Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You’ll find exciting information and new details about my upcoming Kindermusik Winter/Spring classes (Thursdays & Saturdays) here and on my Facebook page and webpage!  I hope to see you and your child(ren) in class with me this January!   618-792-6190 


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: The Rhythm of My Day

This class will help you bring more rhythm and routine to your baby’s day, as well as help develop lasting learning skills. We’ll show you how and tell you why music can help your little one soothe into the day’s schedule and help build a strong body and mind network for learning. You can bring home those same stress-free play and relaxation techniques from class, and incorporate them into your 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:  CD of beautifully arranged songs from class;  Colorful picture literature board book;  A set of Art Banners; Age-Appropriate Instrument

q       8-Week Class Runs Jan 17 – March 7 for Thurs Class  & Jan 12 – March 16 for Sat Class

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


 “OUR TIME Class”: (1 ½ through 3 Years Old)    
Semester Theme:  Fiddle-dee-dee

We’ll meet many animal characters in our books, activities, and songs - each specifically chosen for a child’s emerging interests and physical skills. With silly, bumpy lap bounces we’ll help children develop rhythm while further developing their ever-emerging language skills. With a special stringed instrument emphasis in the music from class, parents can bring home the violin, cello, and orchestra sounds to help their children stay happy and engaged learners at home, too

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;                 Interactive Books – This Little Piggy & Animal Serenades; Home Activity Book; Fiddle Sticks  instrument

q       10-week Class Runs  Jan 17 -  March 28 for Thurs Class & Jan 12 – April 6 for  Sat Class


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


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 or musical prop and Kindermusik CD or Music I-Card).


Dates & Themes
Thursday, January 10    11am – “My House, My Day”

Monday, February 4    5:30pm – “Let Me Call You Sweetheart!”

Tuesday, March 19    11am - "Frog Went A-Dancing"

Wednesday, April 10    11am - "Nature Now!"

Thursday, May 9    11am - "Animals Are Everywhere!"

 More Playdates to be announced for summer!


Playdate information & registration form is also posted here:

My Facebook Page: SIUE Presents Kindermusik with Ellen Singh


Register ahead at the store. Registration forms are available at the toy store & website.  You can also call the store to register and pay via credit card. 

All Class & High Quality At-Home Materials (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.





Want a unique birthday activity for your child's next party? 

Kindermusik with Ellen Singh's Birthday Party Activity Package

Have a fun, interactive music & movement activity
that your child will love and you don't have to plan! 


 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 i8.

0through 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


"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







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