Lovebug & Me Music Classes Return to Topanga Community Center
September 5, 2013 -
Topanga families are looking forward to the return of Miss Marys LoveBug & Me Music class to the Topanga Community Club this fall. Classes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and are open to all TCC members.
A free intro class will be offered on Tuesday, September 17 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Spaces are limited. Register online at www.LOVEBUGandME.com.
LoveBug & Me Music classes combine the passions and talents of music artist, Mary Arden Collins. With guitar in hand, she explores a variety of musical styles and world rhythms. Her love of singing, creative movement, and kids, perfectly blend to deliver a fun, entertaining, and educational experience. Mary Arden recently performed with her LoveBug & Me band at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum Family Fundays concert to a large crowd of fans.
Music called my name when I was young, Collins said. I remember sitting on the floor, in front of my parents' record player, listening to The Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Doors. I'd go back and forth between that and my own toy turntable, where I'd listen to kids songs. I remember being entranced by the sweet harmonies and folk guitar coming from the song leaders at church as a child. They stirred something within my heart. You know that warm, butterfly flutter type of I'm in Love sort of feeling? Music was my first love.
Collins grew up in the small artisan, utopian town of Arden, Delaware (home to Herta Ware, who married Topanga favorite, Will Geer). She performed in musical theater and began teaching music at pre-schools upon graduating from college. Collins toured the country and released CDs under her full name, as well as the band name Arden of Eden. Since moving to Los Angeles, her music has been featured in film and TV.
The birth of her son, Bodhi, inspired Collins to share her love of music with families in the community. I was researching everything and anything that would give him the best in life. According to my research, music is one of the best gifts you can give to your kids. Studies show that music and movement enhances brain development, listening skills, communication skills, fine and gross motor development, verbal/language skills, reading comprehension, social skills, family bonding, and more.
LoveBug & Me Music classes are open to kids ages 0-5 years, accompanied by an adult caregiver. Adults are free. Sibling discounts are available.
For further information or to schedule an interview, please contact Mary Arden Collins at info@LOVEBUGandME.com.