2005-07-08 / Community

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“Music together Of The Rockaways,” a new program developed to promote developmentally appropriate growth through movement and music has come to the peninsula. The program, for children from birth to age four along with their parents and caregivers is provided by professional musician Shelia Finnegan at two locations, the Connelly Dance Center in Rockaway Park and St. Edmund’s Parish Hall in Breezy Point. Pictured, Finnegan with a group of children. Families experience songs, chants, movement activities and instrumental play.

New Program Is Music To Kid’s Ears – And Development

Based on the philosophy that all children are born musical, Music Together works to help them achieve a basic music competence – the ability to sing a tune with accurate rhythm. Growth is best achieved, Finnegan says, in an active, playful, non-performance oriented environment.Based on the philosophy that all children are born musical, Music Together works to help them achieve a basic music competence – the ability to sing a tune with accurate rhythm. Growth is best achieved, Finnegan says, in an active, playful, non-performance oriented environment.

At left: Sheila Finnegan says that she is “passionate” about both teaching children and about music. Well-known in Rockaway, Finnegan teaches musical theater at the Peninsula Performing Arts Academy and has sung at numerous local community affairs.
At right: Finnegan invites everybody with young children to experience the program for themselves. “Spots are still available for the summer session,” she says. Those interested in further information may contact Finnegan at 718-634-2435. At left: Sheila Finnegan says that she is “passionate” about both teaching children and about music. Well-known in Rockaway, Finnegan teaches musical theater at the Peninsula Performing Arts Academy and has sung at numerous local community affairs. At right: Finnegan invites everybody with young children to experience the program for themselves. “Spots are still available for the summer session,” she says. Those interested in further information may contact Finnegan at 718-634-2435.

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