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Patience Piano

music instruction by Lynn Thompson, since 1997
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kindermusik Classes

In 2003 I received training to become a licensed Kindermusik educator. These special music and movement classes are enjoyed by families all over the world. Each lesson includes rhythm instruments, singing, chanting, and moving to music, with activities designed to enhance every area of the children’s development. Parents and children form deeper bonds while learning, together, to appreciate music of various genres and from many cultures.

Contact me to register, arrange a free trial class, or to have questions answered.

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Birth to 14 Months (approx.)

4-8 lessons per program, 45 minutes each, maximum 12 babies per class, with adults. *NOTE: siblings over 14 months may attend at no charge.
This class is an opportunity to spend quality time with your baby in a fun, educational, social environment. Lessons include singing, dancing, rhythm instruments, chanting, rocking time and relaxing time. Not sure if this is for you? Attend a trial class before committing.

Babies, 0 to 14 months (approx.) – monthly themes, Fridays at 11:30am

June 8 start – Busy Days: Who says babies have it easy?  These sure are Busy Days–all around town, with errands here and adventures there, and fun and movement ’til the day is done.

July 6 startBluebird, Bluebird: Chirp! Tweet! Quack! Bluebird, Bluebird is a sound-rich flight (of fancy) into the sky, where you’ll explore birds, feathers, and the outdoors.

Aug. 10 – Nature Walk: Let’s explore the wonders and sensations of the outdoors!  We’ll use our eyes to look all around, and our ears to listen to all of the sounds we hear.  Plus, we’ll touch, and smell, and move, and play! There’s no feast for the senses quite like a Nature Walk.

Each theme comes with a choice of  PHYSICAL (board book & CD) or DIGITAL (downloadable story, music, and videos for baby and/or parents). NOTE: once the physical kits have been ordered for each theme, late registrations are still welcome, but only digital kits will be available. Fees will be pro-rated for classes missed.

More classes will be offered in the fall.

14 Months to 3 Years (approx.)

4 – 12 lessons per program, 45 minutes each, maximum 12 children per class, with adults. NOTE: siblings outside of the age range may attend at no charge.
This class is an opportunity to spend quality time with your toddler in a fun, social, yet educational environment. Lessons includes singing, dancing, chanting, rhythm instruments, rocking time, instrument demonstrations, story time, and imaginative play. Not sure if it’s for you? Try a class before committing.

Toddlers, 14 months to 3 yrs. (approx.) – 4 Thursdays, July

Beach Days: Grab your beach ball, we’re going to the beach! Crabs are scuttling, toes are wiggling, waves are crashing , and the sun is shining. We’ll enjoy favorite songs and dances, do an Octopus Hula, jump on a banana boat, and then snuggle up and happily relax to gentle beach sounds and songs. Beach Days is as fun and restorative as…well, a trip to the beach!

Registration fee includes your choice of physical or digital home materials:

Physical kit: Home CD and book-style Family Guide (includes the class story 1,2,3 Octopus & Me).

Digital kit: various digital theme-related activities (video and audio), digital Home CD, and a digital version of the story 1,2,3 Octopus & Me.

 

***NOTE: this class is now full. Get it touch if you’d like to go on a wait list.

Toddlers, 14 months to 3 yrs. (approx.) – 4 weeks (August)

Down on the Ground: In this unit, we’ll roll up our sleeves and get right Down on the Ground and take a good look around. We’ll engage children’s natural curiosity as we hop like bunnies, scoot like caterpillars, scurry like squirrels, and even do a certain, familiar spider finger-play. Meanwhile, you’ll broaden your own vision, and foster a child’s natural curiosity!

Registration includes your choice of physical or digital home materials:

Physical kit: Snail Shaker, Home CD and book-style Family Guide (includes the class story The Listening Walk)

Digital kit: various digital theme-related activities (video and audio), digital Home CD, and a digital version of The Listening Walk.

 

3 & 4 Years (approx.)

4-12 lessons per program, 45 minutes each, maximum 12 children per class. This curriculum is designed for children who are happy (or learning) to attend classes on their own. Along with the singing, dancing and rhythm instrument activities that all Kindermusik curricula offer, children in this class will learn simple musical concepts and develop creativity through pretend play. Parents are invited to “sharing time” (the last 5 minutes of each lesson) to enjoy the fun too. Not sure if it’s for your child? Try a class before committing.
(Private music lessons are also available for children 4 years and up. Contact me for a free trial lesson if if’s of interest to you.)

Independent Preschoolers, 3 & 4 Years – 4 weeks (August)

In My Garden: The sun is shining, birds are singing, insects are buzzing and critters are sniffing, wriggling, chirping, hopping, and burrowing. We’ll buzz like bees, fly like butterflies, and sing like birds to discover the hidden delights of our backyards through listening, singing, movement, and pretend play. Come along—it’s a beautiful day In My Garden!

Registration fees include your choice of physical or digital home materials:

Physical kit: Family Activity Guide magazine (including the theme’s story) and Home CD. (Digital music files are also available upon request.)

Digital kit: various digital theme-related activities (video and audio), digital Home CD, and a digital version of the theme’s story.