The Benefits of Kindermusik
As an experienced and licensed Kindermusik educator, I understand the importance of providing children with an early educational foundation. It’s one reason why I choose to teach Kindermusik. Based on current research and developmentally appropriate methodologies, the Kindermusik curricula uses music as the vehicle for learning during the first seven years of a child’s life. However, the benefits of music extend well beyond those early years.
Childhood development experts, researchers, and scientists agree that learning through music can set a child up for success in school and in life.
Empathy, compassion, and self-esteem
Music and movement classes for children cultivate sharing, turn-taking, active listening, cooperation, paying attention, and healthy social interaction with peers and adults. Kindermusik supports the key abilities needed for children to grow into socially confident and capable people and gives you an opportunity to learn about and explore ways to support self-esteem, empathy, compassion, and mindfulness in your children.
Early literacy and language development
Active music-making and activities that emphasize steady beat, rhythm, and pitch increase phonological awareness due to similarities in brain functioning between music and language. You'll learn how stories, nursery rhymes, signs, finger plays, and songs increase vocabulary acquisition and support early language development and activities you can do together to foster a lifetime love of language and literacy.
Musical learning provides gains in abstract reasoning, spatial and temporal reasoning, logic, patterning, counting, observation skills and self-control. Discover special ways to interact with your child that support neural connections, rhythm acquisition, patterning and curiosity while setting the foundation for a lifetime of passionate, inquisitive learning.
Muscle development, balance, and coordination
Playing developmentally appropriate instruments and moving around the room to music provides children opportunities to practice both fine- and gross-motor skills each week in class and at home with you. In a Kindermusik class you'll learn fun, focused ways to support your child's physical development that will set a foundation for crawling, walking, dance, gymnastics, sports, playing an instrument, or climbing a mountain.
Music and math skills
Kindermusik prepares children for traditional music lessons, including piano, violin, and voice. In class, children may experience steady beat during lap bounces or clapping games, play instruments together to support early ensemble development, learn to tap basic rhythm patterns, sing age-appropriate songs to support vocal development, or even learn to read and write music.