Different Ages, Different Needs

Kindermusik is geared towards your child's needs, no matter what age they are. Each class has an age overlap because every child has unique needs and abilities. Through long years of study and constantly updating information, Kindermusik has developed a world renowned musical program to help parents help their children develop strong skills and cognition while doing what kids do best; Play.

Newborn to 22 Months

In our VILLAGE classes, you and your baby will cherish your special time together within a welcoming community of parents, sharing the challenges and joys of those first precious months.

What We Do In This Class:
Gathering Time - to help baby transition to a new environment
Warm-ups - to promote bonding between you and your child
Exercise - to keep the steady beat in baby's body
Movement - creative and synchronized
Instruments - that are baby safe (egg shakers, Velcro jingle bells, drums etc.)
Dancing - circle dancing, line dancing, free dancing and more.
Object Exploration - to engage all of Baby's senses (i.e. sheer scarves, chime balls, real flowers etc.)
Music - from different cultures, tempos and styles--from classical to reggae, hoe down to traditional folk tunes. Delightful arrangements and recordings.
Singing - because Baby loves to hear your voice!
ASL (American Sign Language) - so you and your baby can begin to communicate at an earlier age
Quiet Time - to give mom a break and help baby relax
Foundations of Learning Statements - to learn how Kindermusik activities enhance your child's development in all areas-social, emotional, movement, language, cognitive and musical
Home Activities - so the learning and fun continue at home

Class Information:
45 minutes once a week (for caregiver and baby)
15 week semesters (there is an 8 week option)

18 Months to 3.5 years

You and your child will giggle, sing, and play while learning to use music throughout your day, making life easier and more rewarding.

What We Do In This Class And Why:
Singing - simple songs, to encourage your child's budding voice, and to have fun with music!
Dancing and Movement - to celebrate her urge to move and express.
Instrument Play - with egg shakers, jingle bells, rhythm sticks, drums, resonator bars and more, have fun and feel a steady beat.
Listening - to animal sounds, and environmental sounds to encourage focused listening skills.
Chants and Vocal Play - to foster language skills and vocal expression.
Exploration Time - to encourage a child's discovery of different sounds, movements, and textures through the use of instruments, balls, hoops and scarves.
Music and Movement Story time - to encourage emergent literacy.

Class Information:
45 minutes, once a week (caregiver and child)
15 week semesters

3.5 - 5 Years

Watch her twirl with joy around the room, her eyes twinkle as she shares her ideas with the group, and beam with confidence as she plays her drum to the rhythm of the music. With teachers who praise her success and cherish her progress week after week, her smile shows that a lifelong love of music has just begun!

What We Do In This Class And Why:
Independence - for the first 30 minutes of class, you child will work with the teacher and other students. You and any siblings only join in for the last 15 minutes of class.
Singing - fosters the development of your child's most important instrument-his voice-through vocal warm ups, exploration, songs and chants.
Moving - develops body awareness, coordination and spatial relationships through synchronized movement, creative movement and simple dances. Including activities and games that develop INHIBITORY CONTROL in a joyful way.
Instrument play - introduces a variety of timbres with percussion instruments like rhythm sticks, bells, resonator bars, drums. Exposure to other instruments of the band and orchestra. It also fosters fine motor skills and the ability to feel and play rhythm.
Patterning - boosts your child's ability to think musically through the integration of basic rhythmic and tonal language. Learning by repeating songs and patterns is fundamental to the development of good musical memory.
Listening - heightens your child's attentiveness to sound discrimination. Exploring musical concepts & terms such as: timbre, dynamics, pitch, tempo & rhythm, which lay the foundation for understanding the elements of music.
Musical Exposure to a wide variety of musical styles and cultures, and real musical terms such as: acelerando, staccato, legato, tempo etc...

Class Information:
45 minute class (adult & any siblings join in the last 15 minutes)

5 -7 Years

Watch your budding musician delight in playing songs on his own glockenspiel, thrill as he creates his own melodies, and thrive as he absorbs musical skills with his nurturing teacher and new-found friends.
In this four-semester, two year course, your child will learn:

The notes of the treble staff
Complex rhythm patterns
How to read, write and play simple melodies
Musical terms and symbols (i.e. forte, piano, crescendo)
The instruments of the orchestra
About some famous composers (i.e. Mozart, Beethoven)
To play their own glockenspiel, dulcimer and recorder

We will do this through lots of musical games, listening activities, singing, instrument exploration, dancing, and movement activities. The best part of Kindermusik is how much they are learning, while they think they are playing!

They will also experience:
Greater vocal development
Group ensemble playing
The rudiments of ballet, jazz, tap and folk dances
Different kinds of music (i.e. classical, folk, Native American, Appalachian, from other countries, etc.)

Class Information:
One hour once a week (Adult and siblings join in the last 10 minutes of each class)

5 - 7 Years

Watch your budding musician delight in playing songs on his own glockenspiel, thrill as he creates his own melodies, and thrive as he absorbs musical skills with his nurturing teacher and new-found friends.
In this four-semester, two year course, your child will learn:

The notes of the treble staff
Complex rhythm patterns
How to read, write and play simple melodies
Musical terms and symbols (i.e. forte, piano, crescendo)
The instruments of the orchestra
About some famous composers (i.e. Mozart, Beethoven)
To play their own glockenspiel, dulcimer and recorder

We will do this through lots of musical games, listening activities, singing, instrument exploration, dancing, and movement activities. The best part of Kindermusik is how much they are learning, while they think they are playing!

They will also experience:
Greater vocal development
Group ensemble playing
The rudiments of ballet, jazz, tap and folk dances
Different kinds of music (i.e. classical, folk, Native American, Appalachian, from other countries, etc.)

Class Information:
One hour once a week (Adult and siblings join in the last 10 minutes of each class)