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Musical Pathways Foundation Inc

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Music

Mission: Helping to change the world, one child - one family at a time!

Programs: Kindermusik, Elite Artistry, Parenting Education, Village with Seniors

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57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love, love, love Kindermusik by Musical Pathways! By daughter looks forward to her music and dancing time on a weekly basis, singing sounds at home along to the CD's always. This is a great program and I suggest the program to many friends with children! Keep up the great work Musical Pathways!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kindermusik by Musical Pathways has been an absolutely wonderful blessing to our family. My one daughter has graduated, and my youngest is in her final year. They are such beautiful, outgoing, musical young children and excelling in their academics as well. When I learned of the science behind Kindermusik, and how it helps the brain's neurological pathways connect and develop more successfully, that sealed the deal for this mom. Our home is almost always a musical experience as one or both of them are singing and dancing nearly all of the time, and in the car too! The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and WONDERFUL with the children, AND the parents! I have learned SO much since starting my girls in Kindermusik and have completely changed my outlook and method of parenting, and it reflects in my girls! Thank you, thank you, Kindermusik by Musical Pathways Foundation!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My girls have been in Kindermusik from Musical Pathways since they were infant & toddler age. My older daughter just graduated last fall, and my younger daughter has 2 years until graduation. Both girls have shown amazing results from their experience. People comment all the time about how happy and well adjusted the girls are. They sing and dance all the time, and get along with everyone. I as a parent have learned so much from the staff at Musical Pathways and the Kindermusik program and am a much better parent because of the teaching I have been offered as a parent.

The staff at Musical Pathways truly believes in their mission to improve the life in families by helping parents AND children. Their dedication and passion shows in every single class, every single interaction and with every single parent and child they encounter. It's truly a gift to be associated with this amazing organization, and I thank my friend Terri for sharing this with me. I in turn have shared with others, and will continue to do so, long after my children have graduated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has high function autism and is an amazing kid, but sometimes struggles in big group settings. This program (Kindermusik) has been such a gift to our family. Our 7 year old has enjoyed years of serious musical education while being encouraged and challenged. It is so positive that our whole family looks forward to these special nights. I can't say enough about the staff and teachers. It is a wonderful program!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

I started to take my daughter to Kindermusik last winter. She stays home with me, so in other classes we'd been to she took a little longer to warm up to new people and new activities. Betsy was amazing at making my daughter and I feel comfortable. She even gave me ideas as a parent how to tailor what we were learning in class to my daughter's learning style.

Now, when we go to Kindermusik, my daughter gets so excited and starts to dance around the room. She picks up anything I put into a song so quickly. It is so amazing, I feel like Kindermusik is helping me give my daughter what will hopefully be a life long love of learning by making it FUN!

This is an amazing program that I would tell any parent to try. This team really gives you the tools to help your child enjoy music, dancing and reading!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Musical Pathways has been wonderful for me and my family! Just a wonderful and positive program. The teachers are really knowledgeable and always willing to help. I know I can count on their help when I am in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a joy Musical Pathways has been to our family! Love all of the teachers with their wisdom and understanding of children, music and learning. It has been a true blessing to have Musical Pathways in our lives!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Musical Pathways Foundation is an exceptional organization. I have had the opportunity to work with Betsy Flanagan and also experience her dynamic teaching style as well as her expertise in the field of music for young children. As a Director of a large studio program myself, I am impressed with her knowledge, her thorough approach, and the care she takes for not only the students and families in her program but her team of dedicated teachers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about the staff at Musical Pathways. They are the utmost professionals. They care about the well being of their clients - adults and children. They are exceptionally knowledgeable in their field of early childhood music and can only help those that come through their doors with valuable education and benefits.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Musical Pathways is an exceptional Kindermusik program. We have been attending classes through Musical Pathways since 2005. My oldest child has graduated from Kindermusik and my youngest is now in her final year of Kindermusik. This program has played a key role in my children's development - musically, socially, and academically. Additionally, the child development information I learned from Musical Pathways has made me a better parent.

Thank you Musical Pathways for providing top-notched service and most importantly for truly loving all of your families. This is an outstanding program that I would recommend to all families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Musical Pathways Foundation, Inc is an exceptional Kindermusik program and music school. Director, Betsy Flannagan has been unwavering in providing the highest quality Kindermusik experience for each family who participates in Musical Pathways programs. She is dedicated to ongoing professional development for herself and her staff.

Besides offering music programming for children and families, Musical Pathways Foundation goes out of its way to educate parents and caregivers in all aspects of child development.

As a Kindermusik Studio owner who has had the opportunity to coach and evaluate programs around the world I can unequivocally recommend the Musical Pathways Foundation for their outstanding programing and gigantic heart for sharing music with their community.

Michelle158

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A top-notch organization--compassionate, professional and truly caring of every child and family.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The staff at Musical Pathways foundation is friendly, caring, and professional. They treat children with care, love, and respect. They are truly experts in their field.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been in Kindermusik since he was about 9 mo. and is now 3yrs and 8mo. We have seen a lot of changes in him and he loves to interact with the other kids and his teachers. He has learned some signing and the class has helped him and us in so many behavioral ways. The teachers always try to help us learn more. The music makes it so fun for the kids and seeing our son grow and learn is exciting. i have even asked for advise outside of class and always have gotten so much out of it. The teachers are so involved in the kids and family. They give up their own time to help us in many ways & they make us feel so cared for. It has been a great experience for the whole family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been going here for Kindermusik for almost a year now. She is 16 months old and absolutely loves it! We both look forward to coming each week. She has benefited so much from these classes. Miss Betsy is absolutely wonderful!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my daughters are enrolled in Kindermusik by Musical Pathways and both have grown tremendously in their social, physical, and mental capacity as a result. They look forward to going to class and it is something that we enjoy doing as a family. I love to hear them singing their songs and repeating words and actions from class at home. My older daughter took a semester break from Kindermusik class to take ballet and she requested to go back to music class. How can you say no to that? We've also developed great child and parent relationships through our classes, which is so valuable for everyone at this stage. Worth it!!!!

Stacey A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started one of my twins at musical pathways when he was 8 months old because he hated swim lessons. We started the other 3 months later when we noticed that Daniel was excelling in his language. Both boys are almost 2.5 and look forward to kindermusik every week. They love their teacher and everyone is great to work with! I drivea hour to get there every week, twice a week and I hate driving so that says a lot!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I started my daughter in Kindermusik by Musical Pathways before she turned 2 and I couldn't believe the outstanding changes I saw in her. The amount of things she learned in just a couple of classes was incredible!! She was easily recognizing patterns and the little tips and tricks the instructors showed me helped immensely with her listening skills! The best part is that she has no idea she is 'learning' to her...it is just playing with her friends!

Tiffani H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my daughters were/are in Kindermusik with Musical Pathways and both started at 2 months old. My oldest graduated from the program last spring and she is now taking piano lessons. Her piano teacher recently told her she is twice as far as the rest of her students; now THAT is definitely a success from Kindermusik! My youngest looks forward to her "special hello" each week and talks about class all week long. I love the staff and teachers and try to help them out any chance I can get. We love Musical Pathways!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our child has taken music classes through Musical pathways for the past several years. I truly believe in this program and its educators. My child can keep a beat and sing a tune much better than i ever could but it goes beyond that. This program has developed my child's listening skills and overall attentiveness. His excellent behavior and learning in Elementary school is partly due to Musical Pathways. He is attentive, he knows what using listening ears really is about - really engaging in what the teacher or activity is offering. The educators are so knowledgable and professional as well. They have helped my child be who he is today! I can't get enough of this program!

Kelly B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my boys have been in Kindermusik since they were 3 months old. One is now 4 years old and the other almost 2 years. They have rhythm, love to dance and LOVE Music!! And one of the best parts is that Kindermusik teaches us as parents how to be even better parents. It's wonderful!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is almost three, has an outstanding imagination, loves to sing and knows words like Pygmy Marmoset.

We THANK Kindermusik for helping us to encourage this level of development and for the support in raising a happy child!!