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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!

Questions? Call (319) 364-3856 or email littlemaestros@mchsi.com

 

What is Kindermusik?

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 at West MusicKindermusik Foundations of Learning help you understand the ways that Kindermusik musical activities impact all areas of child development. Activities focus on six major areas:

  • Language development
  • Cognitive development
  • Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Social development
  • Musical development
Summer 2014 Classes - Kindermusik Adventures 

Kindermusik Village

Kindermusik Village

Unit: Peek a Boo, I Love You!

  • For babies ages 3-20 months
  • 5 or 10 weekly 45-minute classes with a caregiver
  • Home materials include a Home CD, an exclusive Baby Board book, a duck bath mitt a sensory ball, and a Home Activities Poster.

Peek a Boo, I Love You!
In five lessons, learn new songs, lullabies, and ways to say "I love you" using touch, Mother Goose rhymes, literature books, and chants. Activities include instrument play, American Sign Language, and special parent-baby dances that stimulate your baby's eyes, body and mind. Parents connect with other newborns and families in the community as well as learn how music improves the child development process.

Summer Village Class Schedule
SessionTimeEducator 
Classes beginning week of June 2
Session A Wednesdays 11:00am Amy Register for this class
Session B Wednesdays 4:30pm Amy Register for this class
Session C Thursdays 10:00am Kaleena Register for this class
Session D Thursdays 5:30pm Kaleena Register for this class
Session E Tuesdays 9:30am Lori Register for this class
Fees forSummer Village Classes
5 weeks $85.00
10 weeks $125.00

Kindermusik Our Time

Kindermusik Our Time

Unit: Creatures in the Ocean

  • For toddlers ages 1½ – 4 years
  • 5 or 10 weekly 45-minute classes
  • Home materials include: a CD, Octopus & ME Book, & a pair of Sea Shell Castanets

Pretend play makes the most of a toddler's verbal and physical growth spurt. Plus the one-on-one time gives your toddler the love and attention she craves. Sing sailor songs and make the ocean count. "Five little seashells lying on the shore: Swish! Went the waves and then there were four." Make homemade kites and your own fish sandwiches using fish-shaped bread.

Summer Our Time Class Schedule
SessionTimeEducator 
Classes beginning week of June 2
Session F Wednesdays 9:00am Amy Register for this class
Session G Wednesdays 10:00am Amy Register for this class
Session H Wednesdays 5:30pm Amy Register for this class
Classes beginning week of June 16
Session I Thursdays 11:00am Kaleena Register for this class
Session J Thursdays 6:30pm Kaleena Register for this class
Classes beginning week of July 7
Session K Tuesdays 10:30am Lori Register for this class
Session L Tuesdays 11:30am Lori Register for this class
Session M Tuesdays 6:30pm Lori Register for this class
Fees for Summer Our Time Classes
5 weeks $85.00
10 weeks $125.00

Kindermusik Imagine That!

Kindermusik Imagine That!

Unit: Jumping Beans

  • For children ages 3 – 6 years
  • 5 weekly 45-minute classes. Children attend alone for 30 minutes; adults join for last 15 minutes.
  • Home materials include: a CD, Book, & Pan Flute.

The Jumping Beans unit jumps into the rhythms of Latin America! Children will listen to a variety of Latin music styles, play instruments, dance, and investigate the concept of a musical rest. They will move and stop their bodies, explore expressive movement, sing some Spanish words and phrases, and even jump like jumping beans. ¡Olé!

Summer Imagine That! Class Schedule
SessionTimeEducator 
Classes beginning week of June 2
Session N Wednesdays 12:00pm Amy Register for this class
Session O Wednesdays 6:30pm Amy Register for this class
Classes beginning week of July 7
Session P Tuesdays 12:30pm Lori Register for this class
Session Q Tuesdays 5:30pm Lori Register for this class
Fees for Summer Imagine That! classes
5 weeks $85.00
10 weeks $125.00
Fall 2014 Classes

Kindermusik Village

Kindermusik Village

Units: Dream Pillow and Zoom Buggy

  • For babies ages 0-18 months
  • 15 weekly 45-minute classes with a caregiver
  • Home materials include 2 home CD's, 2 baby board books, a fish baby bell shaker, 2 shape shakers and 4 art banners.

Through a unique blend of multi-level activities including creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, your baby's growth and development are stimulated and all of his senses engaged. Activities include intentional touch warm-ups, chants, songs, baby-safe instrument exploration, exercises, interactive dances, and more.

Fall Village Class Schedule
SessionTimeEducator 
Classes beginning week of September 2
Session 1 Tuesdays 11:00am Amy Register for this class
Session 2 Thursdays 10:00am Kaleena Register for this class
Session 3 Thursdays 5:30pm Kaleena Register for this class
Fees for Fall Village Classes
Total $210.00

Kindermusik Our Time

Kindermusik Our Time

Unit: Milk & Cookies

  • For toddlers ages 1½ – 3½ years
  • 15 weekly 45-minute classes
  • Home materials include 2 home CD's, 2 story books, a home activity book, a Stir Xylophone and an Insulated Lunch bag!

Exploratory music and movement activities such as singing, moving, bouncing, dancing, listening, chanting, finger plays and playing simple instruments encourage your child's blossoming sense of self and give her a supportive environment in which to explore new skills such as sharing and turn taking. A variety of hands on activities allow even the most active toddlers to have a meaningful, delightful learning experience.

Fall Our Time Class Schedule
SessionTimeEducator 
Classes beginning week of September 2
Session 4 Mondays 5:30pm Amy Register for this class
Session 5 Tuesdays 10:00am Amy Register for this class
Session 6 Tuesdays 6:30pm Lori Register for this class
Session 7 Wednesdays 9:15am Amy Register for this class
Session 8 Wednesdays 10:15am Amy Register for this class
Session 9 Wednesdays 6:00pm Amy Register for this class
Session 10 Thursdays 6:30pm Kaleena Register for this class
Session 11 Fridays 9:30am Lori Register for this class
Fees for Fall Our Time Classes
Total $200.00

Kindermusik Imagine That!

Kindermusik Imagine That!

Unit: Hello Weather! Let's Play Together!

  • For children ages 3½ – 5 years
  • 15 weekly 45-minute classes with a caregiver
  • Home materials include 2 Home CD's, 2 books, a home activity book, a Pair of Ankle bells, a Pretend Play Manipulative, a Rain Shaker w/ striker, and an Imagine That Backpack!

You and your child will embark on a musical journey of discovery and exploration…a journey limited only by the power of imagination. Pretend play activities are integrated with music, vocal development, storytelling, movement, and literature to capture your child’s potential to learn and to encourage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity and individuality.

Fall Imagine That! Class Schedule
SessionTimeEducator 
Classes beginning week of September 2
Session 12 Mondays 6:30pm Amy Register for this class
Session 13 Tuesdays 12:15pm Amy Register for this class
Session 14 Tuesdays 5:30pm Lori Register for this class
Session 15 Wednesdays 11:15am Amy Register for this class
Fees for Fall Imagine That! classes
Total $200.00

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.




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