Thursday, May 19, 2011

SIUE Presents Kindermusik with Ellen Singh

  
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"KINDERMUSIK WITH ELLEN SINGH'S"

NEW BLOG!!

I look forward to meeting with you all and sharing great information and ideas! 


KINDERMUSIK CLASSES at SIUE THIS FALL 2011 !

You’ll find exciting information and new details about my upcoming Kindermusik FALL classes (Thursdays & Saturdays) here AND on the SIUE Suzuki website.  I hope to see you and your child(ren) in class with me this September!


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! 

 “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:
q       Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and babies, ages newborn to 18 months
q       Class of no more than 12 babies with parents
q       8-week semester
q       Weekly 45-minute class that includes new and unique parent and baby activities
q       Learn about 30 songs, lullabies and nursery rhymes and play over 100 activities together by the semester’s end
q       At-Home Materials  including:  CD of 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: $132 (by September 7)                 ($9 per class + $60 At-Home Materials Package)

Class Dates:  SATURDAY Sept 10, 17, 24   Oct 1, 15, 22, 29   Nov 5  
                                      THURSDAY  Sept  15, 22, 29  Oct 6, 13, 20, 27   Nov 3


“OUR TIME Class”: (1 ½ through 3 Years Old)     Semester Theme: Wiggles & Giggle

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, designed to 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:
q       Developmentally appropriate curriculum for parents and toddlers,  ages 18 mo. thru 3 years
q       10-week semester
q       Weekly 45-minute class
q       At-Home Materials  including:  2 CD’s featuring 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.
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q       Tuition: $155 (by September 7)         ($9.50 per class + $60 At-Home Materials Package)
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Class Dates:  SATURDAY Sept 10, 17, 24   Oct 1, 15, 22, 29   Nov 5, 19  Dec 3  
                                       THURSDAY  Sept  15, 22, 29  Oct 6, 13, 20, 27   Nov 3, 10, 17 


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