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 2016 offerings
Tuition for all classes includes home materials or online access for extending the learning at home. Kindermusik fall classes are 45-minute or one-hour sessions that begin January 19 and run for 15 weeks, except for Family Time, which begins February 23 and runs for 10 weeks. Tuition for fall programs is $380, except for Family Time, which is $270. All classes meet in Blair Room 1197.
Ages: Multi-age class for families with one or more young children
Dates: 5:15-6 p.m. Tuesdays, February 23-April 26
Designed for families with two children, ages infant and older, but one-child families may also enroll. Each week, you'll discover how music helps your family laugh, share, and take turns. In this multi-age class, explore musical and developmental learning in a fun family environment!
Ages: Newborn to 18 months with parent or caregiver
Dates: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, September 2-December 9
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.
NEW CLASS! Cuddle and Bounce
Ages: Infants-1 year with parent or caregiver
Dates: 12:45-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, January 20-April 27
A class designed for new parents and their babies. Leave the world at the door and enter the wonderful world of music! You'll receive expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in baby development. Come as you are to experience all the joy, learning and community that only Kindermusik can provide. New moms and dads, please join us!
Sing and Play
Ages: Toddlers 1-2 years with a parent or caregiver
Dates: 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, January 19-April 26
It's a musical celebration of new movement and language skills! A mix of parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities provides parents a unique opportunity to participate in all 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! Families receive access to online activities and music for extending the learning at home.
Ages: 18 months to 3 years with parent or caregiver
Dates: 10:15-11: a.m. Wednesdays, January 20-April 27;
or 6-6:45 p.m. Thursdays, January 21-April 28
Our Time balances movement, singing, chanting, listening and playing simple instruments in a secure, loving environment with each child's "grown-up" close at hand. Children develop pitch, rhythm and listening skills while learning songs, chants and stories.
Wiggle and Grow
Ages: 2 to 3 years with parent or caregiver
Dates: 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesdays, January 20-April 27
This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week, you'll love helping your child 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 extended learning at home.
Ages: 3 to 4 years (adults join for the last 15 minutes)
Dates: 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays, September 3-December 10
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. Adults join class for Sharing Time at the end.