Welcome to the world’s first music class just for families! Taught by Alisha Gaddis and Lucky Diaz-the American husband-and-wife duo who make up the Grammy, Emmy and Parents’ Choice award-winning Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band-and produced by husband-and-wife founders of Hand in Hand International Children’s Music Festival Rebecca Kanthor and Liu Jian, this class puts the focus on fun for the whole family. Alisha is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts and Lucky graduated from Berklee College of Music.
Hand in Hand Family Music Lessons developed from a friendship between two musical families from two countries, each with two kids. We created the class as a way to help parents really be able to share music together with their kids. Why is it that in these modern times, when anyone can use their phone to film a movie or record a song, music education still insists that beginners first master centuries-old musical notation? Starting from notations discourages many people from continuing. But learning music doesn’t have to be intimidating. Anyone can be a musician, and every family can make a band. Many of us parents put our kids in music classes and then step aside, as if we have no role to play. Love is about striving for a relationship based on equality and spending time together. We’ve created more than just a music class. In each lesson, Alisha and Lucky share life lessons that will help your family build strong ties. They say music is universal, but the values we pass on to our kids are too, and they’re just as important, if not more, than the music we share.
Hand in Hand uses 21st century technology to teach music in an easy-to-understand way. Your music lessons come with 4 instruments, 12 video lessons, and a bilingual Chinese-English lesson book. As a family, you’ll submit 3 homework assignments before earning your Certificate of Achievement.