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 2014 offerings
Tuition for all classes includes home materials or online access for extending the learning at home. Kindermusik summer classes begin June 10 and run for five weeks, with an additional bonus/make-up class on Saturday, July 12. Other make-up opportunities are available as well. Tuition for summer courses is $150, and may not be prorated. All classes meet in Blair Room 1197.
Ages: Newborn to 18 months with parent or caregiver
Dates: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 11-July 9
Busy Days celebrates the rich lives parents and children share. 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: 12 to 24 months with a parent or caregiver
Dates: 4 p.m. Tuesdays June 10-July 8
It's a musical celebration of new movement and language skills. Our summer theme is Playtime! – a nonstop play fest that stresses the developmental value of predictability, repetition and play. A mix of adult-child activities provides parents a unique opportunity 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-and-a-half years with parent or caregiver
Dates: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 11-July 9;
or 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 12-July 10
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 their emotions. This one-on-one time will give your toddler the love and attention he/she craves.
Wiggle and Grow!
Ages: 2 to 3 years with parent or caregiver
Dates: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, January 15-April 23
This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Our summer theme is Beach Days! Each week, your child will love singing, dancing and playing instruments with you and his/her friends, and you'll love helping practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills and active listening. Families receive access to online activities and music for extending the learning at home.
On The Road!
Ages: 3-and-a-half to 5 years (parents/caregivers join class for last 15 minutes)
Dates: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 11-July 9;
or 5 p.m. Thursdays, June 12-July 10
It's a musical road trip! "On the Road" is inspired by children's love of family adventures and the lifelong memories they build. Every lesson is packed with activities that reflect the excitement and energy of family travels when your child takes imaginary trips in a bus named "Van Go." We'll visit fun-filled vacation destinations such as the carnival, a summer cottage, and the beach.
Ages: Multi-age class for families with one or more young children
Dates: 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, June 10-July 8
Family fun is the best fun with this curriculum designed for the entire family. Our summer theme is Beach Days! Each week you'll discover how music helps your family laugh together, share and take turns....all in the hands of a trained expert – a licensed Kindermusik Educator – who takes you through this multi-age, multi-child class, where you'll find musical and developmental learning in a fun, family environment! Tuition is priced per family rather than per child.