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.
9 Replies to “Meet a Kindermusik educator: Simone Melder”
Good on you Simone. You are lady of many gifts and graces. Proud to know you.
I have known Simone for a lifetime and can’t think of a better person to work with children and bring pure joy and happiness to them and all around. Still riding the merry-go-round of life, Yippeeeeeeee!!!
Simone has been the best friend and support with both my masters. Simone should be voted the best Kindermusik educator for her personal touch. Thank you Simone we love your Kindermusik sessions.
Simone is such a delightful and warm teacher. Her gentile and caring nature are some of the key reasons why I keep enrolling my daughter in the program. Those that have her as a teacher are truly blessed.
Simone Melder is a brilliant educator. I highly recommend her, as do many other parents, some of which travel far so their children can receive great value from Simone’s fun classes.
My daughter Sofia began with her, tentatively, as a 1yo. Now Simone is like a lovely aunty to her, Simone’s warm good nature appeals to children and parents alike. A great variety of educational opportunities are packed into every class: playing musical instruments from around the world, movement, singing, dancing, pretend play, listening and responding to sounds, socialising and sharing, just to name a few.
It’s a whole world of feel-good fun for all of us involved in Simone’s classes. We love Simone!
Thanks to everyone for sharing all the kind words about Simone. She is clearly a very special educator!
We are so lucky to have Simone! I have recommended her Kindermusik classes to many friends, without hesitation. My daughter sings all the time, to my family’s pride and the amazement of strangers 🙂 I am so glad Simone is part of our lives.
Kindermusik with Simone is our favorite day of the week. Simone’s classes are so much fun and filled with genuine warmth and love that we feel like one big family when we go. The friendships Mila has made in these classes are very special and she adores Simone. Thank you Simone