• Separate Multi-age Events with Seasonal themes are also offered one Saturday each month for your family to enjoy together.     (see PLAYDATES below)

Music for Expanding through Imagination and Independent Learning

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Kindermusik Level 3

  • 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

2019 Session Schedule:

  • Tuesdays        11:30   –  WITH Parents  (by request)
  • Thursdays       11:30   – Independent 3 -5 yrs. 

For this unique moment in time, all our Kindermusik programs are being offered ONLINE through the ZOOM app… so easy for you to connect with other  3-4 year old children and families through music, even while staying home! 

Our children and families are LOVING this interactive time with Ms. Debbie and the other moms.  Our 3 – 4 year olds are amazed to see Ms Debbie on the screen and interact, like a group FaceTime.  Each will hear Ms. Debbie and their friends SING  hello to them with their name and choice of movment.  They will hear Ms. Debbie’s voice engaging them in creative musical play along with mom (or dad) nearby for support and interactions.  They will look forward to these few guided moments of joyful play just right for their interest in music and pretend play and for their growing development in so many areas.    On screen, your child will enjoy seeing the faces of their friends, and hearing Ms Debbie specifically call them out for ideas and feedback on what they are doing.

Before class each week, we’ll send an email with a list of things to gather as instruments and props for our active playtime together.  Families gather whatever “instruments” they can find at home to play along, gain some delightful activities and dances to keep our young learners happy and moving.  We don’t expect anything and this won’t be recorded.  You don’t have to clean your house or wear make-up.  The children can be in their pajamas.  Pants are optional, underwear are not.  We are all in this together, and we support each other without judgement.

With the music and online resources, you will have plenty of creative ideas to infuse your daily routines with music and meet the needs of these children, physically, mentally and emotionally… together… through music connections.

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, we’ll prorate your tuition 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
  • an instrument – designed for durability and a high quality sound that will encourage a love of music making, and provide opportunities to learn steady beat and ensemble development.
  • 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 2020 Kindermusik Schedule of Units for Level 3   Each unit includes new music, books, instruments, and more.

Jan – Apr:  Toys I Make, Trips I Take  –  As we pretend we are faced with an empty toyshop, it’s Toymakers are challenged to BE the toy (Jack in the Box & Spinning Top), CREATE new toys (Boats & Surprises), PRETEND with the toys,  through songs, storytelling and a bit of imaginative play with instruments, props and sound effects.   15 lessons

May:     Jazz Kitchen  –  Whether your child loves to eat anything, or is very picky, they will LOVE our upbeat session all about preparing and eating FOOD!  Be prepared for some dancing All around the Kitchen.  4 lessons with online access to music, story & activities.

June – July:   Wild Animal Park  – Our adventurers set out through a Wild Animal Park to learn about the different animals in each ecosystem, while dancing like monkeys, Stomping and trumpeting like elephants, waking up the jungle with DRUMS, and so much more.

 

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. 

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.

Miss Debbie is the GREATEST! Our daughter is in the middle of her second series of classes, and it is her favorite day of the week. Miss Debbie is an outstanding teacher and just engages children with the music and movement. We plan on continuing with classes for years to come!!! Kimberly Mummey

Social Worker and Mom to a young girl whose eyes sparkle with music