Oklahoma Baptist University

Kindermusik Offers Unique Learning for Young Children

Conchita Hansford leads a Kindermusik class

Oklahoma Baptist University Music Perparatory Department launches its fall semester classes of Kindermusik, a music and movement program for children from birth to seven years of age.

“Kindermusik fosters the total development of young children through a combination of music and movement,” said Conchita Hansford, director of the OBU Preparatory Department. “Parents with newborns, toddlers and three-through-six-year-old children participate in Kindermusik activities – jingling bells, pounding drums, floating scarves, ‘hooting' owl sounds, and little feet moving in time to music – for a valuable learning experience for both the child and the parent or caregiver.”

Hansford, a licensed Kindermusik educator, oversees classes for newborns to five-year-olds. The classes meet in the Early Childhood Music Suite in OBU’s Ford Music Hall at 11 a.m. Mondays or Thursdays for two-year-olds; 10 a.m. on Wednesdays for three-year-olds; and 11 a.m. Wednesdays for four- and five-year-olds.

Hillary Anderson will teach Thursday evening classes for children ages 3-5. Debbie Beeson will teach Saturday classes. Both Anderson and Beeson are licensed Kindermusik instructors.

“The many songs and activities in Kindermusik class enhance a child’s total development by strengthening physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills at a very early age,” Hansford said. “Teaching children through Kindermusik has allowed me to experience the joy of watching children learn and grow through music. Kindermusik creates a warm, creative learning environment for both parents and children.”

Classes begin Aug. 22. For more information and registration, contact Hansford at 405.878.2319.

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