For the past five months, I have been in training to become a Kindermusik educator. Kindermusik is the world’s leading provider of music-based education for children from birth through age seven. Licensed Kindermusik educators use the power and joy of music-making to help children learn and grow during the years most critical to brain development.
I spent the past week in Kindermusik educator intensive training in North Carolina, where the high quality of the program truly hit home for me. I am more convinced than ever that this early childhood music education helps the physical, mental, and emotional development of young children, and prepares them beautifully for the private lessons they will take when they are older.
One of the many benefits I took away from teacher training was the beauty of imaginative and creative play facilitated by the instructor during Kindermusik class. Imaginative play activities are beneficial to improving intellectual and cognitive skills in children, especially skills such as problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking. As an entrepreneur and musician, the skills of creativity, improvisation, and problem solving instilled in me from a young age have been invaluable to my life – and I can link those skills back to activities in my childhood. I watched the Kindermusik instructors this past week facilitate play for the children through singing, acting, coordinated movement, and musical storytelling.
Some of the other benefits of Kindermusik include:
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Michal Grace Harris
Piano Teacher & Accompanist