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What can you expect when your child participates in a songs for seeds class? In this video, we speak with the individuals behind the Philadelphia location of our music education franchise as they take us through how songs for seeds enriches the lives of children.

“We do things like expose them to numbers, counting, shapes, colors, animals, and animal sounds,” explains owner Jill Littman regarding the core of our class curriculum. “There’s a musical instrument from a different country every week and songs from a different country every week, so they’re really learning a lot of different things under the guise of really just having a great time. Music has been proven to be good for the brain, good for development, and it’s super fun.”

Lead guitarist of the band, Danny Walsh, highlights the freedom and room for exploration our classes offer the children. “They come in, we hand out instruments for them to play, and they can explore on their own. It’s not a structured class where ‘this is how you do this, and this is how you do this’. We give them the tools they need and then they go off; they figure it out on their own, they explore in their own way, and they learn in their own way.” As Danny said, we believe giving the children this level of freedom encourages them to think more imaginatively without feeling restricted and pressured. 

At songs for seeds, we also emphasize the importance of introducing the concept of repetition to children at a very young age. In every aspect of the classes within music education franchise, we strive to incorporate patterns and repeating sounds to aid their learning.

“Repetition is good for kids, it’s good for their brain,” Jill again states. “It teaches them what’s gonna happen next, and that gives them confidence in the world if they realize what’s gonna happen next and they can participate, so we follow the same format every single class.” Band drummer, Dan Rendine, points to his personal experience of learning how to drum, stating that “from being a drummer, with rhythm and repetition, you can pick things up a little quicker. If you do a certain pattern, it’s easy to repeat something back. That’s how I learned how to play drums. I learned through ear, just listening and constantly playing. I think it’s a good way to learn.”

Our repetition and music not only aids learning growth, but also boosts self-esteem and confidence in engaging with their peers. “A lot of the time, the kids will come in and they’ll be super shy and keep to themselves,” Danny claims. “But once the music starts and we hand out the instruments, they really open up and blossom. It’s really amazing to see because once the music gets going, it speaks to them and then they start moving. Keyboardist John Hildenbrand also attests to how the music impacts the children. 

“Automatically, the music breaks that ice. It makes something that just not ‘us and them’. We can dance to it and we can make them react to it so that will break them out of their shyness, which is really important because they can discover something about the music that makes them feel good and makes them feel playful and start engaging with others. What we can do is let the music speak and let our body language and our attitude go through the music. That’s the goal every class, and they respond. It’s a beautiful thing to see.”

So what do the parents think?

Nina Wickersham, a songs for seeds parent, describes how our classes have influenced her young boys. “My oldest son is going into kindergarten this year, and my younger son will be starting preschool for the first time. Since we’ve started coming to songs for seeds, they’ve definitely come out of their skin and became familiar with a routine, a weekly routine, where they’re comfortable with other people.”

In the end, Jill comes back to enthuse over her role as the owner of her own songs for seeds. “This is a dream job. You come in here and you can’t help but smile when you’re here. We’ve had some kids with us for two and a half years since we’ve opened and to watch them go from not even crawling to walking and talking all in the span of time that we’ve known them has been unbelievable. It’s kinda like being a grandparent. You get to love on these kids, and they’re so cute, and you get to watch them grow and learn, then you send them back off with their parents.”

“I can’t not be happy when I’m here. So as a job? I mean, it’s not a job.” 


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