Kindermusik

Kindermusik


Kindermusik runs all year long. Currently, there is an additional optional $4/month curriculum fee, per child. This fee factors in our School-age children's participation over the summer months and PSD full-week breaks. The fee provides our program (teachers and parents) access to the monthly Kindermusik curriculum.

Our Kindermusik Instructor:

Tracy Winterbottom grew up in Lewiston, Idaho and was very active in community musical theater, concert bands, jazz bands, singing and playing the piano. Her love for music blossomed during these years and led her to the University of Idaho to study music from 2002 to 2011. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Music and Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Idaho. She also held a position as a temporary faculty member (at the University of Idaho) teaching class piano during the 2010-2011 school year. Tracy is currently a studio piano instructor and Kindermusik educator for the University of Idaho Music Preparatory Division.

Throughout her youth and collegiate studies Tracy participated in piano festivals and competitions locally and regionally. She was named a winner at many of these competitions and festivals, including the Northern Idaho Piano Festival in Moscow, Idaho. She was also awarded multiple gold and silver medals for her piano performances at Musicfest Northwest. In 2007, Tracy was selected to receive the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Student Achievement Recognition (StAR) Award. The StAR award is given “…on the basis of excellence in academic achievement, successful teaching experience and demonstrated leadership abilities.” She also received multiple scholarships based on her musical and academic abilities, including the Goldie Yost Music Scholarship, Clarice Moody Sampson Family Scholarship, and Joyce A. Chaffer Scholarship. As a graduate student, she was awarded a teaching assistantship and taught class piano and private piano lessons at the University of Idaho.

Tracy and her husband (Brian) live in Moscow (Tracy, since 2002 and Brian, since 2005) and have two daughters (Aliah, age 4 and Amara, age 1). They love living on the Palouse and have a lot of family close by since they both grew up in the area. Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters and finding new activities to do together as a family.

Tracy has taught music classes at Building Blocks Child Care Center since October 2011 and loves using music to help children learn, grow and inspire them to realize their potential. She has truly enjoyed getting to know the children at BBCCC and looks forward to teaching them each week!


Preschoolers scarf dancing with our music teacher, Tracy Winterbottom.

Music at Every Age

During each music class we focus on singing, beat/rhythm, and expression/listening.

The songs not only help the child musically but also socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively.

Look at a few of the songs from the program and see what they are learning.