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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has attended Kindermusik Classes and can recommend them or suggest something else. I have a 4 month old Boy and wold like to enrol him at Kindermusik or similar. I am in the Nundah area. Any advice??? Thanks ....Belinda
I enrolled my 2 year old son in Kindermusik 3 weeks ago. I myself have my music specialisation and primary teaching degree and have taught in three schools, so I was a bit wary about the different programs out there. Kindermusik is absolutely fantastic, not only is it repetitive for the kids, but it is also educational, fun and gives the children/parents new ideas for using instruments, songs, stories and rhymes. We have only been to three classes, but I will definitely keep going with this and am even going to put my newborn into her age class aswell. The materials are well worth it and a great back up for continuation of the lessons taught to do at home.
I do live on the east side of brisbane and it would probably have a lot to do with the teacher aswell, but I hope you try it and I hope it works for you and your bub. I was a bit surprised that it was a bit expensive approx $265 dollars for 16 weeks, but that does include the home package, which you get to keep, but I do suppose it depends on the teacher and how much they wish to do their lessons for.
Good luck, hope this helped. Melissa.
The Kindamusic program is quite good. It is my understanding though that they are franchised out (or similar idea) and the "teachers" are not necessarily "teachers", they may be a person who has an interest in music and can sing on pitch. Different Kindamusic locations run the program different ways. My sister is on the north side of Brisbane, and while she sends her son to a kindamusic program, she didn't have to buy the materials, and the classes are run more casually.
Personally my daughter attends the gymboree music program at Indooroopilly (I know other mums who travel from Nundah to attend the play classes), and I think it is fantastic. All the teachers have or are close to finishing a music degree, and the program like kindamusic is repetative. The classes are small (I'm not sure of the max number) and the children focus on a different style of music for 3 weeks. They give us take home sheets with the songs words on them to practice with our little ones, and there is a music program that you can purchase and take home to use which follows class work.
I also understand forte music is quite good, but don't know anyone who has sent their child there for a length of time.
To my knowledge you can attend a trial class at most music classes, so maybe for a few weeks you could just try a class a week until you find one that you're happy with.
funny you should post this - i emailed kindermusik the other day to see about classes for my 9month old - there are a few different locations on the northside of bris - check out their website as i think there is one at nundah or geebung
I have been taking my child to Kindermusik in Geebung for 2 and a half years. I am very happy with the program and my little girl loves her lessons. I don't know about any other Kindermusik teachers but Caryn who is our teacher is very qualified (several degrres after her name on the paper work she hands out) and is just celebrating 25 years of teaching. My little girl sings and dances all the time and I think it is alot because of the exposure she has had to music. I personally would recommend this program from my experience.
I also have been taking my daughters to Kindermusik with Caryn since they were 6 months old. They are now 4 and nearly 2. They love music and are always singing and playing with little instruments at home. I can highly recommend Kindermusik as it develops the whole child. Yes it can be a little on the expensive side but when you see the results and love for music in your child it is well worth it. You also get the home materials so you can continue the learning at home. If you are interested I suggest you go and see for yourself as we all have our own different opinions about programs that are available for our children. Try before you buy I say. Never take one persons word over another. Have a go.
I also recommend Kindamusik and am currently attending classes at Geebung with Caryn. My 14 month old boy, Alex, started when he was 5 months and has loved every minute of it. It costs us $155 per semester including the take home kit.
Liz and Alex
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