Music & Movement for Ages 5-8 | Fridays starting March 17

Fridays, 4:00-4:45 pm, March 17- May 19

(no session April 7, 28, or May 12)

$150 for each participant with an additional, one time, $10 charge for the instrument kit. Limited financial assistance is available.

Headwaters Music & Art announces their Music & Movement a exploratory group program for children ages 5-8. Each block is 8 sessions and is led by Suzuki trained and long time music teacher Julia Anderson. Music & Movement offers a positive and encouraging environment to explore the basic building blocks of music such as pitch, rhythm, and tempo through group songs, dance, and games. At the end of each block the group will have a showcase so that students can show off to friends and family what they have learned. There is a one time fee for an instrument kit containing a shaker egg, kazoo and recorder which students can bring home after they are through.

The cost to attend is $150 for each participant with an additional, one time, $10 charge for the instrument kit. Limited financial assistance is available. Space is limited, advance registration is required.

Lil Artist for ages 2.5-5 | Saturdays starting Jan. 21

Saturdays 10-10:45 am January 21-March 11 

Color, texture, pattern, shapes and more! Lil Artist is an 8 session program for children ages 2.5-5 and their guardian. Led by local artist and Headwaters art instructor,
Maranda Stauffacher, the program will be filled with fun and messy art projects that will introduce pre-k children to basic art while exploring age-appropriate media. 

Each child is required to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other special adult. Space is limited, advance registration is required.

Lil Artist for ages 2.5-5 | Tuesdays starting Jan. 24

Tuesdays, 2:30-3:15 pm, January 24-March 14

Color, texture, pattern, shapes and more! Lil Artist is an 8 session program for children ages 2.5-5 and their guardian. Led by local artist and Headwaters art instructor,
Maranda Stauffacher, the program will be filled with fun and messy art projects that will introduce pre-k children to basic art while exploring age-appropriate media. 

Each child is required to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other special adult. Space is limited, advance registration is required.

Give to the Max 2022

We have done a lot since November 1, 2021. Thanks to a mixture of community contributions and grants, we have been able to:

👏Offer music and arts scholarships for ALL of our youth programming.
👏Increase our programming capacity by building a wall to separate our pottery and visual arts studios as well as build 2 additional private lesson studios.
👏Afford lighting improvements that both improved our buildings energy efficiency and made our space more welcoming for creative eyes.
👏 Make our space warmer and even more energy efficient with added heating in the pottery and visual art classrooms.
👏 And offer an even wider variety of programming and events for all.

It has been a productive twelve months! In the next twelve months we want to do more of the same. We rely on individual donations and sustaining membership contributions to keep us going, and to help us stay on solid ground as we fulfill our mission to provide opportunities for creativity through instruction and inspire the community through music and the arts.

GiveMN links donors with organizations that are working to make Minnesota a more generous place. This statewide, three week long, giving campaign starts November 1 and wraps up November 17. We invite you to join us for Minnesota’s giving holiday! And, as an added bonus, starting November 1 Schmitt Music commits to a cash match of up to $500 to Headwaters Music & Arts.

We are continually guided by our vision to Seek Music, Engage the Arts, and Build Community. This year we are celebrating 30 years of music and heART and we could not have got here without you!

THANK YOU for supporting Headwaters Music & Arts!

P.s. We are holding a ukulele giveaway through the month of november. The uke was generously donated by Schmitt Music and anybody can sign up to win but when you contribute any amount to Headwaters Nov. 1-17 in person or online you will automatically be added to the list.

Fall Clean Up Day

Sunday Oct. 16, noon-4pm

and/or

Wednesday Oct. 19, 3-7 pm

Do you have an hour or two to spare? You are invited to roll up your sleeves and tackle a fall project here at Headwaters Music & Arts for our Fall Clean Up Day(s).  The to-do list includes painting, putting gardens to bed, and washing windows. Many hands truly do make for light work! Let us know ahead of time when you can be there, 218.444.5606.

Fall Clean Up Day

Sunday Oct. 16, noon-4pm

and/or

Wednesday Oct. 19, 3-7 pm

Do you have an hour or two to spare? You are invited to roll up your sleeves and tackle a fall project here at Headwaters Music & Arts for our Fall Clean Up Day(s). The to-do list includes painting, putting gardens to bed, and washing windows. Many hands truly do make for light work! Let us know ahead of time when you can be there, 218.444.5606.

No Bow Tie Live in Concert

Headwaters Music & Arts welcomes Kansas based John and Myra Svoboda of No Bow Tie to their stage in Bemidji (519 MN Ave NW) for a live performance Friday October 14 at 7pm.

No Bow Tie is a project by career guitarist and instructor John Svoboda. Prior to No Bow Tie Svoboda released eight albums before creating the project with the goal to steal classical music from the purists and infuse it with creative rebellion, in what has been coined “musical blasphemy.” Free from formality, John “No Bow Tie” Svoboda and his conspirators have gone on a musical rampage. Armed with unmatched creative energy and mastery of their instruments, no famous classical composer or composition is safe. Classical music infused with a fun, creative, rebellious groove!

The concert is open to the public and is free will donation. Folks can find out more about Headwaters music events and other programming at HeadwatersMusicAndArts.org

Headwaters Open Mic and CoffeeHouse

Headwaters Open Mic and CoffeeHouse is set for October 7 at 7pm. The monthly community gathering offers a friendly open mic opportunity and welcoming environment for folks to listen and perform at Headwaters Music & Arts (519 MN Ave NW). October’s featured performer will be Doyle Turner, fresh off his latest album release. Sign-up for the Open Mic begins at 6:30 or by email to jjhgaard@gmail.com.

Bemidji-based artist and songwriter Doyle Turner grew up in Northern Minnesota and combines insightful and powerful lyrics with memorable melodic phrases. His reflective lyrics bring forth the soulful depth of experience to these songs. Doyle releases his third album Sweet, Difficult Sounds just a few weeks before the October 7 Open Mic when he will bring his originals to the Headwaters stage.

Held on the first Friday of most months, the Headwaters Open Mic offers a welcoming and supportive community for musicians and spoken-word performers. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to sign up for a 10 to 15 minute set.

Headwaters CoffeeHouse is a volunteer-led community event at Headwaters Music & Arts held the first Friday of most months. Fun, welcoming, family friendly and supportive, the event has a relaxed and casual tone that encourages musicians, singers, and spoken word performers of all ages and skill levels.

$3 / person or $7 / family
Doors open at 6:30pm for sign up
Music 7-10pm

Adult Pottery

Adult Pottery is held every Monday, October-August. The program is for all skill levels. Supervision and instruction provided. Students will practice using coil, slab, and pinch methods, learn paint and glaze techniques, and receive an introduction to wheel throwing. You are required to read and sign the Art Program Policies when attending any Headwaters Art Program.

Adult Pottery: Mondays, 6-8PM | $75/ month (Headwaters Member Rate $67.50)

Adult pottery participants are asked to choose all months they plan to attend upon registration to ensure their spot. If you need to withdraw we do require a 30 day notice or you will be subject to pay for the upcoming month. If a month says it Out of Stock then that means it is full and you will not be able to attend that month. Some months will be filled up but due to cancellations we sometimes have an opening – call 218.444.5606 to let the Arts Program Coordinator you would like to be on the waiting list.

Intro to Needle Felting with Sharon Nordrum

Headwaters Music & Arts hosts Intro to Needle Felting, a workshop for area adults led by local artist Sharon Nordrum. Needle felting is sculpting with fiber. This tactile art form began as a utilitarian method of manipulating wool and other natural fibers with its roots evidenced in many cultures around the world. Learn about both flat and more 3D sculptural needle felting in this two session workshop, held 6-8pm Monday December 5 and Tuesday December 6.

Participants will learn by creating a small seasonal ornament, and can opt to bring their own ornament design or choose from one of the many designs on hand. All supplies will be provided. Though some may finish a couple of projects over the course of the two night class, those who do not finish their ornament will go home with everything they need to complete their project.

Sharon Nordrum, an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, has been creating art her whole life. Focusing mainly on Ojibwe woodland and Norwegian rosemaling painting styles, she also enjoys working with many different fibers – from weaving sweetgrass and pine needles to needle felting and black ash basket making. Sharon is the founder of the Anishinaabe Artisan Market that hosts the Artisan Markets in the Bemidji area. She is also a dog lover and trainer competing in several dog sports. She says, “I look forward to teaching new people my love of art!”

The cost to attend Intro to Needle Felting is $75 per person. Space is limited, please register by November 28.