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Marching to your own Jazzy Beat

March 4, 2015

Developing your child’s musical sense of self and confidence right in front of your eyes!

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Hello Preschool of Rock Family!  While braving the cold and chasing our way to the spring sunshine we can’t help but think of you and your wonderful children. We love that each child brings their own special self to our toddler and baby music classes. Or should we say “Jazzy self”!

Jazz Rocks!

Jazz, a truly american art form that gave us the greats from the brilliance of Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong to Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s standard My Funny Valentine. In our music classes for toddlers, the standard for your child is a path of development and individuality. What a perfect fit for the sounds of Jazz!

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World

Let’s explore! What a Wonderful World, a Louis Armstrong favorite is a melodic tune that highlights a positive feeling and yet steps outside the bounds of regular pop music. Mr. Armstrong sings, “I see friends shaking hands, sayin’, ‘How do you do?’ They’re really saying ‘I love you’.”  Nothing is being held back in this line, and similarly we love how your toddlers really go for it in class, as they dance and sing their hearts out. Now that’s jazzy!

"My Funny Valentine" Sheet Music

Preschool of Rock students and families uniquely thrive to sounds and to songs. A unique jazz standard My Funny Valentine describes a person who is less than perfect and yet still the best person to love. Well, none of us are perfect, but we all exude a glorious glow and we relish sharing in that each week in our mommy and me classes. Like we said—pretty jazzy!

Preschool of Rock - "Winter Wonder" CD
Preschool of Rock’s – “Winter Wonder” Children’s Music Class Compilation

On the soon to be family favorite, Farm Dreams off the new album Spring Sings you can hear Preschool of Rock founder Michael Napolitano scatting away to the sounds on the farm. A jazzy twist added to a rock song is just what we crave!

We’d love to hear from you!  What unique things do you and your family bliss out to?

Playing board games, inventing new dance moves or even just cuddling up to your favorite new book, tell us how you march to your own jazzy beat! See you at our kids music classes, show, or a birthday party real soon!

 

  1. What a wonderful World Louis Armstrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VCwBzGdPM
  2. My Funny Valentine Frank Sinatra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Are-c0BLyIg
  3. Farm Dreams  Preschool of Rock

 

Related info on jazz:

 http://delightfulchildrensbooks.com/2011/01/16/jazz-music/

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