Kindermusik (Philippines) Classes & Scholarships with Teacher Suzette

2011 recipient of the Maestro Producer Award and the Maestro in Outreach Award, Suzette Yu - Kho is the first Filipina to be recognized by Kindermusik International for outreach work.  Kindermusik with Teacher Suzette and Friends is ranked among the top 5% of Kindermusik programs worldwide.

I first learned about Kindermusik when my boy was in preschool. They offered the supplemental program 'ABC Music & Me' for building early literacy and language skills through music, conducted by a licensed teacher.  I loved how the program enhanced listening and communication skills, promoted camaraderie, respect and compassion for others, and simple life lessons that children his age can relate to. It was such an enriching experience for my little boy, and for me too.

Not so long ago, I discovered that my classmate in elementary is a certified Kindermusik Maestro! Suzette is a proud mom of two boys and was running a daycare and kiddie salon before she became a Kindermusik educator. So, allow me to introduce Teacher Suzette as she shares with us how Kindermusik helps in the development of infants and kids up to 7 years of age, what programs they offer, and her passion and advocacies in teaching which I find to be truly admirable.

Teacher Suzette Kho
"Kindermusik has always been an advocacy for me.  I believe that education and programs such as Kindermusik should be within reach of parents from all social classes and for children with special needs. This is why I started a scholarship program in 2007.  I became the first Filipina to receive the Ruth Anderson grant from the U.S., allowing Kindermusik International to recognize my outreach work. 
When I see that an enrolled family has more than two children already, I automatically offer a scholarship for the third child, no questions asked.  I want families to experience the program without the financial burden.  I believe that Kindermusik is so beautiful that every child should be given the opportunity to be a student. 
Unlike other child programs focusing only on the kinesthetic development of the child, Kindermusik aims to enhance the 6 domains of child development:  physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive and musical aspects."
Parents and teacher on the floor with kids and their instruments
All educators are well-trained and are required to be updated on professional development knowledge and skills in order to maintain their licenses. Teacher Suzette tend to hire educators who are mothers themselves as their personal experience allows them to better understand the journey of parenthood and the needs of other parents.
Happy students with Stephanie Pe - Perez, a co-teacher
Kindermusik's 4 core curricula:
  1. Village (newborns to 1.6 y.o.) : Includes infant massage, bi-lateral/cross lateral exercises, circle dances, vestibular stimulation, vocal plays, age-appropriate instrument exploration. Promotes bonding time with parents.
  2. Our Time (1.6 to 3 y.o.) : Has a lot of movement, lap bounces, more chants and rhymes; ehancing speech and movement coordination, as well as improving your child's vocabulary.  As proven by Northwestern University, the activities in 'Our Time' greatly affect your child's reading skills by third grade.
  3. Imagine That! (3 to 5 y.o.) : Imagination and mathematics are seamlessly included in the program, delving into one-to-one correspondence. Want your child to learn a new language more quickly?  This unit is excellent with working on intonations and pitch range.
  4. Young Child (5 to 7 y.o.) : Teaching notes and musical notations in a fun way. Children are encouraged to compose their own songs. In Semesters 1 and 2, program focus on a percussion instrument called a glockenspiel.  In Semester 3, there's a dulcimer which is a string instrument. Semester 4, the children are taught a wind instrument called a recorder.
All core curricula includes imported take-home materials so learning can be continued at home.


Interested in the program? Call Teacher Suzette and schedule a FREE trial class!
La Mia Scuola
1 Capitol Drive, Capitol Hills, Quezon City
Tel.:  (632) 216-5677  / 881-4859
Mobile: +63917-853-0225
Email:  kindermusikwithteachersuzette@gmail.com

Other venues with teacher Suzette:
Gingerbread House of Learning - Congressional Ave., Quezon City
 Tel.:  (632) 426-2909  / 216-5677
KIDS Academy - White Plains, Quezon City
 Tel.:  (632) 913-1096  / 216-5677
Apples and Oranges - Mariano Marcos St., San Juan City
 Tel.:  (632) 723-8849  / 216-5677

All photos provided by Suzette Kho

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