Light at the End of the Parenting Tunnel

You’ve heard me gush about my new baby nephew, but allow me to gush a bit about my older niece and nephew who stayed with us for a week in July. I absolutely adore them and I want to encourage You, Parents “in the thick of it”, that there really is a light at the end of the parenting tunnel.… Continue reading →


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Kindermusik Fall Themes

Here’s what your child can look forward to in Kindermusik this Fall.   Village 0-18 months: Feathers and Do-Si-Do The musical poems of Woody Guthrie, bird songs, and the naturally occurring sounds in nature help babies develop an early appreciation-and accelerated aptitude-for language, movement, and music in this class. A CD with over 25 specially-selected… Continue reading →

Studio Highlight: Kindermusik at Greenland Hills UMC

Have you discovered our gorgeous, spacious Kindermusik studio at Greenland Hills UMC? If you haven’t seen this location, it’s tucked into the neighborhood and is certainly a hidden gem. Savvy Dallas parents recognize that Kindermusik is a bit of a well-kept secret, a little off-the-beaten-retail path… where your child can get in and out of the… Continue reading →


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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 →

Buying a Piano or Keyboard?

How do we buy a piano? Is a keyboard ok? I field this question at least once a week, so here’s an explanation of the considerations when purchasing a piano (or keyboard). The first thing you need to keep in mind is that resale of a piano or keyboard is nearly impossible. So buy what you… Continue reading →

Summer Class Notes

Read below to see what your child is learning and find fun online activities for the week. Peek-A-Boo:Rub-a-Dub-Dub Research consistently demonstrates the value of pretend play (or make-believe) in developing cognitive and social skills that are important to later school success. Click to see this bath activity that will nurture pretend play, creativity, language and… Continue reading →


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Where’s Miss Lisa?

“Is this all you do?” Just for fun, here’s a look at my typical Kindermusik-ful week! Mondays are the day for cranking out projects in the home office. I may be working on lesson planning or keeping accounts current or answering emails. During the fall and spring, you’ll find me at noon at the Arboretum.… Continue reading →


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Miss Lisa’s Travel Fun

We had a wonderful visit! Here are some highlights. We started at Lake Como.                 We took a daylong hike into the Alps, over the lake.                 Our next few days were spent in the small towns in Piedmont visiting family and… Continue reading →


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Summer Class Notes

Read below to see what your child is learning and find fun online activities for the week. Peek-A-Boo: Pop Goes the Squirrel Watch this squirrel variation on “Pop Goes the Weasel” that will get you giggling—and maybe even popping. They say peekaboo is all about object permanence, and you really can watch this concept gain traction as your baby develops. Play… Continue reading →


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