Mountain View Voice

- May 7, 2010

Academic Achievement

Challenger School

3880 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-213-8245

ChallengerSchool.com

Celebrating 45 years of learning and fun, we are an independent private school that focuses on academic excellence, individual achievement, critical thinking skills, and self-reliance. Our uniquely structured classes yield astonishing results. Challenger students achieve scores on average in the 90th percentile on the national Stanford Achievement Test (SAT). Come tour our campus to learn about our preschool through eighth-grade programs.

Emerson School

2800 W. Bayshore Road

Palo Alto

650-424-1267

650-856-2778

www.headsup.org

tbootz@headsup.org

Emerson School, a private, non-sectarian program for grades 1-8, operates on a year-round full-day schedule providing superior academic preparation, international courses (Chinese, Spanish) and individualized Montessori curriculum. Visit Web site for details.

Learning Strategies

650-747-9651

www.creative-learning-strategies.com

victoriaskinner@creative-learning-strategies.com

A highly qualified Learning Strategies tutor

will come to the home, work around vacation schedules and set up individual learning programs curtailed to the student's needs.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515

www.paadultschool.org

Hands-on computer, language, test preparation, writing, investment and certificate courses available starting at $19. Hundreds of online classes are offered by the Palo Alto Adult School in conjunction with Education to Go.

Randall Millen Registry

921 Colorado Ave.

Palo Alto

856-1419

Individual private tutoring in Midtown Palo Alto home for grades 7-12, college and adults. Subjects include English grammar and composition, English as a second language (ESL), French, Latin, mathematics, history and social studies, and humanities in general. Also: test preparation for all standardized tests (including S.A.T.), and manuscript writing and editing. Stanford graduate with 40 years of experience as a tutor. Fees from $18 per hour.

QWERTY Education Services

1050 Chestnut St., #201

Menlo Park

650-326-8484

650-326-8030

www.qwertyed.com

info@qwertyed.com

Academic tutoring and diagnostic educational evaluation for K-12 and college. Our professional educators and diagnosticians work with students to build understanding of their learning, resulting in improved confidence and academic progress. Professional education services since 1976. Contact Michael Perez, director, for a no-cost phone consultation.

Business & Technology

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Meet the PC, intro to Windows XP, sending-receiving e-mail, slide-show photo organizer, MS Excel, eBay sales and surfing, resume writing, grant writing and master the interview.

Randall Millen Registry

921 Colorado Ave.

Palo Alto

856-1419

Individual private tutoring in Midtown Palo Alto home for grades 7-12, college and adults. Subjects include English grammar and composition, English as a second language (ESL), French, Latin, mathematics, history and social studies, and humanities in general. Also: test preparation for all standardized tests (including S.A.T.), and manuscript writing and editing. Stanford graduate with 40 years of experience as a tutor. Fees from $18 per hour.

Web Site Designs

408-243-6473

www.richardhellyer.com

richardhellyer@gmail.com

Richard Hellyer is an experienced professional marketing consultant who tutors individuals in graphic design and Web site implementation.

Dance

Brazilian Dance

Lucie Stern Community

Center Ballroom

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-463-4940

www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy

Brazilian dance for ages 16-99 with Anita Lusebrink. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thirteen-week session for $130. Drop-in cards available.

Dance Connection

4000 Middlefield Road, L-5

Palo Alto

322-7032

www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com

cindy@danceconnectionpaloalto.com

Dance Connection offers graded classes for ages 3 to adult with a variety of programs to meet every dancer's needs. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, boys program, lyrical, Pilates and combination classes are available for beginning to advanced levels. Find information and download registration from the Web site.

DanceVisions

4000 Middlefield Road

L3 Palo Alto

650-858-2005

www.dancevisions.org

info@danceaction.org

DanceVisions, a unique nonprofit community dance center, offers classes from age 3 to adult. Classes range from modern to hip hop, lyrical, Pilates, jazz, ballet, and contact improvisation, as well as providing a performance showcase. Check Web site for details about classes and schedules.

International School of the Peninsula

151 Laura Lane

Palo Alto

650-251-8519

www.istp.org

beatricebergemont@istp.org

After-school programs for preschool, elementary and middle-school students. Classes include: French cooking, Asian cooking, chess, science, robotics, Chinese dance, art & craft, watercolor, gymnastics, soccer and multi-sports. For a complete list of classes available visit www.istp.org.

L'Ecole de Danse

Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

650-365-4596

www.lecolededanse.net

L'Ecole De Danse (School of Ballet) -- Vaganova and Cecchetti styles. Creative dance, pre-ballet and full curriculum for all levels starting at age 5. Adult classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced. Please call for more information.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Be fit. Offering: Ballet, belly dance, ballroom, Hula and salsa dance.

Sequoia Adult School

Little House Community Center

Menlo Park

306-8866

www.adultschool.seq.org

nashwa@nashwabellydance.com

Belly dance classes in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Community sponsored means only approx. $8 per class. Palo Alto Adult School/Sequoia Adult School. Mondays in Menlo Park in studio at Little House Community Center. Tuesdays in mirrored, well-floored Palo Alto High School dance studio. All welcome. Have fun at any weight or age learning the art of Middle-Eastern belly dance. Develop grace, gain strength, burn calories and laugh.

Western Ballet

914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A

Mountain View

650-968-4455

www.westernballet.org/

info@westernballet.org

Western Ballet has a welcoming, caring place to study ballet. We offer adult classes for absolute beginners to professionals, providing the largest selection of drop-in classes in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. For children through teens preparing for careers in ballet, we have a graded youth program with 13 pre-professional levels. Our highly experienced faculty consists of current and former professional dancers. Cost of a single adult class: $15. For the youth program, see www.westernballet.org for tuition rates.

Zohar Dance Company

4000 Middlefield Road, L4

Palo Alto

494-8221

www.zohardance.org

zohardance@aol.com

Founded in 1979, Zohar is unique in that it offers classes to adults in jazz, ballet and modern dance. Under the direction of Ehud & Daynee Krauss, the studio is known for its professional instructors and inspiring classes.

Handicrafts

Custom Handweavers

2267 Old Middlefield Way

Mountain View

967-0831

www.customhandweavers.com

webemit@sbcglobal.net

Ongoing classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting for beginner and intermediate students. Day and evening sessions. Explore the ancient art of Temari, a Japanese folk art, or learn to weave the Navajo Way. Enhance your lifestyle with an art form almost forgotten. Visit the studio and watch the students work. Call for more information, e-mail or visit the Web site.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Beading, drawing, ceramics, Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana), knitting and crochet, needle arts, painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Palo Alto Adult School

Palo Alto

329-3752

www.paadultschool.org

uniquesewyourown@sbcglobal.net

Learn how to makeover clothes with simple alterations and by adding detail to retail at JLS Middle School, 480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Learn basics of hemming, sewing on buttons, adjusting side seams and many easy-sew ideas for customizing clothing.

Sequoia District Adult School

3247 Middlefield Road

Menlo Park

306-8866

www.adultschool.seq.org

uniquesewyourown@sbcglobal.net

Clothes making: Kimono robe class introduces beginners to the basics of sewing and making clothes. Please bring your own sewing machine.

Health & Fitness

AlaVie Fitness

777 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

415-567-7411

www.alaviefitness.com

info@alaviefitness.com

Join PowerVie Boot Camp and give your body a fabulous spring cleaning. As AlaVie Fitness's signature program, PowerVie is different from other military-style boot camps. Visit www.alaviefitness.com or call for more information and to register.

Andre's Boot Camp (ABC)

Stanford

724-9872

www.andrestraining.com

andre@andrestraining.com

No two sessions are the same but every session will offer either circuit training or interval training. ABC is designed for those who enjoy multi-sport activities. A variety of athletic "toys" are used to make the classes both fun and challenging. Call, e-mail or visit the Web site for more information.

Betty Wright Swim Center @ Abilities United

3864 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

494-1480

www.abilitiesunited.org/

swim@c-a-r.org

Improve your health and wellness through aquatic exercise and therapy in the fully accessible, public, warm-water (92 degree), in-door pool. Classes include aqua aerobics, aqua arthritis, back basics, body conditioning, Aichi yoga and prenatal. Physical therapy, personal training, Watsu and land massage by appointment. Group and private swim lessons. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.

California Yoga Center (Palo Alto)

541 Cowper St.

Palo Alto

947-9642

www.californiayoga.com

info@californiayoga.com

The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.

California Yoga Center (Mountain View)

570 Showers Drive, Ste. 5

Mountain View

947-9642

www.californiayoga.com

info@californiayoga.com

The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.

Darshana Yoga

654 High St.

Palo Alto

325-YOGA

www.darshanayoga.com

info@darshanayoga.com

Fresh and inspiring yoga classes in Palo Alto. A blend of alignment and flow. Great teachers, beautiful studio. Director Catherine De Los Santos has taught yoga in Palo Alto more than 25 years.

Elite Musketeer Fencer's Club

160B Constitution Drive

Menlo Park

353-0717

408 317 0480

www.emfc.net

valerie@emfc.net

Fencing programs for kids and adults, recreational and competitive. Summer camps, birthday parties, private lessons and group classes.

Five Branches Institute

Santa Cruz

877-838-6789

www.fivebranches.edu

Five Branches Institute offers master's degree program courses in traditional Chinese medicine: herbology, acupuncture, etc. Located in Santa Cruz and San Jose. Tuition is around $8,000 per year.

Jazzercise at Little House Activity

Center

800 Middle Ave

Menlo Park

650-703-1263

www.jazzercise.com

meredithstapp@hotmail.com

Cost: $47 a month. $14 Drop-in. Jazzercise blends aerobics, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing movements into fun dance routines set to fresh new music.All fitness levels welcome! Classes are on-going, go directly to class to register! Mon., Tue. 6 p.m., Thu. at 5:40 p.m. and Sat. mornings are at Burgess Rec, 8:30 a.m.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Be fit. Offering: Belly dance, exercise for the older adult, Feldenkrais, hiking, hula, mat Pilates, Qigong, stability ball, stretch and flex, Tai Chi and yoga. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

Private Yoga Instruction by Eyesha

650-224-0150

Sivananda-certified yoga instructor with extensive experience in both private and group class settings. First class is free. Subsequent classes are $50/ hour.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515

www.paadultschool.org

Hike for Fitness or empower yourself with Tai-Chi. Join Jeanette Cosgrove's Pilates class. Bring balance back to your life with Yoga. Our fitness classes start at $48.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

855-9868

www.studiokickspaloalto.com

info@studiokickspaloalto.com

Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and fun martial-arts training for kids 2 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the "Power Rangers." Get the whole family healthy and fit. Stop by for a free class.

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto

3790 El Camino Real #185

Palo Alto

327-9350

www.ttopa.com

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto. Established in 1973. Learn the classical Yang Chengfu style of Taijiquan (T'ai chi ch'uan). Beginning classes start monthly. Classes are held at the Cubberley Community Center.

Workout IQ

278 Hope St., Ste. C

Mountain View

814-9615

962-9793

www.workoutiq.com

info@workoutiq.com

Posture 101. Learn about why posture is important, why you should care about your posture and most importantly learn how to improve and change your posture.

Cost: $275 for a six-week class. Space is limited.

Workout IQ

278 Hope St., Ste. C

Mountain View

814-9615

962-9793

www.workoutiq.com

info@workoutiq.com

Workout IQ Boot Camp. Small group fitness training where everyone gets a custom workout. Learn Russian kettlebells, improve posture, lose inches, make friends.

Cost: $195 per month.

Yoga at All Saints' Episcopal Church

555 Waverley St.

Palo Alto

322-4528

www.asaints.org

Kundalini-style yoga, combining asana (physical poses), breathing exercises and meditation. Practice is best done on an empty stomach. Please bring a mat and blanket and wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. If floor work is difficult, exercises can be modified to be done in a chair. All ages. No registration necessary. Every Saturday, 8-9 a.m., in the Parish Hall. $5/person.

Language

International School of the Peninsula (ISTP)

151 Laura Lane

Palo Alto

251-8519

www.istp.org

beatricebergemont@istp.org

ISTP offers extensive adult language classes and children's after-school language classes. For preschool students, ISTP offers classes in Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. For elementary and middle-school students, ISTP offers classes in Arabic, Farsi French and Mandarin Chinese. For adults, ISTP offers separate classes for varying proficiency levels for each language: Arabic, English ESL, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Learn or practice a language. Offering: Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

German Language Class

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515

www.paadultschool.org

adultschool@pausd.org

Willkommen! (Welcome!) Learn to speak, read, and write German, with an emphasis on conversation. Basic grammar and Germanic culture are also covered. The instructor, a college-credentialed teacher, lived and studied in Germany through Stanford, from where she later received a master's degree.

Istituto Educazione Italiana

650-868-5995

www.italybythebay.org

Italian Language for adults in the evening on the campus of Menlo College. New offering for Winter 2010 is a course on Italian travel. Courses in Italian cooking in Redwood City. Workshops in painting Tuscan and Venetian landscapes/cityscapes using acrylics in collaboration with the Pacific Art League (668 Ramona St., Palo Alto). Workshops in Florentine silversmithing at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Full fee and schedule information can be found online. All classes/workshops start in January 2010

Miscellaneous

Lucy Geever, Flight Instructor and Advantage Aviation

1903 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-533-4018

http://www.advantage-aviation.com/

Offering learn-to-fly seminars, private pilot ground school and flying lessons, along with free seminars for pilots.

County of San Mateo RecycleWorks

555 County Center, 5th Floor

Redwood City

599-1498

361-8220

RecycleWorks.org

Become a certified master composter. Learn to compost and garden without the use of toxic chemicals and make 2008 a healthier year for you, your family and the environment. Classes are free to San Mateo County residents.

The Talking Playhouse

595 Price Ave., Suite A

Redwood City

650-678-9769

www.talkingplayhouse.com

info@talkingplayhouse.com

Social-learning and social-skills classes and activities for all age groups, including theater games and writing groups. Summer schedule runs from June 17-Aug. 27. See website for timetable and more information.

Elite Musketeer Fencer's Club

160B Constitution Drive

Menlo Park

353-0717

408 317 0480

www.emfc.net

valerie@emfc.net

Fencing programs for kids and adults, recreational and competitive. Summer camps, birthday parties, private lessons and group classes.

Lip reading/managing hearing loss

450 Bryant St

Palo Alto

650-9497-999

foothill.edu

mastmanellen@foothill.edu

Lip reading/managing hearing loss. Classes start quarterly and meet weekly but you can join anytime. Learn ways to cope with hearing loss and improve lip-reading skills. Pay per quarter, register in class. Beginning class meets on Mondays 1:30-2:50 p.m.

Little House Senior Activities Center

800 Middle Ave.

Menlo Park

326-2025

www.peninsulavolunteers.org

tpuckett@peninsulavolunteers.org

Computer workshops, health lectures, investments, travel, self-improvement, movies, opera previews, ballroom dancing and weekend trips for people over 50. Costs range from free to $40. Register in person or by phone.

Palo Alto Adult School

50 Embarcadero Road

Palo Alto

650-329-3752

650-329-8515

www.paadultschool.org

Are you curious about birds you often see but have trouble identifying? Learn about "swimmers", "shorebirds", "perching birds" and "birds of prey." Sign up for one of our birding classes. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday classes (7-9 p.m.) with weekend field trips.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

855-9868

www.studiokickspaloalto.com

info@studiokickspaloalto.com

Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and fun martial-arts training for kids 2 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the "Power Rangers." Get the whole family healthy and fit. Stop by for a free class.

Mind & Spirit

All Saints' Episcopal Church

555 Waverley St.

Palo Alto

www.asaints.org/parishlife/activities/yoga.html

All Saints' Yoga: Kundalini style yoga combining asana (physical poses), breathing exercises and meditation. Practice is best done on an empty stomach or light-snack. Please bring a mat and blanket, and wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. If floor work is difficult, exercises can be modified to do in a chair.

Yoga at Unity Church

3391 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

857-0919

andreaclenox@comcast.net

Modern and ancient yogic meditation and concentration techniques, powerful and therapeutic in their transformation and healing.

Music & Art

Art For Well Beings

2800 West Bayshore Road

Palo Alto

776-8297

855-9067

artforwellbeings.org

me@judyg.com

Art for Well Beings (AFWB) offers art classes especially welcoming people with special needs. AFWB is open to the public. Drop-in or 6-8 week sessions are available. All materials provided. Please call to register or visit website for more information.

Art with Emily

402 El Verano Ave.

Palo Alto

856-9571

www.artwithemily.com

info@ArtWithEmily.com

Emily Young teaches mixed-media, multi-cultural art lessons for children at her fully equipped studio in Palo Alto. Individual lessons or small group classes available.

Children's Music Workshops

P.O. Box 60756

Palo Alto

306-0332

Kids music classes and private lessons for guitar, piano and voice. Locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View. Music for special-needs children too.

Chinese Brush Painting

Palo Alto

948-1503

Chinese brush painting with master calligrapher and painter Anna Wu Weakland. Class meets eight Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Classes held at the Cubberley Studio in Palo Alto. Learn to paint with minimum strokes and achieve maximum results. The techniques of all the popular subject matters will be taught. Beginners and advanced students welcome.

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View

917-6800

917-6813

www.arts4all.org

info@arts4all.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

International School of the Peninsula (ISTP)

151 Laura Lane

Palo Alto

251-8519

www.istp.org

beatricebergemont@istp.org

Join ISTP for after-school programs for preschool, elementary and middle-school students. Classes include French cooking, Asian cooking, chess, science, robotics, Chinese dance, art and craft, watercolor, gymnastics, soccer and multi-sports. For a complete list of classes, visit the Web site.

Kindermusik with Wendy

Mountain View

968-4733

www.kindermusik.com

wendymusikmom@aol.com

Group music classes for children ages birth to 7 and their caregivers. All classes include singing, instrument play, movement, musical games, and home materials, and aim to develop the whole child through music. Five levels of classes as well as a multi-age class. Cost per class session ranges from $100 to $225 depending on class and session length (8-15 weeks per session).

Midpeninsula Community Media Center

900 San Antonio Road

Palo Alto

494-8686

www.communitymediacenter.net

The Media Center offers classes every month in a wide range of media arts, including publishing media on the Web, pod casting, digital editing, field production, TV studio production, Photoshop for photographers, citizen journalism, and autobiographical digital stories. One-on-one tutoring is also available. Biweekly free orientation sessions and tours. Web site has specific dates, fees, and scholarship information.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Improve your skills. Offering: Beading, ceramics, chorus, digital photography, drawing, guitar, Ikebana, orchestra and painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

New Mozart School of Music

305 N. California Ave.

Palo Alto

650-324-2373

www.newmozartschool.com

info@newmozartschool.com

New Mozart provides private lessons on all instruments and excellent early childhood music classes for children 2-7 years of age.

Opus1 Music Studio

2800 W Bayshore Road

Palo Alto

408-821-5080

musicopus1.com

musicopus1@gmail.com

Opus1 Music Studio is offering private & group music lessons for all kinds of instruments to aged 1.5 and up. Beginners to advanced level.

Pacific Art League

688 Ramona St.

Palo Alto

321-3891

www.pacificartleague.org

gallery@pacificartleague.org

Art classes and workshops by qualified, experienced instructors for students from beginners to advanced and even non-artists. Classes in collage, oil painting, portraits and sketching, life drawing, acrylic or watercolor and brush painting. Sculpture. Registration is ongoing.

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road

Palo Alto

329-2366

www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter

lynn.stewart@cityofpaloalto.org

Classes and workshops for adults in ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, book arts, printmaking, collage and more. Register online or stop by the Art Center for a class brochure.

Private Piano Instruction by Eyesha.

650-224-0150

ainan@stanfordalumni.org

Private piano teacher, with an emphasis in classical music, beginner to intermediate levels. First class is free. Subsequent classes are $50/ hour.

African Drum Classes for Beginners

883 Ames Ave.

Palo Alto

650-493-8046

www.villageheartbeat.com

zorina@villageheartbeat.com

Village Heartbeat drumming classes are designed to allow anyone to learn the basics of drumming in an hour and a half, regardless of previous musical experience.

Village Heartbeat

883 Ames Ave.

Palo Alto

493-8046

zorina@villageheartbeat.com

Village Heartbeat is an organization dedicated to building and educating a rhythmic community. The organization facilitates classes in African drumming, dancing, and TaKeTiNa. Classes offer the opportunity to learn adapted traditional music of the African Diaspora, as well as modern trance grooves.

Violin and Music Studio of Mid-town Palo Alto

2862 Bryant St.

Palo Alto

650-456-7648

linglingviolin.blogspot.com

linglingy@gmail.com

Group music classes for children aged from 3 to 7. This "Intro to Music" includes singing, music note reading, movement and other activities that can help children learn and enjoy music at the same time. It will also give them a solid foundation when they're ready to learn any music instrument later. Year-round enrollment. Taught by professionally trained music teacher. Director: Lingling Yang.

Schools

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View

917-6800

917-6813

www.arts4all.org

info@arts4all.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 18 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

Children's Pre-School Center (CPSC)

4000 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto

493-5770

www.cpsccares.org

info@cpsccares.org

Open arms, Open hearts — Opening minds together. Every day at CPSC holds new adventures for your children from the youngest infant to the oldest preschooler. Your child will experience the joy of finger painting, the thrill of dancing, the pleasure of building towers, and the satisfaction of mastering pre-literacy and pre-math skills with the support and guidance of a dedicated, loving, multicultural teaching staff.

Circle of Friends Preschool

Alameda de las Pulgas

Menlo Park

854-2468

cofpreschool@gmail.com

We offer a well-rounded curriculum in a warm personal environment. Our goal is to promote the development of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, language and intellectual. Detailed assessment of each child helps us to build partnerships with families to support emerging competencies. All this in a play-based program where children have opportunities to create, explore, problem solve, learn concepts, and integrate knowledge in a hands-on environment.

International School of the Peninsula

151 Laura Lane

Palo Alto

251-8504

www.istp.org

admissions@istp.org

Nursery-8th grade, co-education, dual language immersion day school specializing in French/English and Chinese/English (Mandarin) programs. Celebrating more than 25 years of providing academic bilingual excellence in Palo Alto. School accepts monolingual children for nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. No previous second language experience required. To learn more, visit the Web site.

Jim Gorman Swim School

3249 Alpine Road

Portola Valley

854-6699 ext. 100

laura@laderaoaks.com

Patient, professional instructors and warm, clean pools make it fun to learn to swim. Private and small group lessons for all ages and abilities, from water babies (3-30 months) to national champions. Weekday and weekend lessons available for sign-ups now.

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd.

Mountain View

940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Improve your skills. Offering: Arts and crafts, computers, digital-camera techniques, ESL, foreign languages, genealogy, high school programs and GED, memoirs, motorcycle-safety training, music and dance, needlework, orchestra, parent education, physical fitness and vocational education. Older-adult classes (55+, $18).

St. Joseph Catholic School

1120 Miramonte Ave.

Mountain View

967-1839

www.sjmv.org

St. Joseph Catholic School offers a comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. In addition to the core curriculum, St. Joseph's also offers a fine arts program, computer instruction and physical education.

Trinity School

2650 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park

854-0288

www.trinity-mp.org

admission@trinity-mp.org

Early childhood through grade 5. Trinity School encourages preschool to grade 5 children from all backgrounds to love learning. Trinity fosters rigorous academics grounded in child-centered content. The legacy of a Trinity education is a curious mind and a discerning heart.

Woodland School

360 La Cuesta Drive

Portola Valley

854-9065

www.woodland-school.org

Preschool-8th grade. Woodland School's focus is a challenging academic program with a strong enrichment program of art, music, drama, computers, gymnastics and physical education. Science, math and technology are an integral part of the 5th-8th grade experience. Extended Care is offered 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Please call for a brochure or to set up a tour.

Yew Chung International School (YCIS)

310 Easy St.

Mountain View

903-0986

www.ycef.com/sv

YCIS provides multi-cultural and bilingual, English and Mandarin Chinese, education to children from preschool to 5th grade. Yew Chung education aims to liberate the joy of learning within each child. No prior Chinese experience is required.

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