Kindermusik introduces music to children (newborn to seven years old) and their families. In this unique studio program that offers group instruction to provide music learning and enjoyment that nurtures the child’s total development. The teacher creates an environment in which children explore the world through music. Whether listening or moving, vocalizing or playing an instrument, creating or reading music, the focus is on a process, not on performance. When the environment speaks to the children, they respond with an enthusiastic and creative spontaneity. The benefits of early music education are seen throughout a child’s development in the form of increased self-confidence, enhanced reasoning, the ability to make distinctions between details, and a general sense of balance.
The Kindermusik curriculum involves the teacher, the children, and caregivers. Each semester combines a curriculum that offers listening, singing, movement, and reading. Children can continue their learning at home by participating in weekly activities, games, reading, and music.
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR FALL 2014 CLASSES. REGISTRATION CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE. WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:
VILLAGE Recommended for children ages newborn to 18 months old. This is an 8 week program with a weekly 45 minute class, and is taken with an adult caregiver. The theme this Fall is Zoom Buggy!. Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, a baby's growth and development are simulated and all senses are engaged.
OUR TIME Recommended for children 18 months to 3.5 years old. This class is attended with an adult caregiver. It is a 12 or 15 week program with weekly 30 minute classes. The theme this Fall is Milk and Cookies. Toddlers are encouraged to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control, and communication skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification foster language skills; while movement to various musical moods develop a sense of balance, timing, and spatial awareness. Listening and turn taking encourage blossoming social skills.
IMAGINE THAT Recommended for children 3.5 to 5 years old. This class is a 12 or 15 week program with weekly 45 minute classes. This class is taken without an adult caregiver present until Gathering Time at the end of each class. This semester's theme is Hello Weather, Let's Play Together!. Preschoolers are taken on a musical journey of discovery and exploration. Pretend play activities are integrated with music, vocal development, storytelling, movement, and literature to capture the preschooler's potential to learn and to encourage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity and individuality.
YOUNG CHILD Recommended for children ages 5 to 7 years old. This is a 15 week program held for four consecutive semesters. Young Child 1 and Young Child 3 will be offered this fall. This curriculum is designed for the child who is eager for first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery, but is not yet ready for formal musical lessons and music reading with an instrument. This small group approach allows children to develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers.
Kindermusik also provides an active, developmentally age appropriate curriculum for early child care settings and preschools. The curriculum is designed for children ages 2-4 and 4-6. This program, ABC Music and Me, along with a Community Music Institute licensed Kindermusik educator will provide your students with a weekly 30 minute class that is designed in a four week themed unit. The ABC Music and Me curriculum contains twelve different themed units.
CALL (717)867-6383 TO ARRANGE FOR A FREE DEMO CLASS AT YOUR SCHOOL.