Dew Drop students delight in a musically rich atmosphere and thrive with research-based activities that nurture cognitive, sensory, social-emotional and musical progress. They develop large and fine motor skills, receptive and expressive language skills, plus literacy and math readiness skills. Quality, child-safe instruments, and props provide opportunities for discovery. Certified Kindermusik instructors guide both children and parents towards a deeper understanding of and love of music for life.
Placement is based on your child's age when they enroll. Babies begin in Foundations and progress through the Level program as they mature. Beginning children older than 12 months typically join the youngest level that includes their current age. When students reach the next age group, they are promoted to the corresponding level in December and August. Students progress from Foundations to Level 1 as babies, into Level 2 as toddlers, and on to Level 3 as preschoolers. Once they are 3, students may opt to continue in Kindermusik and/or enroll in Pre-Ballet 1 as a natural next step in the early childhood performing arts experience.
Parental involvement is essential to the most beneficial Kindermusik experience for your child. One adult attends class and actively participates with each child, encouraging, but not forcing, students to engage in the activities presented. Adults should be fully present in the circle and refrain from conversations. While adult caregivers such as grandparents or a nanny may bring children to class, parents are encouraged to stay informed of what's happening weekly and to engage your child between classes with your home materials. Listen to the CD's in the car, read the stories at bedtime, and enjoy the instruments at playtime. Each week The Navigator email communicates the activities presented in class and some suggestions on how to carry on the "lesson" at home. Important dates, events, and other pertinent information are also highlighted.
In May, all Kindermusik families are invited to attend a celebration playdate party, at no extra cost. This special playdate will revolve around a theme and includes a keepsake instrument for your child to take home. Certificates are presented to each student, and celebratory deserts wrap up the party.
Kindermusik classes provide progressive activities that nurture your child's natural development from day one.
Generally, the best level to begin in is the one that will match your child's age over the duration of the class. For example, if your child is 12 months, begin in Level 1 for 1-2 year-olds.
We know that children progress along the same developmental pathway, but they do so at varying rates. For this reason, there is flexibility in the age groups. If you feel that your child is still catching up to same-aged peers, choose a lower level for his or her age group. If you know that your child is hitting developmental milestones ahead of his or her peers, choose the older age group option. You can click here to read more in-depth class descriptions and view short videos of each class type in action.
Our goal is to see children thrive in the classroom rather than struggle to keep up with their classmates. We will are happy to help you determine the best fit for your child if you are unsure of the best level in which to enroll.
Make baby’s first class musical! Our Foundations classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and objects. Shared activities for babies and their caregivers provide the opportunity to strengthen your connection with your child through joyful music-making experiences. Enroll Here
Level 1 classes offer young toddlers a stimulating environment to explore their new movement and language skills with a sense of security, comfort, and confidence. As your child thrives in a music and movement-driven environment, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers and learn to use music to create and simplify routines at home. Enroll Here
No terrible two's here! Our Level 2 classes encourage older toddlers to initiate their own ideas and explore their creativity. Each class offers plenty of fun outlets for toddler-style energy, promoting cognitive development through singing, dancing, and instrument play. Enroll Here
Level 3 classes engage preschoolers’ natural love of music and activate their imaginations. A wide range of learning opportunities boosts language skills, confidence, independence, social-emotional skills, and self-control. You are invited to join the fun for a portion of each class, sharing in the joy of music-making and learning how your child is developing, all while strengthening your relationship with your child. Enroll Here
Mixed-age classes are perfect for families who wish to bring two or more children to the same class, or for parents who prefer a mixed-age setting for their child. These classes allow babies through seven-year-olds to gather for a fun-filled learning experience. Your Kindermusik educator will help you modify the activities for your children. Mixed-age classes offer the perfect setting for weekly family bonding time and inspire ideas for more music exploration, play, and fun at home. Enroll Here
A $20 Enrollment Fee reserves your child's place in class.
You may enroll at any time. If you enroll after the class start date, we will gladly pro-rate the remainder of the current monthly fee. An invoice will be provided upon enrollment.
Kindermusik classes are $66/month. Payments are auto-charged on the first of each month. Monthly fees include several items, making payments budgeted, simple, and predictable for families. You will receive the following: