Kindermusik classes begin at Tryon Fine Arts Center Jan. 7

Published 9:04 am Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In a Kindermusik class, miming and singing “Wheels on the Bus” may seem like child’s play, but it’s actually helping a child develop better coordination and language skills.
Registration is under way for Kindermusik with Bryant Belin at Tryon Fine Arts Center, where parents and their children — ages 2 to 6 years old — sing, dance and make music together to develop better learning skills for the child. Parents also learn more about the developmental process and benefits through activities in class.
According to Kindermusik, studies continue to show that music has a positive impact on a child’s ability to learn. Making and responding to music can help a child use scissors and kick a ball, as well as have a positive impact on a child’s sense of self-esteem and self-expression.
Kindermusik classes are designed by music and early childhood educators. According to Kindermusik, the activities are based on new and proven research that making music can stimulate every area in the child’s development:
• Stimulates a love of diverse styles of music — varied musical exposure leads to language proficiency and spatial-temporal reasoning, which is the foundation for engineering and science.
• Fosters creativity using music, dance, drama — children use creative thinking skills in pretend play, enhancing their ability to think in different ways.
• Teaches parents about child development — parents are the child’s first teacher. Kindermusik classes explain developmental benefits of each class activity and offer activities parents and children can do together at home.
“Kindermusik increases confidence in a young child, as well as adding to the depth of parent/child relationships,” says  Belin, Kindermusik instructor. “Confidence builds success. I’m humbled to be able to take part in a learning process such as this.”
To learn more about Kindermusik classes starting in January, call Marianne Carruth at 828-859-8322 or send her an email at
Belin will offer three classes, pending enrollment, at Tryon Fine Arts Center for 2, 3 and 4-6 year olds.
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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