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!

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‘O sole mio: Trio Ginoble-Boschetto-Barone’ so Inspiring! Sung by 14 year old young men!

June 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm | Posted in Kindermusik | 4 Comments
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These young men have begun a tremendous career with such grace and musicianship! You will be amazed at their maturity and absolutely beautiful rich sound!

Thank you Bonnie for referring to this video!

“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.

A Song a Day Raises Achievement and Makes for a Happy Learner!

October 2, 2008 at 1:37 am | Posted in Children's Music, Kindermusik, Music, Music Making, Music Together, Parenting, Singing | Leave a comment
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A Song a Day Raises Achievement: Partnering With Classroom Teachers

Thousands of children are failing to learn to read and perform math well enough to succeed in school and beyond (No Child Left Behind state assessments). Not only have new curriculums failed to close the gap, they are resulting in disengaged, unmotivated students and unhappy, over-stressed teachers. Additional time has been allocated to reading and math by taking it away from human needs such as eating, talking, moving and singing.

This is a serious mistake. Singing is a natural, primary source for learning that activates more areas of the brain than any other activity. Singing folksongs and playing games attracts and enlivens children, builds vocabulary and fluency, and strengthens neurological pathways necessary for linguistic and logical thinking. Children’s “play” is actually their “work”. (read more here)

Flight of the Bumblebee Choral style!

January 24, 2008 at 2:51 am | Posted in Acapella, Chorus, Clash of the Choirs, Flight of the Bumblebee, FUN, Hallelujah Chorus, humor, Kindermusik, Music, Music Making, NBC, Nick Lachey, Singing, Voice Students | Leave a comment
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 This was Nick Lachey’s winning choir from “Clash of the Choirs” on NBC.

I am always interested in talented musicians doing something out of the ordinary. What do you think?

Joy Sikorski’s “Puccini EffectTM” is very compelling!

December 17, 2007 at 12:30 am | Posted in Babies, Children's Music, FUN, Joy Sikorski, Language, Music, Parenting, Puccini Effect, School Readiness, Singing, Village | 3 Comments
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Joy Sikorski

Joy Sikorski

Joy Sikorski, coined the term “Puccini EffectTM” to describe her philosophy of  insight into the empowerment of the singing voice as a crucial tool that impacts infant and early childhood brain development. 
From her website Joy says, “You probably know about the Mozart Effect and research regarding music’s profound impact on your baby/toddlers’s development. Instinctively, you also know that music can either calm you and your child or agitate both of you. You’ve heard that classical music is more complex than most other music and that it therefore stimulates intricate patterns in your baby or toddlers’s brain. You also know that singing songs is good for your child.
But do you know about the Puccini EffectTM? Have you heard about your baby’s or toddler’s potential ability to sing?
For example, do you know about the research that shows she can match pitches as early as 3 to 4 months or that early development of her singing potential positively influences her speech patterns and communication skills for life!? That it can engage her attention while calming both her and you? That there are scientific reasons why this is true? …”

Have I got your attention yet? Check out Joy and what she has to say about the “Puccini EffectTM”, and much more!

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