Tag: music education

RELATIONSHIPS: by Grow and Sing Studios educator Kristen Bozard

Grow and Sing Studios staff including educators and assistants have been invited to share their thoughts about anything Grow and Sing, or Kindermusik! A big thank you to Ms. Kristen, Board Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Kindermusik Educator,  for her contribution and amazing insight into the many kinds of relationships formed in Kindermusik.
**
Hi everyone! Ms. Kristen here.  It has been my pleasure to teach Kindermusik classes for Grow and Sing Studios over the past year. I have sincerely enjoyed making music with all of my families and helping each and every child learn and grow! One of my favorite parts of being a Kindermusik educator is watching various relationships form and continue to strengthen through the magic of music.

kindermusik village baby music and movement class at grow and sing studiosMany families enroll in Kindermusik classes in order to make music and have fun with their children. But did you know that making music with your child can actually help you bond with them? Take your child bouncing on your lap to the song “Little Red Wagon,” for example. This activity not only focuses on gross motor skills, but also promotes physical touch, trust and teamwork between parent and child. Singing your child’s name during “You Are My Sunshine” along with giving hugs, kisses and eye contact gives your child a sense of love, protection and security.

One of the best benefits of participating in Kindermusik activities is the opportunity for social interaction between the children in class. Watching a group of kids play on a gathering drum is not only adorable and fun, you are also seeing non-verbal communication and cooperation. Participating in a partner dance in our Village class promotes eye contact, physical touch and body part recognition. (of him/herself AND his/her partner!) As a parent myself, I know that watching my children positively interact with other children gives me the biggest sense of pride and joy!

This past spring and summer, I have also really enjoyed watching the parents in my classes become true friends, inside and outside of class! Your relationships may begin with a conversation about breastfeeding or teething in the first class, and by the last class, you’re discussing your children’s successes in Kindermusik and promising to enroll together the next semester. One of my favorite Kindermusik activities is great for creating and nurturing friendship naturally; you create a hammock for your baby out of a blanket and gently swing him/her side to side to the music with another parent. This activity promotes trust and familiarity between both parents, while also sharing the pleasure of watching the baby’s enjoyment.

kindermusik grow and sing studios in orlando floridaAnd last but not least, my very favorite part of Kindermusik is creating my own relationships with both the parents and children! I love learning about the children and their favorite things in life; it is the best feeling in the world when a child in my class runs into the room and gives me a great big hug! I am so proud of their successes within the Kindermusik classroom, such as learning to share instruments, and also at home, such as learning to walk for the very first time! I get the biggest kick out of watching the children work together to help me clean up while and return instruments to the table while singing the “Teamwork” song. Some of my parents report that their child will only clean up at home when they sing “Let’s put the _____ away…” These little anecdotes make me so happy to see that our Kindermusik songs are just as beneficial at home as they are during class.

I hope to see that your relationships continue to bloom in and out of our Kindermusik classes as you either join or continue as a part of our Grow and Sing Studios family. Have a musical day!

NEW GROW AND SING FAMILIES: ACT NOW FOR FREE AUGUST PLAYDATE & SCHOOL YEAR DISCOUNT

special offer kindermusik grow and sing studios orlando florida
Register for a school year class and attend an August playdate FREE.
PLUS you’ll receive $20 off your first month of subscription (reg. $60)
AND in addition as a subscriber you’ll receive 4 bonus playdates/crafty parties to attend free during the school year (these can be used on unenrolled siblings), so you’ll receive an entire month of classes FREE!
AND Subscribers receive amazing home materials including music, books and instruments.
AND Subscribers will receive 20% off our birthday parties!
Our subscription plan is a not a contract. Pausing or stopping can be done at any time in writing prior to the first of any month.
Read more about our school year subscription.
To enroll for a class click here.

OFFER ENDS AUGUST 16, 2015. We must receive your registration by 11:59pm 8/16/15 to honor all the benefits listed above.

This offer is for those brand new to Grow and Sing Studios.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Those interested in attending classes in Apopka, Dr. Phillips, Avalon and Ormond Beach, please email to discuss location updates.
Redeem by enrolling in a school year class, and entering NEW2015FAMILY in the additional information field. Then contact us to reserve your space in your free August playdate.

Enter to win a free summer of Kindermusik ($95 credit)!

GSwithKM logo
Divider border

WE LOVE KINDERMUSIK WEEK
Now through February 16, 2014
Enter to win

 a FREE SUMMER SEMESTER of KINDERMUSIK CLASSES!
Divider border
Dear Families,

It’s time for Kindermusik International’s 3rd annual  “We Love Kindermusik” week ALL around the world. Kindermusik is enjoyed by so many, in over 70 countries, and once again we can all share our experiences and love for this amazing program together.

“WE LOVE KINDERMUSIK” week is truly intended to be a week of happy reminders of why we all love Kindermusik and most importantly, of all the special people – educators, families, and children – who come together every week to change the world through music…. one child and one song at a time.

Read below for details on how to share the love, and enter to win a FREE SUMMER SEMESTER of KINDERMUSIK (or $95 credit)!

We hope you enjoy sharing the love, and good luck!

The Grow and Sing Team
Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our profile on LinkedInFind us on Google+Find us on PinterestFind us on YelpView our videos on YouTubeVisit our blog

Check out the Grow and Sing Studios WE LOVE KINDERMUSIK 2014 VIDEO featuring our Kindermusik Educators singing in the style of Jimmy Fallon’s classroom instruments segments! It’s fun!
All You Need Is Love with Classroom Instruments (Jimmy Fallon Style) - Kindermusik Version
All You Need Is Love with Classroom Instruments (Jimmy Fallon Style) – Kindermusik Version


“LOVE SOMEBODY” KINDERMUSIK VALENTINES PLAYDATES.  Click here for more information on schedule and signing up!

 classes button  Register button
Divider border
WE LOVE KINDERMUSIK CONTEST DETAILS AND RULES!

You can share the love, and enter into our “We Love Kindermusik” contest in many ways. The more you do, the more entries you will have. Maximum number of entries per person (not per family, hint hint!) is 10. If we reach 3500 likes on facebook , we’ll DOUBLE the prize, and give away a free semester of summer classes (or $95 Grow and Sing Credit for ANY service) to TWO lucky families!!!

Ways to enter:

1. Color a “We Love Kindermusik” coloring sheet. If you are enrolled, you can turn the sheet in to your teacher, or anyone can scan the sheet and post to ourfacebook wallClick here to print coloring sheet.  — 1 entry


2. Refer a friend. Whether you are currently enrolled or not, we want to thank you for sharing the love and telling your friends about Grow and Sing Studios – Kindermusik. If you refer a friend to us and they sign up for a free preview class (reservation is required) you AND your friend receive 2 entries into our contest. Your friend MUST tell us you sent them (and you are welcome to check with us too, to be sure they did!) They can reserve their free preview class by , or calling 407.970.2774.  — 2 entries

3. “Like” our facebook page, or “share” our page with your friends and have them LIKE us! You are welcome to let us know you did this  (and give us your friends name so we can verify) so we can be sure to enter your name. In order to receive this entry, your friend MUST like our page (and click on get notifications so they can see our posts!).  One entry per verified friend, so you could get your max entries right here! :) Be sure when you share you make it public so we can see it! If we reach 3500 likes by the end of this contest, we’ll double the prizes given out! — 1 entry

4. Post on our facebook page WHY you love Kindermusik. –3 entries

5. MEGA BONUS entry – Post a video or photo to our facebook page of your children or family telling us or showing us why you love Kindermusik. You will automatically receive 2 entries in our contest, and, the Grow and Sing Studios staff will be voting for their favorite and that winner will automatically win a free summer semseter. Creativity counts!  — 4 entries in general contest  PLUS a chance to win free semester when Grow and Sing studios staff vote for their favorite!

We will be keeping close track of entries, and submit your name accordingly. However, if you are striving to get the maximum number of entries, please be sure you let us know exactly how many and WHERE your entries are, so we can verify and get your amount right! Do not send us several emails to verify, just wait until you are done and then send us one. Thank you! The contest begins now and will close at 11:59pm Sunday, February 16, 2014. Prize may be gifted to someone else if you are not able to use it. Each prize value is  $95 and can be used for any of our services throughout 2014. Maximum number of entries per person (not per family!) is 10. Winners for our general contest will be chosen by random draw with the exception of the bonus entry (video/photo) contest which will be chosen by our staff. Winners will be announced sometime during the week of February 17th on our facebook page so be sure to like our page and select get notifications so you don’t miss the announcement of winners.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED EXCEPT FOR STAFF VOTE MEGA BONUS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH KINDERMUSIK INTERNATIONAL, FACEBOOK OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLET.

GOOD LUCK!!!!

Kindermusik works! Check out the research! Visit the Benefits of Kindermusikpage for information on how Kindermusik helps your child learn, grow, and develop. Then, visit our website to learn more about our award winning classes around Central Florida, along with our piano lessons in the East Orlando area.
Maestro 2011

Grow and Sing studios has been honored with the Conductors Circle Top 1% in the World Maestro Award. This award ranks us at #20 out of over 5000 programs worldwide. 
Maestro Award Recipient – 6 years
Divider border

Grow and Sing Studios selected for the 2013 Best of Orlando Award

 

Grow and Sing Studios has been selected for the 2013 Best of Orlando Award in the Organizations category by the Orlando Award Program.

Each year, the Orlando Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Orlando area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Orlando Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Orlando Award Program and data provided by third parties.

Grow and Sing Studios Orlando award

Try a free Kindermusik class or Simply Music Piano Lesson at Grow and Sing Studios!

Kindermusik with Grow and Sing Studios - baby and toddler music classes in orlando

Spring into Kindermusik – themes and enrollment information!

 

 

Spring into Kindermusik - themes and enrollment information!Look what’s coming in January!

Below is a sneak peak at our Spring themes and curriculum. Sign up today!
Classes begin week of January 20th. We are currently accepting registrations, and sign ups for free preview classes. Kindermusik Playdates begin this week!


Kindermusik Village for Babies
Newborns up to 18 months
Babies under 5 months are free! Click here for info.
Weeks 1 – 8: Cock-a-doodle-Moo! – Hop on the hayride-it’s time to head for the farm!Weeks 9 – 15: DewDrops – In this class, parents and babies will play and move together to songs about flowers.You’ll also hear traditional Irish music, dance a jig and move to the “Irish Trot.”

Kindermusik Our Time for Toddlers
18 months – 3 1/2 years old
Hop on the train, get in the car, board the plane, and Away We Go! This class focuses on transportation, a favorite topic for toddlers who are on the go, go, go! Sing and play along with favorite songs, such as “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” and “Wheels on the Bus”. to name a few!

Kindermusik Imagine That for Preschoolers

3 – 5 years old
Think of it like taking a course inside a child’s imagination. We’ll use the theme of a toy shop to make our pretend-creations, using rhythm and songs with every imaginary saw, hammer, and nail. The result is building the preschooler’s sense of a sequence of events, which is good for storytelling, as well as making his ideas a reality.

Kindermusik for the Young Child –
Semester 1

5 – 7 years old
Using a small-group approach to music education, Kindermusik for the Young Child provides a pressure-free class where your child can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. Everything your child learns later in semesters 2, 3, and 4 begins with this early introduction to singing, reading, and writing music and rhythm. Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, we’ll learn a keyboard instrument-the glockenspiel!

Kindermusik Family Time for families, siblings and multi-ages

Babies through 7 years old
Session A (1st 5 weeks) – Animals-a-dancing
Session B (2nd 5 weeks) – Family and Friends
Session C (3rd 5 weeks) – How do you feel?
Dancing, hopping, rolling, and stomping. In session A, we’ll move like all of our animal friends and develop muscle coordination and spatial awareness along the way.

Music for Aardvarks with Mr. Richard for families, siblings and multi-ages
Babies through 7 years old
 Get ready for more fun with Mr. Richard! These informal, spirited classes incorporate sing-a-longs, free-form dance breaks, and instrumental jam sessions. It’s an interactive musical party that the whole family can genuinely get excited about!!

Grow and Sing Studios Art & Book Time

2 – 7 years old
Each class you and your child will explore a different theme through stories, song and art! During each class your child, along with your gentle guidance, will create TWO unique art projects which are immediately available to bring home. Ms. Holly’s monthly art and book time class will enjoy many spring themes including Valentines, Rainbows, Butterflies, and even BUGS!

Kindermusik Playdates – one time events for multi-ages

Babies – 7 years old
Our playdate schedule is ever changing and playdates are constantly added. Each month of playdates offers a different theme and focus.Coming in January – THE DRUM CIRCLE!Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go!

Piano Lessons with Mr. Will
Winter Recital 2013
The Simply Music Method that we offer is designed to maximize the likelihood of students acquiring and retaining music as a lifelong companion. Mr. Will has spots available though they are filling fast. He is happy to offer a free trial lesson. All lessons are in East Orlando.

See you soon, and happy new year!
Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View our profile on LinkedIn   Find us on Google+   Find us on Pinterest   Find us on Yelp   View our videos on YouTube   Visit our blog 

School Year Registration is OPEN! Register for Kindermusik!

Fall Kindermusik RegistrationFall into Kindermusik….When young children are consistently engaged by music in an age-appropriate, socially accepting environment, they benefit at many levels including Social-Emotional, Physical, Creative, Quantitative and Early Literacy. And of course, they develop a lifelong love of music.

Registration open for the 2013 – 2014 school year.  

Our Fall Studio classes are:

Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik VillageGrow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Our timePreschool Kindermusik classKindermusik grow and sing studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

art class at kindermusik grow and sing studios family time kindermusik classclass-pic-10-aardvarksclass-pic-new-mommy-meetup

 

 

 

 

Enroll Now

SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018 CALENDAR


FALL: SEPT – DEC
15 weeks of weekly classes

Fall classes begin – Sept 4 – 8, 2017
OFF November 20 – 24 – THANKSGIVING BREAK
Fall classes end – Dec 18 – 22, 2017


SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018 CALENDAR


SPRING: JAN – MAY
15 weeks of weekly classes
Spring classes begin – Jan 22 – 26, 2018
OFF March 19 – 23 – SPRING BREAK (Volusia County March 12-16)
Spring classes end – May 7 – 11, 2018


Central FL:  407-970-2774

© 2017 Grow and Sing StudiosScroll To Top