• Separate Multi-age Events with Seasonal themes offered one Saturday each month for your family to enjoy together.  Register for one, or more, that work into your schedule.  (see PLAYDATES below)

Music for Developing through Imagination

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Kindermusik Level 4

  • independent 4 – 5 year olds
  • Fall 2020 students will be integrated with Level 3
  • Weekly 45 minute structured class session
    • 30 min. independent participation on-site
    • last 15 min. parent & siblings join in music making
    • virtual students will need support during class

2020-21 Session:  Aug. – May

  • Tuesdays          12:15  pm 
  • Wednesdays    12:15  pm
  • Thursdays        9:00  am.   Outdoors – Virtual

For this unique moment in time, most of our Kindermusik programs are being offered ONLINE through the ZOOM app… so easy for your child to connect with other  4-5 year old children and families through music, even while staying home!   One class is offered Outdoors

Our children and families are LOVING this interactive time with Ms. Debbie and the other children.  Our 4-5 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.   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 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.  This will prepare your child for the Level 5 program for 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.

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 unit comes with a set of home materials that provide high-quality tools for continuing the learning at home.   Each set contains:

  • 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 Units Scheduled for Level 3   Each unit includes new music, book, instrument or prop and more.  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.  

Our Fall themes and units include:

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

https://musiconnx.com/programs/saturdays/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 Studio

Susan Chesser

Private Piano Instructor and Mom to a spunky young girl 🙂