Class Notes: Summer Part 2

Village (0-18 months): Busy Days Set your baby’s day to classical music. Each lesson features new activities and songs you can sing for all the places you go together–the store, the playground, the doctor, and more.    Our Time (1.5-3.5 years): Zoo Train Hop aboard the Allee-Allee O! Music, instruments, and stories will take us to polar bears, kangaroos, elephants, monkeys,… Continue reading →

What happens after Kindermusik?

Come to our Piano and Guitar Recital and hear what our “graduates” can do. Friday May 9 at Greenland Hills UMC 5 pm and 6 pm If you don’t know what a dulcimer or glockenspiel is, should come to the 6 pm program, which will feature our graduating Kindermusik Young Child students playing their dulcimers and glockenspiels.  The entire Kindermusik… Continue reading →

Jazz it up!

Did you know April is Jazz Appreciation Month? Jazz is a uniquely American art form. It’s a hybrid form of music that fuses together African rhythms, American blues and European chamber music. There are so many different styles of jazz from early ragtime and swing to bebop, cool and west coast jazz, Latin jazz and… Continue reading →

To Sing or Not to Sing

“…Babbo pieta, pieta! Babbo pieta, pieta…” Sang Renee Fleming for her third encore in Boston. She chose Puccini’s delicious “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi to end her captivating performance.  As I sat in the audience listening to her sing, everything in the world just seemed right.  Renee Fleming has been a role model… Continue reading →

Rockers making kids’ music

You know you’re a Kindermusik parent if you can’t take a shower without singing, “bubbles on your nose” or “wishy washy, wishy washy, wishy washy WEEEEE!” It just goes to show that music is the great equalizer and there’s a song in us all! Apparently, celebrity rockers feel the same way about joining in the… Continue reading →

Maximize Creative Play!

For every hour in front of a screen, 10 percent less time is spent in creative play. —AAP Screen Time Warnings Every parent needs to make it through the day, or at least through a meal, or maybe just through a shower. What to do? An educational TV program? Hand the child an ipad? How… Continue reading →