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SIUE Suzuki Program: Kindermusik

www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki/

SIUE Suzuki Office: 618-650-2839

Our Kindermusik Teacher, Ellen Singh:

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Ellen Singh has recently been selected and has officially begun serving on the Kindermusik International 'Partnership of Kindermusik Educators' (PKE) Board of Advisors, or more appropriately called, "The Sound Board".  The mission of this board is to represent and support the community of 5000+ Kindermusik Educators and work cooperatively with Kindermusik Corporate Staff to bring Kindermusik to the world. She is honored and humbled to take on this volunteer position in which she aspires to utilize her passion for music in expansive ways.

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WHAT IS KINDERMUSIK?

Kindermusik is music-making with a purpose.
Early introduction to music and movement impacts your child’s brain and body development in a way few other learning methods can. We should know. We’ve been transforming the lives of children, parents, and teachers around the world since 1978.
Science has shown that children of any age learn more when the learning is playful and fun. Kindermusik kids laugh, smile, stomp, play, kick, clap, jump, sing, and dance. But having fun is just the beginning.
Steeped in educational theory, our programs engage the potential found in every child. Through our dynamic classes, in-school programs, and research-based curriculum, we excel at setting a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Our purpose is simple. We’re here to develop young minds and change the world. One child at a time.
Let it begin with Kindermusik®.

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KINDERMUSIK CLASSES at SIUE

FALL 2018

                                  

“VILLAGE” (Foundations) Class:(Birth to 1 ½ Years Old)     Theme: Dream Pillow

Download the Fall 2018 Village Registration Form

This title alone brings images of rocking, cuddling, singing, and lulling to sleep.  But leading up to sleepy time are many upbeat and playful activities.  Babies and Adults will swirl to a dreamy cloud dance “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland.” They’ll also play baby appropriate instruments to “Aiken Drum,” and “Sarasponda.” Favorite nursery rhymes like “Wee Willie Winkie,” and “Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling,” are sprinkled throughout the classes. It’s easy to weave many of the class songs and activities into your families’ daily routines.  

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and babies, ages newborn to 18 months
  • Class of no more than 12 babies with parents
  • 8-Week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class that includes new and unique parent and baby activities
  • Learn about 30 songs, lullabies and nursery rhymes and play over 100 activities together by the end of the classes
  • At-Home Materials  including:  A board book that calms and relaxes—Dream Pillow Lullaby, Home CD of the songs heard in class, a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy, and a baby instrument for music-making at home.

 

Tuition: $135 (by September 1)         

“VILLAGE” (FOUNDATIONS) CLASS DATES & TIMES:

THURSDAY    September 6, 13, 20, 27   October 4, 11, 18, 25     (10AM)

SATURDAY     September 8, 15, 22, 29   October 6, 13, 20, 27     (9AM)

“OUR TIME” (Level 2) Class: (1 ½ through 3 Years Old)     Theme: Milk & Cookies

Download the Fall 2018 Our Time Registration Form

Make everyday home activities and chores easier and more fun with music! Cook and sing to “The Muffin Man”; dust and clean to the original song “In My House”; get ready to wash clothes to the delightful poem “Washing Machine”. Baking cookies, eating cupcakes, blowing on hot cross buns, wiggling like jelly, going grocery shopping and making tea are all represented in familiar as well as new songs. Move, play, and sing together in developmentally appropriate activities created just for 1 ½ through 3-year-olds. Capture the familiar and new moments of the day and learn how music can impact your toddler.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and toddlers,  ages 18 mo. thru 3 years
  • 10-Week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • At-Home Materials  including: 2 books—At My House and Cookies, 2 Home CDs, stir xylophone instrument, and a Home Activity Book—all arriving in a durable lunch bag

Tuition: $160 (by September 1)        

“OUR TIME” (LEVEL 2) CLASS DATES& TIMES

THURSDAY    September 6, 13, 20, 27   October 4, 11, 18, 25   November 1, 8 (11AM)

SATURDAY      September 8, 15, 22, 29   October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 10 (10AM)

Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class designed to be just right for children under two years of age. This new Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child's beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your baby needs to walk, and vocal development, helping to nurture your child’s speaking and singing voice. With a mix of both parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities, you’ll be able to join right in on all the singing and dancing while also getting the chance to observe how your older baby or toddler learns on her own. Embark on Kindermusik’s fun new exploration of singing, swaying, laughing, and playing through Sing & Play, a just-right mix of early-childhood vocal play and language development, together time, and music and movement activities!  Plus, the fun (and learning!) continue with the Kindermusik@Home digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and more!

 “SING & PLAY” (Level 1) Class: (1 & 2 Year Olds)     Theme: On the Town with Bear

Download the Fall 2018 Sing and Play Registration Form

On the Town with Bear: Lace up your sneakers, we're going out on the town! We'll visit the city and see what there is to see, then head out into the country to check that out, too. Bear will, of course, go over the mountain and go a-yodeling, too. Come along! You never know what adventures you'll have when you're On the Town with Bear.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages  1 & 2 years
  • 4-week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Digital At-Home Materials  including:  Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each new monthly unit, families receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development. Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices—ready to use wherever your family wanders.

Tuition: $ 75   (by November 5)  

CLASS DATES&TIMES

THURSDAY      November 15, 29   December 6, 13    (10AM)

SATURDAY     November 17   December 1, 8, 15   (9AM)

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. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning and the fun!

“LAUGH & LEARN” (Level 3) Class: (3 & 4 Year Olds)     Theme: Make Believe

Download the Fall 2018 Laugh & Learn Registration Form

Make Believe

Where can you go to see pirates, castles, dragons, dinosaurs, and more . . . all in one place? That’s easy—your imagination! Climb aboard the S.S. Pretend and set sail to imaginary places in the land of Make Believe. You will dance the pirate’s treasure dance, visit Royal Island and the castle of a king and queen, and even meet a friendly dragon.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages 3 & 4 years
  • 4-Week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Digital At-Home Materials  including:  Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each new monthly unit, families receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development.  Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices—ready to use wherever your family wanders.

Tuition: $75    (by November 5)      

CLASS DATES & TIMES

THURSDAY      November 15, 29   December 6, 13    (11AM) 

SATURDAY     November 17   December 1, 8, 15   (10AM)


KINDERMUSIK CLASSES at SIUE

WINTER-SPRING 2019

“VILLAGE” (Foundations) Class:(Birth to 1 ½ Years Old)     Theme: The Rhythm of My Day

Download the Winter-Spring 2019 Village Registration Form

This class will help you bring more rhythm and routine to your baby’s day, as well as help develop lasting learning skills. We’ll show you how and tell you why music can help your little one soothe into the day’s schedule and help build a strong body and mind network for learning. You can bring home those same stress-free play and relaxation techniques from class, and incorporate them into your daily routines.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and babies, ages newborn to 18 months
  • Class of no more than 12 babies with parents
  • 8-Week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class that includes new and unique parent and baby activities
  • Learn about 30 songs, lullabies and nursery rhymes and play over 100 activities together by the end of the classes
  • At-Home Materials  including:  A board book that calms and relaxes—Dream Pillow Lullaby, Home CD of the songs heard in class, a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy, and a baby instrument for music-making at home.

Tuition: $135 (by January 5)                

“VILLAGE” (FOUNDATIONS) CLASS DATES & TIMES:

THURSDAY    January 10, 17, 24, 31   February 7, 14, 21, 28   (10AM)

SATURDAY     January 12, 19, 26   February 2, 9, 16, 23   March 2  (9AM)

“OUR TIME” (Level 2) Class: (1 ½ through 3 Years Old)     Theme: Fiddle-dee-dee

Download the Winter-Spring 2019 Our Time Registration Form

We’ll meet many animal characters in our books, activities, and songs - each specifically chosen for a child’s emerging interests and physical skills. With silly, bumpy lap bounces we’ll help children develop rhythm while further developing their ever-emerging language skills. With a special stringed instrument emphasis in the music from class, parents can bring home the violin, cello, and orchestra sounds to help their children stay happy and engaged learners at home, too.  

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and toddlers,  ages 18 mo. thru 3 years
  • 10-Week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • At-Home Materials  including: 2 books—At My House and Cookies, 2 Home CDs, stir xylophone instrument, and a Home Activity Book—all arriving in a durable lunch bag

Tuition: $160 (by January 5)        

“OUR TIME” (LEVEL 2) CLASS DATES& TIMES

THURSDAY    January 10, 17, 24, 31   February 7, 14, 21, 28   March 7, 14    (11AM)

SATURDAY    January 12, 19, 26   February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16   (10AM)

 

Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class designed to be just right for children under two years of age. This new Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child's beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your baby needs to walk, and vocal development, helping to nurture your child’s speaking and singing voice. With a mix of both parent-child joint activities and child-focused activities, you’ll be able to join right in on all the singing and dancing while also getting the chance to observe how your older baby or toddler learns on her own. Embark on Kindermusik’s fun new exploration of singing, swaying, laughing, and playing through Sing & Play, a just-right mix of early-childhood vocal play and language development, together time, and music and movement activities!  Plus, the fun (and learning!) continue with the Kindermusik@Home digital home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and more!

 “SING & PLAY” (Level 1) Class: (1 & 2 Year Olds)

Download the Winter-Spring 2019 Sing and Play Registration Form

Playtime!  Nothing could be better than Playtime! This unit is all about fun and predictability. Do it, then do it once more. That was fun. Let's do it again! From Pop Goes the Weasel to Sally Go 'Round the Sun, and Little Green Frog to Monkey See, Monkey Do, this unit is a non-stop play-fest that stresses the developmental value of predictability, repetition, and play.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages  1 & 2 years
  • 4-week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Digital At-Home Materials  including:  Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each new monthly unit, families receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development. Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices—ready to use wherever your family wanders.

Tuition: $ 75   (by March 15)      

 CLASS DATES&TIMES


THURSDAY      March 21, 28   April 4, 11    (10AM)

SATURDAY     March 23, 30   April 6, 13    (9AM)

Big Back Yard: Parks, playgrounds, and yards of all shapes and sizes were made for play, play, play! Our bodies get a gross-motor "goose" when we go on a pretend adventure in our Big Back Yard.

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages  1 & 2 years
  • 4-week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Digital At-Home Materials  including:  Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each new monthly unit, families receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development. Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices—ready to use wherever your family wanders.

Tuition: $ 75   (by April 10)      

 CLASS DATES&TIMES

THURSDAY     April 18, 25   May 2, 9    (10AM)

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. We also connect you with other parents who share in the wonder of parenting a preschooler. The Kindermusik@Home digital home materials bring the music, activities, and each month’s story everywhere you go. The repetition enhances the learning and the fun!

“LAUGH & LEARN” (Level 3) Class: (3 & 4 Year Olds)

Download the Winter-Spring 2019 Laugh & Learn Registration Form

Outside My Window

Rise and shine, weather and adventures are waiting! There are raindrops to catch and snowmen to build, wind and thunder sounds to make, and sunny-day games to play, too. I rub my eyes and what do I see? Sun, rain, wind, and snow…right Outside My Window!

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages 3 & 4 years
  • 4-Week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Digital At-Home Materials  including:  Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each new monthly unit, families receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development.  Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices—ready to use wherever your family wanders.

Tuition: $75    (by March 15)      

  CLASS DATES& TIMES


THURSDAY      March 21, 28   April 4, 11  
 (11AM)

SATURDAY     March 23, 30   April 6, 13    (10AM)

Wild Animal Park

Let’s take a trip to the Wild Animal Park! We’ll slither like snakes and pounce like leopards, encounter tiny tree frogs and enormous elephants, and visit amazing habitats that are high and low, hot and cold, dry and rainy. Then, it’s time for the animals’ favorite activity, which they all do together. It’s the jungle hokey-pokey!  

Enrollment Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages  1 & 2 years
  • 4-week Class
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Digital At-Home Materials  including:  Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials delivers your favorite Kindermusik songs and activities, instrumental music, books, and lyrics—as well as recipes, learning games, crafts, and more in a green-friendly digital format. With each new monthly unit, families receive a treasure trove of developmentally appropriate activities that will give children a lifelong love of music and a strong early foundation for learning. And with each activity, parents learn how and why that activity enhances a child’s learning and development. Kindermusik@Home is available through tablet, mobile, and PC devices—ready to use wherever your family wanders.

Tuition: $ 75   (by April 10)      

 CLASS DATES&TIMES


THURSDAY     April 18, 25   May 2, 9  
 (11AM)

 

SIUE Suzuki Program Presents: Kindermusik with Ellen Singh

esingh@siue.edu  www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki

Find me on Facebook @ “SIUE Presents Kindermusik”


WHAT ARE KINDERMUSIK PARENTS SAYING

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?…

“I became familiar with Kindermusik when my younger sister taught it for two years in Bermuda. I was so excited to find out Kindermusik was offered here at SIUE. Ellen is wonderful with the children and so knowledgeable about music and Kindermusik, and so patient with the children. I took my oldest granddaughter (now 5 and taking piano lessons at SIUE) for several years. She absolutely loved it! Now I have my 18-month-old granddaughter in her second semester and my 7 1/2 month old grandson beginning his first semester. The parents love the opportunity for their children. As a mom, Mamo, and professor of education, I know how important music is for children. We sing and dance all the time. Research shows that children who become involved in organized music programs and stay with them do well in school and life. I encourage anyone with children or grandchildren to get them involved in Kindermusik. It is a great way to spend quality time with the kids.” Grandparent – Village & Our Time Class

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“Our Saturday morning Kindermusik class has become a special time for my daughter and I to sing, dance and play together.  Now attending our third semester of classes with Ellen, it has been a joy watching my daughter’s development since her first class at 8 months, and now approaching age two!  I have loved seeing her little face light up for class through her every stage!  With Ellen and the fun and engaging curriculum of Kindermusik, I am happy to be fostering in her a love and appreciation for all kinds of music.”  Candice K. – Our Time Class

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"A year ago the "Village" class introduced my son to the art of music. Now that we've started our second semester of the "Our Time" class, it is very obvious how the program has not only developed his love of music, but has also developed his gross/fine motor skills (dancing, clapping, and playing instruments) and social skills (sharing, confidence, and tolerance)! I highly recommend this class to every parent! We love Kindermusik!"  Ellyn K. – Our Time Class

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“Both of my daughters have been Kindermusik students and have thoroughly enjoyed each class. Every time we met I could see my girls developing their musicality and having a wonderful time. Miss Ellen is creative, fun-loving, and very organized. And the kindermusik materials are of high quality.  Our family highly recommends signing up for Kindermusik classes!”  Emily K. – Our Time Class

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"I recently enrolled my daughter for a second semester in Ellen's Kindermusik Village class. She loves the group setting and happily smiles and giggles as we dance and sing around the room! She has always loved listening to music at home, but through Ellen's class she has learned the steadiness of the beat, anticipation, and familiarity and joy with hearing the songs we play at home and sing each week in class. I highly recommend Ellen's Kindermusik class for socialization, development and simply learning and enjoying music with your little one!”  Andrea B. – Village Class

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“Our family is some of Kindermusik's biggest fans! Not only do we look forward to the fun-filled class each week, we love using the at-home materials as part of our everyday routine. I am thrilled we have been able to participate in this program - I can't recommend it enough!”  Sara S. – Our Time Class

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“Our family has enjoyed 6 semesters of Kindermusik with Ellen Singh’s program at SIUE.  Kindermusik has been a great way to bond with our young daughter.  Watching her develop and grow with the curriculum has been a great pleasure.  From the eye contact with a smile while singing her Kindermusik songs when she was 4 months old to now (nearly 3 yrs old) when she brings us her favorite Kindermusik books to read to her.  The parent perspective details that Ellen provides has helped us recognize the advancements she was making even at just a few months old.  It’s amazing to see the children’s cognitive recognition and development that is obtained though the music in the Kindermusik program.  The at home materials are not only lots of fun for the children, but they have become household treasures that will be in our memory books forever.  We are big believers in the program and would encourage any parent to try Kindermusik!”  Rob & Sonyia H. – Village & Our Time Class

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