Music for Sprouts offers open house

Chris Dorman, founder of Music for Sprouts, serenades his children, Henry and Samantha.

Music for Sprouts, an early childhood education program that focuses on music and movement for 0-3 year olds, has partnered with Bread and Butter Farm to host classes and create a unique musical experience that takes full advantage of the natural working farm landscape.

Join Music for Sprouts founder Chris Dorman and his partner Corie Pierce for an open house on Sept. 8 from 10 am-2 pm at the Farm, located at

200 Leduc Farms Road. Dorman will offer two free classes (at 10 am and 1 pm) at the open house for parents to try. Snacks and a tour of the farm will be offered from 11 am-1 pm. Parents and caregivers must pre-register for the classes by email (musicforsprouts@gmail.com), but can attend the other events without an RSVP.

Dorman said spending time with his children, Henry and Samantha, brought the idea of starting his own music and movement class to the forefront of his thoughts. “Running a music and movement class is an amazingly fulfilling way to continue my work as a musician in a way that balances with the needs of my family,” he said. Dorman has recorded two full-length albums in his five years of being a stay-at-home dad, using nap times and late nights to write and record.

The first eight-week session of Music for Sprouts classes begins on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and continues each Tuesday until Dec. 11 (No class on Nov. 20). Dorman said the program is inspired by events he has taken his children to, as well as over a decade of being a performing musician. He is also inspired by place. “I am going to incorporate lessons and wisdom from the farm and the natural landscape. We will take full advantage of our location and take classes into the gardens, hoop houses, and to see the cows on nice days,” Dorman said. “We will sing and dance and play to original and traditional songs, using over a dozen different instruments.  At its core, Music for Sprouts is about the connection with parents and caregivers and their children.”

For more information, visit www.musicforsprouts.com or call Chris at (802) 497-7217.

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