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Kindermusik Virtual+ Class Descriptions

Copy of CLICK HERE FOR 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!


22459309_10156670810798098_8637868279898751704_oFoundations

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

22467703_10156670812238098_76879001768075544_oMixed 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

22384224_10156670811368098_4611595447737628714_oLevel 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!

SUMMER 2021 CALENDAR


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Our Summer includes 10 weeks of in person & online virtual classes! 
Summer session A (five weeks)
All Locations: June 7 – July 16 (no class 6/28/2021 – 7/2/2021)

Summer session B (five weeks)
All Locations: July 19 – August 20

Monthly Online Virtual Bilingual Birdies runs along with the dates above including scheduled breaks.  

Classes in Summer will be offered in person and virtually. An option of attending both in person and virtual is available as well. In person classes will be held as long as covid-19 conditions continue to improve and we feel it is safe to hold them. In person classes will have safety protocols including mask wearing in order to attend. Virtual classes will continue no matter what! 

SCHOOL YEAR 2021-2022 CALENDAR


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Our School Year includes 32 active weeks of classes with some scheduled weeks off which are noted below.

School Year begins  – Sept 6, 2021
School Year Resumes after Winter Break – Jan 10, 2022
School Year ends – May 20, 2022

OFF – Thanksgiving week – Nov. 22 – 26, 2021
OFF – Holiday/Winter break 
– Dec. 20, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022
OFF – Spring Break – March 14 – 18, 2022

Classes WILL be held in-person, Virtual classes are TBA and will be based on demand. In person classes will have safety protocols until it is safe to adjust back to a more typical class environment. Thank you for slowly easing back into normalcy with us!