Using the Magic of the Pentatonic Scale

Using the Magic of the Pentatonic Scale

Apr 25, 2016

  Ding-a-ding !!!  It is a good thing the bells we play around with during our Kindermusik gathering time these days are all part of a harmonious PENTATONIC scale.  If not, it would have been very hard to listen to the clashing sounds.  This full chromatic set of high quality children’s hand bells were a delightful find for me, and I was eager to...

Call Out for Young Story Tellers !

Call Out for Young Story Tellers !

Apr 12, 2016

When young children begin to make a familiar story come alive, something magical happens.  How does your child change when they “fill in the voice” for the squeaky 3 little pigs, or the deep HUFF and PUFF of the big bad wolf ?   Do you ever pretend to be the TROLL under the bridge at the playground, as you child trip traps back and forth pretending...

Best Elements in Music education for 5 – 6 year olds

Best Elements in Music education for 5 – 6 year olds

Aug 18, 2015

While there is a lot of information about the benefits of music education, sometimes it is harder to find what parents should be seeking for their young child’s music development.  Opinions vary greatly according to the source, and often parents have misconceptions about musical development.  For example, parents may not consider the child’s musical...

Classical Music that Engages Children

Classical Music that Engages Children

Jan 24, 2014

Many composers have written classical music specifically for children.  We may know a few, like Peter and the Wolf, or Carnival of the Animals, but to find an extensive collection that is easy to share with, and actively engage children is not information that is found easily.  Kindermusik albums include several short sections of engaging classical music in...

Parent Perspectives on the 7 year Kindermusik Core Continuum

Parent Perspectives on the 7 year Kindermusik Core Continuum

Mar 3, 2013

Kindermusik is truly designed for children from infants through 7 years old.   The curriculum for each age group is based on research and experience to meet the musical and whole child development needs for children at each of these ages. Even one semester of Kindermusik can provide a great deal of enjoyment, and a perspective for the parent that can be...

Parent Perspectives On the Young Child Program

Parent Perspectives On the Young Child Program

Mar 3, 2013

What do PARENTS think about the Kindermusik for the Young Child program?  This post will allow me to share some of the comments that have been shared with me over the years.   AND it provides an opportunity for parents to add comments so they can share their thoughts personally.  I get to hear the wonderful thoughts and stories they share with me, and I...