Songbird Sessions: Miss Pam’s Jamboree
FREE & open to the public; registration required; donations welcome (can be made through this portal or in person); geared to ages 0-5 with their caregivers. Intergenerational participation encouraged!
Space is limited. Please select one ticket per person (adult/child) attending. If you have saved a space but cannot attend, please let us know asap. Call (607) 278-5454 or contact email@example.com with any questions. (Attendees will be sent the latest covid protocols as they relate to this event and date.)
Made possible by support from The Robert B. & Addie P. Thompson Trust Fund. This event is part of our 2021 Songbird Sessions series for young children.
Certified teacher and performing artist Pamela West-Finkle leads this hands-on, developmentally appropriate music class. Caregivers and children joyfully participate by singing & dancing together to American & World Folk Music, as well as instrumental selections from various genres.
No previous musical experience or ability is required. Parents or grandparents with two left feet are highly encouraged to attend.
In addition to being an excellent way for caregivers to spend quality time with their child and other families, participating in a music class not only teaches the language of music through play, it puts those children ahead of those who have not had this early active musical participation and socialization. A national research study in Bridgeport, Connecticut showed that children who participate in early childhood music classes with musical interaction at home experience significant gains in cognitive/intellectual, language, physical, social, and emotional development.
Pamela West-Finkle (aka "Miss Pam") holds a B.S. in Education, a Masters in Music Education, and holds Professional NYS Teaching Certifications in K-12 Music and 7-12 English Language Arts. In addition, she has received over fifty hours of early childhood music training through Music Together® and has been a registered teacher with the program since 2002. She taught vocal and general music in the public schools for seven years, and has worked as a community music facilitator and teaching artist in every community she has lived in since the mid-1990's. She is also the director of the Andes Library and the Community Music Network.