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Scarsdale Resident Expands Songs For Seeds Program To Rye Brook

Dana Fisher, in middle in black blouse, with band and Songs for Seeds NYC founders.
Dana Fisher, in middle in black blouse, with band and Songs for Seeds NYC founders. Photo Credit: Submitted

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Get set to shake it with your kids.

Songs for Seeds, a 45-minute music class for the under six set that has been in Scarsdale for close to a year, now has a second location in Rye Brook.

Scarsdale resident Dana Fisher, an Emmy-award winning producer at ABC's "The View," brought the program to Scarsdale last fall and, it’s been so successful, she’s now opened a second location in Rye Brook.

Named "Best Music Class" by New York Magazine and "Most Magical Music Class" by Red Tricycle, Songs for Seeds will begin offering classes for children (under 6-years of age) at The East Pointe Dance Studio, 11 Rye Ridge Plaza, starting Tuesday, Sept. 20. Classes will be held on Tuesday,s Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“We’re so excited to bring Songs to Seeds to the Rye Brook and the surrounding towns of Rye, Port Chester, Harrison, Purchase, and Mamaroneck,” said Fisher. "We opened classes in Scarsdale one year ago and the response has been overwhelming. We’re now thrilled to bring this educational and fun program to the Rye Brook area.”

Songs for Seeds, founded in 2009 by the owners of Apple Seeds, a Manhattan based company, is led by a three-piece live band of teacher/musicians who encourage kids to sing, play instruments, and dance. At the end of class, students are invited to sing with the band (karaoke style) and play the band’s instruments (guitar, keys and drums).

Each week the children experience music, instruments and language from a different culture. Magnetic art murals are created by the children during the sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, magic tricks are used to practice numbers and counting and a wheel is spun to reinforce the names and sounds of animals.

Songs for Seeds also does birthday parties.

The proof of its power is in the faces of the kids. Said Jodi Greebel of Scarsdale: "My daughter loves Songs for Seeds. As soon as we walk into the room, she squirms right out of my arms to go as fast as she can to where the music is."

The schedule is available at www.songsforseeds.com/ny/ryebrook or email ryebrook@songsforseeds.com. You can also contact Fisher directly at dana@songsforseeds.com.

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