As a Kindermusik licensed educator, you’ll build a streamlined, child-centric, sustainable business that reflects your talents and passion.
Kindermusik is perfect for entrepreneurs who understand the developmental importance of the early childhood years, and who love being with and engaging children and their caregivers in rich, interactive learning experiences. We give you the tools and curricula to teach every child, from the youngest infants to school-aged children, allowing you to make a real difference in the lives of children and families.
Through dynamic classes and research-based curriculum, Kindermusik educators do more than teach music. The goal of each Kindermusik class is to build layers of knowledge, confidence, and enthusiasm for learning within each child. Each curriculum unit is designed to nurture multiple areas of a child’s development and tap into a variety of individual learning styles.
We make it easy to provide a world-class music-making experience for young children and families. In addition to a Foundations class for infants and their grownups, Kindermusik includes five levels of instruction that help develop:
Kindermusik educator training goes above and beyond that of other music-based programs. That’s because the children and adults who attend Kindermusik programs deserve nothing less than the best educators.
We offer three Kindermusik University training sessions throughout the year. Each session includes online and personal coaching, face-to-face training, and an in-the-field practicum, all taking place over the course of approximately four months.
It’s an investment in yourself and your future, and Kindermusik University will equip you with everything you need to succeed.
Learn everything from child development to new music to marketing in this powerful online portion of the educator training program. An experienced, licensed Kindermusik University Coach will personally guide you every step of the way.
From finding the perfect location to getting a business license, you’ll set up everything needed to get your business started. You’ll also learn how to connect with children and their caregivers and deliver an outstanding classroom experience.
After completing online training, you’ll travel to the on-site training location to learn masterful teaching techniques, in-depth early childhood music pedagogy, and business and marketing tactics specifically designed for Kindermusik studios. You’ll observe live Kindermusik classes and work in groups with your peers as you create a plan for launching your studio.
Upon successfully completing the online and face-to-face trainings, you’ll teach your own four-week Kindermusik class and receive personal feedback tailored to your teaching style to help you become the best educator possible.
*The Practicum portion of the training will not be required for individuals who do not plan to teach the classes in their Kindermusik studio.
The support doesn’t end when you graduate from Kindermusik University. Through the training team at Kindermusik International, you'll get the ongoing support you need, including:
• Professional Development • Lesson Plans • Expert Marketing Advice
• Marketing Materials / Content Calendars
Reach out to learn more about opening your own Kindermusik studio. We promise it will be one of the best decisions you'll ever make.
There is a $50 USD non-refundable application fee. Payment of this fee does not guarantee acceptance into Kindermusik University.
Accepted applicants will be required to pay a $349 USD training fee. In addition, accepted applicants will be required to travel at their own expense to a TBD on-site training location for the face-to-face portion of training.
To ensure you have the potential to lead a class with your singing voice, you’ll need to pass a vocal review. We’ll ask you to memorize and sing several prescribed songs, unaccompanied and in a range appropriate for young children.
Yes. A group Skype call will be held at the beginning of the course. We expect you to be in constant communication with your coach via email or the training platform. And any time you feel you need additional help, you’re encouraged to reach out to your coach for a one-on-one Skype call.
The $349 fee is only charged after passing the vocal review. The $50 application fee is non-refundable.
No. Kindermusik University Studio Training is for people who have already made the decision to commit to Kindermusik and open a music studio and are ready to take immediate action to begin. Our expectation is that you will be teaching Kindermusik immediately after licensing. As such, this is not a preliminary or exploratory course and it is not a course simply for professional development or for your own personal knowledge.
Once you’ve completed and passed all of the training modules, attended the face-to-face conference, and satisfactorily completed your four (4) practicum classes (similar to student teaching), you will be a licensed Kindermusik educator!
Our goal is to prepare our graduates so they are ready to open their Kindermusik business within 6 – 8 weeks of graduation and licensing. During the course, you’ll have set up everything your business needs to get started. You’ll also have mastered the pedagogy and powerful teaching techniques for all of the Kindermusik age groups.
Once you’ve completed and passed all of the training modules, attended the face-to-face conference, and satisfactorily completed your four (4) practicum classes (similar to student teaching), you will be a licensed Kindermusik educator. You will be charged a $59.95 monthly licensing fee that grants you access to all Kindermusik curricula, business resources, ongoing professional development, and support. So long as you are up-to-date on your license payments and in good standing with Kindermusik (no license violations), your training will not expire. If for some reason you let your license lapse, there is a $150.00 reinstatement fee to become licensed again. If your license has lapsed for more than 3 years, you’ll be required to re-train.
Yes! If you both want to be full business owners and both want to teach classes, then both of you need to take training. However, you do have the option of designating one of you as the Business Owner Only and one of you as the Teacher Only. The training would be slightly different and the license levels different once you graduate. Keep in mind that a Business Owner Only cannot teach classes and a Teach Only cannot access any of the business resources at Kindermusik.com.
Kindermusik operates under a licensed program model. This eliminates the expensive franchise fees you would be paying if it were a franchise model. We train you to open a Kindermusik studio and teach the Kindermusik curricula, and you hold a license that allows you to use our curricula and marketing resources. When you accept the license agreement, you agree to abide by the guidelines Kindermusik has set for using its resources and teaching the classes.
If you would like to bring Kindermusik to your school or childcare center, please contact us at email@example.com or (800) 628-5687.
If you own a music studio or other childhood-oriented business, aside from a daycare or preschool (which would fall under Kindermusik at School), yes, you may add Kindermusik to your roster. In fact we love partnering with existing studios!
Kindermusik has proven to be an excellent addition! Here’s why. Dance and music studios usually have unused hours during the day when children are in school. Adding classes during the daytime hours for babies and toddlers increases revenue without detracting from your existing schedule.
You’ll progress through the online training alongside a coach and classmates. Each week you can expect reading, assignments, and quizzes related to pedagogy and child development. You’ll also be asked to take action steps toward getting your business up and running. Hours vary depending on how familiar you are with child development concepts, and if you already have a business structure in place. In general, we recommend budgeting 5 to 10 hours each week to gain the most from your training.
Other than being a wife and a mom, teaching Kindermusik is the best thing that I do.
Kindermusik isn't a job, it's a lifestyle.