How do I register for Crofton classes?
You can register on this site for the Crofton classes, simply click registration, and you will be guided through the process of picking your location and class and registering your family for our classes. For other registration options please contact us at 301-805-5936 or at contact us option
How do I register my child for Bowie locations or University of Maryland.
In order to register for Mrs. Sing's Kidsmusicart classes at this location you must log onto the Maryland Park and Planning Website http://www.pgparks.com/ Click on Smartlink and
do an advanced search for 'Kidsmusicart' .
You must choose your location either: the Bowie Community Center or the Clarice Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland.
For directions or questions for the Bowie location please call (301) 464-1737.
For directions to the Clarice Performing Arts Center please call 301-405-2787.
When is registration open?
Fall registration begins in April for current students and May 1st for all. Classes for the Fall semester begin after Labor Day. Registration for summer classes begins in February and classes begin the first week of June. Registration for Spring classes begins at the end of November for current students and December for all. Classes for the Spring semester begin at the end of January.
Is there priority registration for current students?
There is priority registration for current students up until a certain date for each semester (date noted on registration form). After that, classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.
What is your refund policy?
There is no refund after the classes have begun or for missed classes. Refunds requested at least 10 days prior to the start of a class , will be honored, by approval from Director, except for a $50.00 fee.
Can I join once the semester has started?
Yes, you can join after the semester has begun, subject to space availability in the class. Your tuition will be prorated based on the date of entry into the class.
What does the total tuition for classes include?
Your total tuition fee includes 15 weeks of classes (except for Baby and Me, which is an 8 week semester) Some relevant materials are optional and paid for separately others are mandatory and included in the price of the class. Summer classes vary in length; check the schedule.
How/When will I know if I am confirmed in a class once I register?
Registering online will generate a confirmation notice immediately for you print and bring with you to your first class.
Where are the classes held?
Classes are held at the following locations: Crofton Classes
Crofton Studio – 1302 Crofton Lane (Route 3) Bowie Classes (MNCPPC)
North Bowie Community Center – 3209 Stoneybrook Lane
South Bowie Community Center – 1717 Pittsfield Lane
University of Maryland – Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
What is Kidsmusicart?
Kidsmusicart is a highly creative, developmentally appropriate music and movement program which provides classes and lessons for children newborn through 18. Kidsmusicart has been in the Bowie, Crofton, Greater Washington area for over 16 years. Educators are trained music educators, most were former Kindermusik teachers. Kidsmusicart has been a respected, widely known and sought after program in the area is considered a premier early childhood music program.
Kidsmusicart studio continually develops and enhances its music and movement curricula by incorporating the latest early childhood development research that shows that active participation in a music program is a powerful stimulant for a child’s total human development.
Kidsmusicart curricula use age appropriate music and movement activities developed by early childhood education and music specialists. Small class size, parental involvement and child-led activities are at the core of every class. Kidsmusicart activities exercises the whole brain: sensory, perceptual, motor, motivational, memory, and cognitive.
Strengths Of All Kidsmusicart Classes
Advantages Of Group Instruction
- Joyful learning environment makes music fun for all
- Parents’ role is integral to courses
- Small classes for individual attention
- Emphasis on learning skills - not performing, so that children explore music without the pressures of performance
- Group lessons support and strengthen the learning experience
- High quality CD for home use features songs from class and may be purchased as an option
- Developmentally appropriate approach
- Focus on process, not performance
- It’s fun!!!
- Allows for social/emotional development
- Children learn from and are motivated by their peers
- Children become comfortable in groups
- Children become discerning thinkers and learn ways to openly discuss their thoughts and opinions
- Rhythm and ensemble development are learned more effectively in a group
What makes your program different from other childhood music programs, such as Kindermusik?
Though all educators are trained, loving and experienced , our approach and backgrounds differ. All of our teachers have music and also early childhood education backgrounds, which help us with our mission of providing an early, joyful, and appropriate music experience for your child. We are committed to a holistic and integrated approach to music education. We recognize that play is an integral part of the learning experience as well as a mode of self-expression. We value and nurture the parent’s role as primary educator of their child. We always invite you to try a free class and meet our teachers before you register. In fact, we prefer it! The difference will be seen in our classroom.
Will my young child really get something out of this program?
Absolutely! In fact, you both will. We understand how young children learn and all activities in all classes are age appropriate and holistic (teaching the whole child). Our focus is to build a solid musical foundation. We help children develop rhythmic and tonal competency and also vocal and instrument exploration. We also incorporate physical development, cognitive abilities and build self-esteem. Creativity and curiosity are part of your child’s weekly experience in Kidsmusicart. Remember, we have four levels: infants through young child where they begin instruction on pre-keyboard, string and wind instruments while learning musical notation. We then provide opportunities for piano, flute, recorder and voice lessons. Our Encore program is an instrumental/choral ensemble providing performance opportunities. Our "GLEE" Show choir is conducted during the summer in a two week camp format.
Why choose Kidsmusicart? There are so many programs out there…
Kidsmusicart is one of the few programs where the total development of the child is addressed and the parents are partners in the activities. The curriculum fosters cognitive, emotional, physical, musical, social and language development. We like to say we teach the whole child. We meet each child where they are in their development. Kidsmusicart fosters a life long connection to music. Kidsmusicart is a program that offers many years of age appropriate curriculum so that you and your child can complete this journey through music together. We know of no other program that combines all these benefits.