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 →

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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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 →


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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 →

Music Moves You!

Have you been noticing your baby or toddler grooving to that funky beat? Watching your little ones enjoy music at such an early age is adorable and incredibly Youtube-able, but did you know that there is science behind your tiny dancing machines? One study found that babies may be born with a predisposition for moving… Continue reading →

Modern Mix Tape

Remember the old “mix tape”? You know, the one a best friend would make with all “your songs” on it; or the one you made for that high school boyfriend? Those were the days. Well, it’s time to make your child the modern version of a mix tape, i.e., playlists. Playlists will help you transform… Continue reading →


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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 →

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 →

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 →