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Looking for something for the little ones for summer?
Join us at Wells Cricket Club (South Horrington, near Tree House Nursery) for some Kindermusik summer fun!
Names are being taken for the following times:
- Wednesdays @ 10am (beginning 24th July)
- Fridays @ 10am (beginning 26th July)
Other times may be added if demand allows.
Please drop me a line for more information if you are interested.
I met the most amazing woman in the park yesterday. When she found out I teach Kindermusik she started to tell me about her sons, her life with them and their lives with music. It was a huge testament to the power of music within a family, a person and a community and touched so many Kindermusik themes I had to share…
One of her sons had difficulties at school and at one point was labeled ‘educationally subnormal’. He found his relief and self esteem playing piano in assemblies at school. He is now a PhD scientist.
Another still plays in a band with someone he played with when he was 4. He is now in his twenties. Music is his place to bond and play.
She has another son who is a neuroscientist. He believes whole heartedly that every child should be engaged in some sort of music making. In her words, “He says we are only just beginning to gauge the positive benefits music has on the brain - it does something different. Every one should make music regardless of whether they are a ‘musician’ or not.”
We both stood with tears in our eyes as she told me about the enrichment music had brought to their lives. She still wells up remembering the three of them playing music together for the family at Christmas.
Why music? That’s why.
There is one space left for Wiggle and Grow for walkers – 3yrs 10am Fridays at Wells Cricket Club, South Horrington.
Babies to walking is at 9am and is just starting out. Come and join us!
Here’s a little bit of inspiration for us in a time when we are looking around…What is your song? What is your child’s song? Do you push them away or hold them close? When they are lost, how do you bring them back? When we are lost, how do we find our way home?
My heart filled with pride when I saw him rush to the door to welcome a new girl, offer her a toy and bring her to sit on the rug. Then when we started the welcome song he showed her when the clapping was about to start. To see this growth in understanding and confidence, combined with a joy of sharing is incredible to me, especially when I remember back to our first sessions! If you’re new to class and just reading this, take a look at my other ‘Kindermusik from Experience’ posts to follow our journey.
*This week also, joy of joys, he had his very first self-initiated, self-directed jamming session! He discovered “Bestest in the Barn” from Charlie and Lola
“Giving children a stimulating mathematical environment as infants and toddlers is vitally important and can enhance future abilities in mathematics (Mazzocco, Feigenson, & Halberda 2011).”
We’re looking forward to starting the summer term at Wells Cricket Club and the HUGE field to run around on afterwards! Come and join us, bring a friend and let’s make music!
Please contact us for more information and to enrol.