Sunshine Music Together provides the greater Seattle community with music classes for babies and toddlers, introducing them to the wonder and beauty of musical sounds at a very early age. What lucky babies, we say!
Get to know Sunshine Music Together a little more in the below Q&A! They will be sharing their songs and good times with us at the 2nd Annual Seattle Children’s Festival again this year, from 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Loft 4 venue. Parents, Caregivers, and little ones welcome and encouraged!
What will audiences experience from you at the Seattle Children’s Festival?
Community family music making! We will be encouraging caregivers with their children to participate enthusiastically in our program of songs, movement and chant activities. We’ll be encouraging caregivers to be wonderful music making role models for their children – children learn a love of music and the disposition to be life long music makers by watching the adults in their lives model music making with enjoyment and enthusiasm! And because very young children instinctively respond to and imitate their loved ones, the active participation of parents and caregivers – regardless of their musical ability – is an essential part of the rich musical environment we create. Music Together parents discover what a powerful role model they are for their child, just by having fun with the music themselves! We will be helping grown ups to relax, find their inner silliness and enjoy making music right along with their kids.
Is there a specific age recommendation? Should parents and kids come?
Music Together is a parent/child based music development program for children aged birth to five years old and the adults in their lives who love them!
Were you at last year’s Seattle Children’s Festival? If so, what was the experience like for you?
Yes! We absolutely loved the idea of an event that introduced parents and children to the joy of music making and the arts! We’re huge advocates of music development during a child’s primary years and wanted to share and contribute any way we could for the benefit of our community! We loved being a part of Seattle’s Children Festival from the beginning!
What is your connection to Northwest Folklife?
Initially we learned of Northwest Folklife through one of our fabulous teachers, Lara Clark, who was on the board of Northwest Folklife. She initially was the one who brought us all to it. We have done events to benefit Northwest Folklife in the past and will again in the future.
What kinds of music/arts/performance/entertainment do you typically seek out around Seattle or the Pacific Northwest? Any recommendations?
Everything! We love the theatre, ballet, symphony, concerts – Seattle and the Greater Puget Sound area is rich with the arts! Seattle Children’s Theatre, 5th Ave, STG (Seattle Theatre Group), the Paramount. Concerts at Chateau Ste Michelle, Marymoor – Take advantage of it all!
What does Folklife mean to you?
A communal and universal celebration of the arts in Seattle! A huge sampling of various cultures in the arts coming together in one place!
What’s next for you after Seattle Children’s Festival?
We will continue with our mission to spread the joy and benefits of family music making to our communities! We’ll be celebrating our 10th year of doing just this in 2016!