Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which class is best for my child?

We are passionate about giving your child just what he needs, when he needs it. Our research-based curricula grows with your child from infancy through second grade.  Age groups overlap, so if you aren't sure which class is best for your child, feel free to contact me by phone (423)991-2000 or email me at kindermusikwithsheila@gmail.com.

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2. How does Kindermusik benefit me as a parent?

You are your child's first and most important teacher.  Therefore, the goal in our classes, is to teach you how to participate with your child at home, whether it be with music and movement from class or in your daily routines.  We want to welcome you into a supportive environment where parents find warm camaraderie with each other and children develop their first friendships.

3. How do babies and toddlers benefit from Kindermusik?

Every activity in every lesson has a specific developmental purpose like enhancing listening skills, increasing vocabulary, improving physical coordination, introducing pre-math and reading concepts or growing social skills.

 

Infants are born with billions of nerve cells and a nearly unlimited potential for connections between those nerve cells.  Every time a child has a sensory experience, neural pathways are formed:  the greater the number of neural pathways, the greater the brain power.  This is why rich sensory environments are vital to the brain development of infants and why our classes are full of sounds, sights and movement as well as quiet times for processing and bonding with caregivers.

4. Do you offer discounts for multiple children?

Your first child is at the full price, your second child is 10% off, and your third child is 25% off.

5. I am interested in private music lessons,  Why do Kindermusik first?

Your child may not be ready for the amount of practice that is required in private lessons.  In our Young Child class, for children ages 5 to 7 years, children may only need to practice and do their homework a total of 15 minutes for the entire week.  In this class, students learn to read music and to play instruments: the glockenspiel, dulcimer and recorder.  Using the principals of Suzuki, Kodaly and Orff, students explore and learn in many different ways by speaking, singing, moving, dancing, listening and playing instruments.  Young Child helps every child develop a confident, joyful voice for singing and speaking as well as the essential building blocks for a future of successful learning.

6. What is your make-up policy?

I offer unlimited make-ups as long as you are currently enrolled in a class.  However, I do not refund your account for missed classes unless there are extenuating circumstances. In other words, you may come to two classes in a week to make up for an absence.

7. My child has special developmental challenges.  Is it still okay to enroll in Kindermusik?

Absolutely!  Autistic children, children with Down Syndrome, hearing impaired children and those with other physical, emotional, speech and learning needs have generally thrived AND improved in Kindermusik.

Simply put, it means that you can register for classes without risk!  If you aren't happy with your experience after attending 4 consecutive weeks, we will refund your tuition minus the cost of the Home Materials which are yours to keep and enjoy.

If you would like to check out a class BEFORE enrolling, I am happy to schedule a preview visit. Just click here.

8. What is your Money Back Guarantee?

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