Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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 5,000+ 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.

*** NEW!    NEW!    NEW! ***

“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)
                           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.



Fridays @ 9am

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.
4, 11, 18, 25 (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.
1, 8, 15, 22 (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!  
1, 8, 15, 22 (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!
5, 12, 19, 26 (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!
3, 10, 17, 24 (Friday)

*** NEW!     NEW!     NEW! ***


Age Range: Birth to 5 Years Old with adult participation

1st Monday of the month @ 11:30am

Registration: Contact Edw. Children’s Museum   618-692-2094

January 6

February 3

March 2

April 6

May 4

*** NEW!  NEW!  NEW! ***


at Meridian Village Memory Care Facility

Stillwater Senior Living


for FAMILIES who have


Classes are held on Mondays at 10:15am (Meridian Village) and Tuesdays at 3pm (Stillwater) 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 month)


*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: 


Winter-Spring 2020

January 6, 13, 20, 27

February 3, 10, 17, 24

March 2, 9, 16, 23

April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11, 18, 25


Winter-Spring 2020

January 7, 21

February 4, 18

March 3, 17

April 7, 21

May 5, 19


at Happy Up Inc. 
(formerly Once Upon A Toy Store

in Edwardsville!

Mondays @ 11:30am and 5pm

A PLAYDATE is a “themed” 30-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 Music I-Card).

One child registration fee is $15 with each additional child $5 each. 

Winter-Spring 2020

December 9    "Jingle, Jangle!"

January 13  “My House, My Day”

February 10  “Let Me Call You Sweetheart!”

March 9   “Frog Went A-Dancing”

April 13   “Nature Now!”

May 11   “Animals Are Everywhere!”

*** 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.   


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              


Contact the L&C Music Dept. Office Secretary, Karen, at 618-468-4731.
Leave a message and she will return your call promptly. 


Class Time: Wednesdays @ 6pm – 6:30pm (monthly themes)
*NOTE: If 3 class dates are listed for the month, each class will be 40 minutes long.


January 8, 15, 22, 29                 “Rhythms of the Land

February 5, 12, 19, 26               “Sounds Abound”

March 4, 11, 18, 25                  “Dance with Me”

April 1, 8, 15, 22                      “Drums, Drums, Drums”

May 6, 13, 20, 27                      “Feel the Music”  


Edwardsville Public Library - Kindermusik Classes
Troy Public Library - Kindermusik Musical Story Times
Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis - Music Program 
SIUE Head Start Program - Kindermusik Classes


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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 Program Policies


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Choosing a Class

The age recommendations outlined for Kindermusik classes have been carefully constructed to best group children in an age and developmentally appropriate way.  Therefore, it is important that your child be at least the minimum age by the start date for the class in which you are enrolling.  If you have concerns about your child’s success in a particular age range, I would be happy to discuss your child’s needs and to work with you to place him/her in the class best suited for him/her.

Register Early
Although you may join a class at any time, please register early since class sizes are limited and many fill quickly.  If you enroll after the class begins, tuition can be pro-rated accordingly.  Payment in full is due at registration.  There is a $25 fee for returned checks.

Enrollment Confirmation
A class registration form and full payment must be received before enrollment can be confirmed.  You will receive an “Initial Class Information” E-mail shortly before class begins to confirm your enrollment.


There are NO tuition refunds unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances                                and at the discretion of your teacher.

Child Illness Policy
In courtesy to other class participants, please do not bring your child to class if he/she has had any of the following symptoms within 24 hours prior to class time:                          fever, rash, diarrhea, vomiting, pink eye, etc.

Make-Up Classes
Classes will be made up only in the event of teacher absence and/or her children’s illness.  If inclement weather occurs and the SIUE Campus or Edwardsville District 7 Schools are closed, your class will be cancelled.  If in doubt, call me! (618-792-6190).                               I have my business phone with me and on.

Non-enrolled Siblings
Due to the carefully researched structure of the Kindermusik curriculum and for you, your child, and the group to get the most out of each class, do not bring non-enrolled siblings to class.


Making the Most of Kindermusik Classes

Plan to arrive about 5-10 minutes prior to your class time. Arriving a few minutes early  provides time for your child to settle into the musical environment as he/she prepares to enjoy exploring instruments, reading books, and/or listening to music.  I do request that toys, juice cups, and pacifiers be kept out of sight, and that snacks/drinks be finished prior to class.  Be sure to dress comfortably.
During class, the most important thing you can do for your child is to be an active and patient role model.  It is not uncommon for a child to attend several classes before feeling comfortable in class.  Don’t be discouraged - what a child is absorbing in class is often evidenced in the comfort of the home environment rather than in a certain level of participation in class.  The understanding and consistency of the parent or caregiver in class and at home is key to facilitating musical learning and growth.
Parents, please visit with peers before and after class, but not during class time.  When you are an active, focused, enthusiastic participant in the class activities, your child will model your actions and focus more fully too.
You and your child will enormously benefit from the Kindermusik experience, especially if you make active use of your At Home Materials.  Frequent reinforcement at home throughout the week makes all the difference in a child’s comfort and participation in the class room as well as in his/her developing life-long love of music.

Questions or Concerns?
If at any time during your class enrollment you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.   I look forward to having you and your child join us for a wonderful time of musical fun and learning together in Kindermusik class!


See “Healthy & Happy” Initiative Poster and Hand Sanitizer in Your Classroom:

1)  I wanted  to remind you that I continue to join in Kindermusik International’s Healthy & Happy initiative which is created to help protect you and your children from the spread of viruses like the H1N1 flu (also known as the “Swine Flu”).

By collecting facts, checklists, and prevention tips from the Centers for Disease Control, Kindermusik is making sure I am more prepared than ever to provide an environment much less likely to allow viruses to spread.

·       I am disinfecting toys and instruments at CDC standards to prevent transmission.

·       I have added hand sanitizer distribution to each child at the start and end of each class (under parent supervision with younger children).

·       I receive updated information on virus prevention and trends from the CDC.

2)  When a class activity suggests touching, such as holding hands in circle dances, it’s always your option to not hold hands. 

3) I highly recommend washing hands with soap/water AND hand sanitizer before and after class.

4)  In courtesy to other class participants, please do not bring your child to class if he/she has had any of the following symptoms within 24 hours prior to class time:  fever, rash, diarrhea, vomiting.  And if YOU have symptoms of illness, please do not join us either. Thank you for not sharing. J

Safety in Our Kindermusik Classroom

I do my very best to make our classroom “child-friendly”.  However, I need your continued assistance and support in keeping ALL of our Kindermusik children safe and parents feeling comfortable during class….

Important Reminders:

1) Please DO NOT allow your children to crawl on top of or underneath the classroom furniture. 
I want to prevent any mishaps from occurring.  Also, it can be a distraction to other children who may want to “follow suit”.

2) Please DO NOT allow your children to run around the room free with instruments in their hands.  Again, I want to prevent the potential injury to your child or another parent’s child that could easily occur in that scenario. 

Your child’s health, safety, and happiness is important to me. You are such committed and wonderful Kindermusik parents. I know these issues are priorities to you as well.  Please contact me if you have further questions so I can be sure to make you feel at ease in coming to class with us!


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.