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Why is Kindermusik so important for very young children?
Read this article from Time Magazine for an answer, or see our Music in the News page.

*** Please remember, the registration deadline is Monday January 9, 2017 ***

KMChild1Since the late 1970’s, Kindermusik® has provided children with a broad-based, eclectic music experience. Over 2,100 licensed Kindermusik teachers throughout the U.S., Canada, and twenty other countries currently reach tens of thousands of children with a varied program of educationally sound and developmentally appropriate music and movement. Kindermusik® at The Burch School provides musical instruction to children ages newborn through seven years of age, and emphasizes a holistic and integrated approach to music education focusing on process rather than performance.

Kindermusik offers five curricula, four of which are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters, and a fifth group taught as summer camps.

KMChild31. Kindermusik Village (ages newborn to 18 months)
2. Kindermusik Our Time (ages 18 months to 3 years)
3. Kindermusik Imagine That! (ages 3-5 years)
4. Kindermusik for the Young Child (ages 4-7 years)
5. Kindermusik Summer Camps:

• Peek-A-Boo, I Love You (newborn to 18 months)
• Creatures in My Backyard (18 months to 4 years)
• Creatures At the Ocean (18 months to 4 years)
• Zoo Train (18 months to 4 years)
• On The Road (3-5 years)
• Confetti Days (3-5 years)
• Adventures Around the World (4-7 years)
• Adventures Near and Far (4-7 years)

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hug-cEach curriculum requires that families buy home materials which include CD’s, books, instruments, and other items. If a family has two children in the same class, a sibling kit is available for the second child. This kit is less expensive, since certain items, such as CD’s, aren’t duplicated.

Details of the Kindermusik classes offered for the next semester are listed below.

Kindermusik Classes offered by the Burch School of Music
for Spring 2017

To Register for the Below Classes

Note: This page will display information in Adobe PDF format; if you can’t read the below files, please click here to get the free Adobe PDF reader. The PDF will open in a new tab in your browser.

1) Read the above below descriptions and find the course you’d like to take.

2) Read the Kindermusik tuition page  to determine the cost for the course.

3) To register, please print out the Kindermusik Registration Page, fill it out, and return it along with the correct tuition to the Burch School of Music PO Box 2345  Weatherford, Texas 76086

*** Please remember, the registration deadline is Monday January 9, 2017 ***

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Holly Hughes at hollyhughes@burchschool.com or call 817-341-2345.

For infants through 18 months old

Please note that Rhythm of My Day and Hickory, Dickory, Tickle and Bounce are taught together as a single course

With an introduction to sign language and highlighted by the concept of a family’s daily rituals and routines, The Rhythm of My Day is designed to help parents incorporate music into many of the regular routines found throughout their daily life. Lessons also highlight several other key concepts like diversity of sound, stop and go, syncopation, and singing. Favorite activities and songs featured in The Rhythm of My Day include Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Golden Slumbers, Walk All Around, and Ally Bally.

Hickory, Dickory, Tickle and Bounce focuses on further feeding a baby’s language development through the rhythmic nature of nursery rhymes. Favorite songs and activities from Hickory, Dickory, Tickle and Bounce include Peek-a-Boo, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Beat the Drum, Roll That Ball, Sulla Lulla, and The Blackbird.

For children 18 months old through 3 years

Creatures of the animal kingdom, whether furry, web-footed, hoofed, winged or whiskered, are the subject matter for Fiddle-Dee-Dee, the fourth unit of Kindermusik Our Time. Animal sounds, which are so appealing to children, naturally prompt imitation and provide abundant active listening and vocal-play material. In the context of moving like animals we will focus on concepts such as high, low, smooth, bumpy, fast, and slow. On the At Home CD’s you’ll hear a clear emphasis on the stringed instrument family, with instruments such as the mandolin, banjo, lute, classical and folk guitar, harp, string quartet and double bass. And, of course, there is the home instrument, a pair of Fiddlesticks. Sporting the bright stripes of a bumblebee, Fiddlesticks are a one-of-a-kind Kindermusik instrument that can be rattled, rolled, tapped and fiddled with to create fun sounds and play possibilities.

For children 3 through 5 years old

“People on the go, rushing everywhere – in the city!” Meet Cities! Busy Places ~ Friendly Faces, a city that’s really many “cities” in one. There’s a city of music, of songs, of recorded works and of city sounds. There’s a city of the imagination – of three- and four-year-olds being whoever they imagine themselves to be today: a broom man, or maybe an opera singer? There’s a city of stories – of lost dogs and found dogs and of a globe-trotting photographer. Best of all, in Cities! Busy Places ~ Friendly Faces, children from all kinds of communities will find commonalities with their lives. So join us as we set off on yet another grand, musical adventure! Specially designed Kindermusik Resonator Bars are the featured instruments in the At Home materials. In addition to the resonator bars, At Home materials will include two CD’s, two literature books, a Home Activity book, and a Game Board with Game pieces.

For children 4 through 7 years old

Building on the concepts introduced in Semester 1, Semester 2 of Kindermusik for the Young Child will excite the young mind as it focuses on concepts such as piano/forte, crescendo/decrescendo, and legato/staccato. We will explore string and woodwind instruments, notation, and even a bit of Beethoven and Prokofiev. Children love applying their new knowledge of aural skills, and reading and writing music notation as they further develop their glockenspiel skills.

Semester 4 of Kindermusik for the Young child is the fourth and final semester of this exceptional program. Together we will explore the sounds of wind with the introduction of the recorder! This semester truly is a great end to a terrific curriculum as students learn about verse/refrains, solos/chorus, and musical forms. We will also review notation, rhythms, treble clef, and the complete C Scale, and by graduation day we are “south of the border” with music from Mexico and South America.

To Register for the Above Courses

Note: This page will display information in Adobe PDF format; if you can’t read the below files, please click here to get the free Adobe PDF reader. The PDF will open in a new tab in your browser.

1) Read the above course descriptions and find the course you’d like to take.

2) Read the Kindermusik tuition page  to determine the cost for the course.

3) To register, please print out the Kindermusik Registration Page, fill it out, and return it along with the correct tuition to the Burch School of Music PO Box 2345  Weatherford, Texas 76086

*** Please remember, the registration deadline is Monday January 9, 2017 ***

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Holly Hughes at hollyhughes@burchschool.com or call 817-341-2345.