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June 26, 2019

WHY LADYBUG MUSIC?

  • Award-winning music
  • Professional musicians
  • Educational fun

These three phrases perfectly describe Ladybug Music, a one-of-a-kind educational music program for young children (infant – 4 years) and adults in Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Australia

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, nanny, or another caregiver, you (and your child) are bound to love the interactive, energetic experience our teachers/musicians bring to the table.

We have no doubts you and your child will enjoy grooving to our sophisticated yet fun tunes that simply can’t be found at other adult-child music classes. At Ladybug watch your child grow to love music and blossom into a confident, social, and creative girl or boy!

To truly understand what makes Ladybug Music such a standout, sign up for our classes today.

Click Here for Summer Registration

Research shows that repetition is one of the greatest gifts we can give our little learners! Through repetition, learning and neural processors are strengthened which help the body and mind work together in the early years of development.

That’s why at Ladybug we slowly introduce a few new songs each week (we use about 18-20 Ladybug songs plus 20 non ladybug songs per 10 week session ) to give our tiny ones and us big people too a chance to learn. practice, master and retain knowledge.

At Ladybug Music we love to learn though play and want to make sure our kiddos have enough time to take it all in. Come join us this Spring for our baby, toddler, preschooler music classes!

SIGN UP TODAY!

Come try our award-winning, music + movement classes! Bring your baby, toddler, and/or preschoolers. We’ll sing, play with kid-sized instruments, and dance to some amazing kids music! We’ll throw in some lessons on rhythm, work on early developmental skills, but most importantly, we’ll let loose and have FUN!

Classes offered in the morning, afternoon, evening, and on Saturday mornings. We teach our classes in Maple Grove, Elk River, and Albertville. Register today before classes fill up!

Register HERE for our Trial Classes

Ladybug Music’s 10-Week Spring Session will begin the last week of April and continue until the end of June.

Learn more about our amazing program HERE.



Julie grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico in a very musical family. She began playing the violin at age 7 and spent her summers at Hummingbird Music Camp learning to sing and play new instruments. After high school, she moved to California and received a BA in Sociology from the University of San Francisco. Her love of children led her to a career working with families as a nanny. For the last 15 years, she has nannied and used her musical talents to engage and educate the children she has worked with. 

Julie’s most important and rewarding job has been being a mom to her 2 year old daughter, Santana. She was hoping to find a career where she could work with children and music, so she is elated to have the opportunity to show her musical talents at Ladybug Music. Hopefully, one day she’ll bring her violin in! We are so thankful she has joined our team.

Ladybug Music MN Spring Session is now open for registration!

Sign up today for our fun and educational music classes for children ages 0-4 years! Ladybug Music MN was awarded Hulafrog’s Most Loved Music Class of 2019 in the Maple Grove/Plymouth area! Come boogie down with us and give your child the gift of music this spring! 

Locations in Albertville, Elk River and Maple Grove!

www.ladybugmusicmn.com

Spoonbridge and Cherry Sculpture- Minneapolis,MN

       Ladybug teacher spotlight! I am Melissa the Director of Ladybug Music MN. Music and theatre have been a passion of mine for pretty much my entire life.  I obtained a BA in Theatre and Music from Clarke University and then moved to Minneapolis to pursue theatre opportunities, and get my MA in Education.

         When I had my daughter, Keira, we explored various mommy and me classes throughout the Twin Cities and had so much fun! I was disappointed by the lack of options for upbeat and engaging music classes, so I scoured the internet and stumbled upon Ladybug Music in Los Angeles.  Immediately, I fell in LOVE with the eclectic mixture of music. After weeks of playing and dancing to Ladybug Music with Keira, I wished this class from California was in Minneapolis. So… long story short, I contacted Patricia and after about a year of communicating, Ladybug Music MN was born! The is our 2nd year in business, and I am elated to guide children and their parents to have fun together as they discover the joy of music. Julie and I are looking forward to continuing to grow and show other Minnesota families how wonderful & unique Ladybug Music is 🙂 

Due to frigid temperatures and snowy weather, all Ladybug Music classes have been canceled today, January 28th. Stay warm & cuddle with those little ones 🙂

Hello, Hello – Hello, Hello!

Ladybug’s Winter registration is now open! Join our awesome musical community where children & adults have a chance to sing, dance, jam out with instruments, and most importantly LEARN the fundamentals of music! Our classes will be offered in Maple Grove, Elk River, and Albertville. We’ll have morning, evening, and weekend class 🙂

 

Our 10- week Fall Session runs from  

Mon., Sept. 24th to Sat., Dec. 8th

(no classes Thanksgiving week)

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It’s hard to believe that FALL is right around the corner. We know how much effort it takes to put a family schedule together, and that many of you are looking ahead. So before the back-to-school craziness begins, register today for fall classes, and ensure that special time singing, laughing, and dancing with your little one is a priority!

Singing has been called “the earliest form of music” and is even considered an integral component of the social evolution of humans!  Singing socially  “is something that can promote human well-being by facilitating human contact, human meaning, and human imagination of possibilities.”  So, it’s no wonder that our brains reward us when we sing together.

Singing

At Ladybug Music we love singing as group and studies show by singing together we:

  • our brains release oxytocin, which is a chemical that manages stress & anxiety
  • oxytocin also enhances feelings of trust & bonding
  • our cortisol levels reduce, which is an indication of lower stress levels
  • dopamine and endorphins are released, which bring feelings of pleasure and alertness

Studies have continuously proven that singing in a group relieves anxiety and contributes to the quality of life. The benefits are the same whether you are a “good” singer or not.

Singing to (and with) your kids has wonderful benefits, from making them feel secure as babies, to helping signal transitions as toddlers, but to go somewhere together where you can sing with others is a wonderful gift to give both them, and yourself.

So sing in the car, sing at home, sing with your kids, sing in a band and come sing with us at Ladybug Music, it will make you feel AAAAH-mazing! 🙂