Family Musique @ Yellow Barn Wellness

Tomorrow will be the start of a 5 week Family Musique session at a new location in Mendota Heights “Yellow Barn Wellness”. Classes will be held in the beautiful pool house which is a converted barn on a lovely private property.  

I am particularly excited about this new space when considering the environment as the third teacher. The natural light, the beautiful woodwork, the acoustics of the space, and the natural surroundings. How will this space inform, influence, and inspire the learning?

”The environment should act as an aquarium which reflects the ideas, ethics, attitudes and culture of the people who live in it. That is what we are working towards” - Loris Malaguzzi


"Playing With Music In the Parks"

Playing With Music, in collaboration with Union Park District Council, is proud to announce a series of 5 FREE outdoor music & creative movement offerings that are being supported by a Midwest Regional Arts Council (MRAC) Community Arts Learning Grant. Guest artists will join lead facilitator Mark Sorvari for each event. Hope you can come out and join in on the fun, learning, sharing, and get to know members of your community better while considering possibilities for engaging in our local parks.

Tuesday July 10 - Desnoyer Park Picnic 6-8pm - King Courteen (Guest Artist)

Saturday July 21 - Lex Ham Ice Cream Social 1-3pm - Hague Tot Lot - Taikollective (Guest Artist)

Saturday August 18 - Little Africa Fest at Hamline Park - Alanna Morris Van Tassel & Brain Van Tassel (Dancer/Percussionist-Guest Artists)

Saturday August 25 - Aldine Park Event 1-4pm - Kendra Henseler (Dancer -Guest Artist)

Saturday September 15 - Ice Cream, Peanut Butter, and Jam at Merriam Park - Alanna Morris Van Tassel & Brain Van Tassel (Dancer / Percussionist - Guest Artists)






Spring Is In the Air - Interactive Storytelling @ Moon Palace Books Sat. April 14th 2PM

Suggested ages 2-6, but fun for all ages!!

Spring is in the air! Come explore the theme of Spring thru participatory music making, song & dance.

"Listen to the Rain" - Explore the use of musical instruments to represent a rainstorm - from its early beginnings to its raging wind, thunder & lightening - slowly returning to a calm peaceful rain that slowly fades into silence.  

Explore "body percussion" for rhythmically expressing nursery rhymes.

Add dramatic movements to a well-known song of the rain.

Piece it all together for a group performance which includes poem, instrument improvisation, song, and creative movement all in one!!

$5 suggested donation per child (pay what you can, no one will be turned away)


Ukulele Club @ Union Park District Council

Thanks for the overwhelming response to "Ukulele Club" Session 1 for ages 5-8 which will begin Saturday Jan 6 and will run for 4 weeks. This session is now fully booked, but if you have interest in attending future "Ukulele Club" classes, send an email to and let us know your preferred day and time, and we will try to accommodate.