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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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WHAT IS KINDERMUSIK?

Kindermusik is a music and movement program with curriculum for children ages birth through seven years old.  More specifically, Kindermusik classes provide a holistic musical and learning experience in the critical first years of young children and their families.  This developmental program, guided by a proven methodology combining music and childhood development, provides opportunities to foster child-parent relationships and gain a lifelong love of music and learning.  This program is great preparation for future Suzuki students as well!  It is taught by a trained and licensed Kindermusik educator.

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Fall 2014 4-Week Classes

Welcome to Kindermusik’s “Sing & Play” 4-Week Class for 1 & 2 Year Olds!

Click here for Sing and Play Registration Form

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!

THEME:
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 November 5)

CLASS DATES &TIMES

SATURDAY     November 22    December 6, 13, 20    (9 AM)

THURSDAY     November 20     December 4, 11, 18   (10 AM)


Welcome to Kindermusik’s “Laugh & Learn” 4-Week Class for 3 & 4 Year Olds!

Click here for Laugh and Learn Registration Form

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!
 
THEME:
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 November 5)    

CLASS DATES & TIMES

SATURDAY     November 22    December 6, 13, 20    (10 AM and 11 AM))

THURSDAY     November 20     December 4, 11, 18   (11 AM)

 

Introducing Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials
 
Kindermusik, the number one name in music and movement education for children, has created new, easy to use, digital home materials to extend the magic and learning of a Kindermusik class into your own home throughout the week. Kindermusik@Home 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. It’s Kindermusik for you!

                     

Winter/Spring 2015 Kindermusik Classes

“VILLAGE” Class: (Birth to 1 1/2 ½ Years Old)

Click here for the Village Registration Form

The Kindermusik Village class provides a delightful environment unlike any other.  Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, baby’s growth and development are stimulated and all senses engaged.  Kindermusik Village is for lap babies, crawlers, and walkers.  It incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement.  You and your child will experience a variety of music, instrument play, dance, together time, expert advice, and the learning continues at home with your Kindermusik at-home materials!

Semester Theme: The Rhythm of My Day

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 semester
  • 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 semester’s end
  • Set of At-Home Materials including:   CD of beautifully arranged songs from class, Colorful picture literature board book, A set of Art Banners, Age-Appropriate Instrument

Tuition: $135 (by January 5)                

VILLAGE CLASS DATES & TIMES

SATURDAY     January 10, 17, 24, 31      February 7, 14, 21, 28   (9AM)

THURSDAY    January 15, 22, 29   February 5, 12, 19, 26   March 5   (10AM)

“OUR TIME Class”: (1 ½ through 3 Years Old)

Click here for the Our Time Registration Form

The Kindermusik Our Time class encourages toddlers to uncover an  engaging musical world while guiding confidence, self-control, and communications skills.  Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification foster language skills, while creative movement to various musical “moods” develops a sense of balance, timing, and spatial awareness.  Listening and turn-taking encourage blossoming social skills.  Our Time reflects the emotional foundations of school readiness and the latest research on music and early childhood development.  Our Time is a unique opportunity for parent and child to interact and learn together in an unhurried and joyful manner.  You and your child will experience instrument exploration and ensemble skill development; vocal play, exploration time; story time and early literacy; movement activities; together time; and expert advice.

Semester Theme: Fiddle-dee-dee

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 semester
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Set of At-Home Materials including:  2 CD’s featuring 50 class songs, sounds and recordings, 2 Interactive Books –This Little Piggy & Animal Serenade, Home Activity Book, Fiddle Sticks instrument

 Tuition: $160 (by January 5)          

 OUR TIME CLASS DATES &TIMES

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

THURSDAY     January 15, 22, 29   February 5, 12, 19, 26   March 5, 12, 19   (11AM)


NEW!  NEW!  NEW!  NEW!

Introducing NEW Kindermusik Classes…

Welcome to Kindermusik’s “Sing & Play” 4-Week Class for 1 & 2 Year Olds!

Click here for the 4-Week Class Registration Form

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!

APRIL THEME:  Big Red Barn

An enduring favorite theme, farms (and all the moos, quacks, and neighs that come with them) are a reliable toddler hit! Packed with classics, Big Red Barn is fun and active as you move like animals, make animal sounds, play instruments, and learn about loud/quiet and fast/slow. 

MAY THEME:  Way Up High

Experience opposite concepts with your voices, bodies, and movements, as well as instruments and props, in Way Up High! You'll swoop and flutter fast and slow, high and low, as you explore spatial development and positional vocabulary, multi-sensory learning, and more.

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          

APRIL CLASS DATES & TIMESTuition DUE BY MARCH 16

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

THURSDAY March 26   April 2, 9, 16   (10AM)

MAY CLASS DATES & TIMESTuition DUE BY APRIL 13

THURSDAY   April 23, 30    May 7, 14   (10AM)


Welcome to Kindermusik’s “Laugh & Learn” 4-Week Class for 3 & 4 Year Olds!

Click here for the 4-Week Class Registration Form

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!

APRIL THEME:  Around the Farm

Put on your overalls and boots—it’s off to the barnyard for some farm-time fun! You’ll discover farm plants, farm animals, and farmyard songs, sounds, and games, as you have fun exploring all there is to do Around the Farm.

MAY THEME:  Splash!

Splash! Just add water and stir. This wet and wild unit is filled with delight and surprise. Baths, boats, and beaches make a splash as ch ildren explore the sounds, sensations, movements, and music of all things wet and bubbly.

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          

APRIL CLASS DATES & TIMESTuition DUE BY MARCH 16

SATURDAY   April 11, 18, 25     May 2    (10AM & 11AM)

THURSDAY   March 26   April 2, 9, 16     (11AM)

MAY CLASS DATES & TIMESTuition DUE BY APRIL 13

THURSDAY   April 23, 30    May 7, 14   (11AM)


Introducing Kindermusik@Home Digital Materials

Kindermusik, the number one name in music and movement education for children, has created new, easy to use, digital home materials to extend the magic and learning of a Kindermusik class into your own home throughout the week. Kindermusik@Home 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. It’s Kindermusik for you!

 


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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