Music for Developing through Imagination
Kindermusik Level 4
- independent 4 – 5 year olds
- Weekly 45 minute structured class session
- 30 min. independent participation
- last 15 min. parent & siblings join in music making
- Separate Multi-age Events offered one Saturday each month (click here)
2018 – 2019 Session: Aug. – May
- Tuesdays 3:00
This program is right for your child if:
Your 4-5 year old child participates fully independent and is ready to delve into more complex songs, dances, rhythms as well as acting out parts of our stories, and creating their own.
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.
Your 4 – 5 year old is ready to use a variety of concepts across multiple learning experiences. For example, exploring HIGH and LOW with our hands, with our bodies, with our voices, with props like scarves, with instruments that have high and low sounds, in stories with sound effects, and at the correct time in a piece of music. All of these skills are wrapped up in specifically designed activities that engage their mind through imaginative storytelling throughout the class. You would be amazed at the many stories about familiar activities in a park… playgrounds, nature walks, picnics… and the learning that is infused into these stories.
You’ll join the fun for the final activities and watch as your child begins to master music terms and concepts, building a strong foundation for learning in other subjects like math, reading, and writing.
Here in Lakeland, FL, we are offering this unique opportunity for your imaginative preschooler to engage in story telling and music making with their friends independently each week. Families share that their child often wakes up asking “Is music class today? Are we going to see Ms. Debbie?”
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, 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 using our fun magnets, classic toys, and 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 delightful activity is focused on preparing these students to begin the pinnacle Kindermusik experience of Level 5, in which they will delve into the basics of music theory, learning to read, write and play melodies on a variety of instruments. Five year olds typically start this program in the Fall when starting Kindergarten.
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. The units we use are the same as Level 3, but many more complex musical concepts are added to help prepare our young musicians for our Level 5 program focusing on Musicianship Essentials.
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.
There is no better place for little ones to learn about music than with Miss Debbie! We’ve been going to Kindermusik classes with her for over two years, and I am always amazed by her interactions with the children! I am a piano teacher, and I send students too young for private lessons to Mrs. Debbie. They will learn what they need to know to begin lessons on any instrument through the Kindermusik curriculum!
Chesser Music StudioSusan Chesser