Bilingual Birdies

Asheville, North Carolina

Learn French with Šara!

My name is Dr. Šara (“Sha-rah"), and I'm a trilingual performer with a PhD in Performance and Cultural Studies. I've lived in France, Senegal, Brazil, Cape Verde, and been on many stages! When I'm not performing, I love teaching kids to learn about other languages and cultures!

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.


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. 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
FRENCH Singalong May 23
French
03:30pm - 04:15pm
Thursday, May 23 location
227b Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $15 USD
$15 USD Total

ENROLL

Come join us for a special discounted pop-up class! We will be singing songs with Coco Birdie! As with all of our inclusive family-style classes, children learn through live music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Dr. S is highly specialized in professional performing as a dancer, singer, and puppeteer (various credits in New York City), as well as specialized in education, with a PhD in Culture and Performance Studies from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures department! Come sing and experience the benefits of a family style music class plus add the language learning component! 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
PARK POP-UP French Sing-a-Long Tues May 28
French
10:30am - 11:15am
Tuesday, May 28 French broad river park
510 Riverview Dr, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $15 USD
$15 USD Total

ENROLL

Come join us for a special discounted pop-up class in the beautiful park! We will meet across from the parking lot in French Broad River park under a big tree just north of the bathrooms. You'll see us and our Birdies sign! We will be singing songs with Coco Birdie! As with all of our inclusive family-style classes, children learn through live music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Dr. S is highly specialized in professional performing as a dancer, singer, and puppeteer (various credits in New York City), as well as specialized in education, with a PhD in Culture and Performance Studies from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures department! Come sing and experience the benefits of a family style music class plus add the language learning component! 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
FRENCH sing along Tuesday May 28 at Story Parlor
French
04:30pm - 05:15pm
Tuesday, May 28 Story Parlor
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $15 USD
$15 USD Total

ENROLL

Come join us for a pop-up class! We will be singing songs with Coco Birdie! As with all of our inclusive family-style classes, children learn through live music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Dr. S is highly specialized in professional performing as a dancer, singer, and puppeteer (various credits in New York City), as well as specialized in education, with a PhD in Culture and Performance Studies from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures department! Come sing and experience the benefits of a family style music class plus add the language learning component! Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families! Special discount class this summer. If many enrollees are interested in Spanish, we will incorporate a few Spanish tunes into the mix.

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
FRENCH Singalong Tuesday June 4
French
04:30pm - 05:15pm
Tuesday, June 04 location
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $15 USD
$15 USD Total

ENROLL

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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
FRENCH sing along in the Park June 5 10:30am
French
10:30am - 11:15am
Wednesday, June 05 location
French Broad River Park, 508 Riverview Dr, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $15 USD
$15 USD Total

ENROLL

Come join us for a pop-up class in the beautiful park! We will meet across from the parking lot in French Broad River park under a big tree just north of the bathrooms. You'll see us and our Birdies sign! And you will be emailed the exact location when you confirm. We will be singing songs with Coco Birdie! As with all of our inclusive family-style classes, children learn through live music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Dr. S is highly specialized in professional performing as a dancer, singer, and puppeteer (various credits in New York City), as well as specialized in education, with a PhD in Culture and Performance Studies from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures department! Come sing and experience the benefits of a family style music class plus add the language learning component! 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
FRENCH sing along Tuesday June 11th
French
04:30pm - 05:15pm
Tuesday, June 11 location
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $15 USD
$15 USD Total

ENROLL

Come join us for an "extension" week pop-up class! We will be singing songs with Coco Birdie! As with all of our inclusive family-style classes, children learn through live music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Dr. S is highly specialized in professional performing as a dancer, singer, and puppeteer (various credits in New York City), as well as specialized in education, with a PhD in Culture and Performance Studies from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures department! 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
FRENCH Singalong June 12 Park Pop-UP June 12
French
10:30am - 11:15am
Wednesday, June 12 location
French Broad River Park, 508 Riverview Dr, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $15 USD
$15 USD Total

ENROLL

Come join us for a pop-up class in the beautiful park! We will meet across from the parking lot in French Broad River park under a big tree just north of the bathrooms. You'll see us and our Birdies sign! And you will be emailed the exact location when you confirm. We will be singing songs with Coco Birdie! As with all of our inclusive family-style classes, children learn through live music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Dr. S is highly specialized in professional performing as a dancer, singer, and puppeteer (various credits in New York City), as well as specialized in education, with a PhD in Culture and Performance Studies from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures department! Come sing and experience the benefits of a family style music class plus add the language learning component! Families should expect to sing and dance while they learn new words, bond with their children, and connect with other budding bilingual families! If many of you are Spanish students awaiting Spanish to start, I will incorporate some Spanish songs into the mix.

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
FRENCH sing along Thursday June 13
French
03:30pm - 04:15pm
Thursday, June 13 Story Parlor
227 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Total: $15 USD
$15 USD Total

ENROLL

Come join us for a pop-up class! We will be singing songs with Coco Birdie! As with all of our inclusive family-style classes, children learn through live music, movement, and puppetry! Classes end with a bubble dance party extravaganza. Dr. S is highly specialized in professional performing as a dancer, singer, and puppeteer (various credits in New York City), as well as specialized in education, with a PhD in Culture and Performance Studies from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures department! Come sing and experience the benefits of a family style music class plus add the language learning component! 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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