You can learn more about our location, and our story about our crazy move in these two blog posts.
Looking for Kindermusik in Lakeland?
Come make music together with us in our newest Music Connections Studio:
2700 South Florida Ave, Lakeland 33803
- part of the United Methodist Temple complex
- Access to parking lot on Roger’s Terrace Road. off South Florida Ave. across from the Publix Southgate Plaza
- just a few minutes from the Polk Parkway, headed North
- follow the Music Connections / Kindermusik signs
This is the perfect way to stay connected while staying safe at home. For most of our classes and events, we will be interacting with each other LIVE ONLINE through ZOOM. You may wonder how this will work for your young child, but you may be amazed at the connection and benefits and flexibility you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Check out what these parents have to say about the Virtual Kindermusik experience. You must be REGISTERED for any class, even if just visiting, to meet regulations.
We do have a few limited options for OUTDOOR classes and events. UMT is allowing us to use the large DECK outside of the Kindermusik studio, which gives us enough space for social distancing, and less risk so we can SING and dance and make music with our friends.
Families who choose this option must review the Safe and Healthy Guideslines for Outdoor Kindermusik in the Fall of 2020. These class times are filling up fast because the class size on the deck is limited to 6 - 8 students.
In our Studio
Due to high COVID-19 outbreaks in situations in which people are SINGING, and subsequent research, CDC guidelines do not allow SINGING indoors, no matter how large the space. Just ask music teachers in the schools!
We will return to our happy Kindermusik studio as soon as we can safely do so, hopefully at the beginning of the new year. When we do, the class size will be limited to 6 families, so we can be 6' apart.
Kindermusik In Lakeland Schedules (click here)
- Weekly class groups – Summer Adventures (June-July)
- Weekly class groups – School Year Kindermusik Core
- Kindermusik Playdates: unique events offered 1 Sat./month.
Enroll at any time, and continue enrollment easily through different units, and even as your child move along to the next age group.
What should you expect when you arrive?
Follow the sidewalks in the center of the complex, just past the office area. The OUTDOOR DECK is to the left, Studio to the right.
During these months of pandemic, families will have access to the studio ONLY to use the bathroom and wash hands. Take care to enter only one family at a time. You will enter into a small hallway, and walk through the Waiting Room to get to the sinks and bathroom. The diaper changing cabinet is in the waiting room near the bathroom.
Once we enter the MUSIC area (OUTDOOR on the DECK for now), we take off and store our shoes, as well as our purses and bags in the baskets under the bench you choose. Some folks like to bring socks to wear during class.
Please BRING an empty non-spill CUP of water with you so your child has a drink available inside the music area. We get thirsty.
NO Food is allowed on the deck during class. Any snacks will need to be eaten in the yard area. Please keep this area clean.
Ms Debbie will greet you on the DECK, and we will start with a gathering time to play and get comfortable.
Through Kindermusik in Lakeland, FL, we are offering a unique opportunity for your child, and your whole family, to engage in music making together with other children similar in age, and structured specifically for each developmental stage from birth to 6 years old.
Musically, your child will be building a foundation for music appreciation and concepts for their specific age, based on the teachings of early childhood music masters, Orff, Suzuki, and Kodaly, including the teaching principles of Montessori.
As a parent, you will appreciate how your child is met with consideration, respect and love for their unique personality and learning styles. When you participate together, you have the unique opportunity to observe and discover how your unique child learns best, and to support their unique way of being engaged, even if it looks different from someone else.
When your older child is participating independently with their peers, you may find yourself in the waiting area, listening in on the music making, sharing your own stories, problem solving with other parents, and/or enjoy playing with your younger child with our fun manipulatives.
Together, we become a cozy support system for each other as we face the challenges and delights of this rapidly changing stage of family life… made a little easier with the magical process of music.
As an orchestra teacher and violinist, I know how invaluable it is for young musicians to be able to keep a steady beat at different tempos, to be able to match pitch while singing (or playing), and to be able to follow directions in a group setting—all skills Debbie teaches and reinforces right from the beginning. My son has been given the gift of a great foundation for his future musical studies and other life adventures!Sarah Morrison