aybe you’ve already noticed it, but here’s a little fun fact: I have many interests and passions. Two of them are making music and working with kids – I have a professional background in both and I happen to love languages. Throw all of these interests in the mix and you get a new concept: Sing & Swing with Stephanie.
How Sing & Swing with Stephanie was born
For years I had been teaching my own music classes to kids of all ages in schools, daycares, community centers, and cafes.
When I had just moved to Valencia, my creative heart was already aching for more. I missed teaching my own classes and I realized I wanted to do my own thing again.
So, I decided to take a leap of faith and created Sing & Swing with Stephanie in April 2018, a few months after I moved to Valencia.
I wanted to create a unique concept, combining all the things I learned through my experience over the past years: music, dance, English teaching, and Early Childhood Education – that’s how Sing & Swing with Stephanie was born.
Once I was ready to show my baby to the world, I started offering my classes in many different places in the city. My network of amazing young families started to grow very quickly, I was so happy and grateful to receive so much positive feedback!
It’s truly a gift being able to do something you’re passionate about and to share that joy with other people.
What is Sing & Swing with Stephanie?
Sing & Swing with Stephanie is a music & movement class for babies and kids of 8 months to 4 years.
We sing, dance, explore musical instruments, and play music-related games together with the parents and caregivers — so it's not only fun for the kiddos, but you'll also have some quality and bonding time with your family.
There’s a wide range of ages, which creates an opportunity for our little friends to learn from each other.
The classes are always related to a season. I teach them about the body, numbers, colors, emotions and feelings, vehicles, animals, season-related vocabulary, and much more! In this way, kids easily learn English through music.
We sing well-known songs so it's easy for everyone to join.
I repeat the same class for about 3 to 4 weeks, so they really get to know the vocabulary. The more they’re familiar with the songs and structure, the better – repetition is key.
However, I don’t just focus on teaching English, I focus on many different aspects of child development. This is why I believe anyone can join my classes. Want to know why? Read further.
The benefits of my classes
If you’re thinking: how can you teach English to a baby? Or: why should I join a class if we’re native English speakers? You’re not the only one, I’ve been asked those questions a lot and I will explain what the benefits of my classes are:
- Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness.
Intellectual, social and emotional, motor and language. It helps the body and mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meaning of words, speak more clearly, develop a larger vocabulary and strengthen social and emotional skills.
Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For both children and adults, music helps relieve stress and strengthen memory skills.
- Parents develop a stronger bond with their children when they enjoy music together.
This way music is not only a tool that contributes to the growth and development of a child, but it also helps the family to spend some quality time and have fun.
- Humans are wired to be sensitive to sound patterns.
Even before babies talk, their babbling and sound-play help to develop the neural pathways necessary for listening and speaking. Infants who hear language directed and responsive to them, babble more and have larger vocabularies as toddlers. When they hear and see others singing as part of daily life, young children quickly pick up the habit, using sound to explore new ways to understand or describe the world around them.
I want to give kids a voice in an ever-changing world. My mission is to help them become beautiful, authentic, confident human beings who are not afraid to express themselves.
I believe music is a great tool to accomplish that. Learning should be fun, it should be an adventure. So why not make it as pleasurable as possible?
Where to join Sing & Swing with Stephanie
Wanna give it a go? Check out my schedule on Instagram or Facebook. You can find all info on bookings, prices, and cancellation policies here or just look for FAQ on my Instagram page.
A little more info about me
Now, it's clear that I wear different hats, right? I'm not just a creative copywriter and content editor, I'm also a TESOL-certified English teacher with a music degree and a background in Early Childhood Education.
In addition to Sing & Swing with Stephanie, I teach private personalized lessons to kids in the age of 2 to 7 years and I teach babies and toddlers in a daycare.
Can you tell I love working with kids? ;-)
Are you ready to Sing & Swing with me?