SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT re Coronavirus ~ To help support families in this time of social distancing, we have moved all of our offerings online. All online offerings are no-one turned away for lack of funds. Join us from your living room for a dose of musical warmth, wonder, and love. Click here to learn more.
About Noe’s Garden
Noe’s Garden (Formerly known as Meadowlark Music Class) is a nature – inspired music class for young children and caregivers, led by acclaimed indie singer-songwriter Noe Venable. We sing songs from around the world. Singing, movement, play along instruments, Celtic harp and an interactive puppet show make this a class the whole family will enjoy.
What Makes our Class Special
Gentle on the Senses. Our Waldorf trained teacher knows how to meet little ones with sensitivity and care.
Nurtures Wonder. Our nature-inspired songs feature fairies, mermaids, and other beings that help inspire reverence for nature.
Supports children’s emotional wellbeing through therapeutic story and puppet play.
Sing Outdoors! Three seasons out of the year, some classes meet in San Francisco’s scenic parks. Bring a picnic, and make a day of it!
Connect. Join our warm community of nature loving families. Because that is the purpose underlying everything we do.
At Meadowlark, we are building a village, one music circle at a time.
TESTIMONIALS (Thank You!)
This is the most enchanting, inspiring and fun class that I take with my daughter. My daughter doesn’t go a day without asking to go to class and we already go twice a week (I’d go more if I could). – Mikka, S.F.
Mornings spent with my son at teacher Noe’s music class rank among my favorite times as a father. Meadowlark is magical! –Steve, S.F.
My daughter looks forward to this class all week, and adores Noe. I’m so glad we found Meadowlark Music, it is such a gift in our lives! – Jill, S.F.
My son and I went to check out many different music classes and all of them pale in comparison to your offering! Thanks so much for choosing this path in your life and bringing quality music into ours! – Monika, S.F.
Noe’s Garden for Working Parents
Working parents, to accommodate your schedule, we hold class on weekends too! But if you’re unable to join us regularly, we offer the following ways for you to stay involved:
1) Bring the music home with you. To date, we have released eight full length albums of gentle, nature-inspired acoustic music for families. So you can play the songs at home, and sing along with your child!
2) Join us for one-off live events in and around the city, many of which are in the late afternoon or on weekends.
3) Join our Facebook community, Parenting with Nature, to connect with other nature loving families for parenting support, playdates and more.
3) Enjoy our popular monthly newsletter, where I keep you posted on upcoming Meadowlark events, album releases, and tips for bringing more nature, creativity, and connection into family life.
Hear the Music
All the songs we sing in class are available on our recordings – eight seasonal full length albums of acoustic folk music for families. Not just for children! Grown ups love it too! Original and traditional songs recorded with care by singer-songwriter Noe Venable. This season’s album is Spring Raindrops.
Note that because we recently underwent a name change, our albums still appear under our former name, Meadowlark Music Class.
Take a listen on the players below, and then head over to our shop for music, tee-shirts, and more!
More Kind Words
My children and I listen to your music every day. We consider you a member of our family. Thank you for your work, your voice, your joy. – Anna, N.Y.
My daughter and I listen to your albums pretty much daily and are so grateful for your beautiful music! I can’t tell you how many times she’s fallen asleep in my arms for nap as we dance to your songs.” – Laine, S.F.
About the Instructor
Noe Venable is a singer-songwriter and music educator with twelve albums to her name. In her twenties, she toured the country, opening for many well-known artists, including Ani DiFranco. In recent years, she has devoted herself to her other life’s passion, teaching.
In 2010, Noe established the music program at the Brooklyn Waldorf School, where she taught music to grades 1 – 6. In San Francisco, she created and led the parent-child program at Golden Bridges School.
For grown-ups, she leads Mothersong Chorus, an intergenerational community choir.
Noe holds a masters degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a Waldorf teaching certificate from Antioch, New England.
Motherhood, however, has been her greatest teacher. Noe’s son, Ember, was born in 2012. Her daughter, Peregrine, was born in 2015.