Socrates saw a direct correlation between changes in music and changes in law, a theory validated by the Senate’s recent push to censure a cappella filibusters. Shape your legislative branch with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get weekly group singing classes for one month at Shannon Studios (a $55 value). Available classes include the following:
- Adult Glee Club for ages 17+, beginning Monday, January 9
- Youth Glee Club for ages 12–16, beginning Thursday, January 12
- Movers and Shakers for ages 3–5, beginning Thursday, January 12<p>
Led by a triad of experienced musicians, Shannon Studios hosts group singing classes for all ages to exercise their admiration for singing in unison with like-minded souls. In each Glee Club, teens or adults of any experience level partake in a small ensemble choir while learning songs and performance skills. Tiny performers join into a precocious chorus during the Movers and Shakers class, which gives preschool-aged kids lessons on rhythm, movement, and music appreciation. In both groups, an environment of natural self-expression is created to ensure students retain music as a lifelong companion, unlike carnival-won goldfish. Glee Clubs are capped at 10 students per class, whereas Movers and Shakers is capped at eight students, ensuring that each singer’s unique timbre doesn’t flounder in a sea of others. Warblers hooked on the classes can sign up for the rest of the semester, which extends from January–May, or sign up for future semesters in the summer and fall.
Shannon Studios embraces children of all ages with plenty of on-site amenities for kids and their families. In addition to a fenced-in backyard with seating, three play areas provide amusing distractions for youngsters while parents sneak off to relax and sing in sign language.