Kindermusik can chart its family tree back through several classic early-learning music methods. It combines the pedagogy of Zoltan Kodaly, Carl Orff, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and the Suzuki Method with the most current research into early childhood development, cognitive processes and the structure and function of the brain.
All of these early methods incorporated both music and movement into the learning process; they recognized the tremendous power of combining these two modalities into a unified system. In a sense, these were the original “music and movement” programs. Other European educational models - particularly the well-known Waldorf teaching method - incorporated and greatly expanded upon these foundational systems.
One particular facet of these early-learning music methods serves as a common denominator between all of them. These systems all hold that, to one degree or another, early training in music serves to build the child’s mental, emotional, and even spiritual character. The benefits that a child gains from musical exposure at a young age extend far into her future. They impact every facet of his later life. What today are rhythm and melody and harmony manifest tomorrow as poise, confidence, enhanced reasoning ability, the ability to make fine distinctions between details, and a greater sense of life-balance.
Kindermusik’s methodologies spring from deep roots that were planted by some of the most insightful and innovative eductators of the past century. We are fortunate to share in their legacy at every Kindermusik class.