Kindermusik FAQ's

  • How do babies and toddlers benefit from music class?

Scientists tell us that infants are born with billions of nerve cells and a nearly unlimited potential for connections between those nerve cells. Every time an infant has a sensory experience, neural pathways are formed. The greater the number of neural pathways, the greater the brain power. Rich sensory environments are vital to the brain development of infants.

In Kindermusik, we dance in a social setting where small children can begin to understand and anticipate patterns, which preps their brains for math and musical theory. We play with steady beat, which underlies our ability to pick up the pattern of language. The bonding and comforting activities we show you in class help you and your child work through all the natural stresses that occur with growing and developing. Music increases coordination and balance, promotes literacy and language, cultivates listening skills, and encourages delightful and rewarding interaction with your child!

  • How Does Kindermusik Benefit Parents?

Kindermusik acknowledges that you are your child’s first and most important teacher, and your Kindermusik classes and Home Materials will empower you with the knowledge and tools to bring the love of learning and love of music to your child. Kindermusik is truly the essence of “quality time,” offering you a place to create special memories with your child and gain new insights into your child’s development.

You will discover a unique sense of community and belonging in the Kindermusik classroom. Not only will your child blossom in this environment, but you will come to appreciate the support and friendship from the other adults in class. Kindermusik gives you the opportunity to form relationships with other parents in your community, with children the same age as yours, so you can "expand your Village."

  • Is your child ready for a formal preschool experience?

We now have Music Maker’s Preschool which includes a Kindermusik class for ages

3-5.

When it comes to preschool, you have many choices, but we hope you choose Music Maker’s. Space is very limited so sign up today.

The opportunity to creatively express their individual imaginations through the combination singing, moving, and playing instruments activities is unique to Kindermusik and Music Maker’s Preschool.  PLUS there is the added benefit of a development for a love of music that will last much past the time when school is done and the dance shoes and karate gees are put away. In fact, as we often say at Kindermusik: “A good beginning never ends.”

  • Is Kindermusik a good investment?

Kindermusik is the leader in Early Childhood Music and Movement programs. Being a part of Kindermusik ensures that you get an exceptional product and an exceptional experience.

Kindermusik regularly consults with experts in the field of Early Childhood development, music and movement as they develop their curricula. These experts, along with an amazing team at Kindermusik International, bring their knowledge and experience into your lives. No other curriculum can boast of such backing.

The materials produced by Kindermusik International are of the highest quality.  With your Home Materials, your classroom experience can continue at home (or in the car, the doctor’s office office, or grocery store) every day of the week!

If you compare apples to apples, Kindermusik is actually often less expensive than other programs.  There are no costume fees, recital fees, instrument rentals, or additional purchases required. With Kindermusik “you get what you pay for” – and then some!

And here’s the best part.  Kindermusik is truly MORE than just music.  

  • Is Kindermusik REALLY all that wonderful?

Parents tell us that it is. And kids do, too! "Mommy, can we go to Kindermusik today?" is a common refrain. As the world’s leader in music and movement curricula for young children, we see each day how children blossom when they are engaged on every level - physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively.  As your child is noticed and loved, as we celebrate her discoveries and contributions, as they are so joyfully immersed the activities that they don't even know they're learning, you will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Kindermusik is not just good for your child; it's impact extends well beyond the classes into the everyday life of your child and family, and truly enables your child to fulfill every inch of their marvelous potential.

So, what’s the next step?

We invite you to join thousands of other parents around the world who attend Kindermusik classes every week and to experience for yourself why Kindermusik is the world’s most trusted brand in musical learning. Click on the class of your choice, and fill out the enrollment form. Still have questions? Contact me here.

  • Can I come to a Free Preview class?

 All new families are offered their first class FREE.  This way you can see if our teaching style and the Kindermusik program are a good fit for your family.  Through your participation you will join an established class with children who are familiar with the routines and rituals of our class structure.  This will give you a good idea of what you can expect from your child once they are comfortable in our class setting. Sign up for a Free Preview Class HERE. Click on the class you would like to try and then click "Claim Your Spot."

  • Do I participate in the class with my child?

Yes! Parents play a very important role in any Kindermusik class.  Our classes are specifically designed to foster parent-child bonding and to honor the important role that YOU have in your child's development. During your involvement in class, the most important thing you can do for your child is to be an active and patient role model.  It is not uncommon for a child to attend for several weeks before feeling comfortable in class. Don't be discouraged - what a child is absorbing in class is often evidenced in the comfort of the home environment rather than in a certain level of participation in class. The understanding and consistency of the parent or carer in class and at home are key to facilitating musical learning and growth. 

In Young Child classes, the children are in class with the teacher for 45 minutes and then the parents and siblings attend the last 15 minutes. We will share our fun activities together and make sure everyone understands their homework assignment.

  • How much are Kindermusik classes?

Please check out this link for pricing.  When you enroll, we provide you with an education program that includes tuition, resources and materials that you need to enjoy the classes in our studio and at home.  Curriculum is divided into themed units combining the class experience with 3 sets of Home Materials which include a CD, Family Activity Book which also has a Literature book included. Some of the sets also include instruments. So you may receive 1 or 2 instruments per semester.

Are there any discounts for siblings? - For families with a second child (or twins) attending classes, a $55 materials discount will be applied to the tuition of the younger attending child the same class. Young Child is a 4 semester program catering to older learners who are ready to have a classroom feel. Sibling discounts in this program are $10.

 

Are there any other discounts? - Your word of mouth is the greatest compliment we can receive and we appreciate you recommending our programs to others.  A $10 credit towards your tuition is offered for any family and friends that you refer that translates into a new enrollment.

  • What happens if we have to miss a class?

Luanne is committed to providing a class experience that is safe and healthy for your family.  If you are unable to attend your class, please let us know as soon as you are able. Provided there is space in a class, you may attend a makeup class at any one of our other scheduled classes for your age group.  

  • Do you have a 'happy and healthy' policy?

We will miss you if you need to skip a class, but we appreciate your consideration of the health of other children, parents and your educator by staying home if you or your child is unwell.

  • Is this a class that would work well for a wiggly and on the go child?

Children are NOT required to sit still in class.  We do try to encourage safe movements in class so no one gets hurt, but we encourage children to move about freely as their bodies need. That said, there are lots of opportunities for high energy movement (jumping, dancing, spinning, etc. ) and many opportunities for your active child to learn about listening and appropriate quiet times. Check out this video.

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