Please See the Details of These Courses Below

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 Friday August 4, 2017 ***

Since 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.

1. 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)

Each 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.

Kindermusik Classes offered by the Burch School of Music
for Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

To Register for the Below Classes

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1) Read the 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 Friday August 4, 2017 ***

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

For newborns through 18 months old

 Village Curricula for Fall 2017

Feathers introduces Baby and the Parent or Caregiver to a delightful range of songs, movement activities, object play, and vocal play relating to our feathered friends. The Australian Kookaburra, the African Ostrich, and many more birds from across the world are featured in songs, dances, and poems. Both jazz and classical selections, a Yiddish folk song, a Muskogean melody, and Mother Goose rhymes set to music are just a few of the colorful and exciting pieces introduced in this 7½ week curriculum.

 

Do-Si-Do stimulates a wonderfully unique experience of rhythm and movement for Baby and the Paren or Caregiver. Movement highlights include a Virginia Reel, a combination Tango, Cha-Cha! and “move-to-it” poem. Other activities range from chime-ball play to instrument exploration and more. Music selections draw from many traditions, including African-American, Mexican, Romantic, Scottish, South African, and Southeast Asian in this 7½ week course.

 Village Curricula for Spring 2018

Cock-A-Doodle-Moo! explores a farm theme through music, motion, and multi-sensory activities. Baby will enjoy the movement of a “hayride,” the vocal play and discovery using farm animal sounds (cock-a-doodle-OINK!), and lots of singing activities ranging from classic favorites like Old MacDonald and You Are My Sunshine to a Swedish rhythm song and beautiful Armenian lullaby.

 

DewDrops takes Baby and the Parent or Caregiver into the middle of a flower garden, seeing the DewDrops glisten in the morning sun and feeling the cool breeze blow, a true multi-sensory experience! Varying styles of music are represented from the lively Celtic dance of the Belfast Hornpipe to the gentle, soothing melody of Scarborough Fair. Whether hammocking, dancing a jig, exploring a drum, singing a lullaby, or using a mirror in vocal play activities, Baby and the Parent or Caregiver can celebrate the joys of music and their special relationship.

For children 18 months through  3 years  old 

Our Time Curriculum for Fall 2017

Wiggles and Giggles is all about movement (wiggles!), funny words and sounds, and emotion (giggles!). There is a strong connection in this semester to the Our Time theme of bound away and back. The songs are about humor, laughter, silly sounds and words, and movement. The child is going back and forth between being independent and wanting mommy and daddy. Everyday activities like bath time are highlighted in the delightful book Pete and P.J. from the Kindermusik library. Included as part of the “giggle,” the instrument focus is on silly sounds, like the Zig-Zag blocks included in the home materials.

Our Time Curriculum for Spring 2018

Toddlers love to GO. Going is their gift, their license to venture out into the world, and their means of retreating to the security of Dad or Mom. With a toddler’s desire to go comes an attraction to other things that go – people, animals, pull toys, tricycles, cars, planes, and the list goes on. The focus of Away We Go! is on things that go, leading you in an exploration into the world of transportation: “What are things that go?”; “How do they go?”; “How do they sound when they go?”; “Can I go like that?”; and “Can I make sounds like that?” Guided by these simple questions, we’ll journey through developmentally appropriate activities relating to trains, cars, buses, horses, wagons, airplanes, and boats.

For children 3 through  5 years old 

Imagine That! Curriculum For Fall 2017

Books, storytelling, language, drama, puppets – these are all essential ingredients of the Imagine That! curriculum. Each acts as a dramatic catalyst for integrating thematic songs, activities, events and feelings. In the first unit, See What I Saw, you’ll enjoy the many wonders of a trip to Grasshopper Park. The music in Imagine That! represents a variety of different cultures with songs from Ghana, Latin America, Greece, and France. You’ll find some old favorites including Ha, Ha This-a-Way, Jim Along Josie, and Mr. Sun, as well as familiar folk tunes such as A Tisket A Tasket, Shoo-Fly, and Allee Galloo. There are also many new, original compositions like the chant Everything is Just Fine. The At Home materials then invite the children to continue the fun and learning at home through the use of a Kindermusik slide whistle, a play set, two literature books, a Family Activity Book, and two CD’s.

 Imagine That! Curriculum For Spring 2018

What’s more exciting to a 3- or 4-year-old than a new toy? How about an entire Toy Shop full of toys? A remarkable toy shop filled with boats, trains, balls, jack-in-the-boxes, and many other toys is exactly what your child will enjoy in Toys I Make, Trips I Take. While activities within Toys I Make, Trips I Take are centered on a child’s pretend play and imagination, this new unit of Imagine That! firmly integrates the learning process by placing a strong musical emphasis on singing, steady beat and ensemble, as well as rhythm and rhythmic patterns. A specially designed Kindermusik drum will be the feature instrument in the At Home materials. In addition to the drum, At Home materials will include two CD’s, two literature books, a Home Activity Book, and a Toy Shop playset.

For children 4 through 7 years old 

Kindermusik for the Young Child Curriculum For Fall 2017

Semester 1 of Kindermusik for The Young Child opens the world to new and different ways of learning about music. The focus and content includes beat versus no beat, percussion instruments, brass instruments, melodic direction, exploring the staff, and notation. Semester I also introduces the glockenspiel, a pre-keyboard instrument, and music of Amadeus Mozart is studied.

Children are delighted to learn more about stringed instruments with the introduction to their very own dulcimers in Semester 3. Other musical concepts taught include call and response, improvisation, meter, notation, and a touch of Tchaikovsky. Themes in Semester 3 include Music of Appalachia, Music of the Sea, and Native American Music.

Kindermusik for the Young Child Curriculum For Spring 2018

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 instruments with the introduction of the recorder! This semester truly is a great ending to a terrific curriculum as students learn about verse/refrains, solos/chorus, and musical forms. We will also review notation, rhythms, the treble clef, and the complete C Scale. By graduation day we are “south of the border” with music from Mexico and South America.

To Register for the Above 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 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 Friday August 4, 2017 ***

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