project leader
Arielle L
18445 Scarsdale
(North Rosedale Park)
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the project

Each series of 6 sequential classes will run in both fall 2023 and spring 2024.

Classes are hosted by Jesse Palter, a Detroit-based internationally acclaimed vocalist and songwriter who focuses on creating a sensory experience to encourage love of music for children. She is in the process of writing a children's album and includes her original children's music in the classes.

Signature topics include:

  • Music fundamentals
  • Self-expression through music
  • Instrument familiarity
  • Learning rhythms
  • Movement and dancing
  • Socialization and bonding with peers/caregivers


the steps

We are using these funds to re-up current programming with Ms Jesse, so the infrastructure is already in place. Arielle will promptly coordinate dates with NRPCA's building manager and Jesse for both fall and spring programming.


why we're doing it

The Family Programming Committee is a new group within NRPCA. We aim to bring child and family-based initiatives to the neighborhood to foster a greater sense of community and creativity, particularly among children and households of children. Because in an overly-scheduled world, the need for play is everything. 

There are endless benefits to group music classes including:

  • Intellectual development: builds executive function skills, content knowledge, and creative thinking. Problem solving and early exposure to mathematical calculations are also noticed from guided-play.

  • Social development: playing with others means sharing ideas, expressing feelings, noticing social cues, listening, and taking another person’s perspective – key aspects of empathy and community building.

  • Emotional development: particularly present in social and guided play, such as in music classes, kids learn self-regulation as they follow norms and pay attention, how to set and change rules, and how to decide when to lead and when to follow.

  • Physical development: develop strength, muscle control, coordination, and reflexes. 



Final budget


music kits: $1,050

staff time: $2894.85


TOTAL RAISED = $4,005.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $60.15

Original budget





ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 5% N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee 3% $62.15
TOTAL TO RAISE $4,062.15
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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