Special Adoptive Family Class Starting!

Dear Kindermusik Friends and Families,

Please spread the word.  We have an exciting opportunity for families to come take part in a research study, The Need for Connection in Adoptive Families: A Heuristic Grounded Theory Study on Family-Based Kindermusik® Groups to Promote Bonding. Adoptive families will be able to attend Kindermusik® Wiggle & Grow family classes free of tuition and the cost of digital at-home materials.

Erin McAlpin, a board certified music therapist and licensed Kindermusik® teacher, will be teaching the Wiggle & Grow classes for adoptive families as part of this research study. As a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) she is conducting this research study as part of her Masters of Arts in Music Therapy degree requirements.

Interested families will be asked to come to a 45-minute Kindermusik® Wiggle & Grow family class once a week for 8 weeks, and participate in three parent interviews, weekly parent journaling, and music-based activities at home between classes.

Participation is open to any family with at least one adopted child under 3½ years. At least one parent must attend and participate in class each week. Siblings are invited to attend as well. Unfortunately, due to class size restrictions, this study is not designed for families with more than five children.

Classes will held at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on

Monday’s 6:00-6:45 pm and Saturday’s 10:30-11:15 am

The 8-week period will be set based on availability of participating families

Please contact Erin if you’re interested in participating in this study.

Enrolling now with limited class sizes.

Erin McAlpin, MT-BC
(816) 838-7650


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