PRE-K KINDERMUSIK CLASSES-Each session is 8 weeks long, with new CD and physical & digital home materials every 4 weeks, except for FAMILY TIME. It is important to note that even though we list physical ages here, your child’s developmental comfort is how you should choose a class. If you have questions about this, please contact the Director.
Newborn to New Walker
Cuddle, bounce, and bop with your baby in their Kindermusik class. Whether your baby is a lap baby, crawler or cruiser, this class will be perfect for you! With age-appropriate activities for each stage of development this parent-child music and movement class will help you strengthen those early parent-child bonds, understand your baby’s development, and heavily focus on child development and communication with your baby.
Secure walker to 2.5 years old (younger siblings welcome, no charge for children under 6 months old)
Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class designed to be just right for very young children. This Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child's beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your young toddler needs to walk, run, and climb; and on vocal development, helping to nurture your child's speaking and singing voice.
2-3.5 years old (younger siblings welcome, no charge for children under 6 months old)
This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and her new friends and you’ll love helping her practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week.
Each week in class we combine your preschooler’s natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. Parents join class for the final activities. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning—and the fun!
4-5 year olds
This curriculum is the natural extension for continued creative and fun learning through play that took place in Kindermusik Laugh & Learn. It acts perfectly as a bridge or interim class for those children planning to move on to the more formal structure of a Young Child class. It also allows you, the educator to reach a segment of the population that wants to continue with joyful Kindermusik experiences but is not ready for the more formal class.
Newborn to 5 year olds (10 week class!)
With older children ready to show the little ones how it's done and the younger ones eager to learn, Family Time becomes a multi-layered learning environment. The whole family can listen to instruments and to each other, learn and explore together, and enjoy music and movement with hoops, scarves and tumble-around play. Story time and family jams, puppet play and happy singing—all Family Time activities encourage discovery and exploration and foster sharing and social skills too. In this special class, your children will strengthen their ties with each other and with you. It's hard to find time for things you can all do together, but in Family Time, you'll see how just how far music and together time can go.
AFTER K KINDERMUSIK CLASSES
5-7 year olds
Set up as a 2-year journey, classes meet once a week for 60 minutes. Students explore many facets of the musical experience - speaking, singing, moving, dancing, listening, creating and playing instruments, as well as learning about reading and writing music. As the capstone to the child's Kindermusik journey, Young Child broadens and deepens the child's introduction to the fulfillment and excitement of musicianship. Home materials include children's folder with stickers, games bag, Music at Home Cares, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class and a glockenspiel, dulcimer, or recorder (depending on semester). Click on the class in the schedule listing below for more details. Enrollment begins EACH FALL--Any other entering must be approved by the Director before enrollment.
7 years old+
We offer group, semi-private and private instrument lessons for children age 7 and above in piano, ukulele, flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone and trumpet. Children age 6 may be ready for instrument study, please contact the director to schedule an appointment. New families, please contact the director to discuss class placement or set up a lesson time: firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-527-7900.
Days off include Jan. 20th, Feb. 14th & 17th, March 16-20 (Spring Break and Break between sessions) The rates you see below show a range, due to possible sibling or early registration discounts.