What People Are Saying

My son is 3 years old and this is the second semester since he started Piccolo program in January this year. He loves this class very much! I feel the love and care for children in each lesson. Linda is very patient for young children knowing it’s a long process to acquire the music and overall development and that’s what makes me feel verycomfortable and I don’t feel to pressure my son to follow, only encouraging. Overall, he has learned and developed so much while having fun!
Thank you very much for such a great opportunity for my son.

Mayumi Griswold

Mother

This is just a little note of praise to say thank you and for how amazing you are! We are watching the PBS episode and it’s amazing!!       I am sharing it with all my toddler parent friends and just feel so grateful that you have been a part of Daphne’s early development! You are a national treasure. 

Stephanie Knox

Mother

Congratulations to all of you who created this wonderful, entertaining, charming and highly informative show.  I love, love, love it!  I look forward to watching many, many more episodes.  It is brilliant fun as well as hugely and correctly information.  I especially loved all the real facts that you put in there.  Very sophisticated amount of information!  

Kathleen Fox Collins

Viewer

As a new parent, you want the best for your child and often find yourself inundated with gimmicks that promote growth & development. The minute we gave Simple Gift Series a try, my daughter was enamored. We sing and play together during the episodes & classes, use the songs to expand her vocabulary and read the stories before bedtime. In a COVID-19 world, it’s a saving grace for both of us. I can see her mind grow as we interact with all Simple Gift Series has to offer. I feel confident I’m checking so many developmental boxes for my daughter with my Simple Gift subscription. Highly recommend! 

Amanda Baida

Mother

The Piccolo class at the Colorado Springs Conservatory has been an amazing experience for me and my son, Chance. Chance started classes when he was just 5 months old. It was his first real introduction to a weekly activity, and he took to it immediately. He loved the songs and the environment at the Conservatory, which has been tailored to entertain young students from the floor to the ceiling. He loved the teachers. Everyone who has ever taught Chance at the Conservatory has been kind, knowledgeable, and supportive. 
Because he started so young, he has developed a love of music that I never could have fostered on my own. The Piccolo program introduced me to the ukulele so that we could practice songs at home. As a result, I now play almost every day and Chance has live music in his life. Not only are the songs super helpful, the Simple Gift book series is amazing. Chance asks to read the books all the time; they have beautiful illustrations and genuine, thoughtful messages for our kids. 
Our family is a huge fan of RMPBS, so when we found out Simple Gifts was coming to TV every week I was so excited! The new show gives me the opportunity to introduce Chance to musical concepts while participating myself on the ukulele. Since all the songs are familiar to us from class, Chance feels really comfortable participating along with the show. He especially loves the adventures with Ms. Linette! 
I would recommend the Piccolo program to anyone with a young child and a love of music. Chance has learned so much over the past year, and I cannot thank the Colorado Springs Conservatory enough.
Dayna Cooper

Mother

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