RESERVED SPACE: DEDICATED GREY MATTER FOR MUSIC!

Last month, The New York Times reported on new research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology involving the most musical of organs: the brain. Professors Nancy Kanwisher and Josh H. McDermott, and postdoc fellow Sam Norman-Haignere have proven that there are neural pathways dedicated to experiencing...

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7 Years of Kindermusik – We Have a Plan!

7 Years of Kindermusik…We have a plan! Kindermusik is a 7 year research based program for your child’s Brain, Body, Heart, and Soul. Your child will explore, imagine, dance, sing, create, grow, love, and learn; contributing to all areas of development and wellness. Kindermusik incorporates music...

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How Music Strengthens Emotional Development and Bonding

Music moves us.  It’s a plain and simple truth, common to human beings all around the world since time began.  In fact, it’s happened to you.  You hear a certain song, and it instantly and vividly takes you back to a specific time, place,...

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2016-17 Kindermusik Cambridge Registrations

Hello everyone. This letter is regarding Registration for 2016/17. Thank you for your support! A number of you have reached out to me personally to assist with scheduling, referrals, and providing input on assisting our families in scheduling. You value the Kindermusik programs as...

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It’s Your Lucky Day!

Join us for music, dancing, fun… and a little touch o’ the Irish! Irish-themed activities that will have you dancin’ a jig from class to home!  And our family friendly, multi-age class setting (ages to 7 yrs) makes our March PlayDate the perfect choice for anyone. From playing instruments to dancing together to a delightful Story Time to a joyful

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Need to do makeup classes?

Take advantage of our unlimited class policy! If you have missed any classes due to illness or vacations, or you just want to make music more often, be sure to take advantage of our Unlimited Class Policy before the school-year ends next month. There’s...

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Kindermusik: Learning Through Play

From the exploratory play of babies and toddlers to the complex games enjoyed by teens, at every age and stage, play gives children a wonderful way to explore new ideas, develop their skills, work through anxiety or stress, and entertain or calm themselves. Kindermusik...

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And… Relax

For some of you, this may be your first experience in a Kindermusik class, or maybe with any kind of structured activity for your child, or maybe it’s your child’s first experience in the next level of Kindermusik. You may be thinking, “Oh no! ...

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October

Join us this month for our November Playdate… Friday Nov 14 or Monday Nov 17 Kindermusik of Cambridge 10:00-11:00am OR Friday Nov 21st KW Kindermusik @ Contemporary School of Dance, Waterloo,10:00-11:00am Kindermusik Playdates are… Convenient—one-time, 1-hour classes with a parent or caregiver Flexible—for children...

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Katie’s Kure

Our February Service Project For the month of February, we focus our thoughts, prayers and actions on Kindermusik student, 4 year old Katie Herron, who without an urgent stem cell donor match will not survive her second bout of cancer. We ask you all...

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Transitional Ages & Stages

Is Your Child Ready for the Next Level of Kindermusik? For most of our programs, including Village, Our Time and Imagine That, the natural time to move up to the next level of Kindermusik, if your child is at a transitional age of 1-1/2...

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Have Music, Will Travel

Family vacations are intended to be relaxing, fun and refreshing. With the change in routine and the extra dose of togetherness, vacations also have the potential to make us stressed and tired. With this in mind, here are three words of travel advice: USE YOUR MUSIC – your...

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Family Focus

Meet the Barber’s The following is a letter received last month on the occasion of the graduation of the youngest child of the Barber family. It is reprinted with permission and gratitude. Dear Mrs. Jacques, I just wanted to say a big thank you...

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Family Focus

Meet the McIntyre Family Our family began our K-W Kindermusik journey more than 6 years ago when our first child was born and we have been there ever since.  All three of our kids have thoroughly enjoyed their experience, as have my husband and...

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It’s a snowday!

Please be advised that that Kindermusik classes today and this evening will be canceled due to a severe weather alert issued by Environment Canada. Classes will be made up at the end of the semester. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. It’s a good...

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There’s an App for that…..

Kindermusik Radio has arrived, and we have an app for that! The Kindermusik Radio app offers a parent-child activity for every song, and each activity is designed to engage and entertain young listeners as well as stimulate early childhood development. Research shows that music...

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What’s Going On In There?

When I started my teaching career, 25 years ago, everyone believed that the left side of the brain was responsible for logic and math, and the right side was for music, art and all things creative. You were either one or the other. But...

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Great news for Kindermusik families!

To help parents with the cost of enrolling their children in activities that encourage them to be healthy and active, the Ontario government has passed legislation to introduce a new Children’s Activity Tax Credit. This would be the only tax credit in Canada provided...

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Join us on a Field Trip!

When: Wednesday December 1st 10:15-11:00am Where: Saint Luke’s Place Auditorium, 1624 Franklin Blvd, Cambridge (H) What: Village with Seniors Bonus Class…it’s FREE! Who: You & your baby, infant to 17 months Why: Come experience a class like no other! It’s a multi-generational class, taught...

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Alice Dancing Under the Gallows

This woman is 106 yrs old – the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor and a musician with a wonderful – POSITIVE – OPTIMISTIC outlook on life. If you are like me, you will feel “touched” by her testimony! I hope you will take 12 minutes...

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Canadian Kindermusik Educators ROCK!!!

The Kindermusik Connect Conference Series is all over now, the last of 10 ending yesterday in Cambridge, Ontario. Nearly 60 educators from across Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Alberta connected through song, dance, harmony and sharing at the Cambridge Connect Conference. One of the...

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Connect with a Free BONUS Class!

Hey parents! Cambridge has been chosen as one of 10 location across North America and Europe, where Kindermusik Summer Conferences will be held this year. The theme of these conferences is Connect: Community-Customers-Class-Colleagues. The Cambridge event is coming up at the end of August....

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Disconnect: The Movie

Hey Parents, we thought you’d get a kick out of seeing this little video that was put together yesterday at the Cambridge studio to promote our upcoming Kindermusik Educator Conference happening this August. A special thank you goes to Deb Carbone’s Tuesday 9:30 Village...

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How To Avoid Musical Withdrawal

With the spring semester winding down, Kindermusik Summer Camps are just around the corner! Join us for a short, sweet, and cheap 45-minute, five-week program through June. All June camps $96No HST!!!! For the wee ones… Busy Days (newborn to 18 months) Set your...

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10 Days Left to Save a Bundle!

I’ll be honest, these past couple of years have been very tough for Kindermusik. We have done our best to keep fees down by absorbing taxes and other major expenses, but the bad news is that we just can’t keep our doors open if...

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Registration for Fall

Even though the spring has just begun, we are almost ready for fall! We are in the process of switching from our current online enrollment system (EZ-Enroll) to a new one that will better suit the needs of our very large program. It is...

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Online registration is now open for all Summer Camps!

To register, click here!(Scroll down for *Promo Codes) Summer camps will be offered June, July and August, with programs for all ages between and 7 years of age… Set your baby’s day to classical music with our BUSY DAYS camp. Toddlers will love ANIMALS-A-DANCING on a musical ZOO TRAIN. ON THE GO preschoolers will

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Baby Baskets Also Available for Easter!

Due to popular demand following the announcement that we will be be selling Easter Baskets for Boys & Girls, we have created a beautiful Baby Basket as well. Limited quantities will be available in our in-studio stores for $30 each (includes taxes). Each Baby...

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Looking for a great Easter gift for your child?

Just in time for Easter in our on-site store starting next week… Beautifully-wrapped Easter Baskets with a musical theme and specially-priced at $25 each (including taxes).For Boys:A pair of Early Childhood Rhythm SticksA Finger DrumA bright, red Egg ShakerA Chocolate BunnyAn Easter-themed NotepadStickersAssorted candies...

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Classes cancelled tonight

Kindermusik of Cambridge/KW will be cancelling classes this evening due to the snow storm we are currently experiencing. An additional class will be added to the end of the semester to make up for this evening’s cancellation. (Please note that the 4pm classes in...

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Diaper Bag Offer

Here’s a great offer JUST FOR YOU from Kindermusik of Cambridge/KW… Register for Kindermusik® this semester and bring a friend along with you to receive a VILLAGE DIAPER BAG as our thanks! If your friend registers for classes, she’ll get one, too!Use promotion code...

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New Class Times!

We are busy this week at the studios preparing home materials for the Spring Semester and wanted to let you know that we have added some new class times that may be of interest to you, as follows: Cambridge Studio:Imagine That (3 & 4...

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Spring Semester 2010

Our winter-spring semester starts January 22 and registration has begun!Not sure whether to enrol?… Check out this cute video.Join us for a free preview class before January 16th so we can prove your child will LOVE it!Enrol online in just a few clicks. WE...

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Holiday Bake Sale

Our first-ever Holiday Bake Sale will take place at both our Cambridge and Kitchener locations from 10:00am to noon on Saturday December 12th. There will be two tables: one nut-free and the other, anything that doesn’t fall into that category. ALL the proceeds will...

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CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES

October 26-31 Black & Orange Week… Dress up in black & orange clothes to celebrate the season! Friday October 30 Halloween Family Fun Night, 6:30-7:30pm… Wear your costume! Details, below. November 4 & 6 *Sign & Sing, Session “A”… new 5-week sessions begin Wednesday’s...

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Three for Free!

Make-up classes are now available at Kindermusik of Cambridge/KW! If your child has missed a class or you know they will be missing a future class, you may contact the office at 519-622-5702 or email: info@kindermusik.ca to schedule a make-up class. There is a...

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Vacation Hours

Please note that the office will be on reduced staff between Aug 21 and Sept 4 for vacations. We are closed Labour Day. Confirmation letters will be sent out by email between Sept 8 and 10. While we’re away, you can still learn about...

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Kindermusik Celebrates Canada Day

On July 1st, Kindermusik of Cambridge/KW was one of many local businesses taking part in the University of Waterloo’s Canada Day Celebrations with a booth in the Arts & Crafts Fair. Pictured here are Kindermusik Educator, Janet Beretta and her daughter, Megan, a Kindermusik-graduate...

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Please excuse our mess!

Please excuse our mess. We are renovating the Cambridge studio to serve you better. Why? In times like these, we believe the businesses that rise to the top are those that put their customers first even when money is tight. We know that our...

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And the winner is….

Thank you to all of our families who registered early for Summer or Fall. We would like to congratulate the following families who won their tuition by registering by June 1st. Drum roll, please…. Waterloo Studio Winner!Janna & Kaylen Cameron – Village (registered April...

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Your Child Could Win Free Tuition!

For the first time ever, Kindermusik of Cambridge/KW is holding a draw for FREE tuition applicable to Summer or Fall 2009.All registrations received by June 1st will be automatically entered in the draw. There will be one winner chosen for each of our locations....

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Don’t miss out to sold-outs!

Registration has begun for Summer Camps and Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 classes and they are filling up fast! Available spaces will open to the general public on May 1st. Some classes are already full and others only have 2 or 3 spaces left....

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Fall Registration Has Begun!

Registration for Fall 2009/Spring 2010 has begun! Here are your instructions to register online. Please read carefully to ensure accuracy. We apologize if this is not quite as EZ as it should be. We appreciate your patience as our online enrollment system goes through...

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All Set for Summer!!!

March 27 to April 3, we will be celebrating GET CAMPY WEEK at the Kindermusik studios! We invite you to dress up you and your child in camping clothes and discover a sneak-peak at some of our exciting summer activities during your class! Registration...

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The Musical Brain

If you were ever in doubt that you’ve made a great choice registering your child in Kindermusik, watch this…or if just need to feel really good about your decision…http://watch.ctv.ca/news/w-five/w-five-presents-the-musical-brain/

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Announcing…. EZ-Enroll!

We are so thrilled to announce that EZ-Enroll has come to town! Now, online enrollment, including payment, for our classes is possible in just a few “E-Z” steps. Our website has been fully linked up to make your experience registering and paying for a...

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Benefits of Early Music Education

By Beth Anspach, MT If you’ve been involved in Kindermusik currently or in the past, you have probably already seen evidence of the benefits of this type of class for children. We’ve always known that Kindermusik has benefits that supersede simply the FUN of...

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All I want for Christmas is KINDERMUSIK!

Let your loved ones (grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.) know that Kindermusik of Cambridge/KW offers gift certificates! For every gift certificate ordered by Dec 20th, we will provide a FREE Karaoke Kindermusik CD to go with it, under the tree! Have them call 519-622-5702 to...

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Hearing Versus Listening

“Hearing and listening are quite different. Hearing is a process involving nerves and muscles that reach adult efficiency by age four to five. Listening is a learned mental process that is concerned with hearing, attending, discriminating, understanding, and remembering. It can be improved with...

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Michelle’s South Africa Adventure

In June 2008, I was invited to speak at the Kindermusik South Africa Annual Convention. I was accompanied by my husband, Tim and oldest son, Tyler, who took all of these incredible photos of our 2-week visit. It was a life-altering experience that none...

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African trip full of memories and emotion

Lisa Rutledge, Cambridge TimesPublished on July 15, 2008 In a strife-ridden South African township, where children as young as two must learn to become self-reliant, there is a reason to scream – for bubbles… Blowing soapy bubbles – watching them float through the air...

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Spring News

Fall Registration Has Begun!Registration for the 2008-2009 school year of Kindermusik has begun! Teachers will be distributing registration forms in classes starting this week in Cambridge, and next week in Waterloo. If you’ve already registered online, kindly submit your payment information on the paper...

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We’re Hiring!

$30.00/hr – Kindermusik TeacherKindermusik of Cambridge/KW is seeking energetic, fit individuals who love to work with children. Must have a strong background in music, a confident, high singing voice, and the ability to move expressively. A Kindermusik certification program must be completed before employment...

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Why Play is Important

Elizabeth Jones, early childhood expert from Pacific Oaks and long-time Exchange writer, presented ideas on the value of play in Work and Family Life (February 2008; www.workandfamilylife.com). According to Jones, play teaches kids to… Use their imagination, improvise, think flexibly, and explore new options....

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New Snow Day Policy

There will be no Kindermusik classes if the school boards cancel school. If only the buses are cancelled, Kindermusik classes will still run. Listen to the announcements on CHYM-FM or 570NEWS, or check the 570NEWS website. Your teacher will also attempt to contact you...

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We’re Hiring!

Kindermusik of Cambridge/KW is seeking energetic, fit individuals who love working with young children. Must have a strong background in music, a confident, high singing voice, and the ability to move expressively to music. Time commitment of 2-4, two-hour blocks of time, including 1...

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Holiday Break

Kindermusik of Cambridge and KW Kindermusik will be closed for 2 weeks starting December 22nd. We will have rested our voices (well….maybe) and will be ready to begin again on January 5th. Reminder: If you registered for the Fall Semester only, your Early Bird...

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Catalogue Orders

This year, with the rise of our Canadian dollar, we have decided to discontinue our Family Catalogue of Instruments and Puppets, however the online store is available year-round for you to use. Visit http://www.kindermusik.com/store/trans/index.asp and you can browse through the many items available toorder....

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Kindermusik Store: Cash & Carry

Just in time for the Christmas season, in our waiting room, you will find musical stocking stuffers, CD’s, books, instruments, puppets & more and we’ll be adding new items every week! Be sure to take a look before or after your class. Simply fill...

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Important Dates to Remember

Dec 1: Registration for next semester begins Dec 15: Early Bird Deadline for Spring Semester* Dec 22 – Jan 4: No classes – Season’s Greetings! Jan 5: Classes resume Jan 14: Last day of fall semester Jan 15 – 21: Make-up week for any...

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The Price of Children

The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child, from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle income family. Talk about sticker shock! That doesn’t even touch college tuition. But $160,140 isn’t so bad if you break it down....

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The “Middle Wife”

By an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher I’ve been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back. When I was...

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Snow Desk

Please be informed that evening classes on Thursday, March 1st and morning classes on Friday March 2nd will be cancelled due to severe weather conditions.

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Susan’s Precision Pilates Coming Soon!

Pilates classes will be offered at the Kindermusik of Cambridge studio this winter and will be concurrent with some Kindermusik class times! Instructor: Susan Gittens, Certified Fitness Consultant, Personal trainer and Pilates Instructor Features: small classes times concurrent with some Kindermusik classes individual attention...

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International Convention Highlights

Several of our educators travelled to Greensboro, NC recently to attend the Kindermusik International Convention. What a week it was! Check it out… Mrs “H” and Mrs “H-P” taking time out to smile at one of the many educational sessions. Keynote speaker and internationally-renowned...

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Studio Wins Four International Awards!

On Saturday, November 4, 2006, Kindermusik of Cambridge/KW was the recipient of 4 major awards at the International Kindermusik Convention held last week at the Four Seasons Sheraton Convention Centre in Greensboro, NC. Pictured from left are Hannah Hasting-Fuhr, Lisa Carr-Pries, Sylvia Atkinson, Jennifer...

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FALL NEWS!

What’s Under The Table? Think Green™ Recycle your old ink jet and laser cartridges and cell phones! Under the table in our waiting room, you will find a “Think Green” collection box. Greentec Int’l will make a financial contribution to the Josh Walker Scholarship...

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Follow me to KindermusikWe’re having lots of fun and learning at Kindermusik this semester, and we still have room for you and your friends! Take a look at the video to see just how much you’re missing. If you’ve been in Kindermusik with us...

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Follow Me to Kindermusik!

We’re having lots of fun and learning at Kindermusik this semester, and we still have room for you and your friends! Take a look at the video to see just how much you’re missing. If you’ve been in Kindermusik with us before, you’ll recognize...

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Take a tour of our Cambridge Studio!

Our Cambridge studio is located at 2-180 Sheldon Drive. It is a specially-designed facility that provides the most beneficial environment for learning. Come on in! As you enter the studio, on your left is our playful cloak area, with hooks for grown-ups and children...

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