This past June, we were contacted by the property management at 900 Guelph Street to renew our lease, which was to expire at the end of this month. Unfortunately, we were not in a financial position to be able to accept the 40% increase in our rent that was proposed with that renewal and the management company was not willing to negotiate.
After an exhaustive search this summer, I am pleased to announce that we have found, what I believe, is a perfect home for our program. Starting September 7th, all KW Kindermusik classes will take place at Contemporary School of Dance (CS Dance) at 60 Bathurst Drive, Unit 18 in Waterloo.
The owner and artistic director of CS Dance, Christine Parker-Reid, is someone I have known and respected for quite a few years. She brought her children to our program when they were little and felt a kinship with the Kindermusik method and philosophy that match her own in the way she has run her dance school for the past 17 years. In fact, Christine liked Kindermusik so much that she completed the teacher training with the intention of starting up the program at her dance school. However, the success of her dance program left too little time to get any Kindermusik classes up and running.
Fast forward five years. Just as I was starting to feel like we would never find a new home for KW Kindermusik, I walked into Christine’s studio on Bathurst Drive on a whim, explained my situation, and we both knew we had a perfect pairing.
I truly hope you will join us in making this move. If you have older children and they are interested in dance, you will find lots of concurrent classes with our own. Imagine, one stop—one location each week. Or, maybe your little one would like dance lessons and Kindermusik. They complement one another beautifully. Kindermusik prepares your child for so many things!
If you would like an opportunity to see our new space, and to see what CS Dance has to offer, they will be holding Open Houses on the following dates.
Thursday, Aug. 22, 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday, Aug. 29, 6:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6:00-8:00pm
Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday, Sept. 7, 9:00am-12:00pm
Our school-year begins the week of Sept 7th. If you have already registered, you will have received a special offer to thank you for your continuing support. If you haven’t yet registered, check your inbox, there’s a little something there for you, too!
2013 marks the 23rd year that KW Kindermusik has been enriching children’s development through music in Waterloo Region. Because of our dedicated families who believe in the program and keep it going, we are honoured to be recognized for exceptional service amongst the top 1% of over 5000 Kindermusik programs in more than 70 countries.
At this time, I would also like to welcome our newest Kindermusik educator, Carrie Gusé. You can read all about Carrie by visiting our teacher bio page. Carrie will be teaching classes on Wednesday mornings, as well as our monthly playdates.
Next, I am thrilled to announce that Hannah Hastings-Fuhr (Mrs H) has accepted an offer for the position of Head Teacher of KW Kindermusik. This Fall, our current Head Teacher Pat Murray, will be easing Hannah into this role she has rocked (sorry, unintended pun ;)) for the last 11 years, in addition to the 12 years she ran the studio as its owner. I cannot thank Pat enough for all her dedicated years as our leader in KW. Pat will continue with us as a Kindermusik educator and will focus the rest of her time on building her Simply Music Piano Studio, “Harmony Music”.
We are well aware that you have lots of choices when it comes to your child`s activities. Thank you once again for choosing Kindermusik. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Administrator, Rhonda Cameron, who can be reached at 519-622-5702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready…this is going to be an amazing year!