Moving Mountains for Children would like to thank the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation for their generous grant of $2,000 that was awarded to our organization to purchase musical instruments for our Music Together program.
Parents, children and teachers have greatly enjoyed exploring their musicality with the wide variety of instruments that were purchased. The instruments were much needed as we had been running with a small selection of donated and borrowed instruments.
Favourites that were purchased include musical lily pads, which play notes when children hop on them, three huge gathering drums, a xylophone, resonator bells and various other fun and beautifully noisy instruments.
Music Together classes involve both children and parents or other caregivers in informal singing, chanting, moving, listening and instrument playing activities that are developmentally appropriate for very young children.
Continuing the activities informally at home is made easier by the CD, songbook and parent education materials included in the cost of tuition.
Moving Mountains for Children is a non-profit organization comprised of a local group of parents, childcare workers and community members, committed to enhancing the wellbeing of children up to age six and families in Whistler. While evaluating family programs available in Whistler, it was noted that although there are many sports opportunities for children, that we did not have a quality music program for children up to the age of four.
As a Moving Mountains member I have attended Music Together classes with my now eight-and-a-half year old son Indiana in Tokyo and was determined to bring this amazing program to Whistler.
Music Together has now been providing fun, quality musical education to families for the past two years and we want to thank our dedicated families as well as Moving Mountains for Children for subsidizing $50 of each child’s tuition per term.
Teachers Jory Winter and myself welcome families with children aged zero to four to join us for the coming term of Music Together.
Classes start next Wednesday (Sept. 19) and enrollment can be made through www.whistlerisrecreation.com or by calling 604-935-PLAY.