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August 31, 2006

Classic Tales 'n Tunes: Free Preview Classes with New Instructors & Jody Katz

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An update that will be of special interest to Arlington and Falls Church -area parents:

Classic Tales 'n Tunes - the parent-toddler program recently featured in Washington Parent and the Mclean/Great Falls Connection - has expanded, now offering classes taught not only by founder Jody Katz, but also by two new instructors. And all are offering free preview classes in September!

The free preview classes:

Wednesday, September 6 at the Arlington County Lubber Run Community Center
Ages 18 mos. to four and an adult, with classes at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 a.m. Meet the talented vocalist Danielle Eva and preview this theme-oriented program of stories, music, movement, and puppetry enriched with Spanish and ASL (American Sign Language). To reserve a space in this free class, call 703.848.9808.

Saturday, September 9 at the Falls Church Community Center
Ages 18 mos. to four and an adult, with classes at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m. Preview this theme-oriented program of stories, music, movement and puppetry enriched with Spanish and ASL (American Sign Language), led by Jody Katz. To reserve a space in this free preview class, call 703.248.5077.

Wednesday, September 13 at the Falls Church Community Center
Ages 18 mos. to four and an adult, with classes at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 a.m. Susan Hayes offers free preview classes featuring this theme-oriented program of stories, music, movement and puppetry enriched with Spanish and ASL (American Sign Language). To reserve a spot in this free preview class, call 703.248.5077.

About the two new instructors:

Danielle Eva is an award-winning professional vocalist/songwriter who loves to share her art through teaching. A most versatile artist, her training includes classical and jazz studies in vocal performance at Duquesne University, and seminary training in pastoral music. Miss Danielle just moved here from New York City, where she was beloved as a music teacher and children's choir director. She recently appeared as a featured artist at New York's Great Women in Jazz Festival, and continues to perform at top cabarets in New York and DC.

Susan Hayes is an acclaimed educator with 25 years of experience. This Teacher of the Year nominee has lived and worked in four different states and in two different countries, and has taught young children from diverse backgrounds in preschool through third grade. She holds a B.S. in education from the University of Nebraska, and has earned postgraduate credits from universities in the various locations where she was stationed, adding to her knowledge of current educational practices. Mrs. Hayes has a great love of music, movement, and literature, and particularly enjoys sharing these interests with her students.

About Jody Katz:

Founder and instructor Jody Katz is a graduate of Cornell University who has enjoyed years of private study in piano, guitar, voice, and dance. She has won rave reviews for her work teaching music and arts enrichment in preschools and elementary schools, and directing children's musicals at Adventure Theatre. The inspiration for Classic Tales 'n Tunes comes from the joy-filled years she spent teaching and mentoring her own children, both now scholar-musicians.

Posted by Sarah at 1:27 PM.