Passionate and playful music making builds self-confidence

CLASS DESIGN

Age Range

4.5 to 6 years

Class Structure

Four 14-week semesters. While each semester builds on the previous, there is sufficient review for new students to be added each semester.

Class Length 

60 minute weekly classes, parent involvement last 10-15 minutes of class

Class Size 

12 children maximum
Kindermusik Kit 

  1. Children’s folder with stickers 

  2. Music At Home cards

  3. Family Songbook

  4. Instrument (wind, string, or pre-keyboard instrument depending on the semester)

  5. CD of music from class 

  6. Canvas bag (during first semester) 

  7. Games bag

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Level 4 classes offer children exciting first experiences with musical symbols and more complex instruments, laying the groundwork for formal music instruction. You’ll join the fun for the final activities and watch as your child begins to master music terms and concepts, building a strong foundation for learning in other subjects like math, reading, and writing.

LEARNING EXPERIENCES

  • Listening to a variety of sounds, including music from individual instruments and complete compositions that highlight specific genres, cultures, composers, or concepts and sharing their listening observations

  • More complicated instrument-play, such as dances that include instrument play, back-and-forth rhythm conversations with instruments, and songs with accompanying instrument patterns

  • Experiencing various types of movement, including creative movement, movement with a partner, group, instruments, or props, and movement that explores concepts like high/low or staccato/legato

  • Singing a variety of songs in an appropriate range and engaging in call-and-response, echoing, and instrument play

  • Pretend play through music, vocal development, storytelling, listening, and movement

  • Introduction to music concepts and vocabulary

BENEFITS AND SKILLS

  • Enhanced self-awareness, refined listening skills

  • Heightened sense of creativity

  • Development of sensory, motor, and cognitive skills

  • Increasing pitch accuracy, memory recall, and sequencing abilities

  • Ability to cooperate within a group, exhibit self-control, and listen attentively

  • Stronger foundation for language and literacy skills, such as phonological awareness, focused attention, effective communication, and vocabulary

  • Strengthened brain connections used to integrate new learning, make decisions, and think critically

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WHAT PARENTS SAY

My father was a music therapist so I am very much aware of the impact that music can have on the brain. We are a proud Kindermusik family and Smart Start Music is our first step into formal education! It's where we wake up those baby brain cells and get them ready to learn!

Dr. CHRISTIANA RISSING

I have one child in Kindermusik and one that just graduated.  Both girls love music and have learned so much.  My oldest could read music by the age of six!.  But more importantly, Kindermusik has developed a love of music within them that will last a lifetime.

MARY SCHARTUNG