I have two piano time slots available:
Thursday 4:30 pm pre-piano for 4-5 year olds
Thursday 4:00 pm older children
article – What parents should look for in a music teacher:
Seeking to develop their child’s self-confidence, awaken his passion for the arts, or just to have fun many parents enroll him in music lessons. A piano teacher is crucial in helping frame a child’s outlook on music.
Whether for recreation, personal, or professional development, investing in high quality music education is important to the child’s musical development. Parents should familiarize themselves with current standards of their country’s musical institutions to ensure the prospective teacher has proper certification.
Check out the full article By Elaine Teguibon here.
Sign up now if you are interested in The Sign & Sing class for baby sign language be sure to register soon and pass the information on to your friends ASAP. Spaces are limited. Here is the link to the registration page.
There has been a lot of demand this year and I had to cancel the January session due to family issues. A new section has just been opened up starting in April. Don’t wait to register as the spots are already being taken.
Yes, classes have started but you may register in any class which still has openings. Tuition will be prorated and you will not have to miss any more of the fun!
Here is a great article for all parents about early child brain development. For the quick-read version, scroll about halfway down and take a look at the “10 Things Every Child Needs.” Kindermusik address EACH of these needs.
Are you considering private lessons sometime in your child’s future? Kindermusik can help pave the way to success! Check out this article…and visit us for a free preview class to see what we’re all about!
When children drum along to the rhythms in a song or to their own name, they practice careful listening and pattern recognition. This is one way children hear sounds in words – a skill necessary for word recognition, speaking, reading, and writing (adapted from “Show and Tell”).
LEARN AT HOME! Have your child focus on listening to you as you say, shake, or drum a rhythmic pattern. Then, model active listening by letting your child attempt to copy you. The result may or may not be the same pattern you modeled; remember that there are no “wrong” answers, as we are focusing on process, not performance! If your child responded with a different pattern, echo the new pattern back to her. If your child responded with the same pattern you modeled, try modeling a new pattern the next time.
Call or email me now if you are interested in joining us on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm. You can also register online. We being Dewdrops on March 30. That will run for 8 weeks. I have been asked to follow it with a 5 week session of Sign & Sing. Check out our Kindermusik home page for more info about all of our classes.
“Playing an instrument may help youngsters better process speech in noisy classrooms and more accurately interpret the nuances of language that are conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice,” says Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology and Communication Sciences at Northwestern University.
“Cash-strapped school districts are making a mistake when they cut music from the K-12 curriculum,” says Kraus, director of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory in Northwestern’s School of Communication.
Kraus will present her own research and the research of other neuroscientists suggesting music education can be an effective strategy in helping typically developing children as well as children with developmental dyslexia or autism more accurately encode speech.
“People’s hearing systems are fine-tuned by the experiences they’ve had with sound throughout their lives,” says Kraus. “Music training is not only beneficial for processing music stimuli. We’ve found that years of music training may also improve how sounds are processed for language and emotion.”
Read the full article:
Neuroscientist: Think twice about cutting music in schools | ScienceBlog.com.