Each week we feature a randomly selected Kindermusik educator from around the world. This week, meet Simone!
Blackburn South, Victoria, Australia
Number of years you’ve taught Kindermusik:
Studio name and link:
Kindermusik with Simone
Describe yourself in five words or less:
positive, nurturing, fun-loving, compassionate
Favorite Kindermusik song:
Favorite Kindermusik activity, and why:
Snowflakes are falling – from Hello Weather. I just LOVE the look of sheer delight on the children’s faces, when they open their eyes and find that snowflakes have fallen on them and all around the room!
A proud moment in a Kindermusik classroom:
My proudest moment was when a child who had spent four lessons burying her face in her mother’s bosom, too shy to participate , suddenly came “alive” and started taking part in everything. She was my Kindermusik star!
Something your Kindermusik children or families have taught you (could be inspirational, humorous, practical, etc.):
The children have taught me to expect the unexpected. Never rely on a “plan” because your plan can go haywire in a split second. I have learned to stay centered and calm in the midst of chaos!!
Something funny a child has said or done in your classroom:
When introducing Bach to my ABC Music and Me class, I said that Bach had died many years ago. One little girl asked me “Did he go to heaven?” to which I replied, I am sure he did as he wrote such beautiful music!
The reason you teach:
There is nothing that gives me greater joy than to bring the joy of music into the lives of so many children. I found Kindermusik late in life, after spending 40 boring, unproductive years in an Administrative position. I am very grateful that I have been able to follow my dream and that I am still fit and healthy and, at my age, am able to crawl around the room like a caterpillar, or flutter like a butterfly! The children make me come alive and I consider them part of my family.