Kindermusik comes to Taichung

Long-term expat Alison Bain is a trained Kindermusik teacher.  I will leave the introduction to her:

About me:

I am from Vancouver, BC with a BA in Geography and a teaching certificate in Elementary Education and have always loved music. I have lived in Taichung for almost ten years and have two young children.

Kindermusik is an internationally recognized program which focuses on the development of the whole child through music, movement, and literacy activities. I thought my own kids would benefit from this program, so I did the training this year. After teaching my practicum and a few summer classes, I can say that I am just thrilled with the program and my kids love it. All instruction is in English.

Anyone interested can contact me at 0922 004 191
Facebook: Alphanotes

All classes are held at the Alphanotes Studio.
12F 81 Wu Chuan W. 3rd St


Concerts - A Moving Sound

Several friends have recommended this concert series.  Their children really enjoyed it, no matter what their ages. 

Short video introducing A Moving Sound

English Introduction

Taiwan Schedule Aug/Sept - free concerts

A Moving Sound music ensemble Taiwan tour schedule Aug-Sep

•8/14 19:30 Taipei ChungSiao Park, (right next to the MRT ChungSiao-XinSheng, exit 2)

•8/21 19:00 TaiChung county, outdoor stage of Tun Chu art center

•9/4 19:00 DanShui fishman port, music dance and fire

•9/25 15:00 & 20:00 Taipei Xi-Men Red Place House, A Moving Sound’s world village series, don’t miss it!


The Center & "Taipei Living" Handbook

So, after living in Taiwan for 15 years, I finally got myself a copy of Taipei Living (10th edition), published by the Center.  No matter how long you have in Taipei, I highly recommend guide.  Everytime I pick it up, I learn something new about Taipei and the places I can go.

I contributed to the Family section of the handbook, so if you have been following this blog some descriptions will be familiar to you.  But, there is a wealth of information in "Taipei Living" that will make life with kids here easier.  From government rules to places to go, I am sure you will learn something new from looking the book.

"Taipei Living" is published by the Community Services Center, known by many simply as "the Center".  You can find out about their wide range of services at http://www.community.com.tw/.  All proceeds from book sales back into the community. 


Sixth Annual Tap Dance Festival - Taipei

I'm so excited to hear this is happening again!  I'm having a busy summer with kids and home-based business but wanted to share this.  Thank goodness the site is bilingual.  Go take a look at the shows, or take part in the workshops!  For kids, adults, or you and your kids together.  You will have to be quick to register as it opened up at the end of June!!