- 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
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
2020 Fall Session Schedule:
- Tuesdays 12:15 Virtual includes both days
- Wednesdays 12:15
- Thursdays 9:00 am Outdoor Deck at UMT complex
For this unique moment in time, most of our Kindermusik programs are being offered ONLINE through the ZOOM app… so easy for them to connect with other 3-4 year old children and families through music, even while staying safe at 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.
You will have lifetime access to EACH unit’s album of delightful originally arranged recordings, as well as so much more music, delivered through our our newly released Kindermusik APP on any mobile device.
You will also have lifetime ONLINE access to each new unit of Kindermusik@Home, which includes integrated children’s eBook, along with a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development. Kindermusik@Home is available through the web on tablet, mobile, and PC devices – ready to use wherever your family wanders. It’s Kindermusik at your fingertips. Be aware, these are not games for your child to play independently online, each activity is designed to be a jumpstart for engaging in interactive play with your child, or set up a scenario for their creative and ongoing pretend play.
You have the option to choose instead a set of Physical materials, including CD of the recordings, a card book, and an instrument, for an additional $5 per unit. (Total of $10 for this Fall session.)
Of course, you can choose to have both Digital AND Physical materials for an additional $13 per unit (Total of $26 for this Fall session.) Honestly, it is well worth the cost as it gives you the best of both worlds and your children will grow through their continued use during each of their developing ages and stages.
You can come to the studio to pick up any Physical materials you request. Just connect with Ms Debbie for the best time.
The 2020 Kindermusik Schedule of Units for Level 3 Each unit includes new music, books, instruments, and more.
Wk 1-2: It’s Music Day House Party – These weeks of unlimited virtual classes offer SO MUCH to engage you and your child through interactive online play with Ms. Debbie ! ALL of your FAVORITES are included during class time, as well as extra story times and dance parties. You will both love the book about what happens each day of Kindermusik, and we’ll create our own adapted story of how a day with Virtual music class unfolds. At this age, these two weeks also give you access to the Mira, Royal Detective Experience and all the music without additional cost.
Week 3-7: In My Garden – Your child will be getting back into nature with a song and a dance. We’ll feel like walking barefoot in the grass on a sunshiny day, as well as buzzing, sniffling, wriggling, hopping, slithering and burrowing like the insects and animals in our backyard garden. What kind of stories will your child be creating during their enhanced pretend play OUTDOORS?
Week 8-12: Feel the Music – Music is amazing in it’s ability to let us feel different emotions. Sometimes, those feelings are exactly what the composer wanted us to feel. Sometimes, we come to those emotions all on our own! Let’s investigate the world of our own emotions along with some music techniques and a wide variety of instruments, and learn not only to hear the music, but to FEEL the Music!
Week 13-14: WINTER House Party – These weeks of unlimited virtual classes offer SO MUCH to engage you and your child through interactive online play with Ms. Debbie ! The best of our ICE and SNOW play musical activities are included during class times, as well as extra story times and dance parties.
Throughout ALL the weeks, Students are invited to follow through on interesting “homework” to continue to engage them through out the week, supported by emails and posts to our private FB group. We’ll also share tips, resources, and ideas for infusing music into your daily routines, and developing rituals for relationship building.
Through these multi-sensory music activities, your child can develop a wide variety of school readiness skills, such as turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. Repetition of these activities also promotes the ongoing development of their language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity, and more. Plus, your child will learn basic music concepts, vocabulary and notation–all setting the stage for future school success and formal music 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.