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International School of Music: Lessons in All Instruments & Giveaway!

[This is a sponsored guest post contributed by International School of Music.]

Does your child love to sing or pretend to play a guitar? Are they the next Mozart or Justin Bieber?

If your kid loves music — or maybe you want to introduce them to it in a fun way — there is a school whose specialty is just that!

International School of Music, with two locations in Bethesda and Potomac, is the premier provider of music lessons in all instruments and voice to students of all ages and levels. They bring together a community of dedicated, experienced, world-class faculty that offers personalized lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, drums, saxophone, clarinet, harp, recorder, trumpet, trombone, bassoon, ensembles, group classes, toddler and preschooler music classes and amazing performance opportunities.

Their teaching methods are student-centered and focused on individual learning styles and personal goals to help each student reach his or her full musical potential. With a flexible curriculum that rewards practicing and achievement, their students get to explore music they are passionate about, whether they play classical, rock, pop, jazz, folk, etc. And with our same-time sibling scheduling, the families enjoy convenience and flexibility!

Music lessons teach kids valuable skills that they can carry with them through life. Children practice basic math when they count the rhythm, reading comprehension as they learn how to read music, and creativity as they figure out how to express themselves. Bonus: They also benefit from better concentration, self-discipline, self-expression, and confidence. Even more, all of these skills are mixed in with fun music making!

Check out International School of Music to see how you can book an introductory lesson for your child, try classes yourself, or make it a family affair!


Giveaway! Three KFDC readers can win a half-hour private music lesson at the International School of Music in any instrument or voice with one of their amazing teachers! Want a chance to win? Simply leave a comment below telling me what kind of music your child loves to listen to. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! Contest is open to new students only. This giveaway will run through Wednesday, March 11, 2020, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

For more information about International School of Music and its programs and performances, visit their website.

 

This post is sponsored by International School of Music, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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My Gym Bethesda & My Gym Potomac are Celebrating 35 Years with an Open House & Giveaway!



My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac are celebrating their 35th Anniversary with a Fall Open House and Giveaway! If you’re looking for new classes for your children, this a great opportunity to check out all of their many offerings — and possibly win a month of classes on them!

Open House
On Friday, September 21, join My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac for tons of FREE fun at both locations! You can meet teachers, practice gymnastics, play awesome fitness games, sing songs, dance, and so much more. There will also be amazing discounts on classes and parties if you sign up there. RSVP below to save your spot!

My Gym Potomac Open House
Friday, September 21, 4-7pm
11325 Seven Locks Road

My Gym Bethesda Open House
Friday, September 21, 5:30-7:30pm
5110 Ridgefield Road



Giveaway!
My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac are offering a chance to win a month (4 consecutive weeks) of a free class for one child at My Gym Potomac or My Gym Bethesda (value $177)! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below telling me what kind of class your child would love. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook page, too! The prize includes Lifetime Membership and Unlimited Open Gym during the 4-week enrollment period. Contest is open to new members only, and the winner must start classes by December 31, 2018. This giveaway will run through September 14, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

For more information about My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac, including class descriptions and fall schedules, visit their websites.


This post is sponsored by My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac, however, I only promote places, programs, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.

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Giveaway! Enter to Win a Sewing Class with Three Little Birds Sewing Co.

Totes cute 🙂


Back when I was in middle school (like when dinosaurs roamed the earth, according to my kids), Home Ec was among the electives we could take in school, and I chose it as one of mine. In these modern days of STEAM, it seems kind of old-fashioned, but I actually really enjoyed the hands-on lessons of the class, especially a sewing project where I made my own pair of shorts. It was quite satisfying to make something myself that was useful — and, of course, cute to wear!

Kids may not have the same opportunities to learn sewing in school anymore, but they can develop their stitching skills with shops like Three Little Birds Sewing Co. Located in the Arts District of Hyattsville, MD, the sewing studio and fabric store offers a variety of classes and workshops for all ages along with a great selection of textiles for sale.



Several class options (and more) are available:
* Introductory to Sewing for ages 7 is a 1.5-hour class that lets them get hands on experience with the basics of machine sewing. They learn everything from how to turn on the machine to finishing a simple project.
* Mommy & Me Sewing Class is a 1.5-hour session for ages 5-12 and an adult. Together you’ll learn how to operate a sewing machine and make a standard pillowcase. If time allows, you can make a second matching one!
* Kids Sewing Series for ages 8-14 takes place over four 1.5-hour sessions and gives students the confidence and skills to learn to sew on their own. All skill levels are welcome — the three class projects are adjusted to each student.
* Adult classes teach everything from the basics of sewing and quilting to more specialized work like zippers and fancier totes and Christmas ornaments.
* Other offerings include studio time, birthday parties, and baby showers!



Want to learn more about Three Little Birds Sewing Co.? Visit the website or stop by the store — they’re located at 5132 Baltimore Ave, Studio B in Hyattsville, MD. But, first, enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a class!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a sewing class with Three Little Birds Sewing Co., simply leave a comment below telling me what item you or your child would love to learn how to sew. The winner will have the choice of one kids class for ages 8-13 or a Mommy & Me Class for ages 5-12. The prize must be redeemed within six months of the end date of this giveaway. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! This giveaway will run through December, 17, 2017, and the winner will be picked at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Three Little Birds Sewing Co., however, I only promote places, programs, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.

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Giveaway: Win a Hand Cut Portrait by Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson!



On Saturday, November 18, renowned Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson is coming to Barstons Child’s Play in Chevy Chase, where he will be creating hand cut silhouettes by appointment. Each one takes only a minute or two and all ages are welcome, even the squirmy ones! Original silhouettes are $30 each, but I’m giving one away to a lucky KFDC reader — all you have to do is enter the giveaway below for a chance to win it.

If you want to guarantee a portrait with Karl, register for a time slot here. Reserve just one time slot per person, as duplicates are cut at the same time. Payment is made at the event.

Barstons Child’s Play is located at 5536 Connecticut Ave NW in Chevy Chase, DC. And PS: He’ll be at other locations around the area next week – see below for details.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a free Silhouette Portrait by Karl Johnson, simply leave a comment below. Get an extra chance to win on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page. This giveaway will run through Sunday, November 12, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

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