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Why Children & Parents Love
Helen & Families Makin’ Music™

We love Helen’s music class! Her class has inspired us to make music part of everything we do. My daughter who started the class at 2 months of age has great tone and rhythm and for my son the class opened up his imagination!”

~ Hamida Kassamali Bhimani

I have been bringing my child to Families Makin’ Music for music lessons starting from the age of 2 months. She has just turned one. Helen is a wonderful teacher and it is obvious to any parent that she cares about her students. She teaches appropriate musical terminology with each music and movement session and also teaches to children important life skills such as patience and sharing. I enjoy coming to each class and would recommend it to any parent with young children.”
~ Angie Griffin

Helen is a high energy music educator. My son has been attending Families Makin’ Music since he was less than a year old. She combines the joy and fun of music for young kids with the educational elements that you would not find in other “toddler music programs”. The benefit is in attending Helen’s classes over multiple terms as the children start to pick up the technical terms and use them in their play language.”
~Heather Wilson

It’s a Happening’ is the only way I can describe these incredible weekend classes where my husband and I and the kids (ages 2 and 4 ), get to sing, dance, play and learn together.

Excellent Classes. We are not available during the summer session. We can’t wait for the fall.
~ Dr. Farooq Ismail & Dr. Gina Pohani

“I am very glad that the kids had a chance to experience your music classes. We had lots of fun and I really liked the way you introduced formal music concepts informally. The kids love listening to the CDs in the car. Thank you so much.”
~ Patty Kim

“As a Brain Gym® Consultant, I am especially pleased that Educational Kinesiology’s Brain Gym® is used in Ms. Bauer’s classes. Ms. Bauer uses the movements for brain integration and learning. A student is never pushed by the teacher and is left to observe and try out, thereby gaining confidence and connecting the information on their own learning curve. The experience has brought joy to my childrens’ lives. I highly recommend Families Makin’ Music with Helen Bauer, an awesome teacher, who really knows how developing brains experience music with play.”
~ Natalie RPP

Helen Bauer is a wonderful and enthusiastic Early Childhood Music & Movement Teacher. I have taken young children to several different music classes, so I can say that Helen’s class is very unique. The children (and adults) learn so much in a playful and creative way. Everyone has fun. Helen is not only trained in music theory, she obviously understands child development. In addition she very skillfully masters the challenge of teaching children ages birth – 6 years all in one class. I really like the idea of siblings and whole families going there together.
Helen, your work is amazing!”
~ Sandra B.

“Our son, Andrew, loves music and sound! Though not as interactive as some kids, over time, Andrew grew to enjoy the varied activities in Helen’s classes – from ‘playing’ instruments, to rolling on balls, to dancing in a circle. Helen does a wonderful job of honoring the individual nature of each child; she engages each one, finding little ways to make music and movement come alive in them!
~ Susan Baker

“I’ve been taking my children to Helen’s classes for the past 6 yrs and I can honestly tell you that it is the most fantastic music program that we’ve ever been to – and we’ve been to many! Helen teaches the children real musical concepts and the class is energetic and engaging. This is real music for parents that are looking for something far better than the average music class.”
~ Carol Yack

All my nannies and I agree that your class is the best in the city.

“My mother is a music teacher, I am a doctor, my wife is a dentist and I would have to say we both think that you are the best music teacher we have come across. My little girl pretends she is you and we are her students all the time at home. We love your class!”

“Attention all JK-Grade One Teachers!” If you’re looking for a great way to combine music, creative movement, parents and children, then look no further. Helen Bauer of “Families Makin’ Music” has just what you need. She shared her love of music with over 100 children and parents in our gymnasium and a great time was had by all. It was wonderful to see children enjoying music and creative movement with their parents… there was 100% involvement and after one hour, everyone went home smiling! We wanted something different, something to involve our parents, something fun and Helen delivered!”

Though now living in Oakville, I saw the benefits of Helen’s teaching method with my first child and was willing to come to her Toronto classes with my second child. I’m now expecting my third”

I started my 5 week old baby in this program and was delighted at her reaction to the music and movement activities, both in class and at home.

We learned so much from our music teacher, Helen. Not only do I feel more comfortable singing, but she has taught me how to play musically with my children.”

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