TakeLessons and Learning Care Group, Inc. Give Families Something to Sing About

Music lesson programs now available in over 75 child care provider locations.

Learning Care Group, the second largest for-profit early education and child care provider in North America, and TakeLessons, America’s premier private music lessons company, have recently partnered to provide at school or in-home music lessons to children ages 5-12 at select schools within the Learning Care Group umbrella of brands, including The Children’s Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, La Petite Academy and Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers.

“We recognize there is an artist inside of everyone,” said Steven Cox, TakeLessons’ Founder and CEO. “The opportunity to take music lessons at an early age not only equips children with music skills, but also with self confidence and a higher likelihood of academic success.”

Whether music students want to be the next American Idol, be a real-life guitar hero or become the modern-day Mozart, they will have the opportunity to foster these skills. Beginning September 1st, TakeLessons Certified™ Instructors will be providing voice lessons, guitar lessons and piano lessons onsite in over 75 participating Learning Care Group, Inc. locations, including Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio and Seattle with plans to expand into other locations.

“Research continues to demonstrate a strong correlation between quality music learning programs and academic achievement,” said Amy Hellebuyck, Marketing Communications Manager for Learning Care Group, Inc. “Our partnership with TakeLessons is one more way we inspire and impact lifelong learning for our students.”

Top 3 Benefits of TakeLessons Learning Programs

1. Safety First: Instructors are interviewed by professional recruiting specialists before they are hired. Criminal background checks are conducted annually.

2. Talented Teachers: Music instructors are selected based on educational and professional backgrounds. Many have played with famous musicians, been on television and still perform live.

3. Comprehensive User Experience: Personal online accounts assist parents and students with goal setting, scheduling, lesson tracking, payments and more.

For more information about these new programs, please contact:

Tutor Time: 877-356-6434 takelessons.com/tutor-time

Childtime: 877-356-6436 takelessons.com/childtime

The Children’s Courtyard: 877-356-6425 takelessons.com/childrens-courtyard

La Petite Academy: 877-356-6438 takelessons.com/la-petite

About Learning Care Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Novi, Mich., Learning Care Group, Inc. provides early education and care services to children ages six weeks to 13 years under its umbrella of brands: The Children’s Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers.

Learning Care Group operates approximately 1,050 schools (corporate and franchise) across 36 states, the District of Columbia and internationally, and has a system-wide capacity to serve 160,000 children.

About TakeLessons

Headquartered in San Diego, CA., TakeLessons is America’s full-service music and voice lessons provider. With lessons taught by TakeLessons Certified™ instructors in over 2,800 cities nationwide, it is easy for students to start living their dreams through music. Founded in 2004 to help people discover their creativity and pursue their passions, TakeLessons also offers turnkey music programs for schools and community centers, as well as at-work lessons programs for corporate clients and their employees.

Website: takelessons.com

Music Lessons: takelessons.com/category/browse

Music Lessons by City: takelessons.com/cities-music-lessons

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Posted On: San Diego, CA August 17, 2010

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