Your Kindermusik programs in Lakeland are still in our delightful happy space, but our building has a new owner, so you’ll be seeing some changes as Geneva Classical Academy makes this their home.  You may be familiar with this place as Lakeside Baptist here on New Jersey Rd.

This has especially been a surprise for some of you who are enrolling online, and see Geneva Classical Academy as the location.  We are not moving there, they are moving here… next year.  This year, they will be doing some major renovations, so please excuse the mess of the transition.  It is a process, and you may or may not see progress on the outside, but be assured, there are busy beavers here!

We are happy with this transition and look forward to the ways we can both serve the families in our community in this peaceful space

Geneva Classical Academy is a private school, serving students from Elementary though through High School with a unique approach to education.  You can learn more on their website here.

Some of our previous and current Kindermusik families have children who are, or will soon be students at Geneva, and they are excited about this transition.

 

The wonderful folks at Geneva have assured me that Music Connections will continue to have a home in this location for the forseeable future.   That is great news, because I LOVE it here.  It truly is my happy place, and it is becoming better now.

If you haven’t had a chance to visit us here yet, come make music with us!  Follow the link to Schedule a Visit in this peaceful place, and see if this will become your happy place too!

 

Music for Celebrating Seasons

  • One Saturday each month
  • Register for one or more

9:30 -  Babies up to 20 months

10:30 - Mixed ages: 1 - 5 years

This could be your first Kindermusik experience to enjoy together, or...      This could become an anticipated monthly family ritual.

"One of my goals as a parent was surrounding my children with as many role models of people pursuing their passions as I could. I wanted them to see people doing and teaching things they love and enjoy so that they would learn to pursue their own passions as they grow. I was very fortunate to find Mrs. Debbie Mondale from Kindermusik when my first child was around 14 months and we started our Kindermusik journey as a family. Mrs. Debbie was passionate about music and passionate about making sure children love and enjoy music. She was *always* upbeat, caring, and enthusiastic in class, doing everything she could to connect to the kids on their level and meet them where they needed. If you are looking for a class that will celebrate the uniqueness of your child then you will find it with Mrs. Debbie. She also cares about our family as a whole and worked with me many times with my often difficult schedule to provide us enough flexibility to allow us to attend our classes. When my first child got older I thought she was doing so well with music that we should start piano lessons. She did do very well initially with her piano lessons and I credit Mrs. Debbie with that because I know she introduced many musical concepts in our classes that helped her excel at first in her lessons. While she did very well in her traditional piano lessons and I believe that she would've continued to do well (and eventually be quite proficient at the piano), I noticed a change in her approach to music. She was memorizing pieces for recitals (which she happened to enjoy at first) and practice was very robotic. It wasn't until I started back in Kindemusik classes with my second child did I realize the difference. My first child no longer had the joy and excitement with discovering music like my younger child was now doing in his own classes. She could play the notes, but the passion was gone. I asked Mrs. Debbie if it were possible for her to join the Young Child class for her age group and she graciously agreed. I took my older child to a class and let her decide which she would prefer to do- piano or kindermusik. There was no hesitation- she loved the class and we were back in kindermusik. Now I get to watch both of my children learn and discover musical concepts (sometimes without even realizing that's what they are doing) and I get to see my older child excel at multiple instruments. They are being exposed to music and culture from all around the world and learn musical history. I knew I had made the right choice to return to kindermusik when I saw my older child (without prompting) play one of her kindermusik songs on our piano (with no sheet music) for her younger brother to learn just because they both enjoyed it. I know that kindermusik has helped my children become well-rounded in their appreciation of music. I would highly recommend kindermusik and Mrs. Debbie to any family.!"

Karen Strickland - 2018