Friday, January 7, 2011

Sharing the Floor with Kim

     I share the floor with my business partner Kim Thal. We teach music and movement to toddlers and pre-schoolers. It's a pretty good job when you can play and sing away the hours. Even our business location carries the name "Playspace". How cool is that?
   Kim is a performing musician and violin teacher who plays a mean fiddle and sometimes the fiddle dresses up like a violin. She also plays guitar and if you are too old to join our classes called "Swingset", you can catch a gig of hers around town, especially at Cafe Luna. We have worked together for almost ten years, having been competitors before, in the children's music world..
           Kim and I have shared many personal experiences over the last 10 years. She helped me through a surgery and I looked on as she walked the path of cancer treatments. She is a breast-cancer survivor. Many prayers were given in her behalf. I am so happy she is in my life. And, almost every year during one of our semesters, I flaked out on a class to welcome into the world another grandbaby.
    We start Winter Semester on January 21st, our theme being "Swingset Through My Day" If you have a child age 18m-3years, come join us.
                 Kim recently wrote an article, "The Unsung Benefits of Early Childhood Music Classes; What if the Hokey Pokey Really Is What It's All About." She says "As parents, caretakers or teachers of young children, we all have experienced the power and influence of a well-timed song. Whether you are singing a lullaby at naptime, a nursery rhyme at school, or a thank-you song before a meal, music has influence over your child's mood"
   Happy Trails and I am hitting the floor running!

1 comment:

  1. I loved your swingset classes! Too bad I work now and can't take my own kids.


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