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Airdrie Location 403-912-3203
#205 2002 Luxstone Blvd
North Calgary 403-375-0445
#222 11 Hidden Creek Dr. NW
South Calgary 403-243-3711
Bsmt 9937 Fairmount Dr. SE
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Kindermusik the best choice for my child?
Kindermusik introduces your child to the joy and adventure of music and then moves at his pace, pausing to engage his interests, nurture his gifts, and celebrate his discoveries. From birth through age seven, with the caring guidance of a trained and licensed Kindermusik educator, your child can grow and learn without pressure to perform, only encouragement to explore and discover. You'll witness a developmental evolution in language skills, literacy, listening, problem solving, social skills, self-esteem and a love of music! Kindermusik uses the power of music to develop the individual your child was born to be. Research tells us that music is the only activity that stimulates every area of the brain simultaneously -which is why Kindermusik carefully creates each class using music as the key to unlocking the brain, and then gives you At Home Materials - high quality, musically diverse CD's, beautiful literature books, specially designed instruments and creative activities - that will complement and extend your child's learning at home.
Why is Kindermusik the best choice for me, as a parent?
Kindermusik acknowledges that you are your child's first and most important teacher, and your Kindermusik classes will empower you with the knowledge and tools to bring the love of learning to your child. Life is busy, and family time together is a precious commodity. A Kindermusik class is truly the essence of "quality time," offering you a place to create special memories with your child and gain new insights into your child's development. You will discover a unique sense of community and belonging in the Kindermusik classroom. Not only will your child blossom in this environment, but you will come to appreciate the support and friendship from the other adults in class. No other single activity you can give your child offers the integrated, creative, child-centered experience that Kindermusik does. It's music that makes the difference.
What class is best for my child?
Each class, from newborns to those who are ready for more advanced musical training, is designed to be appropriate for your child's current developmental level. In addition, our teachers take the time to tailor activities to best fit the makeup of each individual class. We've provided a description of each of our current classes under the logos at the bottom of this page, as well as some helpful guidelines here for a child who is in that "in-between class" age.
May I join class at any time?
Yes, we'd be delighted to have you! The Kindermusik curriculum is structured so that you may join at any point during the session. If you enroll after the session has begun, your tuition will be prorated. Just call or email us for more information.
Can I try a class out before enrolling?
Of course! Taking a Free Preview class is great way to get to know us and to learn what Kindermusik is all about. You may schedule a visit to any open class right online.
Can babies truly benefit from Kindermusik?
We've learned that infants are born with billions of nerve cells and a nearly unlimited potential for connections between those nerve cells. Every time an infant has a sensory experience, neural pathways are formed. The greater the number of neural pathways, the greater the brain power. Rich sensory environments are vital to the brain development of infants. In a Village class, we dance in a social setting to allow infants to understand and anticipate patterns, which preps their brains for math and musical theory. We play with steady beat, which underlies our ability to pick up the pattern of language. This is vital, because unless children can pick up the language patterns, they cannot learn to read and write. The bonding and comforting activities we show you in class help you and baby to work through all the natural stresses that occur with growing and developing. Music increases coordination and balance, promotes literacy and language, cultivates listening skills, and encourages delightful and rewarding interaction with your baby!
My child looks forward to class all week, and sings all the songs and does all the activities at home, but when we are in class, he just sits there. Is that okay?
Not to worry! He is learning even though YOU don't see him participating. Pushing children to perform has no place in an Early Childhood program of any kind. We believe that you - the parent - are the child's most important teacher, and home is the most important place for that learning to grow. When you stop and think about it, you already know that success should be measured more by what a child does all the rest of the week than what he does in the 45 minutes at Kindermusik class. And remember, Kindermusik is about process, not performance. Every child can be successful in a Kindermusik class, not matter what developmental level he is on. So have a blast dancing, singing, and playing instruments together at home the way we do in class! Before you know it, the same thing will happen at the studio.
My child has special needs. Is Kindermusik for her?
Absolutely! Autistic children, children with speech difficulty or delays, children with Down's syndrome, hearing impaired children and those with other physical, emotional and learning disorders have generally thrived AND improved with Kindermusik. What the program can do for children with special needs is ten-fold greater than even what it does for those without disabilities. NOTE: we can meet the needs of your child best if you let us know of any special needs or concerns when you register your child.
Can I bring siblings to class?
Infants are welcome in a sibling's class at no charge until they are mobile. It is best to bring a sling, a bjorn, or some other "marsupial" carrier - otherwise your arms will burn! All siblings are always welcome to participate in "family time", at the end of each Imagine That! or Young Child class. We know that life happens and you will sometimes need to bring an older sibling too. As long as they are not disruptive to the classroom experience, it's fine! Please contact us if you have any other questions.
What is your refund policy?
Full refunds will be issued for classes cancelled by the Studio. Course materials are non-refundable. All withdrawals are subject to a written notice being provided on a studio withdrawal form 30 days in advance of the withdrawal.
How do I make a payment?
We accept payment via Visa, Mastercard, debit, cash or cheque.