Prenatal Musical Rejuvenation Sessions
Musical rejuvenation is the art of relaxation, learning, and creating in a musical setting surrounded by tranquility. It is enjoyment and participation in a comfortable setting to refresh your body, mind, and soul. You will feel a sense of community with the small group of women in your session who are in a similar stage of bonding with their baby and preparing for childbirth. The journey of rejuvenation is a musical spa that will transport you from life’s stress to a place of calm respite.
Each rejuvenation session has three elements: Relax, Learn, Create. Dr. Rachel Ehring uses live piano music to lead participants through exercises including deep breathing, learning lullabies, playing rhythm instruments, and a variety of stress reduction exercises including tactile experiences, writing, and coloring. Musical styles include classical, jazz, pop, and others that are used to soothe the body, mind, and soul. The small class sizes encourage women to share their experiences of pregnancy with others who are having similar experiences. You will leave the
session feeling relaxed, pampered, and with tools to provide a musical environment for yourself and your baby.
We welcome and encourage women who are trying to conceive to attend our sessions. Being relaxed and at peace can create positive feelings about pregnancy and increase a woman’s ability to achieve this goal.
No, musical ability is not necessary! Most of the exercises will be able to be done easily by musicians and non-musicians. The goal is to relax and bond with your baby so we will never ask you to do something that makes you uncomfortable. We hope that you leave with more musical skills and knowledge than you had when you arrived!
- Promotes neuron connections in your baby’s brain
- Develops memory in babies
- Develops positive associations with melodies that can be used to soothe babies after birth
- Helps mother to relax and send positive hormones to baby via placenta
- Helps with pain management for mother
Early Childhood Music
Music is a powerful way to give and receive love to babies. In addition, research shows that it helps with neurological development and increases brain functionality. Music develops language and literacy skills, motor skills, and social-emotional skills. There is a strong connection between children who are exposed to music in early childhood and the ability to sing and be rhythmic later in life. We believe that all children are musical and that the more musical experiences they have, the more they will develop their innate musicality.
Yes, all of our classes are parent (caregiver) and me. Dads and other caregivers are welcome! This allows our teachers to focus on providing high-quality music education for your children without distraction. In classes for older children, the parents will have less of a participatory role than in classes for babies and toddlers. We offer a comfortable environment where parents can relax while enjoying learning about music with their children.
Yes, younger siblings are welcome to attend class.
Children learn from their caregivers so we encourage you to participate no matter what your musical ability. The structure of the class and the teacher demonstrations will help your child to grow musically even if you don’t consider yourself to be musical. Most caregivers find that their confidence and abilities grow alongside their child’s as they participate in the activities together.