This month’s free Reiki share that’s kids and special needs friendly will be held at the Issaquah Library(10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah)in their Meeting Room, on Sunday, October 12th, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.R
Where are we? Our new location is in Bellevue, West of I-405 close to the SE 8th Exit. We are in the Park 118 Building and we are the closest suite to 118th AVE SE.
Music Works NW
1331 118th Ave SE, Suite 400
Bellevue, WA 98005
Come to Music Works Northwest Open Houses!
You’re Invited to
Music Works Northwest’s
Wednesday, October 1, 5:30-8:30 pm
1331 118th Ave SE in Bellevue
Bring family and friends for tours, music and treats! Meet faculty members! Register for classes!
Celebrate accessible music education at our new home conveniently located off I-405 in Bellevue!
Can’t make it to the Open Houses? That’s okay. We are always available for questions via email and phone as well. Check out our Early Childhood, Young Child, and Music Therapy Fall Classes! Classes begin at various dates in October so now’s the time to enroll:
Upcoming Music Therapy and Early & Young Childhood Music Classes:
Musical Adventurers – Ages 4 – 6 – Mondays, 4:30 – 5:15 PM, Starts Oct. 20 – for children with differing learning styles and abilities, Inclusive Music Therapy Group
Music Works Northwest Children’s Choir, Ages 5 – 13 yo, Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Starts Oct. 6, Young and Intermediate Child Music Class
Beginning Group Violin for Kindergarteners – Ages 4-5, Tuesdays, 2:30 – 3:15 PM, Starts Oct. 7, Young Child Music Class
Kids’ Ukulele – Ages 5 – 8, Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:00 PM, Starts Oct. 8
Bright Start Music for Infants and Early Toddlers – Ages 3 – 18 months, Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:15 AM, Starts Oct. 9, Inclusive Early Childhood Group
My World Music for Toddlers – Ages 18 mos – 3 yo, Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:15 AM, Starts Oct. 9, Inclusive Early Childhood Group
My World Music for Preschoolers – Ages 3 – 5 yo, Thursdays, 11:30 – 12:15, Starts Oct. 9, Inclusive Early Childhood Group
Ring It Out Bell Choir 1 – Ages 7 – 12, Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:00 PM, Starts Oct. 16, Inclusive Music Therapy Group
Ring It Out Bell Choir 2 – Ages 13 and up, Thursdays, 5:00 – 5:45 PM, Starts Oct. 16, Inclusive Music Therapy Group
Social Skills through Music for Girls – Ages 7 – 10, Fridays, 5:00 – 5:30 PM, Starts Oct. 17, Inclusive Music Therapy Group
I Love Rock and Roll Music for Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs – Ages 13 and up, Saturdays, 10:00 – 10:45 AM, Starts Oct. 18, Inclusive Music Therapy Group
Social Skills through Music – Ages 7 – 10, Saturdays, 11:00 – 11:45 PM, Starts Oct. 18, Inclusive Music Therapy Group
Sing It Out Choir! Ages 7 and up, Saturdays, 2:30 – 3:15 PM, Starts Oct. 18, Inclusive Music Therapy Group
For More Information, go to: http://www.musicworksnw.org/programs/classes-and-ensembles.html
And we have private sessions for music therapy, adapted music lessons, and a wide variety of instruments. So give us a call to explore how you and your family can enjoy the benefits of music@
Patti, Kirsten, Mike and Amy
GIFT OF TIME: SPECTRUM RESPITE AND RECREATION
Spectrum Respite & Recreation strengthens families with teens & tweens with autism by giving the parents or caregivers a much-needed break. A dynamic group of volunteers bring supported recreational programming to youth tweens and teens with autism in a safe and calm environment.
Behavioral health staffs oversee trained volunteers who are closely monitored and supported. Gift of Time staff and mentors provide a crucial sense of normalcy to the teens & tweens through shared joy and respect. Pre-registration and admission is required prior to attendance. Please note – we need to get to know your child’s unique likes/dislikes and strength; identify the right volunteer mentor and ensure we have a very good fit prior to placing them with a volunteer.
When: Saturday October 11,2014 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA
RSVP & Pre-Registration Contact:
Serving Ages: 11-18 years old
To learn more please visit Gift Of Time – Spectrum Respite & Recreation. Space is limited; please pre-register your son or daughter today! Registration does not guarantee a place in the program. This event is made possible through the generous sponsorship by Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
To register: Download a Gift of Time Spectrum Respite and Recreation Intake Form: Gift of Time Form and e-mail completed application to info@WashingtonAutismAdvocacy.org
I’d like to share with you some news about a unique project of Theater of Possibility (“TOP”). Started in 2010, TOP is a program for young people to practice relationship skills through acting, improvisation, collaboration and playwriting. They serve students with autism spectrum, ADHD and other learning differences and disabilities, as well as typically developing peers. This fall, they are offering both a kid/tween class and a teen/young adult class. In the latter, youth with and without disabilities will have the opportunity to work together to create an original play with music on the theme of bridging our differences. For more information and registration, or check out their website: www.laurenmarshall.com.
After School Classes:
This fall, we will be offering TOP classes on Thursdays, starting October 9, at University Heights Center in Seattle:
Teens & Young Adults, ages 13-25: 4:15-5:45 PM, cost for fall quarter $375
Kids: ages 8-13, 6-7 PM, cost for fall quarter $300
Fall quarter runs through Dec 18. The last class, for both groups, will go 4-8 PM for a potluck and friends & family showcase. Classes will resume January – May.
Bridging our Differences: Creation of Original Play with Music
Based on student interest from past years, we’re aiming big this year! We’re seeking creative, dedicated teens and young adults, with and without disabilities, to develop an original play with music, to be presented in May, 2015. Participants should register for the fall teen class and plan to stay on through winter and spring.
In creating this work, we’ll be exploring how we can build understanding and bridge differences between people with and without disabilities. This is for caring youth who would like to be part of the process of building a more tolerant and understanding world through theater! This program is not only for youth with Asperger’s, autism, ADHD and other disabilities or learning differences, but also their siblings, friends, classmates and others interested in being natural helpers. We’ll be celebrating each person’s unique perspective and gifts.
Workshops, Training, Conferences and Special Events:
By special arrangement, the TOP troupe can be available for educational conference or trainings. Last March, experienced members of the teen/young adult troupe gave a two hour demonstration and interactive performance on the theme of inclusion for the American Alliance for Theater and Education conference at SPU. The mini play, created by the youth, was about what can go wrong in classroom when teachers don’t understand autism. After a jaw-dropping performance, the teachers in the audience had the chance to enter the scene and role play alternatives with the troupe. Contact me to inquire about booking a custom-tailored event for your school or community.