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 2015 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 September 1 and run for 15 weeks, except for Family Time, which begins September 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, September 23-November 25
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
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: Toddlers 1-2 years with a parent or caregiver
Dates: 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, September 1-December 8
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: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, September 2-December 9;
or 6-6:45 p.m. Thursdays, September 3-December 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 emotions. This one-on-one time gives toddlers the love and attention they crave!
Wiggle and Grow!
Ages: 2 to 3 years
Dates: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, September 2-December 9
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.
Laugh and Learn!
Ages: 3 to 4 years
Dates: 12:30-1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, September 2-December 9;
or 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays, September 3-December 10
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.