About

About Kindermusik

KINDERMUSIK IS A CLASSROOM LEARNING EXPERIENCE. We teach children music so they can become better learners. It’s not about making little Mozarts. It’s about developing skills in the whole child – cognitive, physical, social, emotional, language and musical. We believe music is the best conductor for learning. Our teachers inspire students, while giving the tools of music education to parents, so music and creative learning can continue outside the classroom, and in the home.

KINDERMUSIK IS IN THE BUSINESS OF CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHILD AT A TIME!

Join SANTA BARBARA COUNY KINDERMUSIK for a magical, merry and musical experience! Take our creative and innovative approach, with our talented and enthusiastic music educators, filled with a room of multi-cultural music, drums, percussions, piano, keyboards, guitars, ukuleles, xylophones and more….stir it up with joy, laughter, comfort, patience, ease, smiles and LOVE from the teachers and families in the community….and you have one of the happiest places your child wants to BE!

Since 1997, KATHY & SBC KINDERMUSIK has been serving hundreds of families and children of all ages for 17 years, and has been recognized locally and internationally as one of the best music programs for young children in SB area!

Because we deeply believe Music is the Best Medium To Learning, we offer UNLIMITED and ON-GOING classes all year round. Children in classes can now join as many classes as they like in the week, in all our studios- Goleta, SB and Carpinteria….all for one low monthly subscription price!

MORE MUSIC…MORE LEARNING…and MORE FUN!

Kindermusik International is the world’s leading publisher of music and movement curricula for parents and their children of all ages. More than 5,000 licensed educators use the Kindermusik curricula in more than 35 countries, reaching 1 million families.

History of Kindermusik

1968: The West Germany government commissions several doctoral candidates to develop a music and movement curriculum for Kindergarten aged children. Over half a million children take part in the program.

1974: The Kindermusik publisher commissions two of the program developers to introduce it to North America when they returned to the United States.

1984: Kindermusik is introduced to Canada.

Today: Kindermusik International is based in Greensboro, North Carolina. There are over 5000 educators in 35 countries teaching over 1 million families.

Kindermusik Influences

Kindermusik is eclectic in its incorporation of ideas from the leading approaches and philosophies that influence early childhood, music and movement education. The following is a list of some of the international influences that have helped make Kindermusik the leading music and movement program.

Zoltan Kodaly (Hungary) – The child’s voice is his most precious instrument. It is vital that a child sing often, joyfully, and unaccompanied to develop a tuneful voice.

Carl Orff (Germany) – Emphasizes the inclusion of singing, movement, instrument playing and improvisation.

Emile Jaques Dalcroze (Switzerland) – Encourages the use of movement and building musicianship through hearing, thinking, reading and feeling music emotionally which in turn enables children to approach their instruments with new understanding and skill.

Shinichi Suzuki (Japan) – Music is learned by listening first just as one’s native language is learned. Developing a musical ear is paramount to all musical development.

Maria Montessori (Italy) – A child learns best through multi-sensory experiences. If a child can participate in a concept with his touch, smell, hearing and sight, the concept will be much more impacting and memorable.

WE BELIEVE THAT PARENTS ARE THE BEST EDUCATORS!

Preparing your child for success in school and life means including your child’s first and most important educator – YOU! As you participate in every step of the learning process, you’ll see firsthand just how essential Kindermusik is to your child’s growth.

Every Kindermusik class comes with a set of At Home Materials. Each includes a book, CD, age appropriate instrument, and activity book or journal. The classroom learning continues at home when you set aside time each day with your child to read, do unique, creative activities, or listen to music – all using the At Home Materials.

As your child grows, Kindermusik understands the development process taking place. We also want you to understand that process, because when a child’s learning needs are best understood in the classroom and at home, Kindermusik can foster all aspects of your child’s development while developing a natural sense of musical appreciation and capability. Register for a class or attend a FREE preview class.