Family Tree Group Class

Celebrate the joy of music making with your family! Be introduced to a world of music with a special focus on social songs, language development, music & movement, traditional songs, and pretend play. Moms, dads, grandparents & caregivers can bring little ones age five and under. New themes each week!

AGES:
0 - 5 years

WHEN:
Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM except for the 3rd Saturday of each month as we are at the Midtown Global Market (see below). Half-hour class.

COST:
Family drop-in fee: $10 - NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Class punch cards available!

Rockin’ Robins Group Class

Created for preschoolers ages 3-5, we make music, move to the beat, sing, dance and play instruments together!  In this 45 minute class, we help your preschooler learn listening & motor skills, rhythms and sing-along songs in a fun atmosphere with new friends! Caregivers stay for the entire class to make music as a community.

AGES:
3-5

WHEN:
Every 3rd Saturday of each month from 11-11:45am (45-minute class)

WHERE:
Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake St, Minneapolis 55407

COST:
Cost is FREE! Tips are greatly appreciated.

GarageBand For Kids! Workshop

Learn how to create & record your own music while having fun doing it!

AGES:
8 and up

WHEN:
Six Thursdays from 6-7 PM, Feb 16 through Mar 23

COST:
$180 for Blue Tree members; $195 for non-members

MATERIALS:
• Each student must bring their own iPad to use
• Headphones or earbuds
• Notebook

YOU WILL GET:
• An MP3 of your own original song
• Basics needed for Garageband for Kids Workshop II

Songwriting For Adults Workshop

The most important part of songwriting is novelty - not merely for the sake of novelty - but rather to create something honest, intentional and something of your own.

Of course, it's easy to rely on the talents of past artists and cobble something together from bits and pieces of songs you already know. But real songwriting is not that easy. It involves persistence, risk, and the ability to listen critically and carefully.

We begin by learning how to analyze songs structurally, musically, and lyrically, and then utilize these skills to purge our own ideas of cliché and really write something! Along the way we develop techniques for overcoming writing blocks and pushing boundaries.

This workshop will culminate in you, the burgeoning songwriter, having truly written something of your own that you will perform at a final concert at Blue Tree Music Education.

JOIN US!

WHEN:
Session 1: Four Sundays in January
Session 2: Four Sundays in February

Two Hour Sessions From 2-4 PM

COST:
$185 for Blue Tree Members
$195 for Non-Members

Slots are limited so sign up today!