Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kindermusik with Ellen Singh


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Kindermusik is music-making with a purpose for children ages birth to seven years old. It is taught by a licensed Kindermusik Educator. 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. 
Discover the power and joy of music-based learning  LET IT BEGIN WITH KINDERMUSIK®!

*** Exciting News! ***

Ellen Singh has 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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“We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym”
in Edwardsville for ALL KIDS, ALL ABILITIES

 Class Registration Forms and Info available at front desk
 Jennifer Range, Owner

Location: 1015 Century Drive


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.  It is taught by a trained and licensed Kindermusik educator.

Welcome to Kindermusik’s “Laugh & Learn” 4-Week Class
for 2 - 4 Year Olds!

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! Each unit is a 4-week class (45 minutes) for ages 2-4 years old with up to 12 children. One digital at-home materials required per family.

Curriculum Description

    Age Range: Preschool (ages 2-4)               
Class Structure:  4-Week Classes (12 Monthly Themes)
Class Length: 45 minutes

Registration Includes:

q  Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and children, ages 2- 4 years

q  4-week class

q  Weekly 45-minute class

q  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. It’s Kindermusik for you!

Tuition: $80     CLASS DAYS / TIMES:  (Continues Weekly Each Month)
                          MONDAY     6:30  PM
                          TUESDAY        11  AM   

                          FRIDAY             9  AM 

Enrollment Process Options:

*CALL MY BUSINESS PHONE (618-792-6190) to enroll and pay with credit card.

*DROP BY THE “KID’S GYM” to pick up a registration form at front desk and mail form/fee to my business address on form. (Make check payable to ‘Kindermusik with Ellen Singh’.) OR leave in pay box at front desk.


Mondays @ 6:30pm *** Tuesdays @ 11am *** Fridays @ 9am

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 children explore the sounds, sensations, movements, and music of all things wet and bubbly.
1, 8, 15, 22 (Tuesday)
4, 11, 18, 25 (Friday)

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. 
5, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesday)
1, 8, 15, 22 (Friday)

Get ready for lots of ribbity-hopping, trumpety-stomping, and oinkity-rolling! Animals a-Dancing uses the movements and sounds of frogs, elephants, and pigs to emphasize how many movements you can make with your body and how many sounds you can make with your voice. You will love moving every which way while singing the songs of our animal friends.
2, 9, 16, 23 (Monday)
3, 10, 17, 24 (Tuesday)
6, 13, 20, 27 (Friday)

Yippee—it’s time to play! Let's Play mixes favorite toys of childhood with the magic of music and pretend play. We’ll go on a pretend walk to the park, a trip to the playground, and a ride on a train, and learn all about the ways children learn to create, assemble, and understand their world as they go about their play.
6, 13, 20, 27 (Monday)
7, 14, 21, 28 (Tuesday)
3, 10, 17 (Friday – prorated for holiday week)

On the Go!: Children always seem to be on the go, which makes this unit just their speed! You’ll use locomotor skills and active imaginations to drive in cars, chug along in trains, and bounce on pogo sticks. You’ll bumpity-bump, zippity-zoom, and stop-and-go-and-stop-and-go, because it’s non-stop learning when you’re On the Go!
4, 11, 18 (Monday – prorated for holiday week)
5, 12, 19 (Tuesday – prorated for holiday week)
1, 8, 15, 22 (Friday)

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.
8, 15, 22, 29 (Monday)
2, 9, 16, 23 (Tuesday)
5, 12, 19, 26 (Friday)

Up and at ‘em, there’s work up to be done all around this great big house (or den, or nest, or burrow)! Turn everyday tasks around your Home Sweet Home—like painting, hammering, cooking and cleaning up—into musical teamwork fun.
5, 12, 19, 26 (Monday)
6, 13, 20, 27 (Tuesday)
2, 9, 16, 23 (Friday)
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!  
5, 12, 19, 26 (Monday)
6, 13, 20, 27 (Tuesday)
2, 9, 16, 23 (Friday)

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!
2, 9, 16, 23 (Monday)
3, 10, 17, 24 (Tuesday)
6, 13, 20, 27 (Friday)
The sun is shining, birds are singing, insects are buzzing and critters are sniffing, wriggling, chirping, hopping, and burrowing. We’ll buzz like bees, fly like butterflies, and sing like birds to discover the hidden delights of our backyards through listening, singing, movement, and pretend play. Come along—it’s a beautiful day In My Garden!
7, 14, 21(Monday – prorated for holiday week)
1, 8, 15, 22 (Tuesday)
4, 11, 18, 25 (Friday)

Children are natural music makers. They hum while they play, sing along with songs, and can make almost anything into a drum!  In this unit, you will play lots and lots of different instruments, and also learn all about the carnival through sounds, stories, songs, and games. So, step right up—we’re off to the Carnival of Music!
June 2018 - TBA

Out & About is a trip into the world of imagination, and all you’ll need to pack is a sense of adventure! We’ll ride bikes, hike in the mountains, scuttle like crabs, and fly like seagulls. Singing, instrument play, creativity, and movement all bring the learning to life.
July 2018 - TBA

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for FAMILIES who have


Classes will be held on Mondays at 2pm and are continual throughout the year with twelve 4-week class themes. The $40 tuition includes 4 – 45 minute classes PLUS 1 state-of-the-art digital AT-HOME MATERIALS SET (one per family) for this community service-oriented class. 


An intergenerational Kindermusik class is an absolute “win-win” for both the seniors AND your children! There are multiple benefits including opportunities for the children to be around this generation especially if they do not have grandparents nearby.  Children ages 1 & 2 are most receptive to interacting with these seniors and this only ADDS to the magic of the Kindermusik experience.  Seniors with dementia significantly benefit from the interactions with children combined with the powerful “brain effects” of music. 

TO ENROLL and/or ASK QUESTIONS:   618-792-6190 (call/text)     

 PAYMENT: credit card, check, or cash ($40 per 4 Classes)


*Video of actual Kindermusik Intergenerational Class run by renowned Kindermusik Educator, Carol Penny, who was inspired to start these classes in the memory care facility where her husband resides after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

This link encapsulates the benefits of and experience in an intergenerational Kindermusik class: 

at Happy Up Inc. (formerly Once Upon A Toy Store) in Edwardsville!

A PLAYDATE is a “register and pay ahead” single “themed” 30-45 minute class for you and your children ages birth through 5 years old with required At-Home Materials for each family.  Registration fees include the class plus At-Home Materials (i.e. instrument or prop and Kindermusik CD or Music I-Card). One child registration fee is $12 with each additional child $3 each.


Playdate Dates & Themes


10am AND 5pm

Fall 2017 / Winter-Spring 2018
Sept 11     "Leaves in the Wind"
October 9     "It's Cold Outside!"
November 13     "Thankfulness"
 December 11     "Jingle, Jangle!"
 January 8     “My House, My Day”
 February 12     “Let Me Call You Sweetheart!”
 March 12     “Frog Went A-Dancing”
 April 9     “Nature Now!”
 May 14     “Animals Are Everywhere!”

*** More playdates to be announced for the future ***

See toy store Blog/Facebook page/website and my Kindermusik Facebook page & Blog for dates & times!

Registration forms are available at the toy store AND on their website/blog. Come into the store OR call with credit card payment and the store staff will collect your registration materials.

*** NEW!  NEW!  NEW! ***

Music Preparatory School
Godfrey Campus

 Kindermusik's "Move & Groove" is an award-winning enrichment program for preschoolers. It is a research-based language and early literacy curriculum built around music.  This curriculum helps develop pre-literacy and language skills through a child’s most-loved rituals: music and storytime.  "Move & Groove" supports the early childhood standards and requirements for “high quality programs” as defined by the National Institute for Early Education. Plus, it  aligns with pre-K national and state standards. 

Students who received Kindermusik instruction showed significantly larger gains (32% more improvement) on the Phonological Awareness Test ("PALS™") than did students who did not receive Kindermusik instruction. These results indicate that the Kindermusik program successfully boosts preschoolers’ language and literacy skills.

Curriculum Description

 Age Range: Preschool  (Maximum class size is 8)  
Class Structure:  New unit theme for each month; each contains four lessons
Class Length: 30 minutes
What You & Your Child Will Experience in Class

  • Songs and rhymes to develop phonetic awareness and early reading skills
  • Tapping, clacking, and ringing rhythm instruments in time with music to improve hand-eye coordination
  • Focused listening with music to improve skills in following directions
  • Instrument play to strengthen fine motor skills
  • Developmentally-appropriate songs to develop vocal chords and expressive speech
  • Learning that emphasizes storytelling, imaginative play, and taking turns
Registration Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • 4-week classes with 12 different monthly themes
  • State-of-the-Art Monthly Digital At-Home Materials

Tuition: $65 plus one $12 digital at-home materials fee per family              


* Go to Lewis & Clark Community College Website Home Page
* Search 'Community Classes'
* Click on 'Community & Continuing Education' (You can view the current      schedule of classes and/or print out class registration form.)
* Click on 'Register Now' to Enroll Online
* To Register by phone, contact the L&C Music Dept. Office at 618-468-4731 OR Susan Stanard, Music Preparatory School Coordinator,  at 618-468-4732 



Class Times: Wednesdays  6PM       Monthly Themes

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 29
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25

September   “Jumping Beans”
October    “Join the Parade”
November   “All Keyed Up”
February   “Sounds Abound”
March    “Dance with Me”
April   “Drums, Drums, Drums”

(formerly known as "ABC Music & Me")



 Class Registration Forms and Info available at front desk – ask LuAnn Locke, Owner
Location: 454 Vandalia Street

Curriculum Description

    Age Range: Preschool                
Class Structure:  4-Week Classes w/ 12 Monthly Theme
Class Length: 30 minutes
What Your Child Will Experience in Class
  • Songs and rhymes to develop phonetic awareness and early reading skills
  • Tapping, clacking, and ringing rhythm instruments in time with music to improve hand-eye coordination
  • Focused listening with music to improve skills in following directions
  • Instrument play to strengthen fine motor skills
  • Developmentally-appropriate songs to develop vocal chords and expressive speech
  • Learning that emphasizes storytelling, imaginative play, and taking turns

Registration Includes:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • 4-week classes with 12  monthly themes 
  • State-of-the-Art Monthly Digital At-Home Materials


Riverbend Down Syndrome Assoc. - "Move & Groove" Classes
Edwardsville Public Library - Kindermusik Classes
Community School in St. Louis - "Move & Groove" Classes
Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis - Music Program 


Kindermusik Birthday Party Activity is great musical fun that your child will LOVE and you don’t have to plan! It’s approximately 30 minutes of a “mini-Kindermusik” class (i.e. music & movement with samplings of class activities) specially designed to be age-appropriate to your child. The party activity includes such fun as singing, moving, listening, dancing, circle songs, story time (a birthday book!), playing instruments, parachute play, etc. All music, instruments, props, etc used are provided for the activity.

Fees: $50 for up to six children ($7 per each additional child)  Deposit ($40) due to secure your date/time w/ balance due day of the party   (There may be a time/travel fee for parties booked outside the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area.)   Please Note:  I do not schedule parties on Sunday.

* Kindermusik Birthday Parties available at Happy Up Inc. (formerly Once Upon A Toy Store) too!   Contact the store for details.

Kindermusik One-Time Activities

I offer Kindermusik activities for children’s groups and have met up with play groups, preschools, and libraries to have some great musical fun with their children. Having a one-time activity is a great way to get a sampling of the Kindermusik experience before committing to a semester of classes!

 Kindermusik Parent Talk and Sampler Class

I also offer educational talks to parent groups about music and childhood development as they relate to the benefits of the Kindermusik experience. I then follow-up with a sampler class for the whole family. Your school or church may want to consider scheduling Kindermusik for their next PTO meeting or special activity.

RESOURCES:  Learn More about KINDERMUSIK  Kindermusik International (KI) has a fantastic website including a parent section designed just for YOU!  You can also register (FREE!) to receive their monthly parent email entitled. “Tune-In” which has great music and child development tips plus more!  “Kindermusik with Ellen Singh” is part of the SIUE Suzuki String Development Program and is open to the entire community!  There, you will find the Kindermusik webpage with program information and a printable class registration form.

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Foundations: 0 to 18 months
Foundations classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants and young toddlers can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, objects, and movements.

Level 1: 12 to 24 months
Level 1 classes provide toddlers with a stimulating setting to explore their new movement and language skills with a sense of security, comfort, and confidence.

Level 2: 18 to 36 months
Level 2 classes encourage older toddlers to initiate their own ideas, nurturing social-emotional growth and cognitive development in a playful, exploratory environment.

Level 3: 3 to 5 years
Level 3 classes are designed to engage preschoolers’ natural love of music and activate their imaginations, while developing their growing language and social-emotional skills.

Level 4: 4 to 6 years
Level 4 classes offer first experiences with musical symbols and more advanced instruments, laying the groundwork for formal music introduction and ensuring school readiness.

Mixed-Age: 0 to 7 years
Mixed-age classes allow infants through seven-year olds—and their caregivers—to gather together for a fun-filled learning experience, accommodating all levels of learning and musical ability.