What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

INTERGENERATIONAL MOM-AND-ME MUSIC CLASS AT ANDRUS ON HUDSON

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Westchester County
by Katelin Walling January 15, 2013

Related: music classes for children in westchester, music classes for babies in hastings-on-hudson, intergenerational music classes at Andrus on Hudson ,


Babies & Grands, a new mom-and-me music class for children ages 6 months to 6 years, teaches the fundamentals of music to kids in Hastings-on-Hudson. The intergenerational classes are held at Andrus on Hudson.

baby and grandparent
Nine-month-old Hunter Coe
makes music with Andrus
resident Sister Anne Mary Blute.

Folk musician and performer Jenny Murphy combined her past experiences as a musician and a former senior advocate for the village of Hastings to create Babies & Grands, an intergenerational mom-and-me music program that takes place at Andrus on Hudson, a nursing home in Hastings-on-Hudsonin October. “I found [the toddler and elder] populations to be isolated from each other,” Murphy says. “We don’t have the intergenerational communities of days gone by that benefited from traditions in the arts, so I went to Andrus [and pitched] to bring mom-and-me music classes into the nursing home.”

Babies & Grands, for children ages 6 months to 6 years, teaches movement and the fundamentals of music to the children, their caregivers, and participating residents of Andrus by using instruments, recorded music, traditional music, and original music that Murphy writes for the program. “The interaction between the toddlers and the elders is so heartwarming and so rewarding,” Murphy says. “The families love it.”

Murphy decided to start Babies & Grands after working at camps and other programs under someone else’s curriculum. “I would start to incorporate my own ideas and thought it would be rewarding to create my own program,” Murphy says.

There are three classes held on Tuesdays, through March 19 for the winter session and April 9-June 18 for the spring session. Babies & Grands at Andrus on Hudson is located at 185 Old Broadway in Hastings-on-Hudson. For more information and details about a free trial class, visit babiesandgrands.com, email info@babiesandgrands.com, or call 914-274-8117.

 


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Local News - Westchester County Articles

Ballet des Enfants Opens in Armonk, Offers New Classes

Billy Beez Offers Date Night Drop-Off Program
M.E. Smiles Dental Hosts American Girl Doll Event
Program to Reduce Gun Violence Launched in Mount Vernon
Ninjago Laser Training Camp Opens at Legoland Discovery Center

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Westchester County Sponsors

Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Ave
Bronxville,
Established more than a century ago in 1909, NewYo...

Camp Northwood - A Special Needs Camp
132 State Route 365
Remsen, NY
315-831-3621
...

Bet Torah Nursery School
60 Smith Ave
Mount Kisco, NY
914-241-6339
Bet Torah Nursery School offers preschool classes ...

True Value
466 Old Post Rd
Bedford, NY
(914) 234-3695
Under the sink, against the wall and over the edge...

Main Street Pediatric Dentistry
115 Main St., Suite 302
Tuckahoe, NY
914-633-4440
Welcome to the specially designed pediatric dental...
See Our Local News - Westchester County Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE