The little drummer boy in this video is in 1st grade, but WOW! does he have a good handle on how to play the drums. Not only does he keep a steady beat, he matches his beat to the varying speeds in the music.
If you think THAT is awesome, you should see his Dad play, check out the drum lesson videos on YouTube by Randy Van Patten. It’s no wonder this boy is so talented. It is fabulous to see the connectedness of this family, and how music brings them together!
His mom sent this to me recently. When this little boy, between the ages of 2 – 3, was in Kindermusik, he was sooo shy. But he thrived in the presence of him mom, and esp. when Dad was able to attend as well. These parents were always so great to adapt ways to participate in the activities for their shy child. He loved Kindermusik, but really mostly just wanted to interact with his parents.
When he got into the Imagine That class, where there is opportunity to participate independently, he was quite shy and reserved. But, any time his mom joined the class, he blossomed and had a great time. So she participated alongside the children for the entire class, and he got so much out of it. The Imagine That material was just right for his cognitive abilities, so it was still better for him to be in that program, just needed a bit more emotional support.
Because his parents accepted him for WHO he is, and respected his need for additional emotional support, he gradually grew more and more confident in his own strengths and abilities. And, as you can see, he is a very able and confident performer. Of course, his parents get ALL the credit for that ! They just chose Kindermusik as a tool to help him explore a strong interest of his, and to provide additional social opportunities.
Each Kindermusik program offers a set of parameters and activities that are recommended for each age group. But the BEAUTY of the real experience is that parents are present, and engage their children in a way that is right for them (with ideas and guidance from the educator).
Many families with just-turned 3 year olds are uncertain which class to take. Just call and let’s talk about what is right for your child, and your family. Together, we are a team who has the best interest of the child at heart, and we can provide a fabulous experience that meets the needs of your child.