Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Each December, I find myself reflecting on the past year and feeling grateful for my many blessings.  This year, I’m feeling especially thankful for my family.  Our family grew this year when our second daughter was born in October.  Anna Belle loves music.  Watch her reaction as I sing to her:

I hope you are making some Joyful Melodies with your little ones this season!  Need some ideas?

  • Put on Pandora Christmas music and dance around your living room (teaching young children self-expression and building motor skills!)
  • Take that jingle bell ornament off your tree and shake it around as you sing Jingle Bells together (teaching young children cause/effect and self-expression!)
  • Play a musical game: hum a well-known Christmas song and have someone else name that tune (developing active listening skills!)

Does your little one have a favorite Christmas song?  Let me know in the comments!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

With joy,


2017 Intergenerational Music Class


Happy belated Thanksgiving, everyone!

I hope that you were able to relax and spend time with family during the holiday.

I’m excited to announce a new Intergenerational Music Class!  An intergenerational music class brings together two different generations of people to create a beautiful musical experience for all. Joyful Melodies leads intergenerational classes in senior living communities, bringing together the residents with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers from the community.  We sing songs, dance, play and explore small instruments, read stories, learn, and grow together!  If you want more information to help you decide whether this class is right for you and your little one, check out this blog post.  I hope you’ll decide to join us!

We will be meeting on Mondays at 10am starting January 16th, for 9 weeks.  Here are the specifics:

Who: Children ages 6 months – 3 years old (at least one parent or caregiver must remain with the child during class)

Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 13

Time: 10:00am-10:45am

Early Registration Cost for a Single Child: $107 (Price increases to $126 after January 1)

Early Registration Cost for Multiple Children (same immediate family): $160 (Price increases to $189 after January 1)

Location: The Hearth at Prestwick, 182 S County Rd 550 E, Avon, IN 46123

I have been to the Hearth at Prestwick a couple of times to lead music groups with the residents.  I had so much fun singing and playing instruments with the sweet residents – I can’t wait for you to meet them!

Register before the new year to get 15% off!

Learn more about Intergenerational Music Classes here, or simply click here to register.  You’ll be automatically routed to PayPal to complete your registration once you click “submit.”

I can’t wait to make Joyful Melodies with you!

With joy,