1736 New Jersey Rd. in Lakeland, 33803  

Lakeside Baptist Complex

NEW LOCATION as of Nov. 1, 2015


Finding Our Happy Space

I am calling it Our Happy Space because it is a nice sized open room with large windows for natural light, built in cupboards, a sink to wash hands or get a drink of water, a bathroom right outside the classroom door adjacent to a nice sized waiting room with windows.  We will get to use this space exclusively for our Kindermusik program, and the rooms can be decorated with all the things that are important to us, and leave it well organized and ready for the next class.  There is plenty of parking, with trees around it for some shade options.

My heart bursts to think of all the wonderful happy memories we will create together in this place…

The trick is FINDING it…  Once you find it, it will be our happy space to make music and magic happen.


1736 New Jersey Rd. in Lakeland, 33803

Any good GPS or map system on your mobile device will direct you to this large complex of buildings known as Lakeside Baptist.  AND, there are many things on this page that will help you find our happy space here.   Link to address on Google Map.   More detailed directions with landmarks are listed below.

Out front, there will be no signs about Music Connections, Kindermusik or Ms. Debbie, yet there are plenty of signs for Lakeside Baptist.

Just take either driveway along the sides to the back parking lot and there will be signs with directions to our Kindermusik classroom.

I had a bit of PhotoShop fun with an image of their main sign out front, so you can get a mentally connect the location and the Kindermusik programs.

In the back, there are two playgrounds, with a ramp up the middle between them, or on the far left side (south end).  There is plenty of parking around either of those ramps.  The building between these two ramps is where the Kindermusik rooms can be found !  The entry doors are on the other side of the building facing toward the other buildings, and there are plenty of signs to help guide the way.

playground not to be used

Advanced warning.  These playgrounds in the back are not accessible by us, and will NOT be available to use.  There is a fence around it, and I will do my best to ensure the gates will be secured.


 I want to make sure EVERYONE can find me, so here are some extra detailed directions if you are GPS challenged like me.

There are actually many ways to get there from different areas of town.

If coming from North on Hwy 98 S:   When going south east on South Hwy 98, also known as Bartow Hwy, pass the Lakeland High School on the right, as well as the car dealerships.   New Jersey Rd. has a Dunkin Donuts on the corner.  Take New Jersey past the light at Crystal Lake Rd., then look to the left for Lakeside Baptist.

If coming from the North East (like from Auburndale):   Take Hwy 92 to Combee Rd. (Co Rd 33A),  Turn left (South) at the large gas station and continue down Combee to North Crystal Lake Rd.  Turn Right on Crystal Lake Rd and continue straight (even across Hwy 98) to New Jersey.  Turn Left on New Jersey and look to the left for Lakeside Baptist.

If coming from the South East on Hwy 98 S (from Winter Haven or Lakeland Highlands area) – When going North on S. Hwy 98 (also known as Bartow Hwy), just past the Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Turn LEFT on Sylvester Rd.   Take Sylvester all the way to New Jersey Rd, then turn right.  The best entrance is fairly close on the right.

If coming from South central, or south west area:  Take Edgewood to the stop light at New Jersey Rd.  The SE corner there has Hartford Data Corp and the Edgewood Discount Beverage Shop.  Go North on New Jersey Rd.  After the stop sign at Sylvester, look to the right for the first driveway to Lakeside Baptist.

If driving from around Lake Hollingsworth:  Find Crystal Lake Dr. on the east side of the lake, and take Crystal Lake Dr. to New Jersey and turn right.  Look to the left for Lakeside Baptist.


Good luck Finding our Happy Space !  If you need more assistance, call or text my cell #:  863-397-4976

Merry Melodies,

Debbie Mondale