Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Kindermusik with Ellen Singh

618-792-6190   desingh@juno.com   

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My studio has been awarded the 'Kindermusik Top Program Award', the highest           recognition awarded by Kindermusik International. This award recognizes the top 
 200 Kindermusik programs internationally for profoundly impacting the mission to
 reach all children with the benefits of Kindermusik.






FALL 2021



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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 at 618-468-4731.
Leave a message and your call will be returned.

QUESTIONS? Contact Ellen SinghLicensed Kindermusik Educator 
                           esingh@lc.edu   618-792-6190



FALL 2021 & WINTER-SPRING 2022   


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.


September 8, 15, 22, 29    “Jumping Beans”

October 6, 13, 20, 27         “Join the Parade”

*November 3, 10, 17         “All Keyed Up”

*December 1, 8, 15           “Sing A Story”


January 5, 12, 19, 26        “Rhythms of the Land

February  2, 9, 16, 23       “Sounds Abound”

March 2, 9, 16, 23            “Dance with Me”

April 6, 13, 20, 27             “Drums, Drums, Drums”

*May 4, 11, 18                  “Feel the Music”  

Watch my presentation for the 
IL-AEYC "Growing Futures" Conference!
October 2020
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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®!

                  Kindermusik Foundations Class: Birth to 18 Months

                                                Kindermusik Level 2 Class: 18-36 Months

                                               Kindermusik Level 3 Class: 3 - 5 Years

                                             Kindermusik Level 4 Classes: 4 - 6 Years

Kindermusik Mixed-Age Class

                                                         Kindermusik in Preschools

                                               Kindermusik In-Schools: Music Matters! 

Your Kindermusik Educator, Ellen Singh, was selected and is currently serving a   4-year term of service (since summer 2017) on the Kindermusik International 'Partnership of Kindermusik Educators' (PKE) Board of Advisors, or more appropriate"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. Additionally, her tasks include assisting in developing the Kindermusik International Conferences in New Orleans, LA (Summer 2018) and Toronto, Canada (Summer 2020 – postponed due to pandemic) AND designing/presenting webinars on the topics of pedagogy & business issues for Kindermusik educators’ continuing education requirements.

 She is honored and humbled to take on this volunteer position in which she aspires to utilize her passion for music in expansive ways.

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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


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 mornings.


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.


www.kindermusik.com  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!
www.siue.edu/kindermusik  “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.

Find Us on Facebook @ “SIUE Presents Kindermusik”

Join me on my Blog @ kindermusikwithellensingh.blogspot.com

Kindermusik Educators from across the world came together at the beginning of the Covid 19 Pandemic to musicially share hope and express that we are ALL 
better together!



 Program Policies

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!    

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.