All about Kindermusik with Nicole
The core belief of the Kindermusik approach is that musical learning is more than music alone. Our proven methodology is built on the music education philosophies of Orff, Kodaly, Laban and Dalcroze and the work of early childhood experts like Piaget, Montessori, Greenspan and Brazelton.
We continually incorporate current research that shows music is a powerful stimulant for a child's total development. A wide array of well-known experts in the field of early childhood development inform and advise the development of Kindermusik curricula, including such specialists as Dr. Carla Hannaford (author of Smart Moves), Anne Green Gilbert (movement specialist and author of Creative Dance for All Ages), Dr. Melissa Johnson (paediatric psychologist at the University of North Carolina) and many others.
We have distilled this research into Kindermusik Foundations of Learning translating complex concepts into easy-to-understand language that our educators share with parents. Every lesson includes these practical principles that parents can apply to learning activities at home. This builds the parent-teacher partnership that is so important to a nurturing, learning environment for the child.
Kindermusik provides the sound nutrition to improve movement, listening, and expression in young children. Through activities and music making, skills for parents and children alike create inroads for the great orchestration of a family's hearts, minds, and bodies.
World-renowned authority on the transformative power of
listening and music, and author of The Mozart Effect® for Children
Kindermusik is the community of families and teachers passionately committed to bringing music to children's lives through developmentally appropriate curricula, CDs, books, instruments, and activities for our classes and for family time at home.
Local educator, Nicole Tobin Donnelly has lived in North Queensland most of her life. She believes every child deserves the head start in life which a musical education can provide.
Kindermusik's philosophy is founded upon rigorous research and our fundamental beliefs:
* Every parent is the child's most important teacher.
* Every child is musical.
* The home is the most important learning environment.
* Music nurtures a child's cognitive, social, language, and physical development.
* Every child should experience the joy and learning which music brings to life.
Nicole also takes enrolments for private piano and flute lessons