Boost development with music and movement.

On-demand training for private music teachers, classroom educators, music therapists, and more

Kindermusik Univerity

What kind of early music education training do you offer?

Kindermusik University features on-demand, music-based training for all types of early education professionals. From private music studio owners who want to offer our curricula to public school teachers who need new strategies for daily transitions, there’s something for everyone.

Self-Paced Learning

Whether you're a teacher, administrator, parent, or all three...life is busy. Our on-demand workshops and courses allow you to start, stop, repeat, and absorb content as it's convenient for you.

Research-Based Strategies

Since 1978, Kindermusik's research-based practices have used the power and joy of music and movement to help educators foster—and little ones maximize—whole-child development.

Actionable Takeaways

What's the point of training without improvement? When you complete a Kindermusik course or workshop, you'll receive practical, action-oriented strategies you can put in place immediately.

How do I teach Kindermusik curricula in my learning space?

Great question. It depends on the type of curricula you want to teach.

If you’re an early education professional without a musical background, we recommend exploring our audio-led classroom curricula kits. No accreditation required!

If you’re a music education professional (who either runs a private studio or teaches for someone else), we recommend getting accredited to teach our instructor-led curricula. Accreditation is by age level, so you must complete each age-specific course and then follow our accreditation process in order to offer those classes.













Courses

Are you a music or early childhood educator who needs age-specific teaching tips? A private studio owner music lessons teacher who wants a stronger class offering?

Check out our on-demand courses. They offer up to 10 hours of in-depth training on music and movement for individual age groups, and are prerequisites for Kindermusik Accreditation.

Note: We're adding new levels all the time!

2-year-old boy smiles and sings along in class. Teaching Music for Ages 2-3 Course.

Level 2

Teaching Music for Ages 2-3 (Accreditation Prerequisite)

From mobility to fine motor skills to vocabulary, older toddlers make huge developmental leaps. Our Level 2 course takes a look at how to incorporate the right music and movement strategies to maximize joyful and memorable learning opportunities for this age group.

What you'll receive...

A multi-hour course hosted by seasoned Kindermusik Accredited Educators

An in-depth look at Kindermusik curriculum and teaching philosophies

A deep dive into 2-3-year-old developmental opportunities and how to use age-appropriate read-aloud, instrument play, song, and dance to boost musical learning

Bonus limited-time access to a Level 2 Kindermusik Curriculum Unit

A certificate of completion

An option to apply for our Kindermusik Accreditation Exam (the first step in offering our Level 2 content)

3-year-old girl excitedly sings along to music. Teaching Music for Early Pre-K Course.

Level 3

Teaching Music for Age 3/Early Pre-K (Accreditation Prerequisite)

Our self-guided Level 3 course takes a look at this specific developmental level, how to best boost and support learning, and how to apply research-based Kindermusik philosophies and lesson components within the classroom, during home visits, or wherever you teach.

What you'll receive...

A multi-hour course hosted by seasoned Kindermusik Accredited Educators

An in-depth look at Kindermusik curriculum and teaching philosophies

A deep dive into 3-4-year-old developmental opportunities and how to use age-appropriate read-aloud, instrument play, song, and dance to boost musical learning

Bonus limited-time access to a Level 3 Kindermusik Curriculum Unit

A certificate of completion

An option to apply for our Kindermusik Accreditation Exam (the first step in offering our Level 3 content)

Workshops

Are you an early childhood educator looking for guidance on how to better incorporate music and movement into your classroom? Are you interested in using music to boost other areas of learning?

Our one - hour workshops are designed to ramp up your early childhood knowledge, and transform trusted research into practical methods of musical learning.

Mom holding older toddler daughter. Music rituals workshop.

Music Rituals

Rhythm, Routines, & Relaxation for Home and Classroom

Learn how to create calm and ease transitions through music-based rituals and activities in your home or (virtual or in-person) classroom!

What you'll receive...

A one-hour, on-demand session hosted by seasoned Kindermusik professionals

Methods to infuse music-based activities throughout the day to support routines and transitions

Ways to identify children’s individual needs and pair them with appropriate activities

Printable resources to help you implement actionable takeaways

A certificate of completion

2-year-old boy excitedly dances along to music. Movement-based learning workshop.

Sit Still and Learn?! There’s a Better Way.

How to use movement-based learning in your teaching environment.

Children LOVE to move! Learn how to use movement-based learning to improve teaching strategies, boost energy, and strengthen early development.

What you'll receive...

A one-hour, on-demand session hosted by seasoned Kindermusik professionals

Insight into how music and movement work together to support physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and language development

Ways to transform repetitive parts of the day into heightened learning opportunities with movement-based activities

Printable resources to help you implement actionable takeaways

A certificate of completion

Dad holds and reads to fraternal twins in his lap. Read-aloud with music workshop.

Light Up Literacy

Combining Read-Aloud with Music

We know that a consistent read-aloud strategy is essential to hitting early literacy milestones. While this workshop reviews traditional ways to maximize comprehension and vocabulary skills, it adds a secret research-backed ingredient: shared musical activities.

What you'll receive...

A one-hour, on-demand session hosted by seasoned Kindermusik professionals

Ways to successfully integrate music and movement-based strategies into literacy-based activities

Strategies to enhance language and literacy development within music-based activities

Printable resources to help you implement actionable takeaways

A certificate of completion

FAQs

A Kindermusik workshop provides a 1-hour professional development training on a very specific topic related to early childhood development and music. A Kindermusik course provides approximately 8-10 hours of professional development training on teaching music and movement for specific age groups. Each course starts with our company's philosophies, unlocks (for a limited time) one unit of our curriculum, and shows you how age-appropriate read-aloud, instrument play, song, and dance can boost musical learning.

Both options provide a digital certificate of completion. Kindermusik also offers various resources and materials to help you fully utilize skills learned during training, and infuse music-based learning with the children you serve. Note that you are not certified to 'teach Kindermusik' upon receiving your certificate, but the certificate of completion is the first step in becoming a Kindermusik Accredited Educator.

Not at this time. However, please note that many administrators and team leaders will accept certificates of completion for professional development hours, and every workshop and course includes one!

All Kindermusik Accredited Educators must complete at least one level course (like our Level 3 Standard or Premium Course) first before applying to take our Accreditation Exam. Once you complete a course level, you will be prompted with information on how to apply. In addition to written questions, the application includes a video submission as part of our vocal review process. If accepted, you will take the exam, which is one full lesson filmed in its entirety in the level for which you have applied.

The cost of teaching a Kindermusik level in your studio varies by Accredited Educator. While you must become accredited for each level you teach, the materials you purchase depend on the type of experience you want to provide.

Here’s a quick breakdown (all in USD):

  1. Training: Standard $149 per level or Premium $349 per level (the best prep for accreditation)
  2. Application for Accreditation Fee: $25 per level
  3. Exam Fee: $75 per level
  4. Monthly Accreditation Fee: $63.95 (flat fee)
  5. Teaching Materials: Varies by level and teaching approach

Accreditation gives you the ability to offer Kindermusik classes, access digital teacher guides, access our free enrollment system, utilize monthly marketing resources, and so much more.

Kindermusik offers “schools” curriculum kits with supportive audio to assist non-music teachers lead rich, researched-based music education effectively. It's a perfect solution for those working in school system classrooms, childcare/early learning centers, and early intervention centers. Please reach out to our support team via support@kindermusik.com or 800.628.5687 (Option 3) for more information.

While our level courses are geared toward early music education teachers, our workshops are open to ANYONE who regularly cares for children, instructs them, or works in an early childhood industry.

Currently, only one training seat can be purchased at a time, and the email used for purchasing that seat will be the one required to log in to your course or workshop. However, if you would like to purchase multiple seats for your group or organization (discounts on group pricing available!), please email us at support@kindermusik.com or call us at 800.628.5687 (Option 3).

Yes! If you would like to purchase multiple seats for your group or organization (discounts on group pricing available!), please email us at support@kindermusik.com or call us at 800.628.5687 (Option 3).

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