Saturday, October 29, 2011


It is 2am and here I sit waiting for our first snowfall of the season to begin.  YIKES!

Weather Cancellations:  The Mt Carmel Area School District is your guideline
ŸMorning Classes will be cancelled if there is a 2 hr delay or if school is closedŸ 
Evening Classes will be cancelled if school is closed or dismissing early.

The easiest way to avoid confusion is to sign up for cancellation alerts

If you have questions please call 339-5075.  I will leave details on the machine. 
All cancelled classes will be made up by adding classes to the end of the semester -
You will always get what you paid for.

Our flexible attendance policy allows you to use your own discretion when the weather is bad in your area.  The ability to come to any class and come more than once a week means that you never have to travel when the weather is dicey.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Costumes This Week

The costumes on Monday and Tuesday have been nothing short of adorable.
I can't wait to see the Wednesday and Thursday kiddos.

If you are willing to share your pictures from this week's Kindermusik classes please send them to me, or tag me in your Facebook Album.  Also, please let me know if you DON'T want me to post them.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Learning through Music

Can your child name that tune in four notes or less? If it is "Wishy Washy Wee," he probably hears only the first chord before shouting "Weeeee!" while throwing his hands in the air. To name that song, he is hearing and distinguishing a series of discrete musical notes or tones.

Scientists now know that our brain processes music similar to how we process language. To become successful readers, young children need to understand that words-like music-are made up of discrete sounds. Later they use that knowledge of sounds to read and build words. Research shows that children with these skills are more successful learning to read than others.

Kindermusik provides many opportunities for your child to discriminate similarities and differences in sound. So, while your child gains musical skills in class, he also makes gains in his phonological awareness and reading development. Now that is music to any parent's ears. "Weee!"

Everyday connection: Play name that tune. How quickly can your child name a familiar song? Is that the good-bye song or the hello song? Are you going to "Clapping Land" or for a trip on "Lukey's Boat"? It's a fun game to play in the car, too!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Use Facebook to Check in and Save!

Use the facebook app on your phone to check-in at "Kindermusik with Ann Czeponis." Then show Ann your screen to Ann.  The first 25 folks with 6 check-ins will receive 25% off the Kindermusik Spring Semester.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Fresh Do for your Little One

One of our Kindermusik Mom's - Ashley Rosini - would like to help celebrate our 10th Anniversary!

She has offered to give away a free child's haircut each week beginning Oct 10 and going to the end of the semester. Here's how it is going to work:

  • Kindermusik families names will be entered into the drawing.
  • Each Monday one family's name will be drawn to win a free child's haircut.
    • Families will only be eligible for one win
    • Gift certificate is good for a CHILD's cut only
  • Families are responsible for scheduling with Ashley.

THANK YOU SO MUCH ASHLEY!  What a nice way to help celebrate our 10th Anniversary

Information about Salon Bellezza:
Salon Bellezza is a Full service salon Specializing in Women,Men and Children Haircuts, Colors, Perms, Styling, Waxing, Manicures, and Pedicures. The Salon is open Tuesday-Saturday. We accept Walk-ins or Appointments.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bring a Friend to Kindermusik

Invite a little friend and grown-up to join Kindermusik with you the week of Oct 3-6. 

*Be sure to reserve your friends' space with Miss Ann*

Your child and his/her friend
will receive a SPECIAL GIFT after class.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Bizzy is my 8 yr old, and she actually does look a little like this picture.  Well, if you consider the hand on the throat she looks a lot like this picture because for 2 years she has lived with a nearly constant sore throat and stuffy sinuses. Her ENT has decided it is time to bid a fond farewell to her tonsils and adnoids. Biz is thrilled, she's been cruising the freezer section at the grocery store making lists (I'm not kidding)!!!!!!!!!!!

Her surgery has been scheduled for OCT 17 so classes for the 17th and 18th are cancelled and have been rescheduled to DECEMBER 19 & 20.  The 21 & 22 are being used as  flood makeup so it rounds out that week nicely.

The scrolling calendar has been updated and the printable calendar will be updated by Monday Oct 3.

Thank you for your compassion and understanding.