With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
Meryl's Music is all about families! Families making music together. Using the Music Together program we help children gain basic music competence (BMC) through experiential learning. Also, music learning supports all types of learning as well! Cognitive, physical, social and emotional learning all are encompassed in music learning.
2. Where is it located?
We have locations in Eastham, Harwich, Sandwich, Pocasset and Plymouth
3. What is your favorite part about our community?
I moved to the Cape in 2000 to start my family hear. I love the "small town" feeling of the Cape and I love the sense of community we have here.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
I love to go into local daycares, preschools and elementary schools to make music with the kids who might not otherwise have that opportunity.
5. What are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
A lot of parents living on the Cape don't have family nearby to help with the children so families here tend to feel more isolated until they find a group to join or a program to take with thier child where they can meet other families in the same boat
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
I absolutely love watching children grow in my classes from tiny sleeping baby to full on toddler to preschooler and to watch their musicality grow as well. Hearing that one child who never does anything in class but watch (doesn't play the instruments or dance, etc) finaly start to sing out, or show off his dance moves in front of everyone. Those are my favorite moments in my classes.
7. What advice would you give parents and care givers in our community?
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know?
This year, Meryl's Music is celebrating 15 years of bringing the Joy of Family Music to hundreds of families on Cape Cod. Keep your eyes out for a special party sometime this year to celebrate!
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MerylsMusicandArts/
Web site where you can see our current schedule and register for classes: www.merylsmusicandarts.com
Cape Cod Moms