo for babies music class

Apr 18, 2014

Rockport — Jess Day of Midcoast Music Together will offer a Babies Music Together class this spring at the Picker Family Resource Center, located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus. The eight-week class, which is for parents and babies newborn to age 8 months, will be held on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., May 2 through June 2.

A free demonstration class will be held on Friday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Picker Center.

Music Together is an international research-based early childhood music program. Research has demonstrated that babies benefit greatly from early exposure to music. In a typical class, 12 babies and their parents or caregivers meet weekly for 45 minutes to experience new songs, chants, lullabies, movement activities and instrumental play; connect with other families with babies; and learn about their babies’ development through music-making experiences. All participating families receive two Music Together CDs, an illustrated songbook and a baby parent guidebook to use at home.

To RSVP for the demonstration or register for the class, visit midcoastmusictogether.com or call Day at 593-6645. The cost for this eight-week class is $115 (materials included). Payment plans are available upon request.

Pen Bay Healthcare's Picker Family Resource Center promotes building community by providing health resources and support that serve the needs of women and their families throughout their lives. The center’s hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit penbayhealthcare.org/health-wellness.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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