Led by Licensed Kindermusik Educators Amy Linville, Kaleena Marshall and Lori Tofanelli, West Music's Kindermusik classes are held in our Marion store, located at 1398 Twixt Town Road. With classes available for children 18 months to 6 years old, we have opportunities for every child and caregiver to take advantage of the Kindermusik curriculum.
Space is reserved on a first come - first served basis, so register now!
Kindermusik is an early childhood music and movement program, founded over 30 years ago. The Kindermusik International Creative Team has created the Kindermusik curriculum to be taught only by Licensed Kindermusik Educators. The purpose of Kindermusik is to enhance total child development through exploratory musical activities. While activities vary by age range, they include singing, listening, vocal and rhythmic play, dancing, chanting, bouncing, exploring simple percussion instruments, and experiencing a wide variety of musical examples, including folk songs, classical music, multicultural songs, jazz, and music original to Kindermusik. Additionally, Kindermusik classes always include a set of high quality materials including CD's, books, instruments, home activity guides and more to help you continue your musical experience at home.
Kindermusik Foundations of Learning help you understand the ways that Kindermusik musical activities impact all areas of child development. Activities focus on six major areas:
Kindermusik with Little Maestros Educators
Amy Linville - Welcome to Kindermusik with Little Maestros at West Music Marion! I have experienced first hand the joy music can bring to children through my 14 years as a Kindermusik educator, my 20+ years experience teaching piano and time spent conducting music therapy sessions with regular education and special needs preschoolers. I experience that same joy regularly with my own 3 children. I have a BA in Music & Piano Pedagogy from Mount Mercy College and a Music Therapy degree from The University of Iowa. As a Kindermusik Educator, I strongly agree with Kindermusik International that, "every child is musical, every parent is the child's most important teacher, and the home is the most important place for learning to take root and grow." In the Little Maestros classroom, parents will share in their children's development through participation and the joy of music.
Kaleena Marshall's love for music started when she was just a girl dancing around her living room. She has a BA in dance from the University of Iowa and taught ballet and Irish Step Dance at a studio in Mount Vernon for several years. She was formally trained in flute and taught flute for several years. As a mother of two young sons, Kaleena knows the importance of music and healthy parent interaction in a child's life. Kindermusik brings the best of both worlds together in a safe environment. She is delighted to teach Kindermusik and continue going to classes with her sons.
Lori Tofanelli has years of Kindermusik experience - as a teacher and a mom! Lori's two children graduated from the Little Maestros program with honors and are now pursuing their musical interests in piano, voice and orchestra. Lori graduated from Mount Mercy College with majors in Theater/Speech Communications, Fine Arts and English. She loves teaching Kindermusik because of its highly researched written materials and multi-art format. She is very excited to be a part of the Little Maestros studio and looks forward to nurturing your child's musical interests.