Kindermusik at West Music

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.

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

Register online - see class listings for registration details.
Questions? Call (319) 364-3856 or email littlemaestros@mchsi.com

Summer classes begin Jun 4!

(See class listings for details)

Register Today! Availability is determined by minimum/maximum class sizes; space is reserved on a first come first served basis.

  • Peek a Boo, I Love You!
    Ages 3mo - 20mo
  • Beach Days
    Ages 1½ - 4 years
  • Jumping Beans
    Ages 3½ - 6 years
  • FAMILY TIME
    6 years & under

Peek a Boo, I Love You!
Ages 3mo - 20mo


Summer

For babies ages 3 months - 20 months

  • Four 45-minute classes with a caregiver
  • Home materials include a Home CD, an exclusive Baby Board book, a duck bath mitt, a sensory ball, & a Home Activities Poster.
Oakly

Summer 2018 Foundations Classes

Summer Unit: Peek a Boo, I Love You

Summer 2018 Foundations Class Schedule

DateDay/TimeAgesEducatorRegistration
Jun 5 - Jun 26Tuesdays 11:00am3 - 20moAmy LinvilleRegister Online
Jun 21 - Jul 19Thursdays 5:15pm3 - 20moLaura BarnettRegister Online
Contact us for more information
Fees for Summer 2018 Classes4 weeks $75

Beach Days
Ages 1½ - 4 years


Summer

For Children Ages 1½ - 4 years

  • 4 45-minute classes with a caregiver
  • Home materials include: a CD, Book Octopus & Me, Beach Ball & a pair of Sea Shell Castanets
Egg Shaker Party

Summer Beach Days Classes

Summer Beach Days Class Schedule

DateDay/TimeAgesEducatorRegistration
Jun 4 - Jun 25Mondays 5:15pm1.5 - 4Amy LinvilleRegister Online
Jun 5 - Jun 26Tuesdays 10:00am1.5 - 4Amy LinvilleRegister Online
Contact us for more information
Fees for Summer 2018 Classes$75

Jumping Beans
Ages 3-6 years


Summer

For Children Ages 3-6 years

  • 4 45-minute classes; First 35 minutes with teacher & class; Final 10 minutes, caregiver & family join in.
  • Home materials include: a CD, Book A Quieter Instrument, a Flutophone & Mini Maracas
Amy and the Tiernans

Summer Jumping Beans Classes

Summer Jumping Beans Class Schedule

DateDay/TimeAgesEducatorRegistration
Jun 4 - Jun 25Mondays 6:15pm3 -6Amy LinvilleRegister Online
Jun 5 - Jun 26Tuesdays 12:00pm3 - 6Amy LinvilleRegister Online
Contact us for more information
Fees for Summer 2018 Classes$75

FAMILY TIME Beach Days
Ages 6 & Younger


Summer

for Children, Ages 6 & Younger (babies too!!)

  • 4 45-minute classes with a caregiver
  • Home materials include: : a CD, Book Octopus & Me, Beach Ball & a pair of Sea Shell Castanets.
Amy and the Tiernans

Summer Beach Days Classes

Summer Beach Days Class Schedule

DateDay/TimeAgesEducatorRegistration
Jun 5 - Jun 26Tuesdays 9:00am6 & underAmy LinvilleRegister Online
Jun 20 - Jul 18Wednesdays 9:30am6 & underLaura BarnettRegister Online
Jun 21 - Jul 19Thursdays 6:15pm6 & underLaura BarnettRegister Online
Contact us for more information
Fees for Summer 2018 Classes1 Child = $75; 2 Children = $115 (includes 2nd instr); 3 Children = $155 (includes 3rd instr)

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 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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