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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.

ABC Music & Me Comes to First Lutheran in Kansas City

We are pleased and delighted to announce that starting in September, Kindermusik with Joy will be offering ABC Music & Me classes for children enrolled at First Lutheran Early Education Center (FLEEC) in Kansas City, MO.

What, you might ask, is ABC Music & Me?  Well, it happens to be  a special music and movement program created by Kindermusik for use in a variety of settings, including a variation expressly for use in daycares and preschools, such as FLEEC.  Kids participate in moving, singing, instrument exploration, just like in a normal Kindermusik class.  They also get their own set of materials to take home with a new theme each month including a Take-home CD, a Take home instrument every other month, and an ABC Music and Me Family Guide.  One great feature is that the  ABC Music & Me Home Kit materials describe in detail every activity from class, as well as provide parents with unique insight and information into how a child learns.  It’s kind of like having a customized magazine subscription to what’s happening every week at the center.  Pretty cool.

So, next Tuesday, August 24th, our new teacher Miss Michelle will be offering a special preview to FLEEC families.  Then in September she’ll start teaching two sections on Tuesdays:

ABC Music & Me (2-4 years) Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

ABC Music & Me (4-6 years) Tuesdays at 4:15 pm

If you want more information on how you might offer classes at your daycare or preschool or you’re a parent at FLEEC and want to register, just click here.

Ages: 4 – 6 years

Move & Groove

A Music Class for Big Kids

Class Structure: 45 minutes/week

Cost: $48/month (Tuition & Materials)

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They’re ready for the big time.

From the moment you became a parent, you wanted the best for your child. In class, we engage your child in music and movement activities that also promote language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity, and more. Plus, your child will learn basic music vocabulary and notation—all setting the stage for future school success and formal music lessons.  Parents join the fun for the first 10-15 minutes of class.

What you’ll experience in class:

Pretend Play. Pretend play activities are integrated with music, vocal development, storytelling, listening, movement and literacy aspects of each class. When based upon a child’s real life experiences, pretend play helps develop language, sensory, motor and cognitive skills.

Musical Variety & Listening. Activities include exposure to composers such as Mozart and Beethoven as well as a mixture of musical genres and styles.  You’ll hear everything from jazz and classical standards to music from around the world.  Listening time includes a focus on traditional orchestral instruments as well as instruments from other countries.  And musicianship skills are honed as your child explores ways to respond to the different musical genres with their varied colors and texture.

Singing. Each week, class provides a setting for your child to explore his many voices and to use a “singing voice.”  Singing helps with memory and recall, physical development, creativity and socialization in addition to helping build a musical ear as preparation for any private lessons you might later pursue.

Storytelling and Literacy. Each class is built on the development of a story, with an emphasis on building pre-literacy skills as we build phoenemic awareness and expose your child to rhyming, print in the environment, graphic notation, and opportunities for reading and writing both words and music.

Exposure to Music Literacy Concepts. Your child is now ready for a new step in his musical learning.  Move & Groove recognizes the readiness of your big kid for greater musical complexity and presents your child with rhythmic activities, graphic notation, more involved ensemble activities, and even an introduction to reading and writing basic rhythms and pitches to help your child develop true musicianship while maintaining a spirit of play.

Parent Involvement. We don’t want you to miss out on the fun!  So caregivers participate in the first 10-15 minutes of class.  That way you get to see a little glimpse into class.  Plus the Home Materials (including music, books, and more activities to share at home) ensures the learning continues at home with your child’s best teacher—you!