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.
Fall 2014 offerings
Tuition for all classes includes home materials or online access for extending the learning at home. Kindermusik fall classes begin September 2 and run for 15 weeks, except for Family Time, which runs for 10 weeks. Other make-up opportunities are available as well. Tuition for Family Time is $265. All other fall courses are $370. Tuition can be prorated until November 25. Fees apply and are listed on page 2 of the registration form. All classes meet in Blair Room 1197.
Ages: Newborn to 18 months with parent or caregiver
Dates: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, September 3-December 10
Village 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 to 24 months with a parent or caregiver
Dates: 4 p.m. Tuesdays September 2-December 9
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.
Ages: 18 months to 3 years with parent or caregiver
Dates: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, September 3-December 10;
or 6 p.m. Thursdays, September 4-December 11
This class 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: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, September 3-December 10
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.
Laugh and Learn
Ages: 3 to 4 years years (parents/caregivers join class for last 15 minutes)
Dates: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September 3-December 10;
or 5 p.m. Thursdays, September 4-December 11
Each week in class, we combine your preschooler's natural love of music, storytelling, and imaginative play with age-appropriate activities that introduce early music concepts and foster independence, social and emotional skills, language growth, and self-control. Adults join class for Sharing Time at the end.
Ages: Multi-age class for families with one or more young children
Dates: 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, September 16-November 18
Family Time is designed for families with multiple children, ages infant and up, 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!