Led by Licensed Kindermusik Educator Amy Linville, West Music's Kindermusik classes are held in our Marion store, located at 1398 Twixt Town Road. With classes available for children 18 months and younger, those between 1½ − 3, and children from 3 − 5, we have opportunities for every child and caregiver to take advantage of the Kindermusik curriculum.
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:
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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.
Winter/Spring 2018 Foundations Class Schedule
|Jan 30 - May 8||Tuesdays 9:30am||Dew Drops &
|0 - 18mo||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Feb 1 - May 10||Thursdays 5:30pm||Dew Drops &
|0 - 18mo||Laura Barnett||Register Online|
|Jan 30 - Mar 20||Tuesdays 9:30am||Dew Drops||0 - 18mo||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Feb 1 - Mar 22||Thursdays 5:30pm||Dew Drops||0 - 18mo||Laura Barnett||Register Online|
|Mar 27 - May 8||Tuesdays 9:30am||Cock-A-Doodle Moo||0 - 18mo||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Mar 29 - May 10||Thursday 5:30pm||Cock-A-Doodle Moo||0 - 18mo||Laura Barnett||Register Online|
|Fees for Winter/Spring 2018 Foundations Classes||7 weeks $108 (Materials $38; Tuition $70)|
|14 weeks $210 (Materials $75; Tuition $135)|
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 taking turns. A variety of hands on activities allow even the most active toddlers to have a meaningful, delightful learning experience.
Winter/Spring 2018 Level 2 Class Schedule
|Jan 29 - May 7||Mondays 6:15pm||Away We Go||1.5 - 3||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Jan 30 - May 8||Tuesdays 10:30am||Away We Go||1.5 - 3||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Jan 31 - May 9||Wednesdays 9:15am||Away We Go||1.5 - 3||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Jan 31 - May 9||Wednesdays 10:15am||Away We Go||1.5 - 3||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Jan 31 - May 9||Wednesdays 5:30pm||Away We Go||1.5 - 3||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Feb 1 - May 10||Thursdays 6:30pm||Away We Go||1.5 - 3||Laura Barnett||Register Online|
|Fees for Winter/Spring 2018 Level 2 Classes||$200 (Materials $65; Tuition $135)|
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 and to learn and to encourage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity and individuality.
Winter/Spring 2018 Level 3 Class Schedule
|Jan 29 - May 7||Mondays 5:15pm||Toys I Make, Trips I Take||3 -5||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Jan 30 - May 8||Tuesdays 11:45am||Toys I Make, Trips I Take||3 - 5||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Jan 31 - May 9||Wednesdays 11:15am||Toys I Make, Trips I Take||3 - 5||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Jan 31 - May 9||Wednesdays 6:30pm||Toys I Make, Trips I Take||3 - 5||Amy Linville||Register Online|
|Fees for Winter/Spring 2018 Level 3 Classes||$205 (Materials $70 (new) $65 (returning); Tuition $135)|
Amy Linville - Amy Linville is the owner and Director of Kindermusik with Little Maestros. She has been a licensed Kindermusik educator for 18 years & is celebrating her 13th year as a Kindermusik Maestro, Mezzanine Level - a distinguished award given by Kindermusik International to programs in the top 5% Worldwide, recognizing excellence in teaching and building a truly expansive program.
Amy earned her BA in Music & Piano Pedagogy from Mount Mercy College & a Music Therapy degree from the University of Iowa. She has spent a significant part of her life behind the piano and is forever grateful to her Great Grandfather Paul for introducing her to piano at age 8. She has continued to pass along a love of music to her own 3 children, all of whom have musical & artistic talents.
Kindermusik brings together Amy’s greatest loves, Early Childhood Education and Music. She strongly agrees 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 ♥
Laura Barnett - aka, Ms Laura, first experienced Kindermusik while studying Piano Performance at Bob Jones University. Her professor, a licensed Kindermusik educator, gave a phenomenal Kindermusik teaching demonstration and for Laura, it was love at first sight! She recalls thinking, "someday, when I have children, I'm going to do Kindermusik with them!"
Her accomplishments include a Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Illinois, rewarding experiences as an accompanist and piano teacher, and marriage to her best friend Ben!
Laura has been thrilled to be able to participate in Kindermusik classes with her two sweet little boys and new baby girl. She is very excited to be a part of the Kindermusik with Little Maestros Studio as an educator and share her passion for music, children, and the Kindermusik curriculum!
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