I adore Lynn Kleiner’s music and program. I have worn my Kids Make Music Babies Make Music Too book out, that I had to get a second copy, also her seasons book is just awesome. She uses puppets and Manipulatives that are so wonderful to have. She is Orff based and just a top notch approach.
My three kids love music so much, largely due to Music Rhapsody. When they first went to camp, I didn’t know exactly what went on there because I wasn’t there, but they kept coming home with a lot of songs. Pretty soon they were playing instruments that they had picked up in camp. They also learned how to keep a beat — about rhythm. I never knew it before, but rhythm and timing is a really important thing. It helps them in other areas of learning and sports. The teaching technique involved a lot of repetition. My 7 and 5 year old both went to the camp and I my little one will go too. She really loves her Music Rhapsody classes.
Music Rhapsody classes have been a wonderful experience for my entire family. The songs and games we play follow us home and are incorporated in our daily activities. Watching Milo’s participation and enthusiasm grow since he was just an infant has been the greatest gift!
I just wanted to write you to let you know that I loved using your JUNGLE BEAT (book with accompanying music CD) as a resource for summer camp. One of the themes I selected this year (for summer camp) was the jungle, and I had so much fun using your book. We made the Jungle Safari Vests and binoculars. Afterwards we went on a safari, where the kids found hidden treasures. The snack on that day was ‘Monkey Dogs’ (recipe from the book), yummy.
I received Kids Make Music Too as a gift from my aunt, an elementary music teacher. My two children played the video tape daily for months until they finally broke the case. We had to buy another copy! I have lots of kids music videos but Lynn’s is the best because it gets the kids to actually DO instead of just watch. Thanks so much, Lynn!!!
Anytime Matthew is fussy, I do Babies Make Music with him and soon he’s smiling and giggling.
We found several of your Kids Make Music videos at the base library on Camp Courtney in Okinawa, Japan! We enjoyed them so much that we ordered one for ourselves and like to give them as new baby gifts.
I bought the Kids Make Music kit in LA last year and both my kids adore it! My 4-year-old son has auditory defensiveness and cannot attend group music classes so we are lucky to be able to do this at home where the noise level is controlled.
Thank you, Lynn! I love your lessons. Keep them coming. As usual, you are shining like the sun!
With all that is going on in terms of the working at home and family stresses we have been managing from the lockdown, having something like this has felt like a life-line for me to help me feel assured we are still doing something enriching for Lucas, and have a little bit of a road-map to do it right…and I can see the positive effects on Lucas, literally daily.
Both my boys were Music Rhapsody students from the time they were 6 months old until we moved away, 10 years later. The amount of musical knowledge that was joyfully shared with them is immeasurable and certainly shaped their lives in a positive way. One of my sons will be a senior in high school in the Fall of 2021 and he sings in the Barbershop group and Madrigal (top) choir at his high school. He also plays piano, drums, acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele and synthesizer. In his free time he writes lyrics and music. Both boys used their Orff skills to perform in a Recorder Consort The other son graduated from high school in 2021 and is pursuing a career in music. He is strictly a drummer, and a very good one thanks to Music Rhapsody. I remember when the boys were toddlers and they sat around the big drum with Teacher Ute singing and tapping on the drum to the beat “We’re gonna drum and drum and drum and stop… We’re gonna drum and drum and drum and stop.” Well folks. He’s not stopping!
Lynn’s workshop was jam-packed with content-driven and high-quality materials taught with a playful structure that incorporated stories, songs, instruments, movement, and fun little teaching props. I realized that so much of those activities were what my Pre-K kids needed from me and not the activities that I’d been offering them.
After all her years of Music Rhapsody’s Orff and recorder classes, Susannah started playing piano in January. The teacher can’t believe how fast she has progressed. Plus, she loves playing the piano. She has such a love of music because of your program. Thank you for all your program does for the children!
I am overwhelmed with this incredible program. I would highly recommend this to all Dance and Music Studios. Do everything you can to get a teacher to one of Lynn’s summer training. Or at least do online teacher training. The program is so well laid out, with detailed lesson plans and fantastic video of every single activity, including all recordings, 40 weeks for all 5 age levels.
I truly feel your DVDs have had a substantially positive impact on my son. He’s 14 months old and knows all of the songs on the Music for Babies DVD and the majority of the Music for Kids DVD – he watches them everyday, and gets really excited when I go to turn on the TV.
Lynn Kleiner is an amazing teacher and this program is rich with easy to learn songs, movement-repetition with variety!! Can’t wait to get it started in my studio!!!
My daughter (Fourteen months old) loves the Kids Make Music DVD. She is obsessed with it! Thank you so much for the many hours of enjoyment you have brought us and for making such great products and introducing her to music!
Lynn’s training was highly beneficial to me, not only as an early childhood music educator but as a music therapist. I highly recommend it to music therapists and interns working with children.
I found your kits at a Music Educators National Conference in Minneapolis. My two year old grandson LOVES Kids Make Music! He carries his instrument kit with him everywhere.
Hi Lynn. You are so adorable!! Your training is one of the best things I’ve ever done! Thanks so much for your continuing clever and imaginative ideas!
Hello! I am a member. I just want to say thank youuuu!! for the “Remote Learning Packs” It saved my life.
My daughter’s first experience with Music Rhapsody was in the summer camp. She was six and had never taken music classes before, and it was also her first summer camp experience. She is also home schooled and had never been away from me for a long time, so I didn’t know if she would feel comfortable there. When we signed up, we didn’t know anyone else doing it. It turns out she loved I!. The staff make her feel really comfortable. She jumped right in and got very involved. I don’t know a lot about the Orff approach, but I know that it is wonderful. They make it seem like it’s just fun and games but it’s definitely learning. That’s part of the magic of it. It was interesting to see them start building a little orchestra right away. It’s really amazing how they build up the musical awareness through the Orff technique. I would definitely recommend this camp!
Thank you for everything Lynn! This was the best workshop I’ve taken in my career!
We LOVE our music class. We could not live without it! It helps Trevor to get ready for a formal learning environment, along with teaching him so much about music!
I most definitely see that my daughter, Sofia, loves your classes. She’s always singing and dancing around the house. Also, thank you for providing the parents with the Songs of the Sea CD. I now play it in the car everywhere we go and the kids absolutely love it. They love to sing along and constantly request that I play it again and again. Your music program has definitely enriched my daughter’s life in many ways. Thank you so much for your valuable contribution.
We rented the Kids Make Music DVD at our local library and loved them!! I consider these the best videos/DVDs we have shown our 2 year old! She really interacts with it.
My students are thoroughly enjoying the songs and activities. Seeing a Lynn Kleiner workshop is great but attending the four day training gives a complete overview of early childhood music. I highly recommend attending Lynn’s training.
Thank you so much for your wonderful classes. It is truly the highlight of Naomi’s week. You are so kind and gentle with them and we can see the pedagogy you are bringing to them — but in such a fun and imaginative way. Right now we especially appreciate the joy and sense of community you are bringing to these kiddos during a time of isolation that is hard for them to understand.