Announcing Enrollment for Summer and Fall 2011!

Are you ready to take the next step in your child’s musical journey?  This summer and fall, we’ll continue to provide new concepts and challenges along with new songs, activities, and materials for each session as we work to ensure that each age-appropriate level acts as a stepping stone to the next-paving the way to a musical journey that can last seven magnificent, musical years.  Read below for enrollment dates as well as a sneak peek at the class themes for Summer and Fall!

Enrollment Time is coming – and fast.  Here’s the scoop:

April 4 – Priority Enrollment Opens (for Families Currently Enrolled with Kindermusik with Joy)

If you are currently enrolled, be watching your email for details on how you can enroll in class.

April 18 – Enrollment Opens to the Public

Summer Classes will start May 23 and run through June 30 (depending on the day of the week of your class).

Fall Classes will start  August 20 and runs through December 12, with no classes September 3 or 5 for Labor Day Weekend and a week off for Thanksgiving Break November 21-26.

Themes for Fall 2011

(Summer Themes are available here.)

Kindermusik Village (ages 0-18 months)

The Village classes include two different units, each meeting 7 weeks followed by a favorites class the 15th week.

Feathers The musical poems of Woody Guthrie, bird songs, and the naturally occurring sounds in nature help babies develop an early appreciation—and accelerated aptitude—for language, movement, and music in this class.

Home Materials: CD with over 25 specially-selected recordings from class, Kindermusik chimeball, a colorful picture book of birds—Feathers, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.

Do-Si-Do —Pick up your baby and dance. Dance the Charleston, the Tango, and the Cha-Cha and learn why dancing with your baby helps develop vital learning skills—from head-to-toe. In this class, play a variety of baby appropriate instruments, and dance with fun props.

Home Materials: CD with songs from class, an instrument—Kindermusik eggshaker and scarf, a picture board book—Do-Si-Do—with lilting move-to-it rhyming text, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.


Kindermusik Our Time (for ages 18 months – 3 years)

Wiggles & Giggles Welcome to Wiggles & Giggles, a wonderful blend of the unlimited physical energies and the uninhibited playfulness of the Kindermusik Our Time aged child!  The songs, dances, and activities in this unit were chosen to reflect the importance of movement in the life of the toddler as we splash in the tub, hop like frogs, and take pretend boat rides.  An additional emphasis on the emotional life of the toddler leads to a class full of giggles, tickles, hugs, and joyful steps towards new independence.

Home Materials: Double CD features 50 songs, sounds, and recordings of favorite activities from class; two story books—Watch Me! and Pete and P.J., to develop early literacy skills; Home Activity Book; and specially-made pair of zigzag blocks—instrument to develop rhythm and hand-eye coordination-all conveniently stored in a Wiggles & Giggles carry bag.


Kindermusik Imagine That! (for ages 3-5 years)

See What I Saw – Take a trip to Grasshopper Park where sunshine, picnics, boat rides, playgrounds, and tree houses fill your days.  Learning through the pretend play that your preschoolers adores, we start to build an early music vocabulary while strengthening vital listening skills and musicianship through music and singing!  Plus, every activity has some at-home adaptations, so you can take part in the learning.  With a slide-whistle as a featured instrument, and a multi-cultural collection of music, your preschooler will develop his musical skills, as well as the social and intellectual skills he’ll need in school.

Home Materials: Two books—Can You Find Me? and The Ant Picnic Feast, Two Home CDs, See What I Saw Play Set, a Family Activity Book, a slide whistle and lumi sticks instruments, and a backpack.


Kindermusik for the Young Child Semester 1 (for children ages 5-7)

Everything your child learns later in semesters 2, 3, and 4 begins with this early introduction to singing, reading, and writing music and rhythm. Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, we’ll learn a keyboard instrument—the glockenspiel—which will be used throughout all the Young Child classes. Your At Home Materials provide the music, instruments, stickers, and activities for a home version of the same playful activities you’ll hear about from class, so your child—and you!—can learn where you’re most comfortable: at home.
Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, glockenspiel, and canvas bag (during first semester).


Kindermusik for the Young Child Semester 3 (for children ages 5- 7 who have completed Semesters 1 & 2)

Appalachian music is a featured musical style this semester. First, you and your child will build a two-stringed dulcimer instrument with materials that we’ll provide. Then in class we’ll learn to play chords and simple melodies on the instrument you built together. We’ll also explore rhythm concepts through dance with an introduction to the basic steps in jazz, ballet, and tap dances. Your Home Materials include dulcimer-making materials, activity cards, and music that features recordings from Appalachia, African-America, and Native American music, as well as the Western Art music of the Nutcracker Suite.

Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and dulcimer.

Kindermusik Family Time (for ages 0-5 years)

Movin’ and Groovin’ is a romping, rolling, stretching good time for the whole family. This unit of Family Time will explore lots of different ways to move—high and low, fast and slow, zigzag, curvy, and more. Family members will chug around the classroom like trains, clip-clop like horses, and roll over like puppy dogs. They’ll hear a story about playing tag together in Can You Catch Me?, and read about a jungle hokey-pokey in Put Your Left Paw In. Show your best groovin’ moves—it’s time for Movin’ & Groovin’.

Home Materials:  Two Books—Can You Catch Me? and Put Your Left Paw In, two Home CDs, Family Guide, and two sensory balls.

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