Sing and Move Jamboree! for little ones 6 months-5 years and a caregiver
Taught by Jessie Shaffer
Tuesdays, 10am-10:45am, March 26 to May 28 (no class 4/16)
Make-up classes on June 4 and June 11
Sing and Move Jamboree is a singalong-style class that will get your child moving! Welcoming children ages 0-5, this 45-minute class combines classic children’s songs and yoga-inspired movement with the exploration of rhythm and melody through props and small instruments. This class also exposes your child to the banjo and violin through fun, American folk tunes tailored for children.
Jessie Shaffer officially got her start in music playing classical violin as a child, but way before that she was singing and picking out melodies by ear with her mom at home. She used to spend hours alone, listening to her Fisher-Price record player, while her mom got SO MUCH DONE around the house. Now as a mom herself, Jessie is constantly delighting in the joy of sharing music with her daughter, and with the children of other parents. She has also practiced yoga for the past two decades and earned a master’s degree in art history from Brooklyn College that allows her to teach college students in addition to toddlers. Over the years, Jessie has honed her improvisation and songwriting skills, and recently picked up the banjo as her main instrument for singalongs. Since 2015, Jessie has co-led singalongs and taught music classes with the Brooklyn based children’s music group, The Sparrow Sisters. A recent transplant to Beacon, Jessie has been blown away its ultra-creative and welcoming community, as she finds her path here.