Absolutely. Tracey offers a free preview class to allow you to experience Kindermusik firsthand before you decide whether to enroll.
At the core of the Kindermusik philosophy is the idea that the home is the most important learning environment and the parent is the child’s best teacher. The home materials give parents the tools to extend the learning into the home. Using the home materials is the most effective way to get the full Kindermusik experience and ensure your child is truly benefitting from early exposure to music and movement.
Children learn in different ways. Simply because a child appears shy in class, that doesn’t mean he or she is not learning. Parents often report that their child, who is quiet in class, gets home and sings the songs and does the activities! Just remember that the home is the most important learning environment and you are your child’s most important teacher. The classroom is intended to give you tools to bring the music and learning home, and to provide valuable social interaction for the child.
Grandparents are welcome in class, it often the grandparent who brings the child to Kindermusik. If grandparents would like to join parents for the same class, please Contact Tracey to check if space is available.
Parents today are busier than ever. If neither parent is available to attend classes with the child, it is acceptable that a babysitter/au pair attend class with the child. To the extent possible, it is preferred that the same individual attend class each week in order to ensure the child gets comfortable with a routine and the caregiver becomes familiar with the songs and activities.
Most classes require that a parent or caregiver accompany the child. Our classes are specifically designed to spark interaction between the parent and child. You are your child’s first and best teacher, and Kindermusik tries to strengthen that bond. In our classes for older ages, the children spend most of the class with just the teacher, but parents are included in a portion of every Kindermusik class.
Children with special needs are warmly welcomed and it has been found that they thrive in the Kindermusik environment! Please contact Tracey before class to discuss your child’s needs.
We firmly believe, and research supports, that a solid foundation of basic musical training is the best path for children. This is why we start with concepts like steady beat and fine and gross motor skills. Our Young Child program, for ages five to seven, introduces stringed instruments (the dulcimer), keyboard presentation instruments (the glockenspiel) and wind instruments (the recorder). Your child can experience these musical genres and decide which they prefer and want to persue. We feel strongly that this is the best approach to shaping the Mozarts and Bachs of tomorrow. Simply put, Kindermusik is the best place to start and provides young children with a foundation for formal music training.
So many reasons! Kindermusik is the original music and movement program. We have been doing this for over thirty years. While some music programs put children of all ages of together in one room, the majority of our classes are geared to specific ages. This means your child experiences class with “peers” and the activities match their developmental stage-just like in school. Kindermusik is very interactive, and encourages bonding by involving parents and caregivers. Our program is based on a mix of scientific research and learning philosophies of prominent musicians, composers, and development experts. To learn more, visit the About Kindermusik page.
Class activities vary depending on your child’s age. Most classes involve a mix of singing, instrument play, dancing and movement, story-time, and other activities. Activities are designed to develop and strengthen your child’s physical and neural functions, social-emotional skills, early literacy and early math, and much more.
No child is too young to start Kindermusik. Village classes are designed for newborn babies up to fifteen-month-olds. Kindermusik offers age-appropriate classes for children ages newborn to seven years.
“If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.”
Singer Luciano Pavarotti