In 1996, Miss Karen started Kindermusik classes in Canton with 2 classes and a handful of students. Today we have a brand new studio and a team of 5 teachers who teach 15-20 classes a week with up to 200 students. We are proud to be a Kindermusik Top program. We also offer beginning piano lessons and special music camps.
Our teachers all come from music backgrounds. We are all Kindermusik accredited and continue our professional development in the areas of music and child development. Miss Karen has also worked for Kindermusik International as a coach and curriculum writer.
Music matters. Our teachers are dedicated to bringing the joy, discovery, and magic of music into the life of every child. We are committed to changing the world, one child at a time. Music offers more benefits than sports, dance, and gymnastics. Music lasts a lifetime.
Miss Karen is a lifelong music enthusiast with a Bachelor of Music degree from Wayne State University and over 45 years of teaching and directing experience. She became a licensed Kindermusik educator at Evola School of Music in 1998. As Lead Kindermusik Educator, Group Class Coordinator, and Marketing Director, she steered the program to success. In 2021, seizing an opportunity as Evola closed its Canton location, Miss Karen now offers an Accredited Kindermusik program at Prelude Music Studio LLC. Beyond educating, she has contributed to Kindermusik International as a curriculum writer, speaker, educator liaison, and coach. When not immersed in music, she enjoys reading, gaming, crosswords, and moments with her cats and granddaughters.
Miss Amy has been teaching Kindermusik for over 20 years. Currently she is teaching Kindermusik and private piano lessons. She studied music education and elementary education at the University of Michigan, and early childhood education at Eastern Michigan University. She has 4 grown-up children and 2 grandchildren who love Kindermusik. When she is not playing music, she likes to quilt, crochet, and craft.
Ms. Sabrina has been teaching Kindermusik classes since 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Music Education degree from Anderson University. She is an elementary music teacher for the Novi Community School district. She holds a Kodály certification from Indiana University and Orff certification from Anderson University. In her spare time, she enjoys playing her clarinet and cuddling with her cat.
Ms. Judy is a former General Music and Band Teacher at Warren Consolidated Schools. She discovered Kindermusik when bringing her first grandchild to classes and fell in love with the program. She started her own programs in West Bloomfield before joining our teaching team. In addition to spending time with her grandchildren, Miss Judy studied Church Music handbells at Concordia University Wisconsin and is active in handbell choirs and workshops around the area. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, gardening, and helping others through volunteer work.
Miss Julia joined our team in 2022. Her impressive background includes experience as a vocalist, working as a nanny, and a degree in Psychology from Hillsdale College, where she excelled in child development. She is currently in the Master's program at Wayne State University specializing in child counseling. Julia has also worked with special needs children and is certified in CPR/First Aid. In addition to teaching at our home studio, she teaches through Berkley Parks and Recreation and is working with the The ARC of NW Wayne County to offer classes to their clients. She enjoys making music and spending time with her family, including her daughter.
Evola Music of Canton was our host since 1996. In that time, they have been extremely supportive of our programs, helping us become a Kindermusik Top Program. The Evola family decided to revise their business model and close that location. We are super excited to join Plymouth PARC, an amazing complex for arts and recreation organizations. This has been an incredible opportunity to grow and expand our program and offering, not to mention working with some awesome neighbors.
We are committed to a classroom that is clean and healthy for your family. Hand sanitizer, tissues, and anti-bacterial wipes are always available. Areas for changing diapers are located in the restroom. Masks and other COVID-19 precautions are based on Government mandates and are subject to change.
If you or your child is sick, please stay home to get better. You/your child should be fever-free for 24 hours and have no contagious characteristics (rash, drainage, etc.) We provide makeup class opportunities.
At the current time we only host online classes when a snow day is called. See our weather policies. Online classes are hosted on the password-protected Zoom platform and are not recorded. Families will be admitted from the waiting room. Please do not share links with anyone unless approved by instructor. Please do not take and or post pictures of online participants.
Generally we cap our studio classes at 10-12 families. Levels Three, Four, and Kindermusik Musicians have a max of 8 students.
We have seven different Kindermusik levels for ages 0-7, including a mixed age class for multiple ages and our new Kindermusik Musicians class for ages 5-7. We also offer beginning piano for ages 7+ and other special events.
Our teachers all have music backgrounds plus experience in teaching and early childhood education. Our program has been consistently named a Kindermusik Top Program. We've been a local community asset since 1996.