Music Day Hooray! is all about children learning basic concepts, life skills, song theory and movement activities through the wide and diverse world of music.
I, Teacher Davis, want children to have the aforementioned essentials as they grow older, and educating through music is one of the best ways for these lessons to be embedded, as studies have shown.
Music Day Hooray! has 15-, 20- and 30-minute classes, which include interactive percussion and original songs with the guitar and another instrument every week. There's plenty of dancing, following directions and learning of musical terms, especially for children ages 4-5. Classic children's songs are performed for infants and toddlers.
Other Music Day Hooray! events take place at birthday parties and bookstores in Los Angeles.
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CLASSES AT PRESCHOOLS: MONDAY - FRIDAY
The Summer Quarter is officially here! This means it's time to get ready for Father's Day, graduation to kindergarten and also the Fourth of July holiday!
April 13, 2019: Soon we'll be getting ready for preschool graduation, but first, we'll sing about Earth Day and then Cinco de Mayo for this quarter. Next up will be graduation songs as well as Mother's Day, Father's Day and the Fourth of July for the summer quarter of classes. The oldest students have also been doing a lot of reviewing of musical notes and using dynamics (quiet, loud) and tempo (slow, fast) with them.
January: Happy 2019 - a new year! This is the Winter Quarter of Music Day Hooray! and it's very exciting as we prepare some of the students for the next big holiday - MLK Day on January 15, with the "MLK Song" from my CD, THE HOLIDAYS.
Up next, we'll be celebrating Tu B'shevat (the holiday of the trees), Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day!
February: Getting ready for Spring Quarter 2018! We'll be celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day. I'll also be releasing my fourth CD, MUSIC DAY HOORAY! VOLUME I.
April: March was a busy month, with St. Patrick's Day celebrated as well as Purim, and many schools went on Spring Break for the last week. For this month, we'll be singing about the 22nd (Earth Day) and near the end of the month prepare for Cinco de Mayo!
May: We are singing about Mother's Day! The Spring Quarter is coming to a close at the end of the month; we will be starting Music Day Hooray! Summer Quarter 2018 after Memorial Day and getting ready for graduation.
June: It's time to get ready for Father's Day! We're doing the song from my album THE HOLIDAYS regarding that special time, and we're also recapping the songs we've learned in different languages as well as preparing for graduation. For the younger classes, we are doing "The Yoga Song" from my second album and also "Time to Sing," to do vocal exercises and warm up our vocal cords!
July: After singing about the Fourth of July, we're buckling down for the summer with "Jingle Bells" (Summertime Version) and other fun, sunny songs.
October: Our Pre-K friends are learning "The Note Dance." The three's are learning "Numbers." And we're all getting ready for the end of the month with "Old MacDonald Had a Haunted House" and "The Teacher Davis Halloween Song!"
December: We sang about Thanksgiving last month, and this month we're doing "The Holidays," along with songs about Rudolph and Frosty, and Ay Chihuahua loves playing "Jingle Bells" and "Feliz Navidad" on his chili pepper guitar!
February: We celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day last month with my original song, and now we are in the midst of THREE special celebrations - Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day. All the songs are featured on my album THE HOLIDAYS.
PARTIES AND CONCERTS: SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Time to play a show on June 8 at Playa Vista Farmers' Market on June 8 and a Children's Book World show on July 13! Those are the concert dates lines up so far for the summer.
April 14, 2019: The next show will be at Children's Book World on Saturday, May 11. Typically a half-hour show, this concert will feature my Mother's Day song as well as new tunes from my latest release, Music Day Hooray! Volume I.
I'm playing a show at Children's Book World in West LA on March 10 (flyer below). This preschool show will feature original tunes, classics and "St. Patrick's Day" from my CD THE HOLIDAYS.
UPDATE: Playing a show at Snooknuk Cafe on April 14th! A wonderful space near the mid-Wilshire district, it has a indoor playground and serves delicious snacks and frozen yogurt.
May 2018 is booked with birthday parties on the weekends.
June is a month of graduations for so many preschools! I'll be playing the graduation ceremonies for The Treehouse School on June 16 and for A Child's Place on June 23, and then for UPNS on June 29.
July is a great month for outdoor birthday parties! I'm doing a few, gearing up for a show August 25 at Children's Book World, and also announcing the start of my series, Music Day Hooray! on YouTube.
October is here! The new Teacher Davis album is here too! I'll be playing songs from it to celebrate its release at The Playa Vista Farmers' Market on October 27th as well as my Halloween songs!
December: No big gigs in November and December as we prepare for the new year!
February: Did some birthday parties in January as well as a two-hour (!) show at Playa Vista Farmers' Market. Using this month to keep up on the Music Day Hooray! video series with the third episode.