I believe I was born to become a teacher. I mean, I’ve been teaching my pals the ones around me stuff I knew so long as I can remember. Anything I knew, I wanted to train. Then I was transplanted out of my husband’s job to Atlanta, Georgia.
The loss in identity personally was complete – and I was back from teacher to student again, wanting to accommodate these new, strange cultures. I lost everybody and everything I was familiar with.
With a dependent’s visa, I was in a helpless limbo of professional inactivity, plus it took me 5 years to gather myself and check out alternatives. My Kindermusik odyssey began when I attempted to find a one-stop-shop method of helping my three-year-old son to blossom and evolve.
Music has always been a passion for me personally when a buddy suggested ‘Kindermusik’ – a music and movement class for toddlers and pre-school children, I jumped right in. I had no way of knowing then that I was embarking on a developmental journey that will vastly broaden my horizons as a parent and educator.
The Kindermusik Way
This was no class. Kindermusik was an experience. Each age-appropriate program provides a stepping stone to another location – each stage adds new concepts and challenges along a trip that can last seven magnificent, musical years…
Once every week, my son and I opened our hearts and minds towards the Kindermusik way. The repertoire was incredible – songs, stories, finger, and toe plays, ‘bouncy’ songs, minor and major motor movement selections, cleanup songs… simply speaking, a ‘whole body trip’!
Along with how, the tutors added dancing and rhythm instruments for example drums, shakers, sticks, and bells especially adapted for little hands, moving with scarves, hoops, puppets along other props. Each session ends using a …Read More