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Kindermusik Virtual+ Class Descriptions

kindermusik virtual class descriptionsOur Kindermusik Virtual+ includes Kindermusik classes. Below are descriptions of those classes so you can choose which ones might be best for you. Of course, classes are unlimited so you are welcome to come to them all!


shake, rattle, and rollFoundations

Age Range: Newborn – 18 months (or so)
Session Length: 45 minutes with caregiver

Make baby’s first class musical! Our Foundations classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and objects. Shared activities for babies and their caregivers provide the opportunity to strengthen your connection with your child through joyful music-making experiences.

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Listening to and experiencing songs and rhymes
  2. Back-and-forth vocal plays and other parent-child interactions that build neural pathways in a baby’s developing brain
  3. Exploring baby-safe instruments and other object play
  4. Baby-caregiver bonding exercises including story time, massage, and relaxation activities

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  1. Increased balance and control over movements and strengthened core muscles
  2. Development of listening and back-and-forth communication skills
  3. Introduction to a variety of spoken sounds and rhythms that will support language and literacy development

all together nowMixed Age

Age Range: Newborn – 7 years
Session Length: 45 minutes recommended with caregiver; 30 minutes during evening class

Our mixed-age classes are perfect for families with children of any age between newborn and 7. These classes allow infants through seven-year-olds—and their caregivers—to gather together for a fun-filled learning experience. Your Kindermusik educators will help you modify movement activities, group dances, and instrument-play activities so all children can enjoy at their developmental stage. Mixed-age classes offer the perfect setting for weekly family bonding time and inspire ideas for more music exploration, play, and more fun at home.

ACTIVITIES

  1. Exploring movement concepts and participating in musical interactions with objects and others
  2. Discovering different ways instruments can make sounds and experiencing a wide range of musical concepts
  3. Identifying and vocally imitating sounds and learning to describe them
  4. Learning to associate a picture with a sound
  5. Singing songs with language patterns that explore rhythm, speech sounds, syntax, and rhyme

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  1. Increased alertness, self-control, and ability to regulate their own movements
  2. Stabilization of muscles necessary for healthy posture and overall balance
  3. Improved coordination and locomotor skills, fine motor skills, and finger and hand strength
  4. Strengthened ability to memorize, sequence, and predict patterns
  5. Development of early pre-literacy and number skills

love, laugh, and learnLevel 3

Age Range: 3 years up to age 7
Session Length: 45 minutes with or without caregiver

We’ll be using Level 3 and Level 4 curriculum to challenge and engage all children preschool age up to age 7.

Level 3 classes engage preschoolers’ natural love of music and activate their imaginations. A wide range of learning opportunities boosts language skills, confidence, independence, social-emotional skills, and self-control.

ACTIVITIES

  1. Experiencing a variety of sounds and learning how sounds are produced by playing musical instruments, speaking or singing
  2. Playing instruments with an emphasis on steady beat, repeated rhythm patterns, graphic notation, and ensemble music
  3. Engaging in creative expression and language play, expressing feelings and ideas through movement and music
  4. Pre-reading music and learning to interpret graphic notation symbols, a precursor to learning traditional music symbols

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  1. Increased attention and focus; growing ability to memorize and recall
  2. Growing ability to detect patterns, nuances, and timbre in sounds, a critical skill for music and language development
  3. Experience waiting patiently, taking turns and communicating effectively and respectfully
  4. Wider vocabulary and knowledge of story structures; critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  5. Learning how to decode and interpret symbols, skills necessary for reading, math, and music
In addition to the classes described above, our Kindermusik Virtual+ program includes a dance party, special themed classes, sing-alongs, evening stories and lullabies plus more each week!

SCHOOL YEAR CALENDARS


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Our School Years include 35 active weeks of classes with some scheduled weeks off which are noted below.

SCHOOL YEAR 2023 – 2024
School Year ends – May 17, 2024

SCHOOL YEAR 2024 – 2025
School Year begins – August 12th, 2024
OFF – Thanksgiving week – Nov. 25 – 29, 2024
OFF – Holiday/Winter break – Dec. 16, 2024 – Jan. 5, 2025
School Year Resumes after Winter Break – Jan 6, 2025
OFF – Spring Break – March 17 – 21, 2025
School Year ends – May 16, 2025

Classes held in-person and virtually. Click here to view options.

 

SUMMER 2024 CALENDAR


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Our Summer is a 8 week fun filled session (with a scheduled week off worked in for the holiday). We know Summer travel is common, so we are happy to pro-rate the value of up to 2 weeks should you need it. Just let us know when you register!

Summer – 8 weeks
Summer Begins – June 3 – 7, 2024
OFF – July 4th Holiday – July 1 – 5, 2024
Summer Resumes after holiday – July 8, 2024
Summer ends – July 29 – August 2, 2024

Classes held in-person and virtually. Click here to view options.

LOOKING AHEAD…
School Year 2024 – 2025 begins week of August 12th!