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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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 →

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 →


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Summer 2012

  Reserve your spot today We won’t charge you until June 1 Please note that summer enrollment is separate from school year enrollment so EVERYONE must save a spot with a new enrollment for summer! Classes begin the week of May 29 and run 10 weeks Most classes $225 per child (sibling discounts available) Includes… Continue reading →

Feed the Brain Juice!

One of the many things I love about Kindermusik is how beneficial it is to the development of the brain. Kindermusik aids in physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language development. Wow! How wonderfully encompassing. My husband and I don’t have children of our own at this point, but when we do, we’ll be Kindermusik-ing weekly… Continue reading →


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Living TV Free

Giddy bride in a white dress, adoringly speaking naive vows to the man I was committing to share my life with; that was me–23 years ago. He was a student in grad school and I was a first year special education teacher. Aspiring to foster healthy patterns of communication and time management from the start,… Continue reading →

Behavior 101

Moving through the day with a toddler can be an exercise in patience and communication. We never want to motivate with anger or fear, but frustration is a close cousin that seems to waiting in the wings more often that not. Throw in that every child has their own learning style and response patterns and… 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 →

The Gift of a Meal

This is a tradition that is as old as the hills and it needs to be kept alive! What is more beautiful at the end of a day of a newborn breastfeeding marathon, a toddler that seems to think she needs to snack as often as the baby and, oh ya, what’s the record for… Continue reading →