watch the kids having fun with instruments
Exciting news: Oct. 3, 2013
Touch the Music Family Events in
Fieldtrip Dec. 5, 2013
New Jersey Symphony Family
Touch the Music
Did you know that playing a musical instrument has a huge impact on your child’s brain development?
Studies have shown that children who play music
score higher on standardized tests and perform better in math.
Other positive side-effects are
- increased memory capacity
- enhanced coordination
- boosted team skills
- increased sense of responsibility
- sharpened concentration
- promoting social skills
- fostering self-expression
- teaching discipline
- promoting happiness,
all benefits which will carry over into adult hood.
Where other music programs nurture the important aspects of singing and movement, Touch the Music goes beyond these by offering REAL orchestral instruments to children ages 2 to 10 to touch, feel and play. This unique experience with Touch the Music sets up a foundation of lifelong excitement and enjoyment of music making. Your child will fall in love with playing an instrument before any serious instructions are needed. And when it’s time for regular instrumental lessons in elementary school, your child will already know which instrument to pick and look forward to the beginning of an exciting lifelong musical adventure.
www.Touchthemusic.us (books will be autographed)
the Music Den, Kinnelon
The Music Shop, Boonton
Karin Menzel Violin Shop, Boonton
Barry's Pharmacy, Montville
Learning Express Toys in Denville, NJ
Learning Express in Westfield, NJ
Learning Express in Baldwin Place, NY
Touch the Music at Scribbles Preschool
Touch the Music embodies what Scribbles represents, early childhood education that reflects research on current early brain development and methodology. We are privileged to have Touch the Music director Claudia Baumgaertner Lemmerz, a professional of this caliber leading an enrichment class option at Scribbles. Over then years ago, when Claudia had just moved to Mountain Lakes, she enrolled her three children at our school.
She first became involved with us on a professional level when she introduces her beginning German language program here. She then established our popular class for toddlers establishing "Scribbles' n Bits". Claudia eventually resumed her own musical performance career by forming The Moonlight Duo in 2005 with cellist Karen Pinoci, and her teaching career with The Moonlight Music Studio. Having graduated from the Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany with a Bachelor's degree in organ, piano, voice and choral conducting, Claudia was well equipped to do even more. She led music workshops for our teachers and performed in concerts at the school. She co-founded the preschool music program "Munchkin Music" in 2006 at Scribbles, which evolved into the hands-on program "Touch the Music" in 2010. It was chosen by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for their "Pre-Concert Adventure", which is offered before their NJSO Family Series concerts. What an accomplishment!
Thank you so much Claudia, for your continued, outstanding involvement in our school.
The Scribbles Directors