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.
Spring 2014 offerings
Spring Kindermusik classes begin January 14. All run for 15 weeks, except for Family Time, which runs for 10 weeks. Tuition is $370 for 15-week classes and $265 for 10-week classes, and may be prorated for late registrants. All classes meet in Blair Room 1197.
Ages: Newborn to 18 months with parent or caregiver
Dates: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, January 15-April 23
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. The class uses a unique blend of multi-level activities, including creative movement, vocal play, and object and instrument exploration to stimulate growth and development while stimulating the senses.
Sing and Play
Ages: 12-24 months with a parent or caregiver
Dates: 4 p.m. Tuesdays January 14-April 22
It's musical celebration of new movement and language skills. This age group is "on the go"! A mix of adult-child activities provides parents a unique opportunity to participate in the 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!
Ages: 18 months to 3 and a half years with parent or caregiver
Dates: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, January 15-April 23;
or 6 p.m. Thursdays, January 16-April 24
As the leading music program for this age group, Our Time classes balance movement, singing, chanting, listening and playing simple instruments in a secure, loving environment with their "grown-up" close at hand. Children develop pitch, rhythm and listening skills while learning songs and chants and enjoying a movement and music storytime. Learning domains crucial to early childhood are given a jumpstart through music.
Wiggle and Grow
Ages: 2-3 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. Each week, your child will love singing, dancing and playing instruments with you and his or 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. You'll receive a new take-home kit each month with tips and ideas for using music throughout the week.
Ages: 3-4 years
Dates: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, January 15-April 23;
or 5 p.m. Thursdays, January 16-April 24
Designed for active, enthusiastic, and imaginative 3- and 4-year-olds, this class encourages vocal development, nurtures a child's ability to think musically, gives children the opportunity to explore sound with instruments, and encourages creativity.
Ages: Families with two children, infant to 5 years, with parent or caregiver
Dates: 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, January 28-April 1
This curriculum was designed for families with two children between the ages of birth to 5 years. 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!