The Hands and Feet story
Hands and Feet Family Music began offering classes in Barry County August of 2016. Mixed age Music Together® classes for 0-5 year olds were the first to be offered at the Barry County Central Dispatch. In 2017 additional locations were opened, Hastings Community Music School and the Montessori School in Richland, and the Spanish immersion Canta y Baila Conmigo® began. Generations® classes for 0-5 year olds and baby boomer friends will soon be offered at Commission on Aging starting officially in 2018.
What is a class like at Hands and Feet Family Music?
Both the English and Spanish immersion classes are mixed age music and movement classes for 0-5 year olds. Older siblings have and may continue to enjoy the Spanish classes as well. Parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles join their children for class. It is musical fun in which the whole family can participate! There are three 8-week long semesters a year and each semester has a new collection of music! Classes meet weekly for 45 minutes.
Lee Christensen Sanchez
Director and Teacher
Lee is a native of Hastings, Michigan and is thrilled to be sharing the joy of music and Spanish with young children and their families. Lee is a graduate of Hope College where she studied Children’s Ministries and Music. She received her teaching degree in Early Childhood Montessori Education in London, England and taught at bilingual Montessori schools in the Dominican Republic for four years. She has since returned to Hastings with her daughter. Shortly after, she founded Hands and Feet Family Music. She has her Masters of Education in World Language Instruction at Concordia College, Moorhead Minnesota which she uses to aid her work in simultaneous biliteracy development as a Montessori teacher. In addition to teaching classes at Hands and Feet Family Music, Lee is a Spanish Speaking Guide at The Montessori School in Richland Michigan.