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.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Remember This

Kindermusik classes for spring semester begin the week of January 12.  Here are some things you need to know:

It's cold and flu season! If your child has had a fever in the past 24 hours, please do not attend class. Wash your hands, and/or use hand sanitizer before and after class. We will take precautions by wiping instruments and washing scarves on a regular basis.

Remember all children are different, and your child may not participate the same as others. Your child may wander or just observe, but they are absorbing the atmosphere and are learning.
You may need to stand up with your child, while others are sitting. You may need to find a new way to rock or move. Find a way to participate with your child.

For those with older children (Imagine That or Young Child), you may notice that they respond differently when you come for sharing time. This is part of being an independent learner. Try not to judge your child. Do correct disruptive behavior that is inappropriate such as loud talking, angry outbursts or struggling with a sibling who enters. Once class is over, tell the child what you enjoyed about being in class with them. Put the accent on the positive that you want to see repeated.

If you miss a class you are welcome to make it up on another day/time.  Unfortunately some classes don't have that option...especially the evening classes.  It would be helpful if you could email about making up a class, just so we know you are coming.  It is not imperative, but encouraged.  Here is the class schedule for Spring 2015:

Kindermusik Village (newborn – 18 months)
Monday 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday 9:15 a.m 
Thursday 9:30 a.m.

Kindermusik Our Time (18 months – 3 years)
Monday 5:45 p.m. 
Tuesday 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday 10:15 a.m.
Thursday 10:15 a.m. 
Thursday 6:30 p.m. 
Friday 9:30 a.m. 

Kindermusik Imagine That! ( 3.5 - 5 years)
Monday 5:30 p.m. (music library)
Thursday 11:00 a.m. 
Friday 10:15 a.m.

Kindermusik for the Young Child (4.5 – 7 years)
Semester 2 (green folder)  Tuesday 5:15 p.m. 
Semester 4 (yellow folder) Thursday 3:45 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.

Beyond Kindermusik meets on Tuesdays 4 - 5 pm


  1. Allow plenty of time to find a parking place and get to class. Once you arrive on campus, it will take you at least 5 minutes to get from the parking lot to the classroom.
  2. The elevator is a great asset. Please help us keep the alarm from ringing or the help button from being pushed. Buttons are inviting to children, and they are low...but keep them from calling security! Let them push the "floor" buttons, but stay away from the red and yellow ones!
  3. Please use quiet voices and walking feet as you enter the building. First floor where you access the elevator is full of offices. Once on third floor there are college classes in session. If you have to take your child in the hall during class because he or she is crying, go to the north end of the hallway or the restroom to avoid disrupting classes.
  4. In case of severe weather, Kindermusik follows the Floyd County Schools. If the Floyd county schools are closed due to inclement weather, then Kindermusik will not meet. If the county cancels classes after 2 p.m. check for an update on the blog or on the Y Kindermusik of Berry College Facebook page! LIKE US!  If you want to be certain call the office and there will be a message about the weather, 706-233-4091
  5. Kindermusik of Berry College does not follow a specific school system for spring break, so teachers will announce these to individual classes. There will also be announcements in class, on the blog and on Facebook.
If you have questions or concerns about anything in class, talk with your child's teacher.
You can always email me at for a quick response to general questions, or leave a message at 706-233-4091.  Email for Kay Bratton is and for Wendy Williams is

We are glad you have chosen Kindermusik, it's a great way to enhance your child's life through music.

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