Social-emotional learning is a critical piece to positive early childhood development, and we know that music can accelerate this growth.

But how do we as educators use music to boost social-emotional skills in physically-distanced or virtual classrooms? And what does it look like by age? Read more

We know that virtual classes aren’t quite the same as the normal in-person experience. Because of this, we have added many perks to help create an exceptionally magical experience for your wee one!

Here are 6 perks to your Virtual Kindermusik Class Enrollment:

  1. Unlimited classes: You can attend as many classes as you like each week. You can even attend other levels! We offer 17 classes to choose from.
  2. Siblings are FREE: Enjoy class with your entire family for one low discounted rate.
  3. New music downloads each month: Your enrollment comes with access to the Kindermusik@Home digital music downloads for your computer or on our new app!
  4. Free Bonus Classes: We hold frequent bonus classes for free! Some of our recent highlights include a Teddy Bear’s Picnic Class and a Very Hungry Caterpillar Class!
  5. Access to our private Facebook group: We do 3 FB lives each week! These include storytimes, sing-a-longs, crafts, instrument demos and more!
  6. Receive exclusive early bird registration privileges: Want to have first choice of class times when we open back up? You’ll receive early bird registration access with your virtual enrollment.

What to try out a class first? Let us know we’d love to have you try a Free Preview Class or one of our Class Demo Events. Send us an email and we’ll get you all set up.

Written by Amelia Vitarelli, owner and educator of My Little Conservatory in San Jose, CA. Amelia has been enriching the lives of children in Silicon Valley for over 20 years.

During the Covid-19 Shelter-in-Place, MLC is offering our same exceptional music classes and lessons virtually. Create joy in your day by giving your child the gift of music!

We are proud to offer both our group Kindermusik Classes and our Private Lessons (piano, voice, and ukulele) via Zoom. Give your little one the brain boosting benefits of music while sheltering at home. Our classes are live, interactive and engaging musical experiences designed to bring joy to the whole family!

Here are 7 tips to make your Virtual Kindermusik Class a Success:

  1. Build excitement for your Kindermusik Class. Remember when the highlight of your day was coming to music class? We can still build that anticipation and excitement for our little ones by reminding them in the morning that it’s music class day! Help them get excited and ready for class.
  2. Go on an instrument/supply hunt before class. We send out an email on Monday morning with all the supplies that you’ll need for class. Make this fun by going on an instrument hunt! Have your child help gather supplies or come up with ideas for at-home instruments. Did you know that a box of macaroni and cheese can substitute for a shaker? An empty box or pan for a drum? Get creative and use what you have around your house.
  3. Have a designated room for music class. Kids LOVE routine! If possible, have your virtual music class in the same room every week. Make sure your room is free of distractions like toys, books, etc. Our wee ones are very easily distracted. This is normal and age appropriate. If your child gets distracted, simply allow them a few minutes and then redirect them back to their virtual class.
  4. Encourage your little one to engage. We are conditioned to sit still when we are watching the screen. This is true even for our youngsters. If you notice that your  budding musician is not engaging, give some encouragement. Show them how it is done by actively doing the activities yourself.
  5. Remove the screen if it’s a distraction. Our virtual class is meant to be a guided musical experience between you and your child. This should be a time for you to connect and bond. If the screen is getting in the way of this, move the screen to a location that only YOU can see and continue on with the activities. This is also a great idea for those families who limit or avoid screen time.
  6. Get the whole family involved. Mom, dad, sister, brother, nannies, pets, etc. Your Kindermusik Virtual Classroom comes with free access for your immediate family. Make the class a family affair!
  7. Use the Kindermusik App. Did you know that Kindermusik has a wonderful free app? Using the Kindermusik App outside of your class is a great way for your little one to become familiar with the music and songs that we use everyday in class. The more familiar your child is, the more likely they will engage with the activities.

Written by Amelia Vitarelli, owner and educator of My Little Conservatory in San Jose, CA. Amelia has been enriching the lives of children in Silicon Valley for over 20 years.

Smiling, laughing, bouncing, jumping in the air…it’s adorable to see the joy when a little one’s favorite song comes on. It turns out kids are actually hard-wired to enjoy music, and music classes like those at My Little Conservatory are a great way to have fun. But, did you know that they help develop literacy as well?  Read more

We get a lot of questions regarding our Parent Page. Here is a tour of our Parent Page!

We often get the question, “What instruments will my child get to play in Kindermusik?” Because of this we did a Facebook live showing and discussing all the wonderful instruments and props your little one will get to use and explore during their time in Kindermusik. Check out this video to see first hand!

Check out a video snapshot of our Kindermusik for Little Musicians program (Level 3 for 3-4 year olds).

Wondering what our studio looks like? Come on a virtual tour and see the beautiful backdrop for our magical music classes.

Every month we share the wonders of Kindermusik with the residents of the Belmont Village Senior Living Center. Our Kindermusik for Grandfriends events bring the young and young at heart together to experience the joy and cognitive benefits of music! This is truly a magical experience for all that attend. The toddlers love engaging with the elders and the seniors in turn are invigorated by the little ones’ youthful spirit. These events are free to current MLC families as a perk to your enrollment.

Many parents put in a lot of thought into what preschool activities their child will do thinking that what their child learns there will have a huge influence in how they do in elementary school and beyond.It’s true, however not in the way you may think. I hear “my 3 year old can already read,” or “my 4 year old already knows how to multiply.” That truly is great! I love kids that love to learn. But it should not be the main focus for a preschooler. Studies have shown that focusing on academic knowledge early on is not what’s going to ensure that your child does well in school. Read more