The fall Kindermusik semester will start the week of August 23rd at Harris Music Studio. I will be teaching a class for 3-5 year olds on Fridays from 12:45-1:25. The class is called Hello Weather and we have weather related musical adventures. We create musical storm sounds with a drum, explore the pitter patter of rain, the whoose of the wind, glide on an imaginary ice pond or enjoy throwing pretend snowballs. The cost for the class is $225 for 15 weeks of classes and a lot of fun take home materials. Call Harris Music Studio at 402-423-7121 to sign up!
There are also lots more Kindermusik classes going on at the studio. Visit http://www.harrismusicstudio.com for a complete schedule.
Starting the week of January 25th a new semester of Kindermusik will begin! I will be teaching a Our Time (toddlers) on Tuesdays at 9:30 and Village (babies) at 10:30. I’m also teaching Our Time again on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Go to http://www.harrismusicstudio.com or call 402-423-7121 to sign up!
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There has been some great response for my Kindermusik practicum classes. My afternoon classes are all full and I have one more spot in my 6:00 class. If there is enough interest (like 3 more people would like to sign up) then I will open a 4:00 class as well. Please leave a comment below if you are interested!
We have filled up the 2:00 class on Wednesday so I am now offering a 3:00 and 6:00 class as well, same days (August 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th) at Harris Music Studio. If you would like to sign up for the class please leave a comment below.
Here are some benefits for enrolling your child in an early music education class taken from the Kindermusik website:
The research about music and children’s development is truly jaw-dropping. In the last couple of years, the eyes of the research community have turned increasingly to music, and the marvels and mysteries they have discovered are nothing short of amazing (though perhaps not exactly surprising to people who’ve regularly witnessed its effect). The bottom line: early, positive, age-appropriate experiences with music—like Kindermusik—can have a remarkable and research-proven impact on children’s learning, including language and literacy skills (e.g., vocabulary, comprehension, listening, expression); social and emotional development; mathematics and pattern-recognition skills; and even ability to plan, guide, and self-regulate behavior.
To read more research please visit the Kindermusik website:
As part of my licensing with Kindermusik I get to offer a free 4 week course for a child (18 mo-4 years old) and a parent called ABC Music and Me. The class will be held at 2:00 on Wednesdays in August at Harris Music Studio. (27th and Pine Lake in Lincoln, NE)
ABC Music & Me is a research-based language and early literacy program built around music.. ABC Music & Me helps two to four-year-olds develop pre-literacy and language skills through a child’s most-loved rituals: music and story time.
ABC Music & Me supports the early childhood standards and requirements for “high quality programs” as defined by the National Institute for Early Education. Plus for the older age group, ABC Music & Me aligns with pre-K national and state standards.
What you’ll experience in class:
- Songs and rhymes to develop phonetic awareness and early reading skills
- Tapping, clacking, and ringing rhythm instruments in time with music to improve hand-eye coordination
- Focused listening with music to improve skills in following directions
- Instrument play to strengthen fine motor skills
- Developmentally-appropriate songs to develop vocal chords and expressive speech
- Learning that emphasizes storytelling, imaginative play, and taking turns
If you would like to be a part of this class please leave a comment below and I will be in contact with you!