Summer Music Therapy

Music TherapyPrelude Music is excited to open up registration for it’s summer music therapy sessions. We provide music therapy services for a variety of individuals most commonly ranging from 3 to 21 years of age with various diagnoses.

 

Program descriptions and registration information for group music therapy sessions can be found on our Music Therapy Groups page. Registration for individual sessions can be done by contacting Michelle at michelle@preludemusic.ca.

 

Our team of music therapy specialists have been serving Winnipeg since 2010 and collectively have over 15 years of experience providing high quality and affordable music therapy services.

 

For any questions please email Michelle at michelle@preludemusic.ca.

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Registration for Spring Melodies & ABC’s is Now Open

Prelude Music is excited to announce that Spring Melodies & ABC’s registration is now open.  Classes will begin April 6- June 21, 2015 (10 weeks).  Classes for students 2 yrs and younger (30 minute classes) will cost $99-110 for the term depending on the day of the week you are registered for.  Classes for students 3-5 yrs (45 minute classes) will cost $135-150. Intro to piano or violin* (5-6 yrs) will cost $120 for 30 minutes.

We are also expanding our program to a new location due to an overwhelming demand.  On Saturday afternoons, we will be offering for the first time ever classes at a Gramma Marie’s Childcare Centre on 1461 Chevrier Blvd.

Registration fills up quickly, to ensure your spot in your preferred time register today. We are looking forward to gearing up for the new semester and seeing return students and all of our new families!

Can You Hear Me Now?

For most adults, being able to communicate is something we take for granted. We will call, write, text, tweet, Facebook, ’til our hearts contents or maybe now a days it has become more of an obsession.  I saw a stat somewhere online that said, 80% of individuals can’t remember the last time their phone was more than 25 feet from them. Every thought, for better or for worse, seems to be discussed or documented in some way.

 

Now imagine you had no physical voice. Even worse, imagine your texting/tweeting/social media fingers didn’t work and not only were all of your “amazing” thoughts, witty banter about your day trapped inside your own brain but you also didn’t have a way to express your emotions, or opinions.  For most if not all of us, it would be (to put it bluntly) living hell on earth.  But for some individuals it is their reality.

 

One of my goals and passion is to help create a voice for those individuals who don’t have one or who may not have the physical abilities to express themselves musically with traditional instruments.  Through the help of technology this is all possible with an “instrument” call The SoundBeam which turns physical movement of any size into sound/music.

 

During my internship at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, I was fortunate enough to work along side of amazing music therapists as well as state of the art technology.  I have first hand seen the benefits and possibilities The SoundBeam can have with clients and how we can turn the smallest movement into a symphony of sound.  This allows individuals who may not have a voice in any other area of their life a chance to express themselves in a way that not even traditional instruments can provide them.

 

Sounds like there’s a catch?  Well there is.  The SoundBeam costs between $8,000-10,000 and for a small business that is a lot of money to have squirrelled away just for one instrument or piece of equipment. However, one day an opportunity was presented to me and I had to jump.

 

If you have ever attended our Melodies & ABC’s classes you know that I finish each class with a musical story.  One of my favourite publishers is and has been Barefoot Books, I have been utilizing their stories since 2010.  I often receive comments from parents and educators about where I found these books as they too enjoyed them.

 

Prelude Music and TogetherTime Company have partnered up to create a Singalong Book Club Fundraiser.  All of the books will be from the Barefoot Books company; all are beautifully illustrated and have a lovely song that goes along with it.  The books come with a CD with multiple versions of the story on it (lyrics and instruments, just instruments etc.) and the CD can also go into your computer and play a digital interactive version of the story.

How does the fundraiser work?

Cost of the subscription? $18.99/month (Inscription + Taxes INCLUDED)

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What do I get for that price? Monthly you will get a personalized new story with CD

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How does it help? A portion of the sales from each month will be given to Prelude Music to put towards the purchase of The SoundBeam

Am I signing up for a certain amount of time? No, subscriptions can start and stop at anytime you wish.  
How/when will I receive the books?  All of the books will be ready for monthly pick up at Prelude Music.  Michelle will notify everyone of business hours when they can come can grab story.

Do I have to be a Prelude Music customer to take part in the fundraiser?  No, this fundraiser is open to anyone in Winnipeg.  Due to the fact the customer is picking up the book it is limited to Winnipeg and surrounding areas.

How do I sign up?  If you are interested in being part of the fundraiser please go to http://www.togethertime.ca/preludemusic

Meet our Specialists!

As the new school year is upon us (sadly, but true), this tends to be a seasons of new beginnings!  Michelle is extremely excited to announce that our Prelude Music family is growing this year as well.  I want to take this time to introduce everyone to our new specialists.

Paige Drobot will be joining our team as a guitar specialist. Kelly Beaton will begin teaching voice and piano lessons in September, then in February will begin her music therapy internship with Michelle.  Sarah Kroeker began her music therapy internship with Michelle in July and will be teaching Melodies & ABCs in the fall and in the near future we will start offering cello lessons!

I still have one more specialist to hire and will announce them once everything is finalized.  If you would like more information on any of our specialists, please click here for a complete bio of our amazing team!

Loyalty Program

Prelude Music recognizes there are numerous music educators and therapists in Winnipeg for you to choose from.  We appreciate every customer we have, your loyalty and are great full for all the referrals/word of mouth happening to help our business grow.

As a thank you for spreading the word and/or staying with us, we are excited to launch a couple of loyalty programs.

Melodies & ABCs Loyalty Program

Register for 7 semesters of Melodies & ABCs and receive your 8th FREE.  This is a great program for those of you with multiple children as you collect semester as a family not per child.

How it works:
When you receive your confirmation for signing up, there will be two attachments for you.  The first will be a blank page with a musical scale.  The second will be a musical note.  Attach the musical note to the scale, after you have collected the 7th note.  Bring it in to Michelle and she will provide you with a coupon code for your next semester which will be FREE!!

Refer a Friend!

Melodies & ABCs

If you refer a friend to Melodies & ABCs receive a 10% discount for the next semester.  Discounts are cumulative, therefore if you refer 3 friends in one semester you would receive 30% off your next semester.  Discounts must be used in the next calendar semester.

Private Lessons/Therapy

If you refer a friend to take music lessons/therapy at Prelude Music, you will receive one free lesson.  The credit will be applied to your next invoice.