"Almost all children respond to music. Music is an open-sesame, and if you can use it carefully and appropriately, you can reach into that child's potential for development." Dr. Clive Robbins

Monday, March 22, 2010

How Do I Register?

That is easy you can:

1. E-mail musictrainpreschool.gmail.com and I can e-mail the registration form to you.
2. You can stop by my home a pick up a registration form
3. You can make an appointment to meet me and decide if this is the preschool that is right for your child.

After you fill in your registration form you mail with your $25 registration fee to:

3124 S 1600 W
Nibley, UT 84321

I will keep on this blog the progress of registration. I have 12 open spots for students. As I get registration forms I will update how many open spots there are. I have decided to keep the number of classes I do at two. The classes will be held either M and W or Tue and Thur both at 9:30-11:30. On the registration form you can indicate what day you will prefer. Preference will be given to those who register first.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Registration has begun

I just got most of the flyers set up around town and on doors. I have already got one student today! Let me give you some more details about my preschool.

· Affordable, Accessible, and Attentive. Class Sizes capped at six to allow for personal attention at school and support at home through weekly communication via the web

· Preschool Curriculum tailored to local kindergarten entrance standards

· A safe musical structure where learning and exploring is fostered and celebrated

Music Train Preschool uses music and movement to teach concepts such as letters, numbers, colors, and shapes to children ages four to five. The musical structure in our preschool will help your child feel safe to explore his environment, learn new concepts in a fun way, and socialize with his peers. By providing three assessments during the year I will set goals and track progress of each student. Music skills will not be the focus; rather music will be the vehicle used to learn and reinforce skills and concepts needed for Kindergarten.

Class will be held twice a week for two hours each morning. Tuition will be $40/month with a $25 registration fee. I will have a Monday and Wednesday class and a Tuesday and Thursday class. On your registration form you can specify what days you would prefer to come. First registrations that are turned in get preference for days. Classes will be held from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Music Train Flyer and my Background

My husband Devin has been so supportive of the idea of me starting a preschool. He found this great train and added the music notes. I want to publicly let him know how much I appreciate his time and support. I'm excited to start advertising my new school, Music Train Preschool. I will be putting up flyer's up this week.
So you know about my experience...
I received my bachelors degree at Utah State University in December of 2000 in Music Therapy. Before graduation I completed a six month clinical internship at Sunshine Terrace in Logan, Utah, working with elderly, dementia, Alzheimer, brain trauma, and developmentally delayed clients. I most recently resigned as the Clinical Training Coordinator at Utah State where she oversaw the clinical experience for the USU Music Therapy Program. I have supervised music therapy students in various facilities serving at-risk youth such as Youthtrack-Utah, Family Institute of Northern Utah, Avalon Hills, and the Cache County Jail. I have also worked on and off as an adjunct faculty member of Utah State University, working as a music therapy practicum field supervisor with USU music therapy students assigned to elementary and middle school special educational settings. I have four children who I enjoy very much. Besides making music and spending time with my family, I love to read, garden and run just for fun. I look forward to using my music therapy skills to create a fun and nurturing environment where learning just happens.

Thanks to my sponsors!

I've been around the town asking for local businesses and schools to help me advertize. I just want to thank all those who were so willing to let me put up a sign. Also if you know of a business you think would let me put up a sign let me know, Thanks!

  • Bob's Sinclair in Nibley
  • Books of Yesteryear
  • Golds Gym
  • Hyrum Library
  • The Maverik in Nibley
  • Nibley Elementary
  • Petersens Farm
  • Storks Landing
  • The Book Table
  • Thomas Edison Charter School
  • ksl.com
  • cachevalleydaily.com
  • craigslist.com