Monday, May 7, 2012


An email newsletter that informs all Kindermusik Enthusiasts and/or interested parties of my program happenings such as upcoming classes, birthday parties, special events

SIUE Suzuki Program Presents: “Kindermusik with Ellen Singh” 618-792-6190
FACEBOOK: “SIUE Presents Kindermusik with Ellen Singh”
SIUE Suzuki Progam Attn: Kindermusik Box 1771, Edwardsville, IL 62026

ATTENTION Kindermusik Enthusiasts!

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!

Below you’ll find exciting information and new details about my upcoming class offerings. Also, you will find the Kindermusik Class Registration Form for your convenience. I hope to see you and your child(ren) in class with me this September!


Join me for a monthly “Kindermusik Playdate” at 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 and Kindermusik CD or Music I-Card).

Playdate Dates & Themes

Thursday, May 3 10am – “Animals Are Everywhere”
Wednesday, June 27 10am – “Picnic Day”
Tuesday, July 17 6:30pm – “Dear World, I Love You”
Wednesday, August 8 10am – “Music Move Us”
Tuesday, September 18 10am – “Leaves in the Wind”
Monday, October 15 6:30pm – “It’s Cold Outside”
Tuesday, November 6 11am – “Thankfulness”
Wednesday, December 5 11am – “Jingle Jangle”

(More monthly playdate dates to be announced in the new year!)

All Class & High Quality At-Home Materials (instrument & music CD or E-Music Card) Fees are included in this 30-45 minute class for ages birth to 5 years. One at-home materials package required per family. (Fees vary depending on number of children per family registered.) One child registration fee is $12 with each additional child $3 each.

Registration forms are available at the toy store AND on their website. The store staff will collect your registration fees and form.

Playdate information & dates are also posted on my Facebook page and Blog AND on the toy store’s website and Facebook page:

Register ahead at the store.


You’ll find exciting information and new details about my upcoming Kindermusik classes (Thursdays & Saturdays) here AND on the SIUE Suzuki website. Please see email attachments: Playdate & Fall Class Registration Forms.

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: Dream Pillow

This title alone brings images of rocking, cuddling, singing, and lulling to sleep. But leading up to sleepy time are many upbeat and playful activities. Babies and Adults will swirl to a dreamy cloud dance “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland.” They’ll also play baby appropriate instruments to “Aiken Drum,” and “Sarasponda.” Favorite nursery rhymes like “Wee Willie Winkie,” and “Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling,” are sprinkled throughout the classes. It’s easy to weave many of the class songs and activities into your families’ daily routines.

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 board book that calms and relaxes—Dream Pillow Lullaby, Home CD of the songs heard in class, a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy, and a baby instrument for music-making at home.

q 8-Week Class Runs Sept 13 - Nov 1 for Thurs Class & Sept 8 – Nov 3 for Sat Class

Tuition: $132 (by September 5) ($9 per class + $60 At-Home Materials Package)

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

Make everyday home activities and chores easier and more fun with music! Cook and sing to “The Muffin Man”; dust and clean to the original song “In My House”; get ready to wash clothes to the delightful poem “Washing Machine”. Baking cookies, eating cupcakes, blowing on hot cross buns, wiggling like jelly, going grocery shopping and making tea are all represented in familiar as well as new songs. Move, play, and sing together in developmentally appropriate activities created just for 1 ½ through 3-year-olds. Capture the familiar and new moments of the day and learn how music can impact 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 books—At My House and Cookies, 2 Home CDs, stir xylophone instrument, and a Home Activity Book—all arriving in a durable lunch bag.

q 10-week Class Runs Sept 13 – Nov 15 for Thurs Class & Sept 8 – Dec 1 for Sat Class

q Tuition: $155 (by September 5) ($9.50 per class + $60 At-Home Materials Package)



All Classes will be held on Thursdays and Saturdays at Southern Illinois University -Edwardsville in partnership with the SIUE Suzuki Program. Classes are 45 minutes. (Class times subject to change due to enrollment numbers.)

Tuition includes all class fees AND high quality At-Home Materials Package.

Please Note: The non-refundable class fee is due in full with registration form and confirms your space in the class. At least one participating adult must accompany the child(ren) in all classes. DO NOT bring non-enrolled siblings.


If you have any questions or would like class registration materials and/or to schedule a birthday party, please contact Ellen Singh. She would be happy to describe the wonderful benefits of being part of the ofKindermusik class experience.


q 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!

q “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.

q Facebook at “SIUE Presents Kindermusik with Ellen Singh”




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!

A 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 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.



“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."

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


"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

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------“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


"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


“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


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

 THANK YOU for your continued support and interest in Kindermusik and for sharing the love of music with your child(ren)!

I look forward to having you and your child(ren) join me in one of my future classes; at a Kindermusik special event; and/or at your next birthday party for a musically fun time together!

I look forward to seeing you in class this September!

Ellen Singh, Licensed Kindermusik Educator

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