“Kindermusik is more than a music class — it’s an extension of my children’s education. All three of my children have gone through the programs, from babyhood through age 6. Kindermusik has helped develop my children’s listening, fine motor, interactive and cognitive skills, while instilling a love for music. The classes in Margaret’s Music Studio are one of the most educational and exciting gifts you can give your child.” ~Claudia S.
Music feeds our souls! No wonder music has been an integral part of every society’s daily life since the beginning of time. There is no activity that can replace the joyful experience of making and responding to music. This is when we are most fully human. Yet our society has become further and further removed from the music-making process – we leave that to the professionals, it seems.
At Margaret’s Music Studio we believe that everyone can sing. Here’s an article on that very subject. Our dedicated team of educators aims to bring back the tradition of handing down folk songs from one generation to another. This is how it begins – the ancient art of feeding the soul through music. Kindermusik delivers deeply meaningful, fun, stress-free music immersion with loved ones.
Now, as it happens, there are non-musical side effects to musical training, even for our tiniest musicians. Based on current research and developmentally appropriate methodologies, the Kindermusik curricula at Margaret’s Music Studio uses music as the vehicle for learning during the first six years of a child’s life. The benefits, however, extend well beyond those early years.
Childhood development experts, researchers and scientists agree that learning through music can set a child up for success in school and in life. Here’s another article on the influence of music on the brains of babies and toddlers, Some of the benefits of music for children include:
Early Literacy and Language Development: Active music-making and activities that emphasise steady beat, rhythm and pitch increase phonological awareness due to similarities in brain functioning between music and language. Plus, stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays and songs increase vocabulary acquisition and support early language development.
Social-Emotional Skills: Music classes for children cultivate sharing, turn-taking, active listening, cooperation, paying attention and healthy social interaction with peers and adults. Kindermusik supports the key abilities needed for children to grow into socially confident and capable people.
Cognitive Skills: Musical learning provides gains in abstract reasoning, spatial and temporal reasoning and self control.
Physical Skills: Playing developmentally appropriate instruments and moving around the room to music provides children opportunities to practice both fine and gross motor skills each week in class and at home with you.
Music Skills: Kindermusik prepares children for traditional music lessons, including piano, violin and voice. In class, children may experience steady beat during lap bounces or clapping games, play instruments together to support early ensemble development, learn to tap basic rhythm patterns, sing age-appropriate songs to support vocal development, or even learn to read and write music.
Each week in class we love leading children and families through musical and movement activities that bring joy to the day and provide learning for a lifetime. Give your child the lifelong benefits of music. You’ll see why 99% of Kindermusik parents would recommend it to other parents.