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Patience Piano

music instruction by Lynn Thompson, since 1997
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kindermusik Classes

Since 2003 I’ve been licensed to lead Kindermusik Music and Movement Classes, which are offered by educators all over the world. Each lesson includes rhythm instruments, singing, chanting, and moving to music, with each activity designed to enhance every area of children’s development. Parents and children form deeper bonds while learning to appreciate music from various genres and cultures. In addition to that, my weekday classes take place at local retirement residences where seniors have the opportunity to participate too!

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

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Birth To 18 Months

5- 8 classes per theme, 45maximum 12 babies per class with up to 2 adults each. *NOTE: siblings over 18 months may attend at no charge! Babies 6 months or older may also attend Family Time classes.

Do-si-do (8 classes) – November & December (Thursdays or Fridays)

Pick up your baby and dance. Dance the Charleston, the Tango, and the Cha-Cha and learn why dancing with your baby helps develop vital learning skills—from head-to-toe. In this class, play a variety of baby appropriate instruments, and dance with fun props. Like all Village classes, it will also include: a hello song, a goodbye song, intentional touch time, rocking time and relaxation time.

Home Materials: CD with 28 songs from class, an instrument (the Kindermusik egg-shaker), a music and movement scarf, This Is My Dance picture/board book with lilting move-to-it rhyming text, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall that strengthens vision and promotes early literacy.

**If you miss the opportunity to register for this class, another theme will be offered in January. Get in touch if you’d like to try out a class before committing.

 

18 Months to 4 Years

4 - 12 classes per theme, 45 minutes each, maximum 12 children per class with up to 2 adults each.

Children this age may also attend Family Time classes. Scroll down for details.

Bethel Church Outreach Class (10 weeks) – Saturdays at 10am beginning Oct. 14

Bethel Community Church (128 St. Vincent Street) is pleased to partner with Patience Piano Studio in hosting this special kindermusik class, as an opportunity to connect with local families. It’s geared to children 1.5 to 3 years, but the age range, as always, is flexible. As usual, the fee includes home materials (2 CD’s, 2 story books, home activity book, and instrument).

Following the class, enjoy a free cup of coffee in the welcome lounge, and visit the “Seek and Find” free store portable. It offers women’s and children’s clothing, free of charge, to those who could use it.

**Registration is now closed for this class, but anyone is welcome to a free trial class. Please contact to reserve a space. The next registration opportunity will be in January.

Wiggles and Giggles (12 classes) – September to December (Fridays)

The more than 30 songs, 15 dances, and 8 different instruments create these unique music activities, designed to reflect the importance of movement in the life of a toddler.

Home Materials:  Double CD featuring 50 songs, sounds, and recordings of favorite activities from class; two music and movement books—Watch Me! and Pete and P.J. (to develop early literacy skills); Home Activity Book; and a pair of zig-zag blocks (instrument to develop rhythm and hand-eye coordination), all conveniently stored in a Wiggles & Giggles carry bag.

**Registration is now closed for this class, but anyone is welcome to a free trial class. Please contact to reserve your space. The next registration opportunity will be in January.