When I grow up, I want to be a child

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Posted October 30, 2009 I love being around children. And it's not because I teach them wonderful Kindermusik songs and show them how to dance gleefully around the room, all the while helping their brain neurons begin to make those vitally important connections. This weekend, as I approached a rather long check-out line, I noticed […]

The Amazing Effects of Music on Brain Development

Posted October 27, 2009 Recently, Miss Analiisa blogged about the healing power of music. She cited an article, “Better Minds Through Music,” written by Michael Shasberger, Adams Professor of Music and Worship. Because this is such great information, I’d like to build on her blog with further research I conducted, and tell you more about […]

There’s Something in the Water in South Dakota . . .

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Posted October 26, 2009 Kindermusik educator and mentor Sonya Kempf has three sets of twins in a single Our Time class! from left to right: Nicole Kempf (mom, and Sonya's daughter-in-law) with Raegan and Zoe; Stacy Hanson (mom) with Kennedy and Brooklyn; and Abbey Bauer (mom) with Briggs and Bennett.

Itsy Bitsy Spider your way to stardom! Win a free semester of Kindermusik!

Posted October 23, 2009 Want to win a free semester of Kindermusik, including tuition and home materials? Find all the details and a free mp3 download of Kindermusik's latest recording of The Itsy Bitsy Spider here: http://www.kindermusik.com/VideoContest/ItsyBitsySpider/ItsyBitsySpider.aspx. How do I enter the contest? It's so easy! Just make a short homemade video of any kid, […]

Goppy’s Kindergarten Chimes

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Posted October 20, 2009 We called our maternal grandmother Goppy. She grew up in San Francisco and lived through the great earthquake of 1906. She credited her longevity of 101 years to her favorite breakfast: vanilla ice cream and brandy! She was a lover of music all her life and was so proud of the […]