Tuesday, March 30, 2010
April 10 is the Rome High Night of Dreams. This is an adult event, and a very elegant evening of dining and dancing. The Rome High Jazz bands play, the students serve you dinner, dessert & coffee as you enjoy the music. This event will take place at the Forum and begins at 7 p.m. See one of your Kindermusik teachers for tickets. There is a silent auction that offers some very nice items, including a Kindermusik basket!
April 12 - 15 The Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the Cook Building at Berry College. It happens between 3:30 - 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday. These is a great opportunity to purchase books at a great discount. Directions to Cook - go around the circle, you are going south; go past the Cage Center (new athletic building) on the left. Turn right onto Martha Berry Circle North...the Cook Building is the 2nd building on the right. Once you pass Cook, you will have to turn right to get to the parking lot. The book fair takes place on the 1st floor.
April 17 is Waterfest sponsored by CRBI, and this year they have a concert featuring
Billy Jonas. (NOT the Jonas brothers from Disney Channel!). This concert is a fund raiser for CRBI, but also a fun family event. Jonas present family oriented, audience participation concerts around the country. We have tickets available for purchase when you come to Kindermusik. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for ages 6 - 18 and FREE for under 6!!! The concert will be helded at the Rome City Auditorium. Click here to hear Billy Jonas.
This is the seventh in a series of drawings celebrating 20 years of Kindermusik at Berry College. Each month two names are drawn from the bucket. 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.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Master organ grinder Ted Guillaum will be playing his Raffin 20/40 street organ at the festival. Anyone attending will be invited to sing, dance, listen, choose a song he or she would like to hear, or try cranking the organ (how hard can it be?). Mr. Guillaum will also be happy to answer any questions about organ grinding or mechanical music that you may have. Click here to see a video from last year and learn more.
The festival will be held on the lawn in front of the Moon building. At the circle, head south - past the Cage Center and Moon building is on the left (next to the Cage Center). Paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more will be available for your inspection and purchase!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
When the children are 4 1/2 they can come to Kindermusik for the Young Child. Last week the children in a Young Child class listened to music that was staccato and legato. We used the music terms, and they saw the written words. They also moved with their bodies to music that incorporated staccato and legato. Another activity included drawing to music incorporating that same sound. Their pictures looked like dots and long flowing lines. They listened, moved, drew, and read about these musical terms of expression
Kindermusik links the learning throughout all of the curricula. This insures that "a good beginning never ends."
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
What is Orffestrations? It is a music and movement class that takes songs and "orffestrates" them using various instruments. We use drums, barred instruments (xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels), woods, metals and an occasional recorder.
What will my child gain from this camp? Ensemble skills (needed for band & chorus), listening skills (needed in life!), rhythmic & melodic reading, and creativity. All this while making music with friends!
You can check here to see an example from last year's class.
How do you enroll? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you the address where you can mail your payment. The cost is $70. (Pay by May 1 and deduct $5)
Orffestrations is offered June 14 - 18 from 10 - noon. Class will meet in the Kindermusik room on the Berry College campus.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
This year the camp is Jumping Beans, music from Latin America. We'll explore sounds from the rain forest, dance to La Cucaracha, play a pan flute and learn some Spanish. Activities include singing songs, instrument play, dramatic play, moving to music, stories, crafts and snacks. This class will also have a time of piano exploration.
Materials include a home CD, music magazine, and a pan flute. Class is limited to 12 children. The cost is $75 (all materials included). Camp activities are the same each week. You may choose from the following weeks:
June 21- 25
June 28 - July 2
July 5 - 9
Register by May 1 and deduct $5.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
This class is a transition for you child to the next level of Kindermusik. One the major differences is that the parent doesn't participate in the class until the last 15 minutes, thus it is a weaning process from your care/supervision.
The summer classes are offered June 14 - 18 and July 12 - 16 from 10 - 11:15 a.m. The children will sing, play instruments, and move to music while enjoying stories and rhyme. There is a snack served each day during the camp. Themes for the week include circus music, indians, teddy bears and farm animals. There is a limit of 8 children per class and the cost is $45. Register by May 1 and deduct $5.
If you are looking for more music, then you could consider Musical Beginnings during the Maymester (see post on 3/10/10), and then enroll in a camp for summer. Fall classes for this age group is called Imagine That! and follows a similar format to the summer camp.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This summer the music and activities are based on playing. Playing with friends, with family, with toys, with animals, and of course with music! Materials include a family guide magazine for the curriculum, Let's Play, a CD, tambourine and egg shakers to enjoy at home.
The class meets for 45 minutes on Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. beginning June 15 for five weeks. Cost is $100 for 2 children; $125 for 3 children. The class is limited to six (6) families. Register by May 1 and deduct $5.
Pick up a green or blue flyer when you come to Kindermusik class week, the registration for Family Time is on the green or blue sheet.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Tuesday OR Thursday 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
NEW!! We are offering a Maymester for Village & Our Time ages. Those classes will begin on Tuesday May 4 and continue through June 1. There will be a morning & evening session. We will repeat the same curriculum in the summer, beginning June 14. If you want to do Maymester and summer, there is a fee reduction.
Camps for older children will be offered during various weeks in June & July. We will also offer Family Time this summer on Tuesday evenings.
Originally she was going to meet her Monday class, but not the Thursday classes. That has been revised and none of her classes will meet that week. That is the week that Berry College is on spring break.
Monday, March 1, 2010
We had snow this week, but spring and summer will be here soon!
Every school system has a different spring break, which makes it difficult to coordinate with Kindermusik classes. Therefore, each Kindermusik teacher will make individual decisions concerning spring break for her classes. Please keep this in mind if you occasionally go to a different class.
- I will NOT observe any spring break. So Kathryn's classes WILL meet every week with no breaks.
- Ms. Kay will NOT meet her Thursday class on March 18, but Monday classes will meet EVERY week.
- Ms. Wendy will NOT meet the week of March 22 - 26.
- Classes have varying end dates, but should continue through the end of April.
The summer schedule is almost ready for publication. I hope you will plan to attend Kindermusik this summer. Don't want to clutter your summer? We are offering a special May session for Village and Our Time ages, each will have a different curriculum from the current class. The classes will meet for 5 weeks on Tuesday mornings or evenings. Look for a special preview/registration for current families before March 20. Registration for new families will begin March 30.