Sunday, September 9, 2018

Happy Birthday! Let's Play Music turns 20

20 Years ago this month, the first Let’s Play Music classes were taught in Mesa,

Shelle Soelberg, creator and founder of Let’s Play Music, wanted a
curriculum for her 3-year-old daughter, Sydney, where she could teach music in fun, age-appropriate ways

Shelle recruited 3 classes of children ages 4-5 and embarked on what is now the company purpose: To Enrich Lives through the Power of Music.
Waltz of the Flowers puppets from THEN and NOW

The now popular “Great Big Red Balloon” song, the “Can’t Bug Me” chant, “Primary Chords Song” the “Waltz of the Flowers” puppet show and many other songs were what drew students and families into her studio and gained a loyal following that now spans the country.

Student Materials
The first student materials set included a Student Binder with weekly home study guides, a set of bug flashcards, a cassette tape (YES! a tape!) of songs to listen to at home. The tone bell set and tote bag were added the next year as fun and important tools to keep the learning happening at home.
Student materials THEN and NOW

Over the last 20 years, we have trained over 500 teachers in the Let’s Play Music method, taught over 20,000 students in over 3,000 classes. We have laughed and played our way to complete musicianship.

The Celebration
We hope you will enjoy the party with us throughout the 2018-19 school year! We will be sharing videos of our classes and all the ways we can celebrate being 20 years old!

Throughout September, our Sound Beginnings classes will be counting to 20! We’ll also be sharing bits of our 20-year history as we’ve grown and changed over the years.

We love being 20 years old and are excited to celebrate with the many people whose lives have been enriched through the power of music.

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