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 classes at West Music start June 1st!
Space is reserved on a first come - first served basis, so register now!
Questions? Call (319) 364-3856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
Kindermusik with Little Maestros Educators
Amy Linville - Amy Linville is the owner and Director of Kindermusik with Little Maestros. She has been a licensed Kindermusik educator for 17 years and is celebrating her 12th 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 and Piano Pedagogy from Mount Mercy College and 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 which have many musical and artistic interests.
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 chil-dren’s development through participation and the joy of music ♥
Laura Barnett - 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 will be starting with her daughter as soon as she can - she's due to arrive November 2016! 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!