Playing the Kinderlyre

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Prindle
This course offers instruction on playing the kinderlyre that will help parents and teachers incorporate this beautiful instrument into their daily routine, not only for the purpose of teaching music, but also for creating a mood at times of transition, rest, or throughout the day.  The course teaches the all the essential basics of playing the kinderlyre, but also addresses helpful logistical concerns like choosing a good instrument, tuning, and understanding the anatomy of the instrument.  Parents and teachers will also learn to combine playing and singing and learn useful songs in the mood of the fifth for various parts of the daily routine.

This course includes the following videos:

  1. Introduction to the Course
  2. Anatomy of the Kinderlyre
  3. Choosing a Kinderlyre
  4. Notes of the Kinderlyre
  5. Tuning the Kinderlyre
  6. Playing the Kinderlyre
  7. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
  8. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  9. Humpty Dumpty
  10. Sleep, Baby, Sleep
  11. Conclusion

In addition, this course offers the following supplemental materials:

  1. A PDF of supplemental materials
  2. Mp3 audio files of songs that you can play on the kinderlyre
  3. Direct email access to the instructor
  4. Discounts on one-on-one private video lessons with the instructor

This course delivers all video content as private videos via  A valid google account (which is FREE) is required to access these videos.  You provide the email address associated with the google account and we authorize your access to the videos.  You must be logged in to google to access the videos.  Supplemental materials can be downloaded directly to your computer from a link that we will provide via email.