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Learn with Us

We provide a fun atmosphere and versatile class options that will allow your Bright Child to SHINE

About Us

Dedicated Educators

a group of girls created a Mary Poppins Birthday party

We promise to make your child's experience one that builds confidence, stamina and self esteem.  We delight in the success your bright child experiences.  We are here to help your child's light shine.

Dynamic Musical Theatre Opportunities

5th - 8t graders  in the Musical "At the Bandstand" - only a few had done Musical Theatre before!

Bright Child Studio creates programs that offer diversity and give your child something DIFFERENT than what is offered at schools and community centers.


We embrace a learning environment that will prepare children to set a goal and meet it, even exceed their own expectations.  What better way to prepare children for life - through the arts.


The roles range from beginner to challenging so that those who want to have a chance to see if this is of interest can do so without feeling overwhelmed.  



Our Mission

We offer opportunities for those who are experienced to create their own pieces.

Your needs and your child's needs are our top priority. Our focus is on literacy and communication skills. We work closely with parents and our community to provide a positive, high-quality and enjoyable experience.


Children will work hard, have fun and take ownership of the outcomes of the programs through creating their own costumes and helping with designing and building the sets.

Welcome!

The Birth of Bright Child Studio

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 I am so glad you are here.  My name is Robin Norgren, M.A. and I am a mom, military wife and teacher, sometimes Montessori, sometimes Reggio Emilio, sometimes Art and, mostly recently Musical Theatre.  I have been a part of the Musical Theatre world in several states including Arizona, Colorado and Virginia.  My daughter has been blessed to be a part of many Musical Theatre communities as we have traveled with my husband who is in the U.S. Navy.  


Why did Bright Child Studio come to life? In 2018, I was a part of a school community that did not offer a music curriculum for middle school.  This was shocking to me, since I knew that music was a huge confidence builder in my daughter's life when she was younger and definitely helped her to process feelings as a preteen.  So one semester, my daughter approached the assistant Principal at the school and asked if her friends could make a Musical Theatre Club.  Mrs. Simonton said "yes" BUT my daughter had to have a "Teacher of Record" to supervise the process.  Guess who that "Teacher of Record" was?  


So here I was hanging out with kindergartners during the day and middle schoolers two afternoons a week, many with ZERO musical background.  And you know what? I had a wonderful opportunity to see some bright children Shine Brightly.  And the rest is history.   

My Bio

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Robin Norgren, M.A.Th, is a Montessori teacher living in Apache Junction, Arizona.  She earned her Undergraduate degree in Management from Arizona State  University and her Masters Degree in Theology from Fuller Theological  Seminary.  She has completed her AMS Montessori Primary Certification  and is in the process of completing her AMI Montessori Primary  Certification.  Her recent accolades include helping to develop a  Montessori based preschool that serves as a integration program for  students with Autism.  She also taught Montessori Kindergarten and developed a curriculum that combined Montessori practices with Common Core Standards.  
 

Josey's  Art School was started as a passion project because Robin saw that art  education was diminishing in the elementary school curriculum.  She has  created and developed over 300 art lessons and has taught in classrooms,  community centers and after school programs all over Arizona and  Virginia.  
 

Josey's art school offers many types of creativity programs for kids and adults.  We bring all equipment and supplies to you. 


Bright Child Montessori  creates lesson plans to guide the Montessori Teacher through the army of albums prepared through the traditional AMS Montessori Certification process. 

Super Rewarding Results

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Bright Child Studio is here to bring joy to your child's life.  But more than that, our studio wants to offer your child the opportunity to experience the many benefits achieved as a result of participation in this type of activity.  


Did you Know?

 

Among other life lessons and traits, musical theater can teach and foster these important skills:


1) A deeper understanding of human behavior and psychology: Researchers  submit that  actors learn to understand human nature in a new way. That’s because a performer must understand others’ actions and the meanings behind them to convincingly portray another character, environment and tone on stage. In doing this, they conversely learn to identify their own innate biases and practice empathy when interacting with the people around them.


2) A sense of ownership and independence: In a theater production, there’s no sitting on the sidelines! There’s only one person for each role and a small margin for error, so performers must learn to work independently and arrive prepared. They are expected to pull their own weight – and sometimes even more — to produce the best show possible. 


3) Creative thinking and problem-solving skills: Anyone partaking in a production is involved in the business of creation – whether it’s building scenery, a script, a costume, props, and so on. On stage, performers create characters, moods and settings. They must also use problem-solving skills to decide how a character will react, what decisions they will make, and how their actions will help tell the story. 


4) How to give and take feedback effectively: Giving and receiving constructive feedback is a regular part of any form of theater. Performers understand that feedback is a useful part of the learning process and how to channel it into success. At the same time, they are also challenged to give feedback to their peers that is respectful and useful. Critical thinking and listening are just as an important piece of the puzzle as performing on stage. 


5) The importance of teamwork and the unique value that every individual brings: Musical theater is arguably the most collaborative form of creative expression. It takes a range of people – writers, actors, designers, directors, choreographers, and more – to put together a successful performance. Performers can’t get on stage without the help of the off-stage crew; what happens behind the scenes is just as important as what happens when the curtain rises. Theater demands that anyone working on a project is an important part of the show – the final product can never be completed unless every team member is working toward the same goal. 


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Past Productions

50s Rock n Roll Review

Signups for this production coming soon! Contact us to bring it to your afterschool club or church

 When Rockin' Robin, host of the hit TV show At the Bandstand!,  announces an on-air dance-off to join the popular Bandstand Kids, Cindy  and her gaggle of girlfriends jump at the chance! But in order to  succeed, Cindy will need to out-shine the spoiled daughter of the show's  corporate sponsor. This easy-to-stage musical is an absolute blast,  with familiar '50s songs, clever characters, and hilarious punch lines  to spare!  

A Tribute to Broadway

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 Celebrate Broadway musicals past and present with this entertaining and  educational revue. Narration tells  the incredible history and evolution of American musical theater and  ties this 35-minute choir-focused presentation together with purpose and  panache. Features a dozen hit show tunes from a century of blockbusters  like Gypsy; Kiss Me, Kate; My Fair Lady; Ragtime; and The Wiz

Fun Twist about How Life Works

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Four  little birds consider what life is like "out there" beyond their nest  as several feathered friends plus a troupe of Squirrel Scouts stop by to  offer conflicting words (and songs) of advice. Finally, a wise old Owl  explains that "life is what you make it to be" and a high-flying Eagle  offers a pep talk that inspires the birds to spread their wings and  soar! Super cute with a great growing-up message.