PHILOSOPHY

What it is
Kling Klong is music without borders — from Flamenco to Samba, from Kalinka to Tarantella, from classical to rock music. Children invent games and dances, experiment with sounds, and develop their musicality in a completely natural and playful way, which benefits their personal, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Under the guidance of our qualified instructors, who have a passion for music, love and respect for children, and experience in working with them. They sing and dance together, experience rhythm and sound, and play with instruments developmentally appropriate for children.
Making music the way kids love it

Life with music

We 'd rather make sure, through Kling Klong, that your child tends to his or her natural inborn love for music and thus develops in a beneficial way. We want a personal and musical development suited exactly to every child's needs. In our minds, music is a powerful and precious good, a universal language that connects people together, benefits everyone, and brings joy and happiness to the heart. This is why Kling Klong activates the natural musicality contained within your child. It isn't based on inborn skills or genes, but responds to playful learning structures that train movement, auditory sensibility, and communicative ability and increase social behavior, friendliness, balance, and creativeness.
Music works according to clear rules. Children don’t.
If pedagogy was as clear cut as musical theory, educating children would be much easier. But it isn’t — which is exactly what makes us human in the first place. This is why the pedagogical concept behind Kling Klong is based on pedagogy as well as on personal experience. After all, only if theory and practice complement one another does working with children have a chance of success. Neurosciences have provided important insights to this topic as well. Using them as a basis, we create games and activities with extra diligence that make a point of reinforcing the positive effects music has on creativity and intelligence.

Beware of Early (Over) Education!

We make a point of excluding killjoys such as forced practicing or the glockenspiel. Out of consideration for the natural development of children, we also exclude specialized classes with instruments or sheet music. After all, we want your child to feel musically stimulated, not exerted or even overexerted.

Security and Orientation

All these approaches are included in Kling Klong’s pedagogical style, which sets an example of clear rules and structures in a child-appropriate way. It helps children learn sympathy and respect for other people; they gain self-confidence and a higher social competence; and find their individual place in the community.

Music Makes You Smart – But how?

The media often claim that music makes people smart. However, they often forget that it largely depends on the type of people teaching music — and, of course, the way in which they treat children. Additionally, interaction with music should always be play based; exciting; and focused to children’s needs, experiences, and feelings. This is why we employ educators skilled in child-centered pedagogy and teaching methods. They create a field of experience in Kling Klong that lets children engage in music as play and as a joyful activity, which is interactive, explorative, communicative, and creative. This is the only beneficial way for the positive side effects of music to develop. This is also the only beneficial way that music actually increases cognitive abilities, social skills, creative will, communicative ability, concentration skills, and makes children happy and excited!

Only the Best for You and Your Child

At Kling Klong, we take the musical work with your children to heart. Trained musicians and educators have been supervising our concept for years; they examine its educational value and inform the parents about the entire background. This website shows you why Kling Klong is different from other programs. Our books and presentations explain how important it is to have children maintain their natural connection to music. Informational letters will keep you up to date on a regular basis. Regardless of all theory, in the end, it is always the children who show us on a daily basis that Kling Klong is exceptionally beneficial to them through the smiles on their faces.