Your teeny-tiny bopper loves a family jam session, but her pitch is not so perfect.
Help her get to the heart of the lyric at Sessions Songwriting and Music, where founder Lauren Bruns has fine-tuned a curriculum that teaches kids to express themselves through words and music.
With the opening of her state-of-the-art studio, she’s adding group classes like Parent and Me (for the under 3s), Intro to Songwriting (ages 6-13), and Recording on GarageBand (ages 8 and up) into the mix. For kids who want one-on-one instruction, private sessions are still available in songwriting, guitar, piano, and voice.
We can’t wait to host a pop star birthday party, where guests form a band and record a custom ditty for the kiddo of honor at the in-house recording booth.
Should be music to everyone’s ears.
Sessions Songwriting and Music, 1739 Berkeley Street, between Pennsylvania and Nebraska Avenues, suite 101, Santa Monica (310-828-8909 or sessionssongwriting.com).
Samo’s Clubhouse Grand Opening
What: Celebrate at the new interactive children’s play area featuring Samo the Whale.
Why: A whale of a good time.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl. (310-260-8333).
Splendid and Ella Moss Warehouse Sale
What: Big markdowns on Ella Moss Girl, Splendid Girl, Little Ella, and Splendid Littles.
Why: Holiday gifts that don’t cost a bundle.
When: Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at E. Ninth St., 11th flr. (213-627-3754).
Ruby’s Studio Book Launch Party
What: Celebrate the release of A Little Book About Feelings and My Feelings Activity Book with story time and free art activities hosted by Ruby herself.
Why: It’s a feel-good time.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Scribble Press, 1109 Montana Ave., at 11th St. (310-899-0495).
Photo: Courtesy of Sessions Songwriting