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At The Place to Play, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to explore their creative potential and develop their talents. Our team of experienced music, dance and art teachers, with solid backgrounds in music and the arts, are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment where children can learn and grow.

We organize a range of shows, and workshops.

We encourage children to express themselves and discover new things about themselves and the world around them.

We understand the importance of play in a child's life and the role it plays in their growth and development. That's why we've created a space where children can play, connect, and discover new things. Our goal is to provide a platform for children to showcase their talents and abilities, be it through music, dance, or art.

Thank you for considering The Place to Play as a resource for your child's creative development. We're dedicated to helping children succeed, and we look forward to welcoming you and your family to our community.


As the founder of this special place, I'm excited to share our mission with you. My name is Nonna, and I'm a proud parent, a music enthusiast and a sailor.

Growing up in a musical family, I was surrounded by the sounds of classical music from a very young age. My father, a retired violinist, instilled in me a deep love for music that has stayed with me throughout my life. And with my mother being a doctor, and my uncles being math and physics teachers, I developed a strong appreciation for education and a love for learning.

While I pursued a career in business and consulting, I never lost my passion for music and the arts. When I retired, I knew that I wanted to give back to the community by sharing my love of music with children. That's why I founded The Place to Play. That's why all of our concerts and events are PG-rated and include free access for children, making it easy for parents to include their children in their outings and provide greater access to the arts.

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Our volunteers

From the moment a musician, pianist and signer Nadya Troff joined our team, she brought a level of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity that truly set us apart. Nadya's willingness to go above and beyond to make sure that everything runs smoothly has not gone unnoticed, and it's clear that her contributions have been instrumental in our success.

I know that for Dawn Castlello volunteering time and energy was sometimes challenging, but she has consistently risen to the occasion and made our shows for children a resounding success. Her hard work as a leading dance teacher, dedication, and passion have truly made a difference, and I am grateful for everything that Dawn have done.

Anastacia Efremova is an integral part of our team. Her kindness, generosity, and spirit of service are truly inspiring, and I feel honored to work alongside her.

We are immensely fortunate to have the support and collaboration of the esteemed violinist and teacher, Vladimir Shabanov. Mr. Shabanov is renowned not only for his exceptional talent as a musician but also for his dedication to nurturing the next generation of violinists. He consistently sends his top students to participate in our shows, where they truly shine and showcase the high caliber of his teaching. His commitment to excellence and education enriches our events, providing audiences with unforgettable performances by young, rising stars in the world of classical music. We are grateful for Mr. Shabanov's ongoing partnership, which significantly contributes to the vibrancy and success of our shows.

I hope that we can continue to collaborate together and make a positive impact on the lives of children for years to come.

With deepest gratitude, [Your Name]


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