Sunday, January 14, 2018
We still have a few spaces left.
Join our class on Thursday mornings at the newly renovated Veteran's Park in Culver City!
Make a day of it, playing at the park and enjoying a musically enriching class, filled with creative play.
You and your young child will make memories to last a lifetime, learn great new songs, games, and musical activities. Lullabies, funny songs, classical music, as well as songs from the Great American songbook. Your child will have so much fun while also developing a deep love and appreciation for music. Nothing bonds us together more than sharing the joy of music as we sing, dance and play together.
Love, Teacher Susy
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Hello Musical Families
Sing, Dance & Play begins Thursday, January 11th
Bring your young child to a class that will brighten your day and be an enriching, creative experience that is FUN!
Our music class is the longest running music class in Culver City. We specialize in young children ages birth to 5 years old.
Come and be a part of a community that loves to
Sing, Dance & Play together!
Your child will learn lots of great songs, dance with classical
and folk music, and play using their
We'll see you soon!
In the Uruapan Room in the building at Veteran's Park, at Culver & Overland in Culver City.
Love Teacher Susy
Here's the link to the
Culver City Living Brochure:
Saturday, September 9, 2017
The Fall Session of Sing, Dance & Play begins
Thursday, September 28th!
Reserve your spot now. Babies grow up so fast. Come share this magical music class with your young child. You will make precious memories that will last forever. Your child will have fun, learn, grow and be enriched in Culver City's longest running music class. Come and experience it for yourself.
Monday, July 31, 2017
New Session begins Thursday, August 10th, at 9:45 a.m.
Come and experience Culver City’s longest running and most popular music class: "Sing Dance & Play." This unique class combines high quality musical instruments and imaginative play. We’ll dance with scarves, beat the drums, and play a variety of percussion instruments. Taught by Teacher Susy, a professionally trained actress, voice over artist and singer with a rich background of musical theatre and child development. A mother of two, she understands how to engage young children and create a safe, exciting and fun environment. Susy plays guitar, sings and incorporates classical, folk, pop, and a variety of music to inspire creativity, rhythmic play, movement and fun. Your child will enjoy singing the songs throughout the week and the joy of music will enhance your daily routine and the quality of your life. Music makes everything better and enhances your child’s overall development in a way that nothing else can. Come and join the fun in a class designed especially for your young child!
My whole family LOVES Sing, Dance, Play with Teacher Susy!
The class is run through Culver City parks and rec and the is most affordable class I have found
....and the most fun!
Amanda – mother of three
Register online or at the Parks & Rec office
link to the Culver City Living Brochure(see pg 15):
Or contact Susy directly
Thursday, July 6, 2017
My favorite Music Books
Compiled by Teacher Susy
Carnival Of Animals by Saint Saens by Henry Holt and Company illustrations by Sue Williams and commentary by Barrie Carson Turner. It is fun, whimsical, imaginative and evocative. You will grow to love it too, I promise!
Can You Hear It? Created by The Metropolitan Museum Of Art , this gorgeous book couples famous works of art with musical selections. It has information about instruments in the beginning and descriptions of the artwork in the back of the book. Each selection has information about which instrument is being played and it asks: “Can you hear…”various sounds and characters in the music. It comes with a high quality CD recording of superb orchestras.
From Sea To Shining Sea A Treasury Of American Folklore and Folk Songs complied by Amy L. Cohn
Gonna Sing My Head Off collected and arranged by Kathleen Krull,
Illustrated by Allen Garns
The Musical Life Of Gustav Mole, and the sequel The Lost Music published by Child’s Play, illustrated by Kathryn Meyrick Both have recorded versions that are the highest quality. Narrated by Patrick Macnee, a wonderful British actor. These stories will capture your child’s imagination, as they listen to wonderful classic and world music. The sequel features music from around the world. These books are storytelling at it’s finest. You can’t go wrong with Gustav!
Lives Of The Musicians Written by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. This whimsical book is an excellent introduction to 20 iconic composers, from Vivaldi to Woody Guthrie. The illustrations are hilarious and the biographies tell the story of the composer’s lives in an entertaining way.
A Coloring Book Of Great Composers, Chopin to Tchaikovsky
Bellerophon Books makes fantastic coloring books. They are like textbooks you can color. The illustrations are fanciful and fun.
Getting To Know The World’s Greatest Composers
Written and illustrated by Mike Venezia (He also has a series for artists) Featuring musicians from the Beatles to Mozart. The illustrations are hilarious; photographs are used throughout the books. They are softcover books, easy to carry, and only about 30 pages long. Your kids will really enjoy these fun stories; they make these “serious” musicians feel more accessible and real.
Famous Children published by Barron's These skinny softcover books tell about the early years af great artisits and composers from Bach to Toulouse-Lautrec
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin By Lloyd Moss Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman This Caldecott winner is one of my very favorite children’s books! The pictures are magical and imaginative and the verse is poetic and comical. It has an element of mischief as a dog, two cats and a mouse run through the scenes while the musicians play. The musicians are silly as they play, swooning, sweating and kicking up their heels. Your whole family will love this fantastic book!
Do Re Mi By Susan L. Roth This book tells the story of Guido d’Arezzo, the “Father Of Music”. He was the first person to develop musical notation. I learned a lot from this book. It is a great conversation starter, as it makes you think about what it was like before we had a way to write down and share songs.
Meet The Orchestra by Ann Hayes. All the instruments are played by animals and the lion is the conductor (of course). This book provides short descriptions of each instrument. I love this book and use it often. Kids love it too!
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb, by Al Perkins Illustrated by Eric Gurney
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr/ Eric Carle
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop By Chris Raschka
Peggy’s Violin by Barbara York and Peggy Hills
Here is a link to a video performance of the story; it comes on a CD also. https://youtu.be/xQ_wOVpXFdc
Peter And The Wolf, Bellerophon Books makes a fun coloring book version with excellent text that tells the story of the story and information about the instruments.
Tubby The Tuba
The Wee Sing books, CD’s and DVD’s by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp. These are an excellent resource with hundreds of great songs from camp favorites to classical music.
There are so many wonderful books and CD's made to capture your young child's imagination and engage them in musical wonder.
The link below is a uTube video of one such CD. It is called "Peggy's Violin", written by Barabara York and Peggy Hills.