The Kokomo-Center School Corporation is set to add a new music program for young children. Starting this fall, parents can pay for a curriculum called kindermusik, offering children from 18 months to seven years of age more music instruction.
The program has been offered privately in Kokomo for the last nine years, but the teacher in charge is moving out of the state at the end of the school year.
Kokomo-Center spokesman Dave Barnes says parents worried the program would go with the teacher when she left.
“There was just a number of people in the community who wanted the program to continue, and it fits very well with our fine arts program, and that’s why we’re taking it over, Barnes says. “Our Integrated Arts School has been so popular that we were already looking for a second classical violin teacher for our Integrated Arts School. So that person can do kindermusik as well as teaching the violin classes.” Barnes says.
The program will cost parents $120-$140 dollars per child, with instruments and other materials supplied by the school corporation.