On the hunt for the best music lessons in Tampa? It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Barrett School of Music! Whether you’re hoping to avoid the summer slump or looking for an awesome school-year extracurricular activity, music classes would be a great addition to your child’s schedule. New brain research shows that not only does music improve skills in math and reading, but it promotes creativity, social development, personality adjustment, and self-worth.1
“Students need to make their own dream, and we need to help them get there.” – Laura Hollis
What sets the Barrett School of Music apart from the many other music schools in Tampa? According to founder Laura Hollis, it’s their high-quality teachers. Hollis only employs teachers who are well-blended musicians with a music degree. Her teachers also have current performance experience which enables the teachers to personalize their music instruction with their students no matter the child’s strengths, weaknesses, or interests. What does this mean for your child? The Barrett School of Music’s teachers can tailor instruction for each individual child and do not follow a set curriculum. They are well-versed in music theory and teaching methods, and will differentiate their instruction using various songs and styles to meet the goals of each child.1
Here is my FAVORITE part about Barrett School of Music! Their music lessons in Tampa are delivered in your home! You do not need to drive your kids anywhere, and you do not need to sit and wait while they are receiving instruction. The music teacher comes to your home and delivers the 30-minute lesson while you continue working, take care of your house, or just relax! They even offer a sibling discount.
The Barrett School offers music classes in Tampa for kids, teens, and even adults. Starting from appreciating the world of music all the way to professional opera singers, the Barrett School of Music has teachers that will help you and your children reach their goals. They offer lessons in voice, guitar, piano, cello, violin, viola, bass, and drums.
You can find out all of the details about Barrett School of Music’s programs on their website. Contact them for music lessons in Tampa by going to https://musicschoolintampa.com/contact-music-teacher/ or call 813-293-4594.
1 Weinberger, Norman M.. "The Music in Our Minds." Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California. Accessed June 13, 2019, http://nmw.bio.uci.edu/publications/Weinberger,%201998e.pdf.
What a fabulous way to start off the month of June! We packed the house at Noble Crust Carrollwood with over 80 women mingling, networking, and connecting at our Girls Night Out! We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to the wonderful staff at Noble Crust for accommodating us and serving such delicious food and drinks. We are so lucky to welcome such a great group of women to our events every month, and I love hearing so many people tell us that they heard about us from a friend. Remember, our events are open to everyone and a great place to meet new people in Tampa! Did you miss this event? Don't worry! You can find our upcoming schedule of events on our Facebook page, so save the dates and we hope to see you soon!
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The Art of Pixeling
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I received complimentary camp for my boys in exchange for this blog post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summer is here, so parents all around Tampa are looking for ways to keep their kids busy, engaged, and happy while school is out. I was thrilled when I came across a summer day camp that met all of those requirements! Code Ninjas Carrollwood has an amazing line-up of camps this summer, and my boys had a blast at their week of Game Builders Camp!
What is Coding?
If you don’t know, code is what is written to tell a computer program, software, a robot, a website, etc. what to do. Learning how to think and problem solve is where the real value of Code Ninjas lives. But it's not only about teaching children to be problem solvers. Game Builders Club at Code Ninjas is a great place for kids to learn how to build their very own video games! Every day your kids' skills at game building will progress further, and they will have a blast while they learn how to code. Games are made on MIT's Scratch coding platform.
About the Camp
Upon arrival at Code Ninjas, we checked in and met the staff. The boys loved their name tags and were so excited to find their own laptop station ready for them! My husband and I are former educators, so my hubby had already spent some time showing the boys a couple of coding games, but neither of them have received formal instruction before. They just knew how fun it could be!
The “curriculum” at camp followed a great workbook that provided my boys with the opportunity to complete multiple activities each day. For my sometimes easily-distracted or easily-frustrated son, he was SO PROUD to share what he had created each day. They had a great ratio of “senseis” to students, and the staff were all so supportive and kind.
Do You Have a Roblox Fan?
Code Ninjas also offers a Roblox Create camp! In this camp, kids learn how to build and create in Roblox (a family-friendly, user-generated online gaming platform similar to Minecraft). By learning to use Roblox Studio, your child can create much more than just a game. Every student will design, plan, and build their own 3D world!
Would We Return to Code Ninjas?
We ABSOLUTELY would return to Code Ninjas Summer Camp! Every day, my kids asked if they were going back, and there was no whining or complaining about being away from home. I was a little worried that they would get bored doing the same thing every day, but they were able to create something different every day, and they also took breaks to use some of the other STEM toys and materials in the room.
Camp Details - How to Sign Up
The Roblox Create and Game Builders Club camps at Code Ninjas Carrollwood are offered as both half day (9 am – 12 pm) and full day (9 am – 4 pm) camps for kids ages 7 - 14. They are filling up fast, so reach out today if you’d like to sign up, and tell them Tampa Housewives in the City sent you!
Text/Call: (813) 603-6509
Also – available for our Tampa Housewives’ audience, we have the opportunity to book a free 30-minute intro to coding lesson at the Carrollwood center to learn more about their programs (especially their summer camps)! Visit http://bit.ly/housewivesinthecitycodeninjas to sign up!
Welcome to the Tampa Housewives in the City! I am Nicole and I am excited to be the new host of the Girl’s Night Out events! I have attended the events for years and I just love big group gatherings whether I'm hosting or attending. I am a wife, mother of 2 and a small business owner-Your New Best Friend Concierge. Spa treatments, lazy days by the pool and playing loud music alone in the car -- all make me happy!