Free Singalong with Noe Venable

Nurturing wonder through group music making

Meadowlark is a music class for children and caregivers.

In our cozy, welcoming circle, fairy magic is alive and well and the ancient songs still have something to teach us.  Each season features a collection of songs chosen to highlight the wonders of the season, from newborn rabbits in the spring, to apple orchards in the fall.  At Meadowlark, we remember what it’s like to see the world through a child’s eyes, and our classes and recordings are designed with this in mind. Our songs celebrate and nurture the magic of this time.

This experience is not only for children.  As a parent or caregiver, you’ll join a warmly supportive community in an activity that feeds the soul–singing and dancing with our children.  But that’s not all…  You’ll fill your care-giving toolkit with timeless, useful songs and rhymes, all imbued with the powers of imagination, warmth, and gentleness.  And in our thoughtfully produced, homemade recordings, you’ll take home a soundtrack to help keep your family singing all season long.

Meadowlark is…

Participatory ~ This is a hands-on experience that incorporates singing, movement, and play-along instruments.  No prior musical experience required!  There’s a saying in Zimbabwe– “If you can walk, you can dance.  If you can talk, you can sing.”  Try out a Meadowlark class, and you’ll find out how true this really is.

Multicultural ~ We sing songs from around the world belonging to various cultures and communities. 

Gentle on the Senses ~ To prevent over stimulation, our class balances exuberant moments (such as a musical parade) with gentler ones.  Each class includes a restful lullaby time and puppet show.

Acoustic ~ While we do provide recordings for listening at home, our in-person class is entirely acoustic.  We believe in the magic we can create together in real time, just as we are.