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Down on the Farm Village (0-18 months)

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Quack, Moo, Oink, we are going to the Farm! This Kindermusik program combines two Kindermusik themes.
For the first four weeks we explore Old Macdonald, packed with fun animal themed activities that emphasize focus, listening, discrimination, memory and cognition.
The next four weeks we travel to the Big Red Barn, where we explore the sounds and movements of animals, play instruments and learn about loud/quiet, fast/slow. Get ready for the farm its sure to be an oink-tastic time!

Home Materials: Two sets of Kindermusik @Home Digital Materials including music from class, musical activities and the story that can be printed for use at Home, or downloaded onto your computer, tablet or smartphone and accessed wherever you may be! Babies will also receive a instrument!

45 Minute Class
8 Week Program and 2 sets of @home digital materials!

Cost: $150 +HST

Children under 3 months can attend classes for FREE. Just pay the cost of the @home materials. Please email us at info@harmonyis.ca to reserve your space and to let us know that you have an infant attending.

DAY TIME TEACHER STARTS
Saturdays 11:00-11:45 am Taelor Jan 16
Tuesdays 11:00-11:45 am Natalie Jan 19
Wednesdays 9:45-10:30 am Sommer Jan 20
Thursdays 11:00-11:45 am Taelor Jan 21
Fridays 10:00-10:45 am Natalie Jan 22

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Peas and Carrots Village (0-18 Months)

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Home Materials: All new Kindermusik @Home Digital Materials including music from class, musical activities and the story that can be printed for use at Home, or downloaded onto your computer, tablet or smartphone and accessed wherever you may be! Babies will also receive a instrument!

45 Minute Class
7 Week Program

Cost: $130 +HST

Children under 3 months can attend classes for FREE. Just pay the cost of the @home materials. Please email us at info@harmonyis.ca to reserve your space and to let us know that you have an infant attending.

DAY TIME TEACHER STARTS
Saturdays 11:00-11:45 am Sommer Nov 14
Tuesdays 11:00-11:45 am Natalie Nov 3
Wednesdays 9:45-10:30 am Sommer Nov 4
Fridays 10:00-10:45 am Natalie Nov 6

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Music and Dance Camp (4-6 years old)

 

For Children 4-6 years old!

Children will spend 3 hours in the morning at ‘Harmony is’ participating in our Music and Movement Program. After a lunch break we will head down the hallway to ‘The Dance Element’ for 3 hours of ballet, hiphop, acro, jazz and crafts.

During the music program we will explore music through rhythm, beat, pitch and melody. Learning music through movement and playing a variety of percussion instruments..both in solo and ensemble experiences.

Please send your child with 2 peanut free snacks, and a lunch, as well as a labelled water bottle. Children are asked to wear comfortable clothes with their hair pulled back into a pony tail. Specific dance shoes and dance attire is not required. Children must be toilet trained.

5-day Program
Cost: $225 + HST

DAY TIME TEACHER STARTS
Mon-Fri (5 days) 9:30- 4:30 Shaaron July 13-17

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World Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness day. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that is a result of a neurological disorder. Many children with Autism have impairments in social interactions, verbal and nonverbal communications and experience restricted repetitive behaviours and interests.

Music Therapy is an effective way to break the verbal barriers that challenge those with Autism. Music is nonverbal and nonthreatening and can be used to facilitate certain behavioural, verbal and social goals. Many people with Autism show signs of musical inclination through perfect pitch and musicality which music therapists use to gain a verbal or nonverbal connection.

WHERE WORDS FAIL MUSIC SPEAKS -Hans Christian Andersen

March is Music Therapy Month

March is Music Therapy Month! Music Therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain and restore mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual health (adapted from the CAMT).

At ‘Harmony Is’ we have a team of three music therapists who provide individual and group music therapy programs at our Milton studio and throughout the Halton and Peel regions. Our music therapists provide services to Long Term Care Facilities, Adult Group Homes, Community Living Day Programs, Palliative/Respite Care Programs and in School Classrooms. We also provide Speech Supported Music therapy (individual and group) under the supervision of a Speech/Language Pathologist.

To celebrate Music Therapy Month Music therapists from all over Canada will be marching in or around their hometowns to raise awareness and support for music therapy. Our team of Music Therapists and other Music Therapists in the GTA will be participating in the March for Music Therapy in Burlington Ontario. This is an open event on Sunday March 29th from 2:00-5:30 pm starting at the Beaver and Bulldog in Burlington. For two kilometers we will be marching to the beat of many drums, then joining together at the Beaver and Bulldog pub for live music, snacks and raffles. If you are interested in joining please register online through https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=11741.

Hope to see you there :)

 

Imagine That: Out and About (Ages 3-5 yrs)

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Out & About is a trip into the world of imagination, and all you’ll need to pack is a sense of adventure! We’ll ride bikes, hike in the mountains, scuttle like crabs, and fly like seagulls. Singing, instrument play, creativity, and movement all bring the learning to life.

 

Day Time Starts Teacher
Saturdays 10:15-11:00 am May 9 Sommer
Wednesdays 5:30-6:15 pm May 27 Sommer
Fridays 10:00-10:45 am May 29 Natalie

Home Materials: All new Kindermusik @Home Digital Materials including music from class, musical activities and the story “Lets Go Froggy” that can be printed for use at Home, or downloaded onto your computer, tablet or smartphone and accessed wherever you may be! Children will also receive an instrument

5 Weeks   (please note that the Saturday class will not occur on May 23rd or June 6th)
Cost: $117+HST

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Kindermusik for the Young Child -Semester Four (5-7 year olds)

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In this final semester, we’ll introduce the recorder instrument. As your child is introduced to basic methods of playing simple melodic patterns and songs on this wind instrument, we’ll also incorporate the instruments, concepts, and songs from previous semesters. With a special emphasis on multicultural music, your child will learn to improvise and write music, as well as experience the musical styles of the Pacific Islands, Europe, and Africa; plus engage in special dances and children’s games from around the world, including Alpine regions, Mexico, and Ecuador. Semester Four graduates are given the opportunity to perform as a group at the ‘Harmony is’ year end music recital in June.

Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, dulcimer and dulcimer carrying case.

15 Week Program 
Cost:
$295 + HST

**If you already have the At Home Materials for this class, please pay the deposit to hold your space, and contact us at info@harmonyis.ca to adjust the final price for you.

DAY TIME TEACHER STARTS
Mondays 5:45-6:45 pm Shaaron Feb 23

Parent/Caregiver joins for the final 15 minutes

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Village ‘Rhythm of My Day’ (Babies Newborn-18 months)

Rhythm of My Day

Come move to calypso music! This class will help you bring more rhythm and routine to your baby’s day, as well as help develop lasting learning skills. We’ll show you how and tell you why music can help your little one soothe into the day’s schedule and help build a strong body and mind network for learning. You can bring home those same stress-free play and relaxation techniques from class, and incorporate them into your daily routines.

At Home Materials: CD of beautifully arranged songs from class, a ‘Rhythm of My Day’ picture board book, a set of Art Banners, and an instrument for music-making at home.

Classes are 45 minutes in length.

Parent/caregiver is present during class.

7 weeks

*If you already have the At Home Materials for this class, or if your child is under 3 months of age, please pay the deposit to hold your space and contact us at info@harmonyis.ca to adjust the final cost for you.

Day Time Teacher Start Date
Monday 10:30am Sarah March 23
Tuesday 11:00am Natalie March 24
Wednesday 9:45 am Sommer March 25
Wednesday 6:30 pm Sommer March 25
Thursday 11:00 am Cindy March 26
Saturday 11:00am Cindy March 21

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Rhythm of My Day – Village (Babies newborn-18 months)

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Come move to calypso music! This class will help you bring more rhythm and routine to your baby’s day, as well as help develop lasting learning skills. We’ll show you how and tell you why music can help your little one soothe into the day’s schedule and help build a strong body and mind network for learning. You can bring home those same stress-free play and relaxation techniques from class, and incorporate them into your daily routines.

At Home Materials: CD of beautifully arranged songs from class, a ‘Rhythm of My Day’ picture board book, a set of Art Banners, and an instrument for music-making at home.

Classes are 45 minutes in length.

Parent/caregiver is present during class.

7 weeks

*If you already have the At Home Materials for this class, or if your child is under 3 months of age, please pay the deposit to hold your space and contact us at info@harmonyis.ca to adjust the final cost for you.

Day Time Teacher Start Date
Monday 10:30am Sarah March 23
Tuesday 11:00am Natalie March 24
Wednesday 9:45 am Sommer March 25
Wednesday 6:30 pm Sommer March 25
Thursday 11:00 am Cindy March 26
Saturday 11:00am Cindy March 21

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Milk and Cookies For Families with Multi-aged Siblings (newborn- 6 years old):

We’re a Musical Family!
Bringing children of all ages together provides a dynamic and integrated learning experience for everyone.

Make everyday home activities and chores easier and more fun with music! Cook and sing to “The Muffin Man”; dust and clean to the original song “In My House”; get ready to wash clothes to the delightful poem “Washing Machine”. Pretending to bake cookies, eat cupcakes, blow on hot cross buns, wiggle like jelly, go grocery shopping and make tea is all part of the fun in familiar as well as new songs. Move, play, and sing together in a specially adapted class for families with multi-aged siblings. Capture the familiar and new moments of the day and learn how music can impact children of all ages.

 

Home Materials: Double CD featuring songs from class; two books—At My House and Cookies, stir xylophone instrument, and a Home Activity Book—all arriving in a durable lunch bag. Siblings over 6 months will also receive an instrument.

13 Week Program

Cost:
$245 + HST for one child
$145 + HST for each sibling

**If you already have the At Home Materials for this class, please pay the deposit for each child over 6 months to hold your space, and contact us at info@harmonyis.ca to adjust the final price for you.

Children under 6 months can attend for FREE with an older sibling. Please email us at info@harmonyis.ca if you are bringing an infant to class with you.

DAY TIME TEACHER STARTS
Fridays 11:00-11:45 am Sommer Sept 9

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Milk and Cookies – Our Time (For Children 18m-3 years)

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Make everyday home activities and chores easier and more fun with music! Cook and sing to “The Muffin Man”; dust and clean to the original song “In My House”; get ready to wash clothes to the delightful poem “Washing Machine”. Pretending to bake cookies, eat cupcakes, blow on hot cross buns, wiggle like jelly, go grocery shopping and make tea is all part of the fun with familiar as well as new songs. Move, play, and sing together in developmentally appropriate activities created just for 1.5 to 3-year-olds. Capture the familiar and new moments of the day and learn how music can impact your toddler.

Home Materials: Double CD featuring songs from class; two books—At My House and Cookies, stir xylophone instrument, and a Home Activity Book—all arriving in a durable lunch bag.

13 Week Program

Cost: $245 + HST
**If you already have the At Home Materials for this class, please pay the deposit to hold your space, and contact us at info@harmonyis.ca to adjust the final price for you.

Children “18 months to 3 years old” are also welcome to join the “Family Time’ classes if those times work better for your family’s schedule. (marked FT below). Please note that there may be younger/older siblings attending the Family Time program.

DAY TIME TEACHER STARTS
Tuesdays 11:00-11:45 am Natalie Sept 13
Wednesdays 9:45-10:30 am Taelor Sept 14
Fridays-FT 11:00-11:45 am Sommer Sept 9
Sundays ** 10:15-11:00 am Natalie Sept 11

**NOTE:  The Sunday class time corresponds with the Sunday 3-5 year ‘Imagine That’ class.  Have siblings suitable for both age groups?  BRING THEM AT THE SAME TIME!!

Village: Peekaboo! (newborn-18months)

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A house with a baby is full of love. (And fun…… and toys…..and noise!) Peekaboo! peeks into the ‘1,2,3 punch’ patterns of repetition, anticipation and surprise. Have fun leading the babies in class with vocal play, sensory exploration and learning through play.

At Home Materials include: Kindermusik @Home Digital Materials including music from class, musical activities and the story that can be printed for use at Home, or downloaded onto your computer, tablet or smartphone and accessed wherever you may be! Babies will also receive a instrument!

5 Week Program

Cost: $117 + HST

DAY TIME TEACHER STARTS
Saturdays 11:00-11:45 am Taelor May 28
Tuesdays 11:00-11:45 am Natalie May 24
Wednesdays 9:45-10:30 am Taelor May 25
Fridays 10:00-10:45 am Sommer May 27

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Welcome To ‘Harmony is’ Milton!

We are excited to have you join us! ‘Harmony is’ offers a variety of music opportunities for all ages and abilities. We hope to use our blog to keep you up to date on news and events, from our Kindermusik family, our music students, and the music therapy community. Stay tuned for great ideas on how to use music in your own home, to read inspirational stories of music in the community, and learn about the latest in music therapy research.

“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.”
-lyricist Yip Harburg (“Over the Rainbow”)

Kindermusik Connection: Listening Skills

Listening skills provide the foundation for all aspects of language and reading development. In Kindermusik, we help your child develop active listening skills that she needs for later school success. When your child starts elementary school, she will spend an estimated 50 to 75 percent of classroom time listening to the teacher, to other students, or to media. In Kindermusik, we help your child develop her listening skills. That’s why along with singing, dancing, and instrument exploration, children gather around to listen to the sounds of the bath, an elephant, cat, or other specially chosen sounds. She is learning to understand and make meaning out of the sound. In other words, she is learning how to be an active listener. (That doesn’t mean her “listening ears” won’t fall off when you ask her to pick up her toys!)

How Can I Enhance Listening at Home?

Go for a Sound Walk. Ask your child what he hears. Does he hear the geese flying overhead? What about the leaves crunching beneath his feet? Is that an ambulance or a baby crying? Point out sounds you hear and see if he can hear them, too….enjoy!


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