Spotlight on the NEW Cuddle & Bounce for 0s and 1s…. Please bring your littlest one for some special time together :)

August 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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Cuddle & Bounce Rainbow

Offered at Neighborhood Academy of Music on Mondays at 11:15-1200noon beginning March 3rd, 2014 for a one time registration fee of $25.00 and monthly fees of $50.00 for ease of budgeting.

Cuddle, bounce, and bop with your baby in Kindermusik’s newest curriculum. Whether your baby is five weeks or five months, this class will be perfect for you! With age-appropriate activities for newborns, infants and crawlers, this parent-child music and movement class will help you strengthen those early parent-child bonds, understand your baby’s development, and heavily focus on child development and communication with your baby. You and your baby will enjoy instrument play, dance, exploration time, and together time—and you’ll get expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in baby development.

Our 4 week units will continue year round and as long as you are enrolled you will also be eligible for any Playdates or Special Occasion events at no additional cost! 🙂

Here is  what to expect with your digital home materials…

Ebook/Reading with your baby

Concepts/Ideas: Reading with babies, incorporating reading into your day, babies’ vision, pointing, voice inflection, routines. This activity can include baby at computer, but print-out and audio are both in Download Center for those who prefer not to bring baby to computer. Physical books available for optional buy-up by parent in the US; by educators in other countries.

Baby Talk/Communicating with your baby

Concepts/Ideas: Vocal play, language development, signing, touch, face-to-face, back-and-forth, visual expressions, mouth movements.

Video Field Trip/Listening and Watching

Concepts/Ideas: 30-45 seconds of video exploration related to theme (e.g. train, bird ). This activity invites baby to computer briefly, but print-out images and audio are both in Download Center for those who prefer zero screen-time.

Movement

Concepts/Ideas: Parent-driven movement ideas. On floor w/parent on back, child on knees; tummy time ideas; rocking, holding, flying, hammocking, dancing while facing or facing away, bouncing, etc.

Fingerplay/Toe Tickle/Nursery Rhyme

Concepts/Ideas: Illustrated or video steps for a specific fingerplay, toe tickle, or nursery rhyme.

Object Play/Props

Concepts/Ideas: Featuring mirrors, balls, fabrics, rattles, textures, surfaces, varied environments, etc.

Routines & Rituals, Day-to-Day

Concepts/Ideas: How to make an interactive learning experience out of day-to-day activities like folding laundry, going to the grocery store, things to do during a car ride, bath time, waking up, going to sleep, meal-times, in restaurants, meeting strangers, etc.

Music

Concepts/Ideas: An activity with music front-and-center. Featuring instruments, songs, singing, steady beat, pitch, etc.

DOWNLOAD CENTER

1. Printable story
2. Printable lyrics
3. Downloadable music
4. Printable activities

Printable “activities” will contain image/s to accompany video field trip, illustrated instructions/reminders for fingerplays and other activities, and printable card reminders of activity benefits (e.g. four great ways to stimulate vestibular system, ways to vary your reading, signals that your baby is overstimulated, tips for beach play).

Parents ~ Consistency is your best friend when starting something new!

August 31, 2010 at 2:45 am | Posted in Children's Music, emergent literacy, Kindermusik, Parenting | Leave a comment
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Consistency is needed in times of change

Is your child starting pre-school or Kindergarten this fall? Are you concerned that keeping Kindermusik in his/her schedule will overload him/her? Actually, the opposite is true. With all the changes in his/her life, keeping him/her in Kindermusik provides the consistency required to make the transition easier. With life getting busier, and your child’s activities more independant in nature, Kindermusik is one place the two of you can spend time focused on each other. Loving your child is what it’s all about!

Two studies of Kindermusik students give you additional food for thought! Thank you Lori Burkhardt for the links to this information.

Click HERE for the below study article

 Click HERE for a short article for the the below study.

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So with that in mind remember music effects the whole brain and Kindermusik uses it’s process based classes to effect your child in a whole child way!

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Check out our website for Fall Class schedule and online registration.

Enroll Now for Kindermusik of Clayton & Voice of Clayton Fall 2010 semester!

August 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Posted in Babies, Children's Music, emergent literacy, Family Support, FUN, Kindermusik, Music, Music Making, Singing, Voice Students | Leave a comment
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Greetings! Kindermusik Families and Friends!

It is the beginning of school in our area for traditional schools! Summer is over and soon our Kindermusik semester will begin. I am excited to say we have great things happening in our corner of the world!

Gabriela Mistral, a Chilean poet, educator, and diplomat, was the first Latin American to win a Nobel Prize in Literature. It was awarded to her in 1945. Among the many topics she covered, Gabriela often wrote about children. It was obvious how important they were in her work and life. In fact, she even donated the proceeds from one of her books to children who were orphaned by the Spanish Civil War. (posted on Minds of Music, KI’s blog).

Kindermusik International recently came across one of Gabriela’s passages that sums up our own convictions on children as well. It goes:

“Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are being formed, her blood is being constituted, his brain is being developed. To her we cannot say tomorrow. His name is today.”

As you look at your fall schedule and commitments please remember that the value of a Kindermusik experience is matched by no other offering. I so want to be a valuable asset to you and your child. Message me!

NEW Kindermusik Semester Classes Register NOW!

January 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Posted in Babies, Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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Class: Village Cock-a-doodle-MOO! and Dew Drops             REGISTER TODAY!
Time: Monday at 9:15am
Class Meets: February 1 , 2010

Time: Thursday at 10:15am
Class Meets: February 4 , 2010

Cock-a-doodle-MOO! – Cock-a-doodle-MOO! – Hop on the hayride—it’s time to head for the farm! In this class, you will sing songs about the farm, including “Old MacDonald,” “Hayride,” and “Clever Cows.” You’ll engage in rituals and playful activities with your baby, including infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time. During the week, you’ll enjoy their At Home Materials, looking through a playful picture book of animals and the sounds they make, as well as a CD of the songs heard in class and an instrument for music-making at home.

DewDrops – DewDrops – Stop and smell the roses—and lily of the valley, and tulips, and pansies. In this class, parents and babies will play and move together to songs about flowers, such as “Jasmine Flower,” “How Does Your Garden Grow?,” and “White Coral Bells.” You’ll also hear traditional Irish music, dance a jig and move to the “Irish Trot.” In your At Home Materials, you’ll will receive a CD of beautifully arranged songs from class, a board book of flowers, and an instrument for music-making at home.

Class: Our Time Away We Go!
Time: Monday at 10:45am
Class Meets: February 1 , 2010

Time: Wednesday at 9:15am
Class Meets: February 3 , 2010

Time: Tuesday at 5:30pm
Class Meets: February 2 , 2010

Away We Go! – Away We Go! – Hop on the train, get in the car, board the plane, and Away We Go! This class focuses on transportation, a favorite topic for toddlers who are on the go, go, go! Sing and play along with favorite songs, such as “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” and “Wheels on the Bus”. Explore fast and slow, smooth and bumpy, and high and low. Read stories about ways to get around. Shiny Dinah tells the story of a train, and Giddy-Up! has a horse, speedboat, racecar, and more to help you get where you want to go.  

Class: Imagine That! Toys I Make, Trips I Take
Time: Monday at 5:30pm
Class Meets: February 1 , 2010

Time: Thursday at 9:00am
Class Meets: February 4 , 2010

Toys I Make, Trips I Take – Toys I Make, Trips I Take – Think of it like taking a course inside your child’s imagination. We’ll use the theme of a toy shop to make our pretend-creations, using rhythm and songs with every imaginary saw, hammer, and nail. The result is building your preschooler’s sense of a sequence of events, which is good for storytelling, as well as making his ideas a reality.

Class: Family Time Here, There, and Everywhere
Time: Thursday at 6:15pm
Class Meets: February 4 , 2010

Time: Friday at 9:15am
Class Meets: February 5 , 2010

Here, There, and Everywhere – Here, There, and Everywhere – In this family-sized version of Kindermusik, the music and activities center around five different family outings: a visit with a friend, an outing at the park, a trip to the city, an afternoon at the aquarium, and a day on the farm. Your At Home Materials include a hand and finger puppets of Wags—a featured character in the two literature books. Plus, two home CDs of music from class, a home activity guide, and two jambourine instruments. Each item has been carefully created to bring out the music—and the learning—in your family. Specially designed to fit the varying ages and learning abilities of your children, this set will help you bring the learning and the music-making home, as well as become a lasting, well-loved favorite of the toy box and book shelf.

Class: Young Child Semester 2
Time: Thursday at 4:15pm
Class Meets: February 4 , 2010

Semester 2 – Semester 2 – Playing simple musical patterns and songs on the featured instrument from the first session—the glockenspiel—is a central focus this semester. While learning to sing a melody, and then play the pattern on the glockenspiel, we’ll delve deeper into the understanding of musical concepts such as piano and forte through orchestra-style music such as the William Tell Overture and Peter and the Wolf. Music appreciation and understanding continues with a complete introduction to the instruments—and the families in which they’re grouped—of the orchestra.

OPEN HOUSE and Back To School Specials this Saturday!

August 13, 2009 at 6:15 pm | Posted in Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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OPEN HOUSE IS THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 10-1 AND 2-5.

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A DEMO AT 10:30, 11:00 2:30 OR 3:00

 

“Disney Showcase” Voice Camp July 6th-10th

June 12, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Posted in Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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This camp is designed for young singers ages 6yrs-8yrs.
Materials $40.00 Tuition $55.00 Monday-Friday 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Five 2 hour classes July 6th-10th Family Concert on the last day at 6pm at a location in Downtown Clayton to be announced.
Materials fee is due with registration to assure their availability by the first day of camp. Tuition is due before or by the first day of camp.

Extend any camp by one hour each day for $5.00 a day, a bag snack recommended. We will watch a “Music” oriented movie.

To see all camps for all ages infant through age 14 years link here.

Summer Kindermusik and Voice/Musical Theatre Camps

June 4, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Posted in Kindermusik | Leave a comment
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Hi, Julie Stewart here. You may reach me at 919.359.3473 or email kmclayton@mindspring.com for more information regarding registration for all camps or link here.
REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS AT KINDERMUSIK & VOICE OF CLAYTON
Snuggled in the corner of beautiful Riverwood Athletic Club in the Riverwood Cultural Arts Center, five minutes from downtown Clayton, one mile past the Neuse River. You may register online at http://www.kindermusikofclayton.com/SummerSchedule.htm

JUNE ONLY CLASSES
We give a pro-rated amount for late starters.

Creatures in my Back Yard for children 18 months through 4 years with parent attending Five one hour Classes Mondays 10:30 am and 6:30pm
Our Price: $80.00 Includes materials, tuition and registration fee

This camp will give children something to sing about in their own backyards. Be the flower from the “seed’s” perspective. Run and jump in rain puddles made from hula hoops. Snack Make simple crafts to enjoy in class and at home, like bird and butterfly puppets,edible playdough bugs, and more. Shoo Dance and sing to “Shoo Fly.” Have a back yard family jam! FUN! Loving your child is what it’s all about!
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Busy Days for infants 6 weeks through 17 months with parent attending
Five one hour Classes Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Mom’s and Dad’s are welcome for this pajama class!) Our Price: $80.00 Includes materials, tuition and registration fee

Set your baby’s day to classical music. With a little more Tchaikovsky in your “Twinkle, Twinkle” repertoire discover new ways baby benefits from the classics as you develop an appreciation for the world’s most respected music. Each lesson features new activities and songs that the parent can sing for all the places baby and mom/dad go together—the store, the playground, the doctor, and more.
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Silly All Over Family class for children 6 wks through 7 years Family-style class with parent attending Four one hour Classes Fridays at 9:00am Our Price: $65.00 for the first child includes materials, tuition and registration fee Sibling price is $27.00 includes tuition and instrument.

Silly All Over gives children and families a case of the giggles. They will listen to silly sounds, move in silly ways, play instruments to silly music, pretend and dance in silly ways. Laugh a
little, and get Silly All Over!
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Jazz Kitchen for children 4 yrs through 6 yrs drop-off class (parents encouraged to relax in our lobby) Four one hour Classes Thursdays at 10:30am Our Price: $70.00 includes tuition, materials and registration fee.

Get an extra helping of learning to share—with some jazz music in the mix. We will read about the little sheep who, along with her friends, whips up a batch of Noodles from Scratch and will use this story and other activities to learn to observe and accept others’ ideas, how to be a leader and a follower, as well as how to watch, listen, and speak to friends and adults. A little improv, some dancing, and jamming and crafts make this a fun jazzy camp!
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NO KINDERMUSIK CAMPS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED IN JULY
AUGUST CAMPS ARE …

ONE DAY MUSIC CLASSES These classes will be offered the week of August 3rd-6th, 2009 $15.00 per hour includes take home materials (CD plus instrument or book) Two hour older class includes a craft and snack

Princess Ball 8/3 – Monday
ages 2-3 with parent 10-11am
ages 4-6 drop-off 1-3pm
ages 2-3 with parent 6-7pm
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Best of Kindermusik 8/4 – Tuesday
ages 2-3 with parent 10-11am
ages 4-6 drop-off 1-3pm
ages 2-3 with parent 6-7pm
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Sing~Sing~Sing 8/5 – Wednesday
ages 2-3 with parent 10-11am
ages 4-6 drop-off 1-3pm
ages 2-3 with parent 6-7pm
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Animal Adventure 8/6 – Thursday
ages 2-3 with parent 10-11am
ages 4-6 drop-off 1-3pm
ages 2-3 with parent 6-7pm
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ONE WEEK LONG KINDERMUSIK CLASSES FOR 3.5 years through 8 years all drop-off classes.

Around the World for Children 5-8 years Five 3 hour classes Mon-Fri 8:00 am or 1:00 pm August 17th-21st, 2009 Registration & Materials $50.00, Tuition $70.00 (bring your bag snack and pay $5.00 per day for a movie after class)

Take an imaginary trip—explore the exotic cultures of Germany, Japan, Africa, England, and Mexico. Play the native instruments. Sing over the German mountain tops. Toss peanuts on the floor and bring good luck to one’s home in this Japanese custom. Send messages in Nigeria with “talking drums.” and a Mexican “Fiesta” and much more!
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Tell Me A Tale for Children 5-8 years Five 3 hour classes Mon-Fri 8:00 am or 1:00 pm August 24th-28th, 2009 Registration & Materials $50.00, Tuition $70.00 (bring your bag snack and pay $5.00 per day for a movie after class)

Through storytelling, children will develop an early awareness of rhythm, movement, singing, and drama. Each lesson features a new tale from around the world, explored through multi-instrument and multi-cultural elements. All told, it’s an around-the-imagination adventure of the greatest stories from Europe, Malaysia, South Africa, and more.
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On the Road Five for 3.5 through 5 years 2 hour classes Monday – Friday 9:00 am drop-off class Aug 31st – Sept 4th, 2009 Registration & Materials $50.00, Tuition $65.00 (bring your bag lunch and pay $5.00 per day for a movie after class – pick up at noon)

Re-live your childhood, with your child. Every song is likely to revive a memory from your summers’ past. We will play “Eye Spy” and find shapes in the clouds to pass the time. Take imaginary trips in a bus named “Van Go” to fun-filled vacation destinations such as the carnival, a summer cottage, and the beach.
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JULY and AUGUST Classes for 6 years to 14 years old

NOTE:Extend any older camp by one hour each day for $5.00 a day, a bag snack recommended. We will watch a “Music” oriented movie.
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“Disney Showcase” Voice Camp for 6yrs-8yrs camp Mon-Fri 1:00pm or 4:00 pm July 6th-10th Five 2 hour classes Family Concert on the last day at 6pm at a downtown Clayton location. Registration & Materials $50.00 Tuition $55.00

Students will enjoy singing the songs of their favorite Disney characters while learning, age appropriate proper singing and breathing technique, performance skills, and lots of self-esteem building games and activities. Students will put together their own concert by the end of the week.
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Character Building with Make-eup & Costumes for 8yrs-14yrs Mon-Fri 1:00 or 4:00 pm July 13th-16th Four 2 hour classes and a Video Showcase given to each family at the end of camp. Registration & Materials $40.00 Tuition $45.00

Each camper will pick a favorite character to become. We will learn an “audition” style musical selection to present our character with and dig into all the things that make a character “shine” on stage including make-up and costuming. Final characters will be video produced to send home the last day of camp.
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Musical Theatre/Basics Camp for 6 yrs-9yrs Monday-Friday 1:00pm July 20th-24th Five 4 hour classes Dinner Theatre the last day at 6pm at a downtown Clayton location. Registration & Materials $60.00 Tuition $100.00

This camp will feature age appropriate methods on how to audition, stage, rehearse, costume, and present a Musical Theatre production. We will prepare our final production as a group and build our own sets and props too!

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Musical Theatre/Broadway Camp for 10yrs-14 yrs Monday-Friday 1:00pm July 27th-31st Five 4 hour classes Dinner Theatre the last day at 6pm at a downtown Clayton location Registration & Materials $60.00 Tuition $100.00

This camp will feature Broadway Music and give hands on experience on how to audition, stage, rehearse, costume, and present a Musical Theatre production. We will prepare our final production as a group and build our own sets and props too!
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“Be a Singing Star!” Voice Camp for 8yrs—12yrs Mon-Fri 1:00pm or 4:00 pm August 10th-14th Five 2 hour classes Family Concert on the last day at 6pm at a downtown Clayton location Registration & Materials $50.00 Tuition $55.00

Students will enjoy singing the songs of their favorite ‘Stars’ while learning, age appropriate proper singing and breathing technique, performance skills, and lots of self-esteem building games and activities. Students will put together their own concert by the end of the week to be held
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All camps are subject to minimum enrollments to be held determined by Kindermusik & Voice of Clayton.

Kindermusik ~ Seven Magnificent Years!

July 29, 2008 at 7:58 am | Posted in Babies, Children's Music, FUN, Imagine That, Kindermusik, Kindermusik for the Young Child, Music, Music Making, Music Together, Musical Instruments, Our Time, Singing, Village | Leave a comment
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Here is a video compilation of the Seven Magnificent Years of Kindermusik’s core curricula all recorded in classes at my studio. Enjoy!

Summer Camps and Classes at Kindermusik of Clayton & Voice of Clayton

May 31, 2008 at 10:40 pm | Posted in Babies, Children's Music, Kindermusik, Music, Music Making, Music Together, Musical Instruments, Parenting, Sign & Sing, Singing, Voice Students | Leave a comment
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