Parent Perspective

Alex and Music’s Magic: A Kindermusik Story

Mark and Kim Elicker and their son Ethan were a wonderful family, but they all had so much more love to give. About six years ago they traveled to China to adopt two year old Alex. This is his story - a story of endless love and musical magic. Kindermusik for Ethan Before Alex came [...]

The Gift of Love: A Parent’s Perspective of Kindermusik

As a Kindermusik teacher, I am always observing as I am teaching – mostly observing the children so I can adjust and adapt to them, but also actively working to “see” things through the parents’ eyes too. When I look through the eyes of a Kindermusik parent, there are some of the really precious things [...]

Parent Perspective: Why We Love Kindermusik

For the Thornton’s, DeMartino’s, and Carlson’s, Kindermusik is a family event since it’s often Grandma who brings the grandchildren (who are cousins) to class at Kindermusik of the Valley. Kindermusik of the Valley is located in Burnsville, MN, and is an award-winning Kindermusik program owned by the fabulous Helen Peterson. Here’s a peek into their Kindermusik [...]

ADHD – An Adult Perspective on the Journey

According to a 2011 report from the Center for Disease Control, the rate of ADHD diagnoses was 11% in children ages 4 to 17. When I was that age the diagnosis rate was about 3% - 5%. If you want to do the math, I’m 43. Recommendations on how to treat the disorder have changed [...]

Meet Julie Zimmer – Kindermusik Mom

Julie is a busy mom of three adorable kids - Elena, age 6; Luc, age 3, and Gia, age 1. They call Greenville, South Carolina home. Let's learn a little bit about this Kindermusik Mom... TC: Tell me a little about your own musical background. JZ: I took piano lessons at the age of 5 [...]