Baby Bandstand provides hands-on speech and language enrichment classes with music for ages 0-5 years and their caregivers. Created by a professional singer with training in theatre and speech language pathology along with a certified speech language pathologist, Baby Bandstand believes in using music to help children form an early foundation for strong speech, literacy, language and social skills.
All classes are filled with live music including guitar, ukulele and more! We incorporate speech and language enrichment activities, musical book time, story boards, instrument investigation, body identification, letter of the day, music word of the day, visual teaching materials, basic sign language, puppet friends, and bubbles!
We offer multiple classes for different age groups to meet the needs of our students. No matter if the class is age specific or mixed ages, every Baby Bandstand class is catered to the children attending as our teachers point out educational objectives along the way that are appropriate for each specific age group. Additionally, our mixed age classes allow our younger students to learn from and be inspired by watching the older children, and our older students to gain confidence and leadership skills. We are continuously creating new material to keep our classes fresh, innovative and exciting!
Alyssa is a professional singer and actress with international, national tour and regional performing credits. She holds a BFA in Drama from New York University, is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association + SAG/AFTRA and has training in Speech Language Pathology. She has been teaching children for years and is thrilled to create a program that combines her love of music, performance and speech.