Studies show that children who don't learn to play a musical instrument often try to eat one. Save your offspring from an awkward doctor's visit with today's Groupon: for $7, you get a Kindermusik Play Date with Ms. Marisa at the Melhart Music Center in McAllen (a $15 value). Choose between three 45-minute sessions: on Thursday, January 20 at 10 a.m. or at 6 p.m.; or on Saturday, January 22 at 11 a.m.
Marisa Echavarria, a certified Kindermusik teacher and lifelong musician, welcomes children and parents into a fun and engaging world of musical education with her 45-minute family classes. Newborns to 7-year-olds can participate in dancing, listening, and music-making activities within a friendly group setting to improve cognition, confidence, creativity, self-expression, and upper-lip curls. Kids and parents jam side by side throughout each session, clapping hands and whistling Vivaldi, before bringing home a sweet sounding CD and age-appropriate instrument to continue lessons at home. This Groupon also includes a $10 gift certificate for the Spring 2011 semester.