How Does Music Affect Your Mind & Mood?

Just how does music affect your mind and mood?  Even if we don’t understand it all, no one can argue with the fact that music can lift us, calm us or excite us.  Learn more about it here 

Special Offer from Copper Street Brass!

Huge thank you to Copper Street Brass for extending a special offer to friends of River School of Music!  Don’t miss a chance to see these talented musician / educators at Hamline University September 29 & 30.

Teacher Spot Light: Tina Egli

If you have every had a conversation with Tina, seen her work with children, heard her sing or gotten one of these hugs, you know what true unconditional love feels like. Tina has found her calling in teaching Kindermusik, which she did earlier in life, while waiting tables and living in Rhode Island when she and Nate were first married. …

What 4 year olds should know

I have been in early childhood music education for 26 years and in general public school music education for 4 years before that.  There have been many trends that have come and gone.  Preschool for the very young, sometimes less than 2 years old is one of my least favorite. There is no judgement here of loving daycares where children …

What does Kindermusik & a Gym Membership have in common?

Did you know that once you are enrolled in Kindermusik you are welcome and encouraged to attend additional classes throughout the week?  This is unique to music classes in the Twin Cities, which are usually a once a week affair.  Here at Kindermusik of the Valley we believe in the case of making music inside a smart and loving community …

The Goods on Guitar Lessons

The guitar is a perfect instrument.  You can learn it by looking at pictures, called tabs, that show where to put fingers down.  It has a rich sound, its portable and can be played in many many styles.  But when is the right time to learn?  Great question.  A few things to ask yourself or your child who want to …

Kindermusik for Babies in Burnsville

Are you wondering just what a music/parenting class for infants is like.  Take a peek here to see how we celebrate, play, cuddle, dance and learn together.