Tuesday, December 13, 2011


You’ll find exciting information and new details about my upcoming Kindermusik Winter/Sp;ring classes (Thursdays & Saturdays) here AND on the SIUE Suzuki website.  I hope to see you and your child(ren) in class with me this January!
desingh@juno.com   www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/music/suzuki  618-792-6190  
Blog:  Kindermusikwithellensingh@blogspot.com Facebook Page: SIUE Presents Kindermusik with Ellen Singh
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:  Cock-a-doodle-Moo!
Hop on the hayride—it’s time to head for the farm! In this class, you will sing songs about the farm, including “Old MacDonald,” “Hayride,” and “Clever Cows.” You’ll engage in rituals and playful activities with your baby, including infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time.

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:  A picture board book with charming farm animals and the sounds they make—Cock-a-doodle-Moo, a CD of the songs heard in class, a Sunshine Jingle instrument for music-making at home, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.
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 Tuition: $132 (by January 9)          ($9 per class + $60 At-Home Materials Package)

“OUR TIME Class”: (1 ½ through 3 Years Old)     Semester Theme: Away We Go!
Hop on the train, get in the car, board the plane, and Away We Go! This class focuses on transportation, a favorite topic for toddlers who are on the go, go, go! Sing and play along with favorite songs, such as “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” and “Wheels on the Bus”. Explore fast and slow, smooth and bumpy, and high and low. Read stories about ways to get around. Shiny Dinah tells the story of a train, and Giddy-Up! has a horse, speedboat, racecar, and more to help you get where you want to go.

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 – Shiny Dinah! and Giddy-Up! to develop early literacy skills.; Home Activity Book;  and 2 harmonicas designed for toddlers. 

q       Tuition: $155 (by January 9)         ($9.50 per class + $60 At-Home Materials Package)

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