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Scarsdale's Songs For Seeds Plans Rye Brook Expansion

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

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- An Emmy award winning producer at ABC's "The View," who opened a toddler music program called Songs For Seeds last fall, is now expanding her business to the Rye Brook Shopping Center.

Scarsdale resident Dana Fisher brought Songs for Seeds to Westchester last fall and, it’s been so successful, she’s now expanding the toddler educational music program to 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, Mamaroneck and Greenwich area,” said Fisher. “When we lived in Manhattan, I sent my two babies to Songs for Seeds. When we moved to Scarsdale, I kept thinking why was there nothing like Song for Seeds in Westchester?

"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, features 45-minute classes led by a three-piece live band of teacher/musicians who encourage kids to sing, play instruments, and dance. At the end of class, the 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.

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