New to our studio--PLAYDATE MONTHS!

In looking at what changes I would make to “the way we have done things for years” in my music studio, and talking with other Kindermusik educators, it occured to me that I could fit ten Kindermusik 4-week themes into September through August. I could also take off most of August and December, which would be a gift to myself and to my families, also. August is almost like the Sunday before a Monday—trying to squeeze as much out the remaining days of summer before school begins and December…well, need I say that it’s a busy enough month in preparation for the holidays?

But…a month without Kindermusik is like a month without musical joy, so I have decided that those months without Kindermusik will be our Kindermusik PlayDate months. Instead of our monhly Musical Meet-ups, we will have at least three opportunities during the non-Kindermusik month to get together for a PlayDate. You could even invite a friend who may not know about Kindermusik to come with you!

Years ago, we did PlayDates and our families enjoyed the surprise of a bag with a new instrument or prop and the Musical Download cards with which they could download all the songs used in the PlayDate. We’re bringing them back and you are invited to join us for the fun this August! Just go to the Schedule tab at the top of our homepage, select PlayDates in the drop-down menu and register for one or all of the PlayDates we are offering.

Looking forward to playing with you and your child!

Back to Plymouth we come!

Many of you have heard that we have lost our lease at Wendy's Office Suites as of the end of this May 2018, but fortunately we have already found a new location. We will be moving to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church of Plymouth's campus on the corner of Schmitt Lake Rd. (47th Ave N) and Northwest Blvd. They have graciously provided us with a large room with plenty of natural light and the restrooms are nearby and family friendly!

One of the nice things about our new location is that Plymouth is quite wide, and it's not that far away from where we have been for the last almost 5 years.

We feel so fortunate to have been at our current location where we have made so many special memories with those of you who have come and gone and those who have come and stayed! 

We are looking forward to making many more of those memories with you at our new location and perhaps reaching even more families as we will have much more exposure.

Celebrate the Holiday Season and the New Year with new music!

We have some fun news! Every once in awhile, Kindermusik International surprises us with new albums--music to add to your already wonderful cache of music in your account that comes monthly in your Kindermusik Parent Guides. They've created not one, but two magical albums that you and your child will enjoy.

1. A Kindermusik Christmas

Favorite traditional Christmas songs and melodies that follow the Kindermusik style of a nice variety of instruments, voices, and genres. All selected with your family in mind.

This magical Christmas combination includes sing-along and family-dance-time favorites like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Jingle Bell Rock,” as well as perfect tree-trimming and cookie-baking melodies like “Away in a Manger,” “Carol of the Birds,” and “White Christmas.” The album also includes a legendary reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” by Dan Pratt, the founder of Kindermusik in the United State.

2. Kindermusik Simple Gifts

What are some of your favorite things . . . that don’t cost a cent? A bright day of warm sunshine, the sweetness of a child holding your hand, the happiness that comes from a song, a sunset in evening, climbing into grandma’s great big bed. These simple gifts of life are what this CD is all about, and they can last year-round. Throughout the album, you’ll hear Kindermusik’s talented musicians and arrangers take on some Kindermusik classics, plus a few popular songs like “Let There Be Peace On Earth,” “My Favorite Things” (from The Sound of Music), “Sing!” (a Sesame Street classic), and “Grandma’s Feather Bed” (sung by American singer-songwriter John Denver).

We have ordered 25 of each and they are available as long as supplies last for only $5 per album.

Let us know if you want one or both!

We're taking our PlayDates outside this summer!

We couldn't be more excited about playing with you and your children this summer as we meet in parks around the Minneapolis proper, inner and outer suburbs for PlayDates based on our summer themes.

Our June PlayDates, scheduled for Thursday, June 25th at 10:30 am and Sunday, June 28th at 4:15 pm will be held at the Beach Picnic area of Clifton E. French Regional Park on County Road 9 in Plymouth. Kindermusik has some great music that is beach-themed and we'll be there with a big parachute, instruments and great music to dance to! Timed so you can play with us, then have time for a picnic, and perhaps some splashing in the lake or wiggling toes in the sand.

Stay tuned for our July parks!

Enroll Now in a Kindermusik class

It's hard to believe that summer is drawing to a close--the state fair beginning today reminds us that the 2014-15 school year will be beginning in a few weeks for many. Studio Encore is excited about our 2014-15 Academic Year of Kindermusik--8 fun-themed units that will take us from September through May!  It is our joy to bring Kindermusik to our many families with children. It's time to enroll, to make sure you find your desired spot.

Photographer in Saturday morning classes, July 26

We have hired Mike Ross, a professional photographer, to take candids during our Saturday morning classes this coming Saturday, July 26, 2014.  It is our desire to personalize our new website with pictures of our classes in action.

You are invited to come join in the fun this Saturday as we "pull out the stops" with instrument play, dancing and colorful manipulatives. Our Sing & Play Class for Ones & Twos Is at 9 am, and our Family Style Class for All Ages is at 10 am--no need to dress up--just come and have fun!

Our new website!

Welcome to our new website--just launched July 12th!

We are excited about our new look and it is our hope that you will find it easy to navigate our pages and find whatever you want --information about the classes we offer, enroll for a class or even just schedule a preview. Let us know if you cannot find what you are looking for.

We love teaching music at Studio Encore! and we believe we have something for everyone--no matter your age, or musical background! Thank you for checking us out.