Music for Expanding through Imagination and Independent Learning
Kindermusik Level 3 & 4
- independent 3 – 5 year olds
- emerging independence welcome
- Weekly 45 minute structured class session
- 30 min. independent participation
- last 15 min. parent & siblings join in music making
- Events offered one Saturday each month (click here)
2018 – 2019 Session: Aug. – May
- Tuesdays 11:30
- Wednesdays 1:30
- Thursdays 11:30
This program is right for you and your child if:
Your 3 year old child is becoming more independent and ready to engage more with peers than parents in a group learning situation. Some children may still need a parent in the room for a bit of reassurance, and that’s okay. Their confidence will grow and outgrow that need… gently. Your young student is gaining even more skills in their journey to become “school-ready” and develop into “young musicians”.
Enrollment in a Nutshell
Enrollment is just $65 a month for a session subscription, and includes 34 lessons from end of Aug through mid- May. Our curriculum includes solid Core 15 week units Fall & Spring, each of which includes music, books, instruments & more. In January, you will love our unique 4 week unit, with digital music, story and online activities.
Enroll at any time, and continue enrollment easily through different units, with tuition prorated to your start date.
If you have a child in this age range, you KNOW that their imaginations are in overdrive. This wonderful program allows us to delve into their imagination with them, shaping and reshaping familiar and delightful worlds where learning occurs as naturally as breathing, where singing comes as naturally as talking, and where children can explore being other people or animals, as easy as exploring being themselves. In the process, children gain valuable music skills, such as developing their singing voice, playing a steady beat, ensemble development, and much more that prepares them for success in further music opportunities, as well as for life.
Your young 3 year old may just be exploring the idea of participating without a parent in the room, and we lovingly nurture this growing independence, while recognizing the big emotions and need for support that may occur in this process.
Musically, you will often catch your child singing more as part of their day, as they stroll along in the rain (whether it is raining… or not), or sing a glissando as they glide down a slide (whether it exists… or not), or gather family and friends to be a part of a musical story with sound effects about a rain storm, followed by a rainbow song (even on a sunny day).
Here in Lakeland, FL, we are offering this unique opportunity for your imaginative preschooler to engage in story telling and music making with their peers independently for just a short time once a week. As a parent, you will appreciate how your child is met with consideration, respect and love for their unique personality and learning styles.
In the waiting room (for 30 min.), you may be listening in on the music making, sharing your own stories and problem solving with other parents, and/or enjoy playing with your younger child with our magnets, classic toys, and books… lots of books.
Through our private Facebook GROUP, specifically created for OUR enrolled local Kindermusik families , the PARENTS are also able to connect in a more interactive way. This is our happy online space where we can share our musical journey together, sharing pictures and stories from class, and home.
Together, we become a cozy support system for each other as we face the challenges and delights of this rapidly changing stage of life.
Each Imagine That! class is focused on creating a stimulating musical environment that integrates music, pretend play, story telling, movement, and more. Because Kindermusik so strongly believes that all children learn the most from their home experiences and interactions with their parents and siblings, each semester comes with a full set of home materials that provide high-quality tools for continuing the learning at home. Each set contains:
2 CDs of high quality music featuring a variety of voices, instruments, and styles
2 Children’s literature books with interesting characters, story lines, and word plays
A Home Activity Book which includes the words & melodies of the songs, as well as “homework” assignments after each class to help bring the learning home
A Play Set based on the theme of the semester – where the imagination can more fully process the learning that takes place
During the first semester, each Imagine That! student also recieves a turquoise Kindermusik backpack to carry their instruments and projects back and forth to class.
The 2018-19 School Year Kindermusik Session of Level 3 will include 7 unique units, each with new music, book and more, for a total of 34 lessons.
Aug – Dec: Hello Weather, Let’s Play Together – The cycle of weather patterns become our play, with a soundtrack for each season: celebrating sunny mornings, wind effects, rainstorm we create through our voices and instruments, and yes, even action packed moments in the snow. 15 lessons.
January: Feel the Music – Music is a powerful trigger for emotions, and emotions can powerfully inspire the creation of music. Young children are still in the early stages of learning to feel and express their emotions, and we begin to relate to these emotions through music. 4 lessons with online access to music, story & activities.
Feb – May: Cities! Busy Places, Friendly Faces – City life is WAY more fun through songs, storytelling and a bit of imaginative play with instruments, props and sound effects. 15 lessons
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.