I’m writing this blog post with one hand as my 4-month old baby snoozes on my chest.

Not a bad way to get work done, is it?

As hard as it is to be productive with such a cute, interactive, smiley baby around, I’ve still managed to set up some excellent programming for the upcoming months.

I will be making music at library branches all across Miami!

And when I say all across Miami, I mean it! I’ll be traveling north, south, east and west to offer music programming to children and their families.

Here’s what’s coming up:

Rockin’ and Readin’ at the Library
Rockin’ and Readin’ is a program created by board-certified music therapist Amy Kalas Buser and is offered in collaboration with Miami Dade County Public Library system.

The program is designed to allow children of ALL abilities, including those with special needs, to participate in music therapy activities. These activities target developmental goals and promote literacy through book and song activities. Sessions are FREE and are open to children ages 4 to 6 and their parents.

Sessions are offered through Wholesome Harmonies, LLC and are facilitated by board-certified music therapists, Amy Kalas Buser, MM, MT-BC and Yank’l Garcia, MT-BC.

If you’ve ever wondered what a group music therapy session looks like, this will be a great opportunity to get a sneak peak and have your child participate! We will have mixed rhythm instruments, drums, the parachute, scarves, the stretchy band, and lots of movement activities planned!

Mark your calendar! Upcoming dates for Rockin’ and Readin’ at the Library:
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 11:00-11:30am ~ South Dade Regional Branch
Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 11:00-11:30am ~ West Dade Regional Branch
Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 11:00-11:30am ~Kendale Lakes Branch
Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 11:00-11:30am ~ Little River Branch
Saturday, February 21, 2015 ~ 11:00-11:30am ~ Fairlawn Branch
Saturday, March 21, 2015 ~ 11:00-11:30am ~ Hialeah Gardens Branch
Saturday, April 11, 2015 ~ 11:00-11:30am ~ Palm Springs North Branch

Baby Rock & Toddler Rock at the Library
Join board-certified music therapist Amy Kalas Buser as she leads Baby Rock & Toddler Rock, music groups for babies, toddlers, and their parents. Baby Rock & Toddler Rock utilize developmentally appropriate songs and activities to encourage interaction between parents and their little ones and to work on basic developmental skills.

Babies and toddlers will explore instruments, scarves, shakers, singing, and movement to music to work on growth in the areas of social, communication, physical, and emotional development. All songs are original and live musical accompaniment is provided on guitar, keyboard, and omnichord. It’s going to be a rockin’ time!

Cost:  Free

Location: Miami Beach Library Branch

Time: 10:30-11:10am

Here are our upcoming session dates!

Toddler Rock:
Wednesday November 12, 2014
Wednesday January 14, 2015
Wednesday March 11, 2015
Wednesday April 8, 2015

Baby Rock:
Thursday December 11, 2014 
Thursday February 12, 2015

We can’t wait to see you there!