Simply the Best Way to Fast Track Your Child’s Progress as we Explore Their Potential Through Music.
4 1/2 Years to 6 Years
- 30 Total Classes
- Class Begins: Week of September 11th
- Class Ends: Week of May 13th
- Studio Closed for Holidays:
October 30th to November 4th
November 20th to November 25th
December 18th to January 6th
March 11th to March 16th
- Enroll Anytime!
$68.00 (Charged on the 1st of the month)
- Fall: $80.00 due at time of enrollment and will reserve your child’s class
- Spring: $55.00 billed January 1st
Second Time Around Discount
Siblings of those who have been in Level 4/Musicians Year 1 previously will receive a materials fee discount for the fall semester. Siblings will receive 2 sibling kits that contain new folders and activity pages, attendance stickers, and parent cards.
- Fall: $55.00 due at time of enrollment and will reserve your child’s class.
- Spring: $55.00 billed January 1st
- 2 Kindermusik CDs
- 2 Songbooks
- 2 Games bags
- 2 Sets of Activity Pages & Attendance Stickers
- 2 Sets Parent Cards
- Carrying Bag
- Music Downloads
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Level 4/Musicians Year 1 is a fun and educationally appropriate way for your child to learn to read music and play an instrument. Between the ages of 4 ½ and 6 years, your budding musician learns best by being actively engaged in making music. However, play remains the primary way that this age group learns.
Through playful, engaging musical activities your child will discover the joy of reading music and playing songs on his instrument, the glockenspiel (xylophone), all in a social setting. You will be amazed at how much he learns!
The learning continues in other areas such as the study of famous composers, the four families of instruments, musical concepts and symbols, and playing in an ensemble. Level 4/Musicians Year 1 is the perfect bridge between the music play of early childhood and the more formal musical experiences to come in the future, such as private music lessons.
Your child will love experiencing the joy in a Level 4/Musicians Year 1 classroom!
"We have been involved with Kindermusik for eight years and I believe my children have benefitted greatly from the program. They have excelled academically in school and I believe Kindermusik played a role in this."
"We cannot say enough about how much Kindermusik has played a positive role in our boys' early childhood development. Our 5 year old has enjoyed every phase of Kindermusik, starting at 6 months old. Now he looks forward to his weekly class, proudly learning to read and play music on the glockenspiel. We feel fortunate for our boys to be a part of this enriching opportunity for young children in our community."
– Andy and Jessica Hubnik
What Will My Child Experience in a Kindermusik Class?
Singing and Vocal Development
Many children become accurate singers between 4 ½ and 7 years and realize their first “instrument” as their own voice. Your child will delight in singing songs that were chosen to enhance his ability to match pitches.
By 4 ½, your child is so very ready to have his own instrument to play. The glockenspiel (xylophone) is chosen as his first instrument because it is similar to a piano keyboard, without the black keys, and he can see the distance between the notes he plays and hears. Being able to see these distances or intervals is important for training his ear.
This class provides a very gentle introduction to note reading and your child will thrive. Pitch and rhythms are introduced individually to give your child a thorough understanding of both before they come together on the musical staff. Your child will have fun learning songs through singing-games and activities designed to prepare him to play the the songs on his glockenspiel. This encourages success.
Experts agree that movement is essential for learning. Your child will experience musical concepts through fun and social movement activities that will help him gather the wherewithal for internalizing music . In turn, this wherewithal will provide a direct foundation for the formal musical instruction he will experience after Kindermusik as the next step in his musical education.
After learning to read music on the staff, your child will be able to express himself by writing short melodies. Very age appropriate “note chips” are used to place on a printed staff when composing.
Research shows that children learn best from someone they have a strong emotional connection to. Therefore, you are asked to join your child’s class for the last ten minutes of each week to share in a musical activity with your child and to learn how to best help your child continue his musical learning at home during the week.
Learning Continues At Home
The home materials consist of the glockenspiel, a purple carrying bag, a folder with all of the homework and music, attendance stickers, a games bag for small manipulatives, a CD of all the music we play and sing in class, a songbook and weekly parent cards. With the home materials, the learning continues at home with your child’s best teacher—you!
"My children have been able to attend Kindermusik classes since they were just a few months old and I love sharing in their musical experiences.
They have always enjoyed music, but it wasn’t until I saw them actually read music and begin playing an instrument in Level 4 that I recognized their appreciation for music and its effect on their cognitive and physical development. They also recognize their own ability to make music and enjoys its beauty."
– Manda Rosser
Simply click Register next to the class time that is most convenient for you. Materials Fee will be charged at the time of enrollment.
Tuition is charged on the first of the month. All classes will be held at the Kindermusik studio.