Bilingual Birdies

Asheville, North Carolina

Learn French and Spanish with Šara!

My name is Dr. Šara (“Sha-rah"), and I started Bilingual Birdies Asheville to increase diversity and language-learning for littles in Asheville. I'm a trilingual performer with a PhD in Performance and Cultural Studies. I've lived in France, Senegal, Brazil, Cape Verde, and toured on many international stages! When I'm not performing, I love teaching kids to learn about other cultures through my years of experience as an arts educator with Bilingual Birdies and beyond. I speak French and Portuguese and teach French alongside running operations at Bilingual Birdies Asheville.

How Bilingual Birdies Works

Our mission is to encourage cross-cultural awareness through our language and music curriculum so that children will grow up to be more open-minded adults.

Virtual and in-person services include:


Schools, birthdays and private classes

If you’re a school director interested in classes or a parent inquiring about a bilingual birthday party or private lessons, we’re here to deliver the best educational experience possible.


Meet your teachers!

Daniela Risquez
Spanish Teacher
I love Bilingual Birdies because my child gets to experience language the way she wants to learn.
Sharon Ng
Mom
The program is phenomenal! It prepares children for the world ahead.
Yvonne Young
Director, Ccs Montessori Preschool

Parent Materials

All enrolled families receive digital and physical materials to continue learning at home.

Parent materials include:

  • Downloads of our original music albums
  • Lyrics page of popular songs
  • Monthly ebooks of themed curriculum
  • Vocabulary sheets with keywords from class
  • Plush mini birdie puppet each semester

Schedule of Classes

In person classes (45 minutes long) are fun-filled language learning experiences in French and Spanish. Lessons are music-based and include singing, dancing, and puppetry from certified educators. Enrolled families receive a physical birdie puppet, ebooks, music downloads, and vocabulary sheets to keep learning at home!

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In Person
Adventures with Zee
Spanish
Registration closed.
0-5 yrs
Tue 03:30pm-04:15pm
September 05 - October 24 Story Parlor
227b Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $100 USD-4/8 Weeks

Note

Please email us to be on a wait list if this class is full. We look forward to singing and learning Spanish with you!
$100 USD Total

4/8 Weeks

ENROLL

Your teacher and Zee Birdie are waiting to take you on the best bilingual adventure ever! This semester is about learning 10-20 new words per class that relate to moving your body and enjoying a safari adventure in the jungle. Children learn through music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Each enrolled family receives materials to practice at home including: a plush mini Zee Birdie puppet, one bilingual ebook per month reflecting themes from class, an album download of the 10 best original songs from class, and bilingual vocabulary sheets highlighting keywords from the curriculum. All teachers are trained and certified in the Bilingual Birdies methodology and use intruments and props in class to make learning fun and engaging for all ages. Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families!

Daniela Risquez

Daniela Risquez is a singer, early childhood educator specializing in outdoor ed, and a children's book illustrator from Caracas Venezuela. She loves working with kids and performs as a professional singer when she is not making all the kiddos giggle!

In Person
Party with Biko
French
Registration closed.
0-5 yrs
Tue 04:45pm-05:30pm
September 05 - October 24 story parlor
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $100 USD-4/8 Weeks
$100 USD Total

4/8 Weeks

ENROLL

It's time to party with Biko Birdie and learn new words in the most fun way possible! This semester is about learning 10-20 new words per class that relate to identifying colors and an exploration of the sun, moon, and stars. Children learn through music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Each newly enrolled family receives materials to practice at home including: a plush mini Biko Birdie puppet, one bilingual ebook per month reflecting themes from class, an album download of the 10 best original songs from class, and bilingual vocabulary sheets highlighting keywords from the curriculum. (Note: Enrolled families who are returning from a previous series of Biko classes receive ebooks and vocabulary sheets only.) All teachers are trained and certified in the Bilingual Birdies methodology and use intruments and props in class to make learning fun and engaging for all ages. Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families!

Šara Stranovsky

My name is Dr. Šara ("Sha-rah"), and I started Bilingual Birdies Asheville to offer Spanish and French and increase diversity for littles in Asheville. I'm a trilingual performer with a PhD in Performance and Cultural Studies. I've lived in France, Senegal, Brazil, Cape Verde, and toured on many international stages! When I'm not performing, I love teaching kids to learn about other cultures through my years of experience as an arts educator with Bilingual Birdies and beyond. I speak French, Portuguese and some Spanish, teach French, and support Spanish classes!

In Person
Adventures with Zee
Spanish
Registration closed.
0-5 yrs
Wed 10:30am-11:15am
September 06 - October 25 Story Parlor
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $100 USD-4/8 Weeks
$100 USD Total

4/8 Weeks

ENROLL

Your teacher and Zee Birdie are waiting to take you on the best bilingual adventure ever! This semester is about learning 10-20 new words per class that relate to moving your body and enjoying a safari adventure in the jungle. Children learn through music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Each enrolled family receives materials to practice at home including: a plush mini Zee Birdie puppet, one bilingual ebook per month reflecting themes from class, an album download of the 10 best original songs from class, and bilingual vocabulary sheets highlighting keywords from the curriculum. All teachers are trained and certified in the Bilingual Birdies methodology and use intruments and props in class to make learning fun and engaging for all ages. Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families!

Daniela Risquez

Daniela Risquez is a singer, early childhood educator specializing in outdoor ed, and a children's book illustrator from Caracas Venezuela. She loves working with kids and performs as a professional singer when she is not making all the kiddos giggle!

In Person
Adventures with Zee
Spanish
Registration closed.
0-5 welcome, (2.5-5 encouraged*) yrs
Thu 04:45pm-05:30pm
September 07 - October 26 Story Parlor
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $100 USD-4/8 Weeks

Note

*2.5-5 is just a suggestion. We are encouraging age groupings but the curriculum is open and the same for different age groups 0-5. If this is full please email for being on a wait list. Please come to a class that fits your schedule. We look forward to singing and learning Spanish with you!
This class is full. Please select a different class or for more info contact us.
$100 USD Total

4/8 Weeks

FULL

Your teacher and Zee Birdie are waiting to take you on the best bilingual adventure ever! This semester is about learning 10-20 new words per class that relate to moving your body and enjoying a safari adventure in the jungle. Children learn through music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Each enrolled family receives materials to practice at home including: a plush mini Zee Birdie puppet, one bilingual ebook per month reflecting themes from class, an album download of the 10 best original songs from class, and bilingual vocabulary sheets highlighting keywords from the curriculum. All teachers are trained and certified in the Bilingual Birdies methodology and use intruments and props in class to make learning fun and engaging for all ages. Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families!

Daniela Risquez

Daniela Risquez is a singer, early childhood educator specializing in outdoor ed, and a children's book illustrator from Caracas Venezuela. She loves working with kids and performs as a professional singer when she is not making all the kiddos giggle!

In Person
Party with Biko
French
Registration closed.
0-5 yrs
Thu 03:30pm-04:15pm
September 07 - October 26 Story Parlor
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $100 USD-4/8 Weeks
$100 USD Total

4/8 Weeks

ENROLL

It's time to party with Biko Birdie and learn new words in the most fun way possible! This semester is about learning 10-20 new words per class that relate to identifying colors and an exploration of the sun, moon, and stars. Children learn through music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Each newly enrolled family receives materials to practice at home including: a plush mini Biko Birdie puppet, one bilingual ebook per month reflecting themes from class, an album download of the 10 best original songs from class, and bilingual vocabulary sheets highlighting keywords from the curriculum. (Note: Enrolled families who are returning from a previous series of Biko classes receive ebooks and vocabulary sheets only.) All teachers are trained and certified in the Bilingual Birdies methodology and use intruments and props in class to make learning fun and engaging for all ages. Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families!

Šara Stranovsky

My name is Dr. Šara ("Sha-rah"), and I started Bilingual Birdies Asheville to offer Spanish and French and increase diversity for littles in Asheville. I'm a trilingual performer with a PhD in Performance and Cultural Studies. I've lived in France, Senegal, Brazil, Cape Verde, and toured on many international stages! When I'm not performing, I love teaching kids to learn about other cultures through my years of experience as an arts educator with Bilingual Birdies and beyond. I speak French, Portuguese and some Spanish, teach French, and support Spanish classes!

In Person
Adventures with Zee
Spanish 0-5 yrs
Mon 04:30pm-05:15pm
September 11 - October 30 Story Parlor
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $125 USD-3/8 Weeks

Note

Come party with us at Story Parlor on Mondays 4:30-5:15!
$125 USD Total

3/8 Weeks

ENROLL

Your teacher and Zee Birdie are waiting to take you on the best bilingual adventure ever! This semester is about learning 10-20 new words per class that relate to moving your body and enjoying a safari adventure in the jungle. Children learn through music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Each enrolled family receives materials to practice at home including: a plush mini Zee Birdie puppet, one bilingual ebook per month reflecting themes from class, an album download of the 10 best original songs from class, and bilingual vocabulary sheets highlighting keywords from the curriculum. All teachers are trained and certified in the Bilingual Birdies methodology and use intruments and props in class to make learning fun and engaging for all ages. Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families!

Daniela Risquez

Daniela Risquez is a singer, early childhood educator specializing in outdoor ed, and a children's book illustrator from Caracas Venezuela. She loves working with kids and performs as a professional singer when she is not making all the kiddos giggle!

In Person
Party with Biko
French 0-5 yrs
Wed 09:30am-10:15am
September 13 - November 01 Story Parlor
227b Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $125 USD-3/8 Weeks
$125 USD Total

3/8 Weeks

ENROLL

It's time to party with Biko Birdie and learn new words in the most fun way possible! This semester is about learning 10-20 new words per class that relate to identifying colors and an exploration of the sun, moon, and stars. Children learn through music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Each newly enrolled family receives materials to practice at home including: a plush mini Biko Birdie puppet, one bilingual ebook per month reflecting themes from class, an album download of the 10 best original songs from class, and bilingual vocabulary sheets highlighting keywords from the curriculum. (Note: Enrolled families who are returning from a previous series of Biko classes receive ebooks and vocabulary sheets only.) All teachers are trained and certified in the Bilingual Birdies methodology and use intruments and props in class to make learning fun and engaging for all ages. Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families!

Šara Stranovsky

My name is Dr. Šara ("Sha-rah"), and I started Bilingual Birdies Asheville to offer Spanish and French and increase diversity for littles in Asheville. I'm a trilingual performer with a PhD in Performance and Cultural Studies. I've lived in France, Senegal, Brazil, Cape Verde, and toured on many international stages! When I'm not performing, I love teaching kids to learn about other cultures through my years of experience as an arts educator with Bilingual Birdies and beyond. I speak French, Portuguese and some Spanish, teach French, and support Spanish classes!

In Person
Adventures with Zee
French 0-5 yrs
Thu 03:00am-03:45am
November 02 - December 21 Story Parlor
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $200 USD-0/8 Weeks
$200 USD Total

0/8 Weeks

ENROLL

Your teacher and Zee Birdie are waiting to take you on the best bilingual adventure ever! This semester is about learning 10-20 new words per class that relate to moving your body and enjoying a safari adventure in the jungle. Children learn through music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Each enrolled family receives materials to practice at home including: a plush mini Zee Birdie puppet, one bilingual ebook per month reflecting themes from class, an album download of the 10 best original songs from class, and bilingual vocabulary sheets highlighting keywords from the curriculum. All teachers are trained and certified in the Bilingual Birdies methodology and use intruments and props in class to make learning fun and engaging for all ages. Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families!

Šara Stranovsky

My name is Dr. Šara ("Sha-rah"), and I started Bilingual Birdies Asheville to offer Spanish and French and increase diversity for littles in Asheville. I'm a trilingual performer with a PhD in Performance and Cultural Studies. I've lived in France, Senegal, Brazil, Cape Verde, and toured on many international stages! When I'm not performing, I love teaching kids to learn about other cultures through my years of experience as an arts educator with Bilingual Birdies and beyond. I speak French, Portuguese and some Spanish, teach French, and support Spanish classes!

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