Academy of Music in Grand Rapids Teaches Lifetime Skills

**This post is sponsored by the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids; all opinions are my own. “The most important reason to learn music is because it enriches our lives.” Barbara Hendricks, Director of Academy of Music in Grand Rapids, is passionate about children learning music. “It enhances the whole experience of living, hearing, knowing, and feeling. Music should be learned so that one can make music for music’s sake, but beyond that, to educate the feelings and creativity that enhance life.” And she’s passionate about students using these skills long after they’ve left her leadership. “It’s really the lifetime musical skills that will benefit them the most,” she says. “I make their activities as purposeful as possible, and teach them things that will give them lifetime benefits,” she says. Be it a better player, a better listener, or better singer, Barbara
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Where to Play Outside in the Shade – Your Guide to Shaded West MI Playgrounds

This post is brought to you by Flees Martial Arts.  ATA Martial Arts builds Confidence and Self Esteem starting at age 3! Friday Favorites are only available on Fridays so Call,
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Family, Baby, Maternity and Child Photographers in West Michigan

  Family, Baby, Maternity and Kid Photographers in West Michigan Welcome to our spotlight on maternity, newborn, children, and family photographers serving the greater Grand Rapids area. West Michigan is
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Top Primary Care Physicians in Greater Grand Rapids

FAVORITE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS, GR PARENTS SAY Finding the perfect primary care doc can be so daunting. With so many practicing physicians in Grand Rapids, how can you find the one
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31 Days of AUGUST Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids

**The Kent County Youth Fair celebrates Poultry in Motion, August 10 – 15 at the fairgrounds in Lowell.  Join us for the premiere West Michigan summer event with activities and fun for
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