Monday, September 13, 2010


Musical Storytime for Babies with Joanne Riel
Fridays, September 17th through October 8th,
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Join Joanne Riel for a musical storytime with a creative spirit. Stories come to life with music mostly improvised by the children. Autoharp, marimba, shakers, and more! Joanne’s CD, "The Flying Teapot," is also used as well as multicultural music. Joanne's vision is to create nurturing and joyful musical environments for children from the very start of life.

The cost for the four-week series is $40 per child, with a sibling discount of $5. The series must be paid for in advance. A new series begins every four weeks.

If space is available for drop-ins, the cost is $12 per class.

Recommended for ages birth through 14 months. Class size limited to 6.

Please RSVP to Joanne at to reserve your space or to ask questions about the class.

Class location: The Oak and the Iris Caf
2826 Fort Hamilton Parkway (corner of E. 4th Street)
(718) 208-7713

A personal note from Joanne:

I’m excited about teaching a music class for babies at The Oak and the Iris. The café is dedicating the couch and tables in the back for our class. In return, we need some rules in place for the class to work. Purchase something while you are there and be responsible for the behavior of your children. We also need to cooperate with clean-up after the class by putting chairs and tables back in place and leaving our space in good shape. The café is a family-friendly place, so let‘s be respectful of their needs as well.