Interactive music program for little ones

A special program for the littler ones with caregivers, mostly parents, is being offered at the Bentley Municipal Library

Little Mozart’s instructor Tanya Giebelhaus engages Bentley program participants Conner Dickson and Brooke Butcher while Susanne Mueller looks on.

A special program for the littler ones with caregivers, mostly parents, is being offered at the Bentley Municipal Library on every other Wednesday. It is called the Little Mozart’s School of Music program.

The musical, rhythmic, artistic program incorporating stories, singing, use of small instruments, and movement to music was researched by Bentley Community Services. The Bentley Medical Clinic sponsors it to help keep costs down to participants so it was more affordable and accessible for families to encourage preregistration. It was partnered with the local library who offered their program room for a location. Twelve children enrolled to fill the program.

Little Mozart’s instructors are twin sisters Tanya Giebelhaus and Chelsea Orlecki with manager/bookkeeper older sister Juanna Thompson and props by their brother so it is truly a family venture. Tanya and Chelsea take turns instructing the program at Bentley.

Both have teaching degrees, and also music degrees, and decided not to go back to teaching but stay at home with their new little ones and run a business from home.

Little Mozart’s offers interactive group music classes to enhance and instill the joy and love of music in a child while at the same time socializing with other children and their parents/caregivers. There are theme-based programs for ages zero to seven-year-olds. They are based out of Sherwood Park and also offer private music and vocal lessons.