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, August 5, 2013

Kindermusik is for Big Kids too!

When Kindermusik first arrived in the United States in 1976,  the Young Child curricula (ages 4.5 -7) was the only one that had been developed.  Fast forward 37 years, and Kindermusik International offers music classes for newborn to age 7.   

Children have many choices for activities and Kindermusik for the Young Child is often overlooked. Here is a glimpse of why you should consider the program for your child:
§  It is the crème de la crème of the Kindermusik curriculum. 
§  We build on the fun we have had in the previous curricula.  We begin to label the music concepts that they experienced in Our Time and Imagine That! 
§  The children experience music making with their peers in ensemble experiences. This reinforces keeping a steady beat!
§  Glockenspiels are used in the first year and serve as the vehicle to teach melody. 
§  Dulcimers and recorders are added in the second year of the Young Child curricula.  The dulcimers introduce string instruments and strumming a steady beat.  Recorders introduce wind instruments and encourage fine motor skills while reinforcing note reading.
§  Instrument demonstrations by college students and special guests enhance the child’s learning about instrument families.

When a child finishes the four-semesters of Young Child they will know notes in the staff, rhythms patterns, composers, instrument families and have an appreciation of music from various cultures.  
Ask band directors, choral directors, church music leaders, and piano teachers, they reap the benefits of Kindermusik graduates in their programs. Kindermusik for the Young Child is the BEST music foundation for your child.

  Kindermusik for the Young Child is offered 
Tuesday or Thursday afternoon

Register online here.

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