Testimonials for Cath's Music-and-Movement Classes
What do York parents say about Kindermusik with Cath Smithson?
"As a mother of children who have been through 'Kindermusik for the Young Child' in America and who now play instruments, I cannot say enough about the program! They were reading music by the age of 5 and not even realising they were doing it because they were having so much fun in the process.
I was thrilled to find Cath as a teacher for our youngest daughter when we moved here. She is fantastic with the children (and parents) and is very imaginative, energetic and playful. She gets to know the children individually, has a beautiful voice and truly seems to love what she does. I would recommend her to anyone."
"I wanted to say how much fun we have had this term. When Isla started the class (at 17 months), she didn't say very much and certainly didn't sing along to any of the songs. It is lovely to hear her now. She knows many of the words and enjoys singing to most of the songs (especially the repetitive ones). I think next term she may master jumping!
The boys didn't have the opportunity to come along to your classes this early in their life and I think it is making a big difference to Isla. She loves music and will instantly rock or dance when she hears it and her speech has improved dramatically over the last couple of months. Thank you for making them so enjoyable."
Caroline Clarke (Mrs):
"My daughter Sophie (aged 2yrs) has been attending a Kindermusik class with Cath Smithson in York for the past year. She loves the music and friendly atmosphere, and is really now participating fully in all the fun activities.
Sophie has learnt to sing, dance, listen to stories, and play and share with other children. She loves the musical instruments and can happily play a tune. What fun!"
"Chloe (13 months) has been attending the Kindermusik class with Cath Smithson in York since she was 8 months. She loves the sessions and the structure and content of the classes have really helped her both physically and verbally. She is so excited by music and can't help but dance and sing when she hears any tune. The Kindermusik packs are interesting and informative.
We look forward to continuing with the classes."
"The best baby activity I've ever done (and I've done a few!)"
Heike Grobe and Kira (4 months):
"I really like your programme and the way you present it. In particular, the CD and booklet are useful. Also it's great for me as non-native English speaker to have the texts stuck to the wall. Kira of course also enjoys the instruments, the singing and dancing.
Your course is so good, we recommended it to some friends who are now participating as well.
We want to say thank you."
Carol and Thomas Carter:
"Well worth the money, can't believe how much we've both learnt."
"I like the fact that sessions encourage imagination and self-expression through music and dancing. The presentation is great - keeps the children's attention very well."
"Excellent 'At-Home Materials' - makes a big difference as Daddy can learn the songs! Really good mix of styles. Great to see her picking up more each week in terms of movement and co-ordination skills."
A small selection of comments to complete the statement: "What my child and I have most enjoyed about Kindermusik is..."
"...the lovely friendly atmosphere, different kinds of music i.e. no usual nursery rhymes."
"...time together with a structured format, away from other distractions, to enjoy music and movement."
"...the variety of songs, actions and exploration activities in a friendly environment."
"...meeting other mums/babies and the variety of music from different backgrounds."
"...dancing and singing with other mums and babies."
"...learning new songs and rhymes and socially interacting with other babies."
"...getting ideas on activities and singing and dancing."
"...the variety of activities and continuity each week."
Kindermusik International is the world's leading publisher of music-and-movement curricula for babies, toddlers and young children.
Taught in more than 70 countries by over 5,300 educators, Kindermusik programmes provide the foundation for all musical learning and fun for your child - and your whole family.
Enrol today for an unforgettable experience.
Kindermusik classes with Cath in York for 2020
Tues 4th - Sat 29th August 2020
Outdoor Classes (Cath's Garden)
Virtual (via Zoom) in very wet weather
Pre-booking, pre-payment essential.
Mon 14th Sept - Fri 16th Oct 2020
Timetable to be confirmed.
Mon 2nd Nov - Fri 4th Dec 2020
Timetable to be confirmed.
Please be sure to contact Cath and reserve your place today.
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FOUNDATIONS: Cuddle and bounce with your baby in Kindermusik's newest curriculum.
LEVEL 1: Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class.
LEVEL 2: This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child.
LEVEL 3: Combine your pre-schooler's natural love for music, story-telling and imaginative play.
LEVEL 5: Introduce your young child to a first experience with musical symbols and instrument discovery.