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Ramblin' Dan's Online Music Class (0-4 years)

Dates

Wed, Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 22, 2021

Time

11:30am - 12:10pm EST

Instructor

Dan G.

Capacity

20 students

Discounts

Sibling Discount


Class Experience

Early Childhood Music the Whole Family will Love! 


New York City's Favorite Early Childhood Music Teacher is now offering Online Classes To EVERYONE! Ramblin' Dan's personality will jump right through your screen and engage your kids on a personal level!  Using the music to lead the way, Ramblin Dan will help your kids jam along on instruments, read song-based books, learn sign language, do animal-play, and of course clap, jump, move, dance and sing along.   In addition, Dan will use LOTS of visual aids, various props and custom "Zoom Backgrounds" to bring class to life.


A longtime New York Family Favorite, Ramblin' Dan’s Freewheelin' Band provides high energy and engaging music classes driven by playful musicality and skillful guitar work. Our priorities are having fun, providing a pressure-free and comforting atmosphere, and helping kids gain confidence.


At a Ramblin’ Dan music class, you'll hear everything from Rock N Roll, Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop, Folk and Bluegrass. The music pulls from pop hits old and new, fun versions of well known kids' songs and Ramblin' Dan's original kids' music.  For a ONE-OF-A-KIND musical experience for your child, come jam in Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band!


Classes will be held on Zoom, so Dan can see, hear and engage your child directly.  He tries tirelessly throughout each session to directly address your child as many times as possible.   Ramblin' Dan uses high-end professional studio grade sound equipment to produce the best sound possible.  After doing thousands of online classes and parties since the pandemic began, he has become an expert at providing children with a dynamic and interactive virtual class.  He has been amazed at how many strong relationships he has developed with kids by doing online classes.  He looks forward to getting to know YOUR child too.


CONTACT:

Our email is ramblindanmusic@gmail.com

Our phone number is 646-906-1917

Reach out anytime you need :) 


Hear the Music Here! 


And See Dan's youtube Channel Here 


SIBLINGS: Any sibling is discounted 50%


Cancellation Policies

We are happy to provide Class Credit or reschedule any online class you cannot atted.


Any outright cancellations are less a 10% fee.

What you'll learn

  • Self Confidence – our number one goal without compromise is to help your child KNOW that we all benefit simply from them being there.  Whether they are a dancer, singer, classroom explorer/wanderer, quiet observer, or an all out animal on the drums, we want a feeling of "Self Worth" and "Self Love" to become deeply instilled in your child, as we know that will make EVERYTHING they do in life easier.
  • A basic understanding and feeling for music, melody, harmony and rhythm that will serve them their entire life.
  • Ear training – listening to music helps you learn to hear the intricacies of all sound. It trains your ears to differentiate between sounds and listen better, which leads to understanding language better. In general, it improves listening comprehension, as your brain learns to navigate cacophonous environments with ease without being overwhelmed.
  • Verbal Skills - For our new and soon-to-be talkers, they will learn and develop an array of vocal skills including singing, sound effects and animal sounds, and constantly learning new words. Music is innately built to teach language because there is so much repetition within a song.  For our babies especially, music offers an infinite possibility for them to simply explore and practice different vowels and consonants as they babble while they sing. A baby can’t talk till a certain age, but they can and do sing from the moment they are born. The more they sing, explore and experiment with their vocal chords and mouth, the easier talking will be for them.
  • An introduction to many basic concepts such as colors, numbers, feelings, animals and much more.
  • Physical development – Dancing, clapping, drumming, jumping, spinning…everything about music promotes physical development and coordination.


In General:

We consider music one of the first places that children do the most basic problem solving, which is figuring out how to use their body. It is one of their first opportunities to express themselves verbally and artistically. Within music, they can find their own groove and learn how they can co-exist with all the other rhythms surrounding them.


For instance: For a 4 or 5 month old child, simply clapping your hands is a massive problem to solve.

-First, observing and piecing together that the word “clap” means “clap.”

-Then, making the decision to try to do that.

-Then literally trying to get their brain to simply move their hands and touch them together.

-And then it’s a year-long process for them to figure out how to clap on the beat and to adjust their inner rhythm to that of the song being played. Learning to clap on micro beats, macro beats, the back beat, etc.


But the best part of that is once they do it on their own, they feel good about themselves, and in these very small ways they develop confidence and independence.


Music is full of these opportunities.

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation
Optional.

We think your child will get more out of class if you take it with them, especially if they are babies or toddlers, but we understand that right now you may need to use class a time to get other things done.

Holiday Schedule
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How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.


What To Bring

  • Instruments for kids (shakers, Drums, bells, tambourines, etc) -
  • Dancing Scarves 


TOYS/INSTRUMENTS: Please see instruments HERE we suggest you buy for class (and to enjoy at home for years to come) 


Please have something that “shakes," (shakers/maracas/box of food), something that “jingles” (bells, Tambourines), and something that “bangs” (drums/pots pans/bucket) available for your child to jam on in class.  You may also inlcude any other instrument you like, even little ukuleles or guitars :) The more instruments you have the better! 


PLEASE DO NOT PULL OUT ALL YOUR TOYS WHEN YOU ARRIVE. 

INSTEAD WAIT TILL DAN DIRECTS YOU TO, BECAUSE:

Dan will lead you in different sections using different types of instruments. That way we can have a “shaker section,” a “drum section,” and then a “jam section” with any other toys you have left. This will give your child something new to be excited about several times during class, and will also help them focus on that single type of instrument for a few minutes and explore all it’s possibilities.

Reviews for Ramblin' Dan's Online Music Class (0-4 years)

5.0 out of 5

Based on 2 activity ratings

Adriana G.

Jan 7, 2022

Loved:

Fun and very interactive

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Emily S.

Jan 4, 2022

Loved:

His energy!! And ability to connect with the kids even over zoom. I have a five-year-old, a four-year-old, and two 20 month olds. Only Dan can hold their attention like that!

Ramblin' Dan's Online Music Class (0-4 years)
Location: ONLINE CLASSES! (Eastern Time Zone) | Instructor: Dan Griffith

Reviews for Ramblin' Dan's Freewheelin' Band

5.0 out of 5

Based on 113 provider ratings

nihal m.

Jan 11, 2022

Loved:

The opportunity and encouragement for the grown ups in the room to interact and sing along with the instructor and creating a safe no judgment zone.

Improvements:

N/A

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Loved:

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About Ramblin' Dan's Freewheelin' Band

A longtime New York Family Favorite, Ramblin' Dan’s Freewheelin' Band provides high energy and engaging music classes driven by playful musicality and skillful guitar work. Our priorities are having fun, providing a pressure-free and comforting atmosphere, and helping kids gain confidence.

At a Ramblin’ Dan music class, you'll hear everything from Rock N Roll, Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop, Folk and Bluegrass. The music pulls from pop hits old and new, fun versions of well known kids' songs and Ramblin' Dan's original kids' music. Using the music to lead the way, your bandleader will help your kids jam along on instruments, use various props for activities, read song-based books, learn sign language, do animal-play, and of course clap, dance and sing along. For a ONE-OF-A-KIND musical experience for your child, come jam in Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band!