ACTIVITIES

  • Exploring movement concepts and participating in musical interactions with objects and others
  • Discovering different ways instruments can make sounds and experiencing a wide range of musical concepts
  • Identifying and vocally imitating sounds and learning to describe them
  • Learning to associate a picture with a sound
  • Singing songs with language patterns that explore rhythm, speech sounds, syntax, and rhyme

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Increased balance and control over movements and strengthened core muscles
  • Ability to embrace both familiar and unfamiliar social experiences
  • Development of listening and back-and-forth communication skills
  • Introduction to a variety of spoken sounds and rhythms that will support language and literacy development​

LEVEL TWO | Ages 18 months - 3 years

​Make baby's first class musical! Foundations classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and objects. Shared activities for babies and their caregivers provide the opportunity to strengthen your connection with your child through joyful music-making experiences.

ACTIVITIES

  • Experiencing a variety of sounds and learning how sounds are produced by playing musical instruments, speaking or singing
  • Playing instruments with an emphasis on steady beat, repeated rhythm patterns, graphic notation, and ensemble music
  • Ensemble Development, an activity that builds the skills preschoolers need in order to create music within a group
  • Engaging in creative expression and language play, expressing feelings and ideas through movement and music
  • ​Pre-reading music and learning to interpret graphic notation symbols, a precursor to learning traditional music symbols

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Increased attention and focus; growing ability to memorize and recall
  • Growing ability to detect patterns, nuances, and timbre in sounds, a critical skill for music and language development
  • Experience waiting patiently, taking turns, working cooperatively in a group and communicating effectively and respectfully
  • Wider vocabulary and knowledge of story structures; critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Learning how to decode and interpret symbols, skills necessary for reading, math and music

FOUNDATIONS | Newborn to 18 months

ACTIVITIES

  • Listening to and experiencing songs and rhymes
  • Vocal plays and other parent-child interactions that build neural pathways in a baby's developing brain
  • Exploring baby-safe instruments and other object play
  • Baby-caregiver bonding exercises, including story time, massage, and relaxation activities

No terrible two's here! Our Level 2 classes encourage older toddlers to initiate their own ideas and explore their creativity. Each class offers plenty of fun outlets for toddler-style energy, promoting cognitive development through singing, dancing, and instrument play. You'll have the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers who are also experiencing the joys and complexities of these busy years, while learning to use music to create and simplify routines at home.

Level 3 classes engage preschoolers' natural love of music and activate their imaginations. A wide range of learning opportunities boosts language skills, confidence, independence, social-emotional skills, and self-control. You are invited to join the fun in each class, sharing in the joy of music-making and learning how your child is developing, all while strengthening your relationship with your child.

LEVEL THREE | Age 4

In every Kindermusik class, your child is welcomed into a playful and nurturing environment where they will sing, move, play instruments, and hear stories - all while developing social skills, problem-solving skills, pre-math skills, and a foundation for reading. Our research-based curriculum focuses on whole-child development and helps you understand how your child is developing musically, cognitively, and socially.​

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Increased alertness, self-control, and ability to regulate their own movements
  • Stabilization of muscles necessary for healthy posture and overall balance
  • Improved coordination and locomotor skills, fine motor skills, and finger and hand strength
  • Strengthened ability to memorize, sequence, and predict patterns
  • Development of early pre-literacy and number skills