We’re not too shy to say that we’re the experts when it comes to creating a one-of-a-kind experience in our music classes for kids. In fact, Kindermusik has been the world’s leader in music education programs for young children for over 30 years now.
In all that time and with the help of thousands of licensed Kindermusik educators all around the world, we’ve learned a few tips of what NOT to do in a music class, but especially in a Kindermusik class. We are happy to share five of those “what not to do” tips with you here.
5 Things Not to Do in a Music Class
Stand off to the side.
All of the fun and memories come from your active and joyful participation, so yes, please do join right in. You’ll be surprised just how much you enjoy letting your inner child come out—both in class and at home when you and your child “play” Kindermusik!
Look at, but don’t touch, the instruments.
(Remember we’re talking about what NOT to do in music class with your child. Those double negatives can mess with your mind.) Seriously, you are your child’s first and best teacher, and when it comes to Kindermusik class, the one who can really help them explore and enjoy the instrument play to its fullest.
Leave your singing in the shower.
There’s no more beautiful sound to your child than your voice, even if you’d never make it on stage. And there will be nothing more special to your child than hearing you sing along in class. You might even find that singing in the car together will become a new favorite pastime!
Sit out any of the dances.
In class, we keep things moving – literally – with happy dances interwoven throughout many other delightful activities in each weekly class. You’ll love the endorphin rush of dancing with your child and the joy of doing so in a group where everyone else is simply enjoying just being with their children like you are.
Limit your music time to just the class time.
The real value of your Kindermusik enrollment is that you get to enjoy the music, the moments, and the memories throughout the week at home. So go ahead, stream your class music or pop in that CD. Sing out loud with your child in the car or dance around the kitchen while supper’s cooking. You’ll be glad you did!
Find a local Kindermusik class so you can practice NOT doing these things with your child!
Shared by Theresa Case who has spent the last 20 years sharing the joy of Kindermusik at Piano Central Studios in beautiful upstate South Carolina.