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 activities designed to enhance every area of the children’s development. Parents and children form deeper bonds while learning together to appreciate music from various genres and cultures. In addition to that, some of 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.

Babies, 0 to 18 months (approx.) – 8 weeks

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.

Spring Theme: Dewdrops — Stop and smell the roses—and lily of the valley, and tulips, and pansies. In this class, parents and babies will play and move together to songs about flowers, such as “Jasmine Flower,” “How Does Your Garden Grow?,” and “White Coral Bells.” You’ll also hear traditional Irish music, dance a jig and move to the “Irish Trot.”

Home Materials: CD of 31 beautifully arranged songs from class (mp3 version upon request), a board book of colorful flowers—Dewdrops, a set of art banners for the nursery wall, and a baby rainbow-shaker instrument for music-making at home.


18 Months to 3 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.

Toddlers, 1.5 to 3 yrs. (approx.) – 12 weeks

This class is an opportunity to spend quality time with your toddler in a fun, social, yet educational environment. Each lesson includes singing, dancing, chanting, rhythm instruments, rocking time, story time, and imaginative play. Not sure if it’s for your child? Try a class before committing.

Spring Theme: Away We Go! — Hop on the train, get in the car, board the plane, and Away We Go! This class focuses on transportation, a favorite topic for toddlers who are on the go, go, go! Sing and play along with favorite songs, such as “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” and “Wheels on the Bus”. Explore fast and slow, smooth and bumpy, and high and low. Read stories about ways to get around. Shiny Dinah tells the story of a train, and Giddy-Up! has a horse, speedboat, racecar, and more to help you get where you want to go.

Home Materials: Double CD featuring songs from class; two interactive story books—Shiny Dinah and Giddy-Up! to develop early literacy skills; Home Activity Book, and two harmonicas (one for child and one for parent), all conveniently packaged in the child’s train carry box.

3 to 5 Years

5-10 classes per theme, 45 minutes each, maximum 12 children per class with up to 2 adults each. This class was developed to give families with children in more than one age group an opportunity to enjoy a class together, although those with one child are also welcome to attend.

Private music lessons are also available for children 4 years and up. Contact me for a trial lesson if it's of interest to you.

Independent Preschoolers, 3 to 5 Years – 12 weeks

This curriculum is designed for children who are happy (or learning) to attend class on their own. Along with the singing, dancing and rhythm instrument activities that Kindermusik curricula offer, children in this class will learn simple musical concepts and develop creativity through pretend play. Parents are invited in for “sharing time” (the last 5-10 minutes) to enjoy the fun too. Not sure if it’s for your child? Try a class before committing.

Spring Theme: Toys I Make, Trips I Take — Think of it like taking a course inside a child’s imagination. We’ll use the theme of a toy shop to make our pretend-creations, using rhythm and songs with every imaginary saw, hammer, and nail. The result is building the preschooler’s sense of a sequence of events, which is good for storytelling, as well as making his ideas a reality.

Home Materials: Two literature books—If I Had a Big Blue Boat and Tippity Tippity Too; Toys I Make, Trips I Take play set (pretend play manipulative component); two home CDs (and mp3’s files if necessary); a Family Activity Book; and a drum.