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Lavender Blues TV

$2,925 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 52 people in 3 months
Created August 7, 2018
LAVENDER BLUES TV  is a live-action early education music and movement class created and hosted by Alexandra Branson (LADY B). Lavender Blues TV is a fresh, stimulating, and joyful experience that is poised to elevate early childhood education. Many of you have already enjoyed the Lavender Blues TV pilot  on YouTube. We are ready to film a second 45-minute episode and need your help! Your donation will allow us to pay for production costs (hiring a crew, renting a location, editing post-production, and distribution and marketing costs). Our goal is for every child to begin their education with LADY B & Lavender Blues!

31971752_1533691507906906_r.jpegLADY B’s VISION

A former nanny and Brooklyn native, LADY B saw a need for early education classes in Brooklyn, so in 2012 she created Lavender Blues as a daily drop-in music class. Since then the class has blossomed into one of the premier music classes for babies & toddlers in New York City. 

However, LADY B has a vision for early childhood education that extends beyond Brooklyn. You see, educational shows aimed at the 0-3 age group feature almost entirely cartoons and characters. LADY B knows that learning from our human elders and peers can be a joyful experience that creates powerful interpersonal connections. She wants to resurrect the humanistic element of educational programming. With that goal in mind, she independently created LAVENDER BLUES TV , formatted after her drop-in music class.

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THE LAVENDER BLUES CURRICULUM

Music and movement are the foundational elements of the Lavender Blues  curriculum. Both are highly effective learning modalities for children ages 0-3. LADY B uses repetition to build muscle memory and to develop social skills, while simultaneously teaching her “bunnies” to identify objects, numbers, letters, and sounds. Week after week, LADY B delights as her bunnies grow in confidence and independence. 

The most important part of Lavender Blues is LADY B herself. Her ability to connect to the children is one-of-a-kind. She knows that children learn best when they feel loved, so she makes sure every child feels seen and valued (even through their computer screens). Her magic and joy are contagious—even for the parents and caregivers.

“Jack is just nine months and because of Lavender Blues TV and LADY B, he can clap to a beat and gets excited when I count down from 5. That’s amazing, but the real joy for me is watching the wonderment on his face as bubbles float by, stuffed animals fly across the room, and ‘big kids’ giggle and romp about with maracas. The class is fast-paced and caregivers are given plenty of opportunities jump in. It’s a bonding experience for me and my little guy, whether it’s at a class or watching online.” –Ashley, Brooklyn Mom

"My 17 month old and I love watching the YouTube videos. This is the only thing she watches. She laughs, dances, and claps after each video. We love the songs created by Lavender Blues... they are absolutely creative, catchy, and soulful. Can't wait to join live classes!" --Gabrielle, Washington Heights Mom

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BELIEVE THE HYPE

LADY B was recently profiled by the New York Times! 
Do you want to see more? Take a look at our latest video for the 'I Love Me' song  for another dose of Lady B and her message of love and learning.

LADY B is ushering in a new era of early childhood education content. Will you help us bring LAVENDER BLUES TV to a world-wide audience? Your donation will help LADY B make her vision for early childhood education a reality. Every dollar helps, counts, and is most appreciated. 


Much love,
LADY B & Team Lavender Blues

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We had our FULL DRESS rehearsal yesterday & it went great!! I couldn't be happier or more proud of my Bunnies! The grown ups were pretty great as well.

We have reached 1/4 of our goal through your generous donations!! Kindly keep sharing and keep talking about our goals! My goal is to have every Bunny start their life with me & it starts here with me, Lady B & Lavender Blues TV. I believe this next episode will put us in front of the very people who can put us in a position to achieve it! Thank you for your continued support not just from me but from our entire Lavender Blues Community!

Love,
Alex
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A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR:
Hello All,

I want to thank you for your donations towards helping us produce another episode of Lavender Blues TV! This is going to be an even better version of our pilot. As the Director I wanted to make sure this time around I didn’t cut any corners on having the best crew possible to help execute my vision. With your donations I have been able to hire the crew and get the ball rolling. As of right now the costs for the crew is at $2600. Your money is being well spent. Please let your community know about Lavender Blues TV and share the Go Fund Me Link as we still need donations towards other production costs, post-production and distribution.

Thank you again for your continued support, it means a lot to know you all believe in us.

Best,
TONI.
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We've booked a studio! The fabulous Treasure Trunk Theatre is generously sponsoring their space for us to film Episode II there! I'm so excited to take you on this journey with us...
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