This nationally acclaimed music program is designed for children from infancy to 6 years of age and their caregivers. Participants enjoy singing, listening, dancing, interacting socially, and playing simple instruments. The program offers a variety of classes and summer camp programs that focus on the child's emotional development as confidence, curiosity, self-control, and communication begin to take shape.
Blair's program has attained Maestro status from Kindermusik and is listed in the Top 5 percent of all Kindermusik programs in the U.S.
Instructor Amy Alley has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She is a writer of the Kindermusik University Fundamentals Course for educator training and is also on Kindermusik's Peer Licensing Board.
Summer 2015 offerings
Tuition for all classes includes home materials or online access for extending the learning at home. Kindermusik summer classes are 45-minute sessions that begin June 16 and run for five weeks. Bonus/make-up opportunities are available on June 27 and July 18. Home materials and/or online access are provided with every class to extend the learning at home. Tuition for summer programs is $155. All classes meet in Blair Room 1197.
Ages: Multi-age class for families with one or more young children
Dates: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 16-July 14;
or 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 17-July 15
Each Kindermusik family class is a happy, shared experience of singing, moving, cuddling and more. Tuition is per family, not per child. From newborn to Grandpa, there's room in this class for everyone! A family class opens the door for learning and music-making in unique ways only possible in a mixed-age environment.
Ages: Newborn to 18 months with parent or caregiver
Dates: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 17-July 15
Busy Days! celebrates the rich lives of parents and children. Be inspired as you discover new ways music can help your busy days be easier, happier and more musical. Whether it's to the doctor's office or the park, to splash in the water or bounce on Grandma's knee, your repertoire of on-the-go, attention-getting songs and rhymes will grow. This class incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement.
Sing and Play!
Ages: Toddlers 1-2 years with a parent or caregiver
Dates: 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 16-July 14
It's a musical celebration of new movement and language skills! Sing and Play! is a nonstop playfest that stresses the developmental value of predictability, repetition and play. A mix of activities provides parents a unique opportunity not only to participate in music and movement fun, but also to stand back, observe and revel in how these older babies and toddlers are beginning to walk, talk, sing, play, clap, tap and dance — all on their own. Families receive access to online activities and music for extending the learning at home.
Ages: 18 months to 3-1/2 years with parent or caregiver
Dates: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 17-July 15;
or 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 18-July 16
Your toddler and the train make a natural match — always on the move! Bring your own stuffed animals for the petting zoo. Wear long white socks on your hands for "polar bear paws." Sing songs for clapping time, and use music to help toddlers regulate emotions. This one-on-one time gives toddlers the love and attention they crave!
Laugh and Learn!
Ages: 3 to 5 years (parents/caregivers join class for last 15 minutes)
Dates: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 17-July 15;
or 5 p.m. Thursdays, June 18-July 16
Kindermusik offers social, emotional, early language, and motor skills development, as well as the benefit of music permeating everything we do to get those neurons firing! Preschoolers thrive on pretend play. This class includes songs, stories and instrument ensembles to nurture your child's budding creativity.