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MUSICAL PATHWAYS FOUNDATION INC
October 2, 2013

I have been a BIG fan of Musical Pathways Foundation for more than 5 years now... I have 2 children that are in their Kindermusik program - My daughter is now 6 yrs old and started classes when she was a little more than 1 year old, and my son has been in the program for the past 3 years, ever since he was just 8 weeks old :) Musical Pathways has made a huge impact in our lives as parents. We have learned so much about child development from all of the helpful information they provide and explain during the Kindermusik classes. We have also been blessed to be able to take part in their Parent Education courses (Conscious Discipline) over the past 4 years. Musical Pathways is truly a wonderful organization with Educators who care deeply about all of the Parents and their Children (the clients they serve.) I also really like that they put the profits right back into the organization in order to help those who are less fortunate to be able to experience their Kindermusik program, (which helps to develop all 6 regions of the child's brain - cognitive, language/speech, social, physical, emotional, and musical development.)

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

love it if they were able to open up a second location (much closer to where I live! :)

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Client Served

MUSICAL PATHWAYS FOUNDATION INC
October 18, 2012

Kindermusik classes at Musical Pathways Foundation (MPF) are the best thing I have ever done for (and with) my children. A friend whose child had been in it for about a year recommended it, so I started my daughter Clare in classes right then, when she was 15 months old. The activities in the weekly Kindermuisk classes at MPF foster nurturing and bonding between me and my daughter, but at the same time she has fun, while the activities & curriculum provide learning opportunities in the areas of cognitive, physical, emotional, language, and musical development. Throughout each year of her classes, Clare easily learned many skills that have proven important for achieving success in school. Clare is now 5 yrs old and received her first report card. She excelled in every aspect of social and emotional development as well as mathematical development. Her teacher told me that Clare listens well, shows empathy, and had good self discipline skills. I know for a fact that she learned all of these valuable skills at Musical Pathways Foundation. My son Jack is also in the Kindermusik program at MPF, we started when he was two months old. I love being able to bond with him in such a warm and caring classroom environment. He enjoys the take-home instruments, books, and cds that give us a chance to play and learn more together at home, in between our weekly classes. I also appreciate the weekly e-newsletter that MPF also sends, which has helpful child development information for all ages and stages. MPF is such an important part of our lives, and brings our family so much joy, that I highly recommend it to anyone who has children! ALSO, because of all of my positive experiences with MPF over the past 5 years, I choose to help out the Foundation by volunteering my time to help coordinate as well as work at their annual Fundraising events.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Client Served

MUSICAL PATHWAYS FOUNDATION INC
April 26, 2011

We have been a "Musical Pathways" family for over 3 years. My preschool aged daughter and my 8 month old son are in the Kindermusik program taught by Musical Pathways Foundation. Because of the Foundation, my children are becoming confident, self disciplined, caring, thoughtful, respectful, and cooperative, in addition to being musically joyful! I truly appreciate the bonding activities we do in class that help me build a strong, healthy parent-child relationship with each of them. I see that the "Foundations of Learning" that are instilled each week in our classes are helping my children to grow cognitively, physically and emotionally. And it warms my heart to know that as a not-for-profit organization, MPF gives back to the people it serves in many ways, such as new programs and education for not only children but parents and elders, too... They also provide free or minimal cost classes to those who can't afford it, so that the benefits are truly recognized by families in need. Our experience has been that MPF truly strives to live by their motto: "Changing the world, one child, one family at a time"

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Over the past 3 years, I have experienced the cognitive, physical and emotional growth and development of my children through the classes and activities that MPF provides, and most importantly because of the way that they teach their classes.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes, I would ask them to open a second location on the West side of Madison for easier access from where I live :)

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

a word-of mouth referral from a friend

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

to be more aware of my role as a parent and to embrace the growth and development of my children

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & My family continually benefits from the classes & education that MPF proivides.