Thoughts on music, part 1 (“let music permeate”)

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Kindermusik 30-year veteran and guru Carol Penney shares some thoughts on music in a five-day, five part series. Check back with Minds on Music each day for the next post! I can barely remember a time that “mothering” (to my boys of 26 and 30) hasn’t been a prominent presence and driver in my life […]

Why music?

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Did you know… …providing musical experiences in the early years gives your child benefits that last a lifetime? How does it affect your child. Well, growth may be observed in any or all of the following areas as a result of early and consistent exposure to music: perseverance, confidence, responsibility, identity and self-esteem, discipline, love […]

The secret language of babies

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Priscilla Dunstan has two amazing talents — an understanding of sound and an understanding of babies. As a musical prodigy who preformed Mozart piano concerti at the age of 4 (!), Dunstan has used her self-described "photographic memory for sound" in many different ways. One of the most notable is in developing a system for […]

Let your hands do the talking

Preschoolers love new things. Have you considered trying sign language with your preschool agers? Not only is it fun and an additional way to communicate, they'll love having a "secret" language to share with you. Sign language can come in handy and is easily learned by preschooler. Use signing to: – create an environment for […]

So, is Kindermusik just for kids?

Yes, Kindermusik is for kids of all ages. No doubt about it. Their ears open and their eyes widen. They blossom before your very eyes in music class. But here’s something you may not have considered: Kindermusik is for parents too! In fact, parents tell us that they get as much out of Kindermusik as […]