Programs

Class A Description: “Wiggle and Grow” by Kindermusik®

Ages 2 – 3:  Music movement

Class Day and Time: Thursday from 10:00 – 10:455 a.m.

Duration: APS school calendar along with holidays schedule

Class Size:  Minimum 5 students/Maximum 12 students with 1 caregiver per student (if class size permits – under 300 sq. ft. it will be less)

Cost: $65/month (Includes all home materials)

Wiggle & Grow is a super-fun, music-filled learning experience that celebrates the unique joys of the energetic two and three yearly old.  In these 45-minute classes, young children along with a caregiver enjoy singing, dancing, and instrument-play activities that are designed to promote cognitive development, encourage social skills, and cultivate early literacy skills.

Class B Description: “Laugh & Learn” by Kindermusik®

Ages 3 – 4: Music Movement and early music reading

Class Day and Time: Thursday from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (or Tuesday 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.)

Duration: APS school calendar along with holidays schedule

Class Size:  Minimum 5 students/Maximum 12 students with 1 caregiver per student (if class size permits – under 300 sq. ft. it will be less)

Cost: $65/month (Includes access to all home materials)

The 45-minute Laugh & Learn classes build on the preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate group activities that introduce kids to early music concepts and nurture all areas of a child’s development. Along with singing, dancing, and playing instruments, they will also do some keyboard fine motor skills preparation and early writing skills.  The student will enjoy the first 30 minutes of class as a group and then the caregiver will join the class for the last 15 minute period.

Class C Description: “Sing & Play” by Kindermusik®

Ages 0-2:  Music movement

Class Day and Time: Wednesday from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Duration: APS school calendar along with holidays schedule

Class Size:  Minimum 5 students/Maximum 12 students with 1 caregiver per student (if class size permits – under 300 sq. ft. it will be less)

Cost: $65/month (Includes all home materials)

The 45-minute Sing & Play classes provide many opportunities for you and your baby to engage in fun, musical activities that support and strengthen each stage of your child’s movement development. From tummy time to playing with baby-safe instruments to gently bouncing your baby in your lap, class activities will support the development of the small and large muscles as well as coordination of more complex movements like eventually kicking a ball l, jumping, and even writing.

Class D Description: “Moove & Groove” by Kindermusik®

Ages 4-5:  Music movement

Class Day and Time: Wednesday from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Duration: APS school calendar along with holidays schedule

Class Size:  Minimum 5 students/Maximum 12 students with 1 caregiver per student (if class size permits – under 300 sq. ft. it will be less)

Cost: $65/month (Includes all home materials)

The 45-minute Moove & Groove classes engage preschoolers’ natural love of music and activate their imaginations. A wide range of learning opportunities boosts language skills, confidence, independence, social-emotional skills, and self-control. You are invited to join the fun for a portion of each class, sharing in the joy of music-making and learning how your child is developing, all while strengthening your relationship with your child.

ACTIVITIES

  • Experiencing a variety of sounds and learning how sounds are produced by playing musical instruments, speaking or singing
  • Playing instruments with an emphasis on steady beat, repeated rhythm patterns, graphic notation, and ensemble music
  • Ensemble Development, an activity that builds the skills preschoolers need in order to create music within a group
  • Engaging in creative expression and language play, expressing feelings and ideas through movement and music
  • Pre-reading music and learning to interpret graphic notation symbols, a precursor to learning traditional music symbols

 

What is Kindermusik?

Simply put, Kindermusik is a music and movement program. Each week in class you’ll play, listen, and dance to music that will impact you and your child in profound ways. That’s because every song, story, and two-step has a carefully chosen purpose in this creative curriculum—one that’s designed to stimulate and strengthen the vital neural wiring taking place in your child’s mind, right now. A Kindermusik educator will guide you every step of the way so you know how each activity contributes to your child’s overall growth and development.

The latest research with proven methods—that’s Kindermusik, too. Our child-centered curricula incorporate ongoing, in-classroom studies with our own, 30-years’ experience in music and child development. Plus, we’ve combined the best music learning methods found in Orff, Kodaly, and Suzuki.

“Take-home” books, instruments and CDs from class let you take learning with you wherever you go. All while strengthening the emotional bond between you and your child.

Behold . . . the Power of Kindermusik!

We know we’re being dramatic, but I’m afraid we won’t apologize . . . because the research about music and children’s development is truly jaw-dropping. In the last couple of years, the eyes of the research community have turned increasingly to music, and the marvels and mysteries they have discovered are nothing short of amazing (though perhaps not exactly surprising to people who’ve regularly witnessed its effect). The bottom line: early, positive, age-appropriate experiences with music—like Kindermusik—can have a remarkable and research-proven impact on children’s learning, including language and literacy skills (e.g., vocabulary, comprehension, listening, expression); social and emotional development; mathematics and pattern-recognition skills; and even ability to plan, guide, and self-regulate behavior. It’s a lot to keep track of, so we’ve summarized the latest research on the benefits of Kindermusik-style music and movement experiences. Take a look . . .

Music & Literacy

Early music experiences can have a significant impact on literacy and reading. According to experts, learning to read depends on acquiring a variety of skills, including phonological processing, oral language, and comprehension. So when it comes to these literacy-boosting skills . . . how does Kindermusik fit in?

  • Kindermusik Classes: On the Path to Reading (“Our Time”)
    by Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D. and Heidi Gilman Bennett

    • Research Highlights (Shorter)
    • e-Book (Longer)
  • Kindermusik Classes: On the Path to Reading (“Imagine That”)
    by Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D. and Heidi Gilman Bennett

    • Research Highlights (Shorter)
    • e-Book (Longer)

Music & Math

There is no longer any doubt that there is a significant link between early music instruction and cognitive growth in certain other, “nonmusical” abilities, such as math, memory, and spatial-temporal reasoning. In fact, studies focused specifically on music for young children even suggest that these cognitive gains increase according to the number of years that students engage in active music learning, and even that the younger children are when they begin, the greater the gains will be!

The Impact of Music on Mathematics Achievement by Deanne Kells, M.A.

  • e-Book (Longer)
  • Research Highlights (Shorter)—Coming soon!
 
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