Larchmont Music Academy
Kindermusik

Classes

By adding new concepts and challenges along the way, each age‐appropriate program acts as a stepping stone to the next—paving the way to a musical journey that can last seven magnificent, musical years.

Watch the video above to learn more about our Kindermusik classes!

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  • Ages: 4 months–18 months
  • 45 minute classes, with parent or caregiver
  • Once a week for 15 weeks
  • 4 non-sequential semesters

Kindermusik Village invites you and your baby to be a part of a very special music class created to stimulate Baby’s total development and nurture the remarkable bond the two of you share. Connect with your baby and with other parents as you experience together what the latest brain research confirms: purposeful musical activities stimulate the cognitive, emotional, language, social, and physical development that all begin in the very first days of your baby’s life. Each week we will dance, explore instruments, share songs and chants, and celebrate together all of the magical milestones that are a part of Baby’s first 18 months. Lap babies, crawlers, and walkers are all welcome!

Fall 2014 Curriculum: Rise & Shine, Rain or Shine, and Family All Around Me 

rise and shineRise & Shine! – Good morning! —It’s time to start the day with music! You’ll engage in rituals and playful activities with your baby, including infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time.

Home Materials: A picture board book with charming animals, a CD of the songs heard in class, and a fish shaker instrument for music-making at home. 

spiderRain or Shine -- Stop and enjoy the weather! Whether it’s rain or shine, we have a song for it! This unit features classic weather songs including “Mr. Sun” and “Rain, rain, go away” to enjoy as you bond with your baby.

Home Materials: CD of beautifully arranged songs from class, an adorable board book with The Eensy Weensy Spider, and a instrument for music-making at home.

twinkleFamily All Around Me – Mother, father, sister, grandpa, we have so many people who love us! They’ll all enjoy these favorite childhood songs, such as “Liza Jane”, “Hey Lolly”, and “Are you Sleeping?”. Varied activities and instruments stimulate all areas of Baby's developing brain.

Home Materials: CD of songs from class and classical instrumental pieces, a beautiful Twinkle Twinkle Little Star board book, and an instrument for music-making at home.

Benefits for Your Child and You

  • Educates you about your baby's total development through Kindermusik Foundations of Learning—statements based on the most recent research.
  • Encourages joyful participation in a music making community.
  • Nurtures bonding between you and your child through intentional touch warm‐ups, exercises, interactive dances and musical play.
  • Provides natural connections between singing and reading out loud, listening and communicating through literature books.

Enjoy the Journey All Week Long

Kindermusik is much more than a weekly class. Your At Home materials you receive from your educator are just the tools you need to continue that one‐of‐a‐kind experience together as a family. While we plant the seeds of learning through music in the classroom, you will use the At Home materials at home to cultivate lifelong learning.

Family involvement in your child's learning is a fundamental cornerstone of the Kindermusik philosophy because we believe the parent is the child’s most important teacher and the home is the most important place for a child’s learning to take root and grow. After all, there’s no better way to nurture your child’s development—and you’ll love doing it together—every day!

  • Ages: 18 months–3 years
  • 45 minute classes, with parent or caregiver
  • Once a week for 15 weeks
  • 4 non-sequential semesters

Kindermusik Our Time provides a rich musical environment where your toddler’s need for both independence and assurance is honored. Each week, with you as her musical partner, your child will explore fundamental musical concepts such as steady beat, highlow, fast/slow, and loud/quiet through a wide range of engaging activities. Together, we’ll sing songs, play simple percussion instruments, practice rhythmic and tonal patterning, imitate sounds, dance, and snuggle, all while encouraging each child to respond in his or her own unique way. With joyful participation as its foundation, Our Time cultivates your child’s natural musical instincts and begins the process of learning to think musically.

Fall 2014 Curriculum: Colors & Shapes on the Farm, Silly All Over, Time for Lunch

jennyColors & Shapes on the Farm – What color is the cow? What does the cow say? We have so many things to explore on the farm!  These lessons feature fun and memorable rhymes, fingerplays to encourage fine motor skills, favorite songs, and lots of instruments!

Home Materials:  CD featuring songs from class; interactive story book Jenny Jenkins to develop early literacy skills; two colorful shape shakers designed for toddlers.

FiveSilly All Over – We know toddlers are NEVER silly! We all get to be silly in this class while we enjoy lots of music and giggles. The toddlers love moving all different ways along with “Sarasponda” and “Five Little Monkeys”, developing their motor skills and spatial awareness.

Home Materials:  CD featuring songs from class and classical instrumental music; brightly illustrated Five Little Monkeys story book; sand block instruments to continue the fun at home.

TimeTime for Lunch – What do you like to eat for lunch? This is a favorite unit including “The Muffin Man”, “I’m a Little Teapot”, and jazzy “All Around the Kitchen”.  These lessons include fun songs, rhymes, and instrument play to develop musical concepts.

Home Materials:  CD featuring songs from class; classic storybook of The Gingerbread Man complete with a gingerbread recipe; beautiful wooden stir xylophone.

Benefits for Your Child and You

  • Recognizes your child's need for both freedom to try and the assurance of your support.
  • Educates you about the interactive nature of the total development of your child through music, movement and literacy.
  • Promotes joyful music making as a community.
  • Encourages the building of characteristics related to successful learning in school: self-confidence, curiosity, self-expression, social skills and cooperation.

Enjoy the Journey All Week Long

Kindermusik is much more than a weekly class. And your At Home materials you receive from your educator are just the tools you need to continue that one‐of‐a‐kind experience together as a family. While we plant the seeds of learning through music in the classroom, you will use the At Home materials at home to cultivate lifelong learning.

Family involvement in your child's learning is a fundamental cornerstone of the Kindermusik philosophy because we believe the parent is the child’s most important teacher and the home is the most important place for a child’s learning to take root and grow. After all, there’s no better way to nurture your child’s development—and you’ll love doing it together—every day!

  • Ages: 3 years–4 1/2 years
  • 45 minute classes (parents/caregivers join during the last 10 minutes)
  • Once a week for 15 weeks
  • 4 non-sequential semesters

Kindermusik Imagine That! is a class designed especially for the creative spirit and boundless energy of your preschooler. In this active, fun-filled class, your child’s natural love of pretend play serves as the backdrop for musical exploration. Through singing, storytelling, instrument play, listening and movement, children develop their understanding of rhythm, pitch, dynamics and musical styles. Over the course of the semester, children also have an opportunity to explore various instruments of the orchestra.

Each class is 45 minutes and includes a 35 minute session for students alone, followed by 10 minutes of Sharing Time, during which parents, caregivers, and siblings join the class.

Fall 2014 Curriculum: Go Go Go, Wild Animal Park, and Make Believe


go goGo, go, go – Young children are definitely on the go! This unit explores all kinds of movements and modes of transportation. The child’s imagination can fly free as we glide, march, crawl, chug, and even blast off into outer space.  We learn all about wind instruments, and the kids meet a new instrument up close each week.

Home Materials:  Storybook of The Big Race, CD of songs and rhymes from class, train whistle to continue wind instrument practice at home.

PawWild Animal Park – We all love a trip to the zoo!  We pack our suitcases to explore safari animals and songs from all around the world.  The kids hear and play world percussion instruments and get an early start on developing a great sense of rhythm.

Home Materials:  CD featuring songs from class; Put Your Left Paw In interactive storybook; elephant percussion shaker.

MakeMake Believe – Fairytales are a treasured part of many of our childhoods. The children will hear classic fairytales, and use their imaginations to make up their own.  They meet the string instrument family, and comparing and contrasting develops observation and critical thinking skills.

Home Materials:  Storybook Rupert to develop and encourage literacy, CD of music and stories from class, and a humongous scarf with endless costume possibilities.

Benefits for Your Child and You

  • Nurtures your child's imagination and creativity.
  • Creates a learning environment that integrates music, expressive language, peer interaction and pretend play.
  • Challenges your child through activities that promote problem-solving, making choices and expressing ideas.
  • Allows your child to have an active role in the development of music and movement activities.

Enjoy the Journey All Week Long

Kindermusik is much more than a weekly class. And your At Home materials you receive from your educator are just the tools you need to continue that one‐of‐a‐kind experience together as a family. While we plant the seeds of learning through music in the classroom, you will use the At Home materials at home to cultivate lifelong learning.

Family involvement in your child's learning is a fundamental cornerstone of the Kindermusik philosophy because we believe the parent is the child’s most important teacher and the home is the most important place for a child’s learning to take root and grow. After all, there’s no better way to nurture your child’s development—and you’ll love doing it together—every day!

  • Ages: 4 1/2 years–7 years
  • 60 minute classes (parents/caregivers join during the last 10 minutes)
  • Once a week for 15 weeks
  • 4 sequential semesters

Kindermusik for the Young Child provides a fun‐filled, yet structured environment where children can build a strong musical foundation and prepare for a successful future of formal musical training. In class, children develop their singing voice and sense of pitch, learn to read and write rhythmic patterns, learn about instrument families and musical “moods,” and are exposed to the music of some of the world’s greatest composers. Children also learn to identify notes on the staff and then play simple melodies on their very own glockenspiel. But, perhaps the most important benefit of the class is the sense of pride and ownership that all of these newfound skills provide for your child. He can now see himself as a “real” musician and is excited to learn more!

Kindermusik for the Young Child is a four‐semester sequential program. While each semester builds on the previous, children may join the program at any time. Each class is 60 minutes and includes a 50 minute session for students alone, followed by a 10 minute sharing time, during which parents, caregivers, and siblings join the class.

Fall 2014 Curriculum

Semester One -- Everything your child learns later in semesters 2, 3, and 4 begins with this early introduction to singing, reading, and writing music and rhythm. Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, we'll learn a keyboard instrument—the glockenspiel—which will be used throughout all the Young Child classes. Your At Home Materials provide the music, instruments, stickers, and activities for a home version of the same playful activities you'll hear about from class, so your child—and you!—can learn where you're most comfortable: at home.

Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, glockenspiel, and canvas bag (during first semester).

 

Enjoy the Journey All Week Long

Kindermusik is much more than a weekly class. And your At Home materials you receive from your educator are just the tools you need to continue that one‐of‐a‐kind experience together as a family. While we plant the seeds of learning through music in the classroom, you will use the At Home materials at home to cultivate lifelong learning.

Family involvement in your child's learning is a fundamental cornerstone of the Kindermusik philosophy because we believe the parent is the child’s most important teacher and the home is the most important place for a child’s learning to take root and grow. After all, there’s no better way to nurture your child’s development—and you’ll love doing it together—every day!

  • Age Range: 6 months to 6 years
  • Class Structure: 15 classes in a semester
  • Class Length: 45 minutes each week
  • Class Size: 6-7 families with at least one caregiver per family

Kindermusik Family Time: We're a Musical Family!

Bringing children of all ages together provides a dynamic and integrated learning experience for everyone. So we took favorite Kindermusik songs and activities like "Shake, Shake the Apple Tree" and "hammocking" and rolled them into a fun, family class where each child is welcomed and valued and family "together time" is celebrated and cherished.

What Families Experience in Class:

  • Singing – From the first "Hello" song to the last "Goodbye," exploring a variety of musical styles and genres leads children to find their own voice. Plus singing helps with memory and recall, physical development, creativity, and socialization.
  • Assorted Movement – Whether moving as a family, as a class, or as individuals, Family Time movement activities enhance coordination skills, create opportunities for imitation and exploration, and give everyone something to smile, rock, bounce, or dance about.
  • Story Time – Reading aloud to children stimulates their curiosity, expands their knowledge, and broadens their understanding of language.
  • Family Jam – Children as well as adults will love selecting a unique instrument and joining in one big class jam instrument play along session each week.
  • Musical Concepts – Fun engaging activities bring out the musicality in everyone, from the youngest member of the family to the oldest. Families learn more about music as they learn more about each other.
  • Expert advice – A Kindermusik educator explains how the musically based activities enhance each child's complete development.
  • Learning continues at home – With the home materials, the learning and bonding continues at home with the child's best teacher – the parent!

Enrollment includes:

  • 15 week semester
  • Weekly 45-minute class
  • Set of Home Materials including CDs of songs from class, storybooks, and age-appropriate instruments

Fall 2014 Curriculum: Make Way for Music

In Make Way for Music, families will sing, dance, and move their way through an exploration of several elements of music: beat and rhythm, concepts and contrasts (such as staccato and legato, high and low, the major scale, and arpeggios), the human voice, instrument families, and ensemble. They’ll engage in developmentally appropriate activities that the whole family can enjoy together, including fingerplays, songs, circle dances, story time, and family jam.

Home Materials: New bags of materials are distributed every 6 weeks to keep songs and activities always fresh and exciting. 3 CDs of songs and dances used in class, 3 story books, and 3 age-appropriate instruments for each child enrolled per semester.

LMA is open Friday, March 8th

LMA follows the Mamaroneck public schools decisions on snow day closings. For the earliest notice go to www.mamkschools.org.If Mamaroneck Public Schools are closed LMA will be closed as well. If Mamaroneck Public Schools are delayed all lessons and classes will take place as usual. If there is an early dismissal at Mamaroneck Schools LMA will close at noon.