Monday, March 24, 2014





Kindermusik with Ellen Singh
 
618-792-6190   desingh@juno.com   

Find me on Facebook @ “SIUE Presents Kindermusik”

Join my Blog @ kindermusikwithellensingh.blogspot.com

 
  CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE

www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki

FOR.......

***KINDERMUSIK SUMMER CAMP at SIUE***
July 7-10



*** NEW FALL  2014  CLASS OPTIONS ***
 at SIUE!     
 

*** NEW 4-WEEK CLASSES IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER ***
at SIUE!

More Classes coming in Winter/Spring 2015!

www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki

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

KINDERMUSIK PLAYDATES 
 
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 5:30PM

Monday, April 7    
“Nature Now!”

Tuesday, May 6    
"Animals Are Everywhere!"

Tuesday, June 16
"Picnic Day!"

Tuesday, July 1
"Dear World, We Love You!"

Tuesday, August 26
"Music Moves Us"

 More playdates to be announced for the Fall & New Year! 
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.


KINDERMUSIK BIRTHDAY PARTIES!!

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

www.kindermusik.com  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!



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



Find Us on Facebook @ “SIUE Presents Kindermusik”



Join me on my Blog @ kindermusikwithellensingh.blogspot.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Friday, September 27, 2013




Kindermusik with Ellen Singh
 
618-792-6190   desingh@juno.com   

Find me on Facebook @ “SIUE Presents Kindermusik”

Join my Blog @ kindermusikwithellensingh.blogspot.com

 
  CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE

www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki

FOR.......

***KINDERMUSIK SUMMER CAMP at SIUE***
July 7-10


*** NEW FALL  2014  CLASS OPTIONS ***
 at SIUE!     
 

*** NEW 4-WEEK CLASSES IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER ***
at SIUE!

More Classes coming in Winter/Spring 2015!

www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki

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

KINDERMUSIK PLAYDATES 
 
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 5:30PM

Monday, April 7    
“Nature Now!”

Tuesday, May 6    
"Animals Are Everywhere!"

Tuesday, June 16
"Picnic Day!"

Tuesday, July 1
"Dear World, We Love You!"

Tuesday, August 26
"Music Moves Us"

 More playdates to be announced for the Fall & New Year! 
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.


KINDERMUSIK BIRTHDAY PARTIES!!

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


www.kindermusik.com  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!


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


Find Us on Facebook @ “SIUE Presents Kindermusik”

Join me on my Blog @ kindermusikwithellensingh.blogspot.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
 

 



 

Monday, August 19, 2013




SIUE Suzuki Program Presents: Kindermusik with Ellen Singh
 
618-792-6190   desingh@juno.com    www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki
Find me on Facebook @ “SIUE Presents Kindermusik w/ Ellen Singh”

Join my Blog @ kindermusikwithellensingh.blogspot.com

 
  NEW FALL CLASS OPTIONS!      PLAYDATES!

It’s time to register for Fall Kindermusik classes!  Class space availability is “first come, first serve” and it fills up fast!  It’s not too early to make sure you and your child have a secured place in a Kindermusik class this September!   You’ll find exciting information and new details about my upcoming class offerings.  I hope to see you and your child(ren) in class with me this Fall!

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.  The SIUE Suzuki Program presents “Kindermusik with Ellen Singh” which provides you with this program!

KINDERMUSIK PLAYDATES 
 
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

Thursday, September 5    10am & 5:30pm  – “Leaves in the Wind!”

Tuesday, October 8     10am and 5:30pm –                   “It's Cold Outside!”

Friday, November 15     10am and 5:30pm – “Thankfulness”

Tuesday, December 10     10am and 5:30pm – “Jingle Jangle”

 More playdates to be announced for the new year! 
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.
 
KINDERMUSIK CLASSES at SIUE THIS FALL 2013 !
You’ll find exciting information and new details about my upcoming Kindermusik FALL classes (Thursdays – SIUE  Dunham Hall & Saturdays – SIUE Early Childhood Center ) here!  I hope to see you and your child(ren) in class with me this September!
“VILLAGE” Class: (Birth to 1  ½1/2 Years Old) 
Semester Theme:  Do-Si-Do
Pick up your baby and dance!  Dance the Charleston, the Tango, and the Cha-Cha and learn why dancing with your baby helps develop vital learning skills—from head-to-toe. In this class, play a variety of baby appropriate instruments and dance with fun props.                                                                  
What a Parent and Child Will Experience in Class:
  • Variety of Music -- Musical diversity builds strong neural in a baby’s forming mind, which is why each Kindermusik semester contains an array of styles, sounds, and genres.
  • Instrument Play -- Age-appropriate experiences with child-safe instruments enhance a sense of rhythm and steady beat, develops a keen awareness of the distinguishing qualities of sound, and encourages spontaneity and creativity.
  • Dance -- A classroom full of baby and adult pairs dancing together helps a little body develop the muscle strength needed to crawl and walk and helps a little heart to fall in love with the sheer joy of responding to music.
  • Together Time -- A Kindermusik class is truly the essence of “quality time,” offering the parent a place to create special memories with their child, gain new insights into their child’s development, and nurture their child’s natural love of music.
  • Expert Advice -- A Kindermusik Educator explains “what-to-watch-for” every step of the way and how each activity enhances a child’s complete development.
  • Learning Continues at Home -- With the home materials, the learning continues at home with the child’s best teacher—the parent!
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
*     At-Home Materials  including:  Music I-Card for beautifully arranged songs from class;  Age-Appropriate Instrument Kindermusik eggshaker and scarf, a Colorful picture literature board book Do-Si-Do—with lilting move-to-it rhyming text, and A set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promote early literacy.
 Tuition: $135 (by September 3)                
 VILLAGE CLASS DATES:
SATURDAY   9AM    September 7, 14, 21, 28     October 5, 19, 26     November 2

THURSDAY 10AM    September 12, 19, 26     October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
 
 
“OUR TIME Class”: (1 ½ through 3 Years Old)    
Semester Theme: Wiggles & Giggles
This class encourages children to be creative, to initiate their own ideas and to respond in their own ways, while the parents’ active participation gives the toddlers the security they need. Playing instruments, singing, moving, and exploring uncover an engaging musical world while building the toddlers’ confidence, self-control, and communications skills.  The more than 30 songs, 15 dances, and eight different instruments create these unique music activities, designedo reflect the importance of movement and “wiggles & giggles” in the life of your toddler.                                                                                                                                              
 
What a Parent and Child Will Experience in Class:
  • Instrument exploration and ensemble skill development -- Children will explore the physical characteristics and sounds of age-appropriate instruments which will eventually lead them to discover their potential for beat, rhythm, melody, and ensemble playing.
  • Vocal play -- Through vocal play, toddlers learn to form vowels and consonants, say words and phrases, and imitate rhythm and vocal inflection. In Kindermusik Our Time, vocal play is presented within the context of songs, chants, and activities done in class.
  • Exploration Time -- Children will love discovering specially designed instruments, textures, sounds, and movements.
  • Story time and early literacy -- Listening to stories enhances language and speech development and fosters awareness of sounds, teaches use of language, and sends the message that words and symbols have meaning. The same experiences that help toddlers learn to read a book also help them learn to read music.
  • Movement Activities -- Each class provides various opportunities for movement such as synchronized movement, group dances and circle games, and even expressive movement.
  • Together Time -- Kindermusik is the essence of quality time, allowing parents to make the most of the fleeting toddler years, giving them the time and the tools to make music and memories together in class and at home.
  • Expert advice -- A Kindermusik educator explains how the musically based activities enhance a toddler’s complete development.
  • Learning Continues at Home -- With the home materials, the learning continues at home with the child’s best teacher—the parent!
Enrollment Includes:
*      Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and toddlers,  ages 18 mo. thru 3 years
*     10-week semester
*     Weekly 45-minute class
*     At-Home Materials  including:  Music I –Card that can feature 50 class songs, sounds and recordings of favorite activities from class;  2 Interactive Books – Watch Me! And Pete and P.J to develop early literacy skills.; Home Activity Book; specially-made pair of zigzag blocks – instrument to develop rhythm and hand-eye coordination – all conveniently stored in a Wiggles & Giggles carry bag.
       
 OUR TIME CLASS DATES :

 SATURDAY  10AM & 11AM   September 7, 14, 21, 28     October 5, 19, 26     November 2, 9, 16

 THURSDAY  11AM  September 12, 19, 26     October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31     November 7, 14
 
 
NEW!  NEW!  NEW!  NEW!

Introducing NEW Kindermusik Classes….
Welcome to Kindermusik’s “Sing & Play” 4-Week Class for 1 & 2 Year Olds!
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:
Family All Around Me 
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        

CLASS DATES

 SATURDAY  9AM    November 23     December 7, 14, 21

 THURSDAY   10AM   November 21     December 5, 12, 19




Welcome to Kindermusik’s “Laugh & Learn” 4-Week Class for 3 & 4 Year Olds!
Each week in class, with this “Animals A-Dancing Theme, 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:
Animals a-Dancing 
 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        

 CLASS DATES

 SATURDAY  10AM & 11AM  November 23     December 7, 14, 21

 THURSDAY 11AM   November 21     December 5, 12, 19
 
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!
 
KINDERMUSIK
BIRTHDAY PARTIES!!
 
Want a unique birthday activity for your child's next party? 
Choose Kindermusik with Ellen Singh's Birthday Party Activity Package and have a fun, interactive music & movement activity that your child will love and
you don't have to plan! 
 
Kindermusik Birthday Parties available at Happy Up Inc. (Once Upon A Toy Store) too!   Contact the store for details.
  
Also offering Kindermusik One-Time Activities / Demonstrations for your play group, preschool, daycare, church group, etc.
 
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