Welcome back Joy Jammers! Join us for this special outdoor Joy Jammers session that will take place Fridays from 10:30-11:30am on the back deck at The Floyd Country Store. Dates are subject to cancellation or change pending teacher availability, inclement weather, illness, etc.
This is a six week session running June 25 – July 30, 2021. Classes are $12. Additional siblings are half price. Baby siblings under 6 months are free. Refunds will be made in the case of rain.
Since its beginning in the year 2000, Heart of the Child Music Education has been offering joyful, interactive group musical experiences to children and their caregivers in its hometown of Floyd. The FUN and developmentally appropriate classes foster a love of music while building foundational musical skills, safe connection, secure attachment, and healthy community.
Kari’s welcoming attitude helps adults and children build a sense of community while they gather on the rug for fingerplays and lap bouncing games, play with rhythm instruments, jump, crawl, and swing, wave scarves to choreographed dances, and freeform jam with a menagerie of instruments. It feels so good to be in class, children don’t even notice that they are building the foundational skills for making music together the rest of their lives.
HCME has been literally raising Floyd County children with its Social and Emotional Learning based music program since it began. It still serves Floyd’s youngest members (birth to 5 years old) while watching its first students graduate from high school. One high school senior recently told Kari, “I don’t remember much about preschool, but I remember your music!”
Heart of the Child Music students consistently pursue music creation as they get older, fed by the love of music that HCME nurtures in them in their early years. They go on to participate in programs such as the Floyd JAMs Program and Music Lab Floyd, pursue private lessons, and form their own bands.
Per federal and state guidance, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering at this event. Those adults who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 must continue to wear a face covering to protect themselves and others. Parents, we know that young children cannot yet be vaccinated, so please join us only if you are comfortable with an outdoor class that will make all attempts to be socially distanced. Per the CDC guidance, all children aged five and older should cover their mouth and nose with a mask even while outdoors. Children younger than 5 may wear a mask at your discretion. If you desire further protection for your family during class, you are encouraged to participate from a distance of 10 feet or more from the closest person. We will have fun just the same! All effort will also be made to discourage sharing of instruments outside of the family unit, and individual music bags will be offered for sale to encourage this.