Courtesy Northwest Girlchoir
Pitch-Perfect Music Camp or Class
Winner: Northwest Girlchoir
Parents tell us Northwest Girlchoir’s weeklong Summer Sing Day Camp is a great introduction to an organization that aims to transform lives through music education, choral performance and community. “This is such a fun week-long camp for girls who love to sing,” says one voter. Indeed, girls entering grades 2–7 spend the week singing, playing instruments, and participating in arts and crafts, group games and outdoor fun.
The very young get their jam on at Baby Jam classes in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. One voter says she thinks its infant class is marvelous, writing us about the really talented and bilingual teachers who play drums and guitar, read books, and do creative movement and songwriting with class participants.
In Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, instructors combine an internationally recognized music program for children with a welcoming, down-to-earth attitude. At Music Together classes at Music Center of the Northwest, caregivers and children from newborn to age 8 develop musicality together. “It’s lovely to see how the kids engage during our sessions and the impact thereafter. I feel so lucky to have this resource … right here in our neighborhood,” says one voter.
Seattle Girls Choir knows that teaching serious musical skills needs to be seriously fun. Girls ages 6–18 learn teamwork, discipline and confidence through choral arts education. Choristers also collaborate with Seattle-area arts organizations and perform at festivals and competitions.
Voters let us know how thankful they are for Sunshine Music Together classes. This research-based program offers classes for children from newborn to age 5 and their parents and caregivers. “Excellent music program taught by wonderful and engaging teachers that manages to mix a strong educational approach with a fun and welcoming environment,” writes one parent.