Thanks for stopping by A Family Place. I enjoy working with families, and sharing the power of music with them. Kindermusik provides this outlet for me. This blog will allow me to share thoughts and ideas that can help families in their journey.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

And The Winner's Are

Aimee Crider (Aubree) & Donna Dutton (Anna Grace). This is the first in a series of drawings celebrating 20 years of Kindermusik at Berry College. Each month I will draw two names. The first person receives $20 Kindermusik credit and a small gift for their child. The second person can choose one item from an assortment of instruments, CD's, or books. Enter weekly, one entry per child that attends a Kindermusik class. The drawings will continue through April 2010.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Healthy & Happy

For months the media has stormed us with H1N1 information.  Here are some facts you should know about the virus:

*The H1N1 is a viral flu, not bacterial.
*The H1N1 flu is also known as the ―Swine Flu.
*It is spread by direct contact (touching)..
*The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) offers podcasts filled with H1N1 information. 
*The CDC has a child friendly podcast series named ―CDC Kidtastic

At Kindermusik of Berry College we want everyone to stay healthy, and that means being pro-active.  Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!  I would encourage you to wash them before and after class.  We have hand sanitizer in the classroom, but soap & water is best.  We have tissues, please use them!  We are being diligent in cleaning our instruments between classes, and washing scarves.  We do not want to spread germs among our friends.

If your child has had a fever or vomited in the last 24 hours please do NOT come to class.  Come to another class when everyone is feeling better.  We will gladly make sure you get a make-up class for your child.

Kindermusik of Berry College takes your child’s health very seriously.  That’s why we are pro-actively taking preventative measures to help keep H1N1 out of our classrooms!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Picture This!

Here are some recent photos from Kindermusik of Berry College.  Making music is fun, especially with new friends!

Babies going up during the Duck Dance

Playing the drum in a Village class.

Storytime with Ms. Wendy

Reading Pete & PJ...wishy, washy wee!!!

Getting a closer look at the book. 

Exploring wood instruments in Imagine That!

Introduction to the glockenspiel, Young Child, year 1. 

It's the Doodle Daddle Dance in Young Child, year 2
We also play the dulcimer in our year two class.

Ensemble playing in year two.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Enter to Win!!


 Kindermusik Credit

Celebrating 20 years!

  • The drawing will be held on the 20th of each month, or the closest day to the 20th.
  • Enter your name or your child's name
  • One entry per week is allowed
  • Ask your Kindermusik teachers for details!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Music is fun and .....

it has great benefits that go beyond the realm of music.  Read the 7 Surprising Benefits of Music Education here.  You can get all of this in a Kindermusik class! 
Coming soon - pictures from week 3 classes.