Music for Sprouts
Ages: 0 - 3
Cost: $144 for an 8 week session ($100 for each additional sibling)
Parking: Yes - lot adjacent to classroom space
Features: Handicap Accessible, Changing Tables, Restrooms
Music For Sprouts strives to nourish our children, families and communities by exploring and expressing our connection to nature and to each other through music and movement.
These classes are about exploration. There is no "right" way to take a class, so please feel free to enjoy and explore at your own pace. Some sprouts may be silent observers, while others might add their own spin to the activities. Also, your sprout's level of interaction may change from week to week. Any way you and your sprout need to take the class is exactly the right way. They will be incorporating music and rhythm into play; remember listening on its own is very interactive!
Classes run for 45 minutes each week. Siblings under 6 months can attend for FREE. You do not need to register siblings under 6 months but please email a note after registration just to let them know. Thank you!
It is their expressed goal that finances are not a barrier to your family's involvement. If you are unable to attend Music For Sprouts classes because tuition is unaffordable at this time please email Chris and he will do his best to make it work for you.
Reviewed on 04/13/2014
My little boy loves this class. Mister Chris holds the little ones attention the whole time with different things to play with and different songs each week. He ends class with a little bread snack that everyone loves. He's also very flexible with parents. A plus is that your child gets to see the cows on the farm each week when coming to class.
Reviewed on 01/13/2014
Our 2 year old daughter has fallen in love with the Music For Sprouts classes. Chris has a natural way with children, by always keeping them curious, as he shares the sweetest songs for all to sing. Chris helps us to remember the importance of letting kids be kids by encouraging all to play, dance, and sing during his classes. Each class forms a nice community that continues way beyond the classroom. We can't wait for our next class to...more
Reviewed on 01/10/2014
Just a delightful way to spend time with your child(ren) or grandchildren while making a meaningful connection to music, community& farm-scape! My daughter and I still sing Chris's music as we play in our home! Chris's music is downloadable and great to play at play-dates and during times we dance and feel silly! The class is full of interactive games to learn and play. Must note the super sweet families who attend that you may get to know....more
Reviewed on 01/09/2014
My boys are both graduates of the Music for Sprouts program, and we still listen to, sing along with, and make up new words to Mr. Chris's tunes - they are a part of our family and are here to stay! As a parent, I'm very careful about the music I introduce to my kiddos, knowing that I may end up listening to it thousands of times a month. The music for sprouts tunes are original, heartwarming, catchy, and leave plenty of room for our imaginations....more
Reviewed on 10/12/2013
Three cheers for Mister Chris! Our boys were not interested in local story times or music groups - they would get bored quickly and we'd often leave early. Mister Chris magically captured their attention and imagination and now they both love to move - and sing. I can't say enough about how much we all look forward to singing with him.
Reviewed on 09/09/2013
Music for Sprouts is such a gift!
Our 1.5-year-old twins have been attending since they were 10-months-old and love it! It is the highlight of our week. They love the songs, the games, the rituals, the instruments, the other kids and having their parents there with them. They are thrilled to arrive and exhausted when they leave and we all sing Mr. Chris' songs for the rest of the week. The best part for the parents is that singing...more
Reviewed on 06/06/2013
We love Music for Sprouts! My 14 mo old daughter and I have been attending class since she was 6 mo. Chris has a connection with children and makes mothers, fathers and caregivers feel at ease in his class. He is a gifted songwriter and performer and we sing his songs everyday. We've enjoyed new songs for every season! 5 stars, hands down, on the drums!
Reviewed on 01/30/2013
My 18 month old son and I LOVE our Music For Sprouts class each week!! Chris has such a magical way with the wee ones; so patient, so intuitive, so warm and so very much fun, the hour goes by smoothly and (too) quickly! We have participated in other music classes before which were fine, my son loves music and he loves to dance. But Music For Sprouts is more than a music class for my kiddo....It's a circle that involves a great deal of...more
Reviewed on 12/05/2012
Young Tradition Vermont is proud of its association with Music for Sprouts. Chris Dorman is a warm, gentle and talented soul who has incredibly great instincts about what is right musically for young children and their families. I wish this was happening when we still had sprouts in our house!
Reviewed on 12/04/2012
Music for Sprouts is a wonderful class! It's engaging and hands on. The kids are exposed to various styles of music and movement. Chris is a great instructor and really connects with the children.
My son loves this class!