music

Music for All Ages

Do you love music as much as we do? It’s an incredible learning tool for young children, it snaps us grown ups out of a bad mood, and it brings people together.

Join us this summer for music designed to delight and engage all members of our community. And please spread the word, because music is more fun with friends!


Summer Music Activities at Recess

a perk of membership!

Mondays

 

Little Ladybugs Early Childhood Music Class with Toby. Last Monday of the month @ 9:40am (June 24, July 29, August 26):

Toby’s small group classes for mixed ages (newborns - 5 years) include lots of fun singing, movement, instruments, and are a great chance for the Little Ladybugs (your young musicians!) to connect with you, their parents and/or caregivers, and also with the other musicians in the class. We develop our sense of rhythm, pitch, melody, and have a lot of fun in the process. Classes are developmentally appropriate for the Little Ladybugs in each class!

Tuesdays

 

Stories & Song with Regina at 11am

In a classic “circle time” format, Regina reads a few stories and leads the group in interactive songs. This playspace activity is great for all ages and takes place in the playspace for families to join in.

Thursdays

 

Music Time with Carissa at Noon,
(most Thursdays this Summer, not 7/4, 7/18, 7/25)

Introduction to songs, props, musical instruments and fun! 

One Saturday a Month, Live Cello Music

 

Classical Cello with Hannah, 10am

Canadian cellist Hannah Addario-Berry has been delighting music lovers around the world for over a decade. Specializing in chamber music and solo repertoire, Hannah is passionately committed to performing music by living composers. Along with her exquisite cello playing, Hannah's warmth and unique presentation style enable listeners to forge a deeper connection with music. She lives in San Francisco, CA.


Other Great Opportunities for Music Around Town:

Charity Kahn’s JAMboodas

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Music for Aardvarks

Rock Band Land

Golden Gate Park Band

Member Benefit: Monthly Dance Party

Do you like to Jam?  Are you ready to party?  

Join award-winning family musician Charity Kahn for a highly interactive, joyful, playful and unique music class that will inspire your children (and you!) to sing, dance, stretch, breathe and imagine.  The JAMboodas Family Dance Party takes place one each month and is appropriate for all ages.    

Singer/songwriter Charity Kahn and her jammin’ band create soul and rock ‘n roll vibes authentic enough for any adult fan, but not at the expense of the young target audience. Catchy melodies and wonderfully imaginative, meant-to-be-heard lyrics aim straight for a child’s spirit, eager mind and dancing feet. This is one memorable—-and happily repeatable—-album.
— Lynn Heffley, Parents' Choice Foundation, May 2006

These dance parties provide a fun and social way to check out the JAMboodas vibe. We are incredibly lucky to get to share Charity's music with the Recess Community each month.  Charity has written all of the songs she performs and has an incredible library of music to share with families. Her tunes range from upbeat, rocking out, dancing, singing at the top of your lungs songs to winding down, chilling out, tucking in, singing in sweet harmonies.  For reviews and more info and to listen, go here
 

Whatever you do, come enjoy a morning of song, dance and mindfulness with your wee one, gramma and grampa, friends and neighbors...anyone you love!

Free for Recess members, Non Members can reserve a spot $28

CD Release Party - Live Music, Learning and Smoothies

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Mega Bloom is a lover of folk music and an early childhood educator.

Her debut album combines these two interests into a fun, musical experience for children, teachers and families. Join us to celebrate the release of this new CD!

Sunday, April 15, 3:30-5pm

Plus:

Drum Workshop with Craig Miller.  This workshop is an introduction to rhythm and the percussive instruments of the world. Children will be prompted to participate in body percussion and playing drums.

No pressure: Sensory Lab, Storytime, & Music alongside Play

In the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections are formed every second. Our goal at Recess is to provide a space rich with opportunities for exploration to support that rapid brain development. 

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In addition to our two playspaces, we have a full schedule of activities you are invited to take part in.  Our Playspace Activities are designed for kids to engage directly if they like, or benefit from being within an earshot even if they're not interested in sitting and participating directly. 

Kids take the lead. 

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When music activities are happening in the playspace, for example, we often see two types of kids.  There is the child excitedly sitting at the edge of the parachute, shaker in hand who is eager to follow along.  There is also the child over at the train table, interested in music, but not interested in being a direct participant (at least, not in that particular moment).  Both children benefit from hearing the music, learning about rhythm, exposure to language and sequencing.  

Throughout the week, our activities range from music to sensory lab to storytime.  All of these are totally flexible -- they are included in your visit, do not require sign up and if you dip in for a few minutes and then your child is ready to flit to another activity, that's absolutely fine!  Check out the schedule here. 

Play is an opportunity for children to learn who they are, what they can do, and how to relate to the world around them.

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Support your child's development and your journey as a parent.

To join in on the fun, reserve a Playspace Pass or sign up for membership.  

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