“As a music teacher of 24 years who has taught the Natural Foundations in Music curriculum, I can say with confidence that this program is beautiful, well-structured, creative, and enjoyable for all. I have seen it bring families together and give even the tiniest of babies a solid start with the language of music.
The Hamiltons’ books and recordings are treasures that bring childrens’ music to a higher level than what I’ve ever found elsewhere. The quality is truly exceptional. They are consummate musicians, artists, and creators who treat children as intelligent young people and don’t “dumb down” the material. This sets the stage for children to absorb, appreciate, and participate in music with a high level of fluency from the very beginning.”
– Christine F.
“Natural Foundations in Music is a wonderful program for our two daughters (2 year-old and 1 year-old) – we all look forward to it each week! Ms. Lindsey has a knack for lovingly keeping the class on track while also allowing the children to be themselves.
I have seen my older daughter transition to never singing out loud to singing regularly, showing interest in instruments, memorizing things with ease, and being more creative in her play. I have gained many tools to use around the home with them including CDs of class and classical music, song story books, play instruments, and ideas on how to use music to teach them how to do daily tasks. It is truly a special program, and I look forward to continuing to take semesters and transition to my girls learning instruments. I am so thankful for this resource.”
– Amy M.
“My son and daughter and I absolutely adore the Natural Foundations Music classes. The classes are wonderful for speech and whole brain cognitive development and really prepare a child for future music study as it develops the neurons in the brain necessary for music and language study. As a music teacher myself, I appreciate the substantial curriculum and as a parent, I love that my children run into the class with glee and sing the songs with joy at home. I highly recommend this program!”
– Josie R.
“Natural Foundations is an amazing program! My 3 year-old and 6 month-old benefited in so many different ways and with the way the program is designed, it is easy to carry on at home. We absolutely love and adore Mrs. Lindsey. She is a very kind, gentle, and compassionate teacher. She really takes the time to get to know each child and adjust to each of their needs, which my 3 year-old really needed as it was his first time is a class setting. We also had Mr. David for a semester and he was just as wonderful. I am so thankful I was able to introduce my children to music thru Natural Foundations.”
– Caroline H.
“The format and content in our NFM classes has been great. I love that the kids are getting familiarized with some of the old folk songs and jingles. Learning about instruments has been especially fun for my two boys. They love seeing, touching, and hearing all the different instruments. My boys also love getting to use the hand puppets with the music.”
— Liz C.
“We adore these music classes and Ms Lindsey! Music at a young age is such critically important but also just very fun for Parent and Baby!! Even without adult intervention, children are natural music makers. When we expose our children to music through singing and playing instruments, they become more proficient and develop musical skills earlier. They also begin an appreciation of music that will last a lifetime. Andrew loved music with Miss Lindsey. She was fun and gave our son a wonderful introduction to music. It was a terrific beginning to his violin career but was also just a wonderful opportunity to enjoy music in a fun environment.”
— Caroline and Mark J.
“I have so many positive things to say about this curriculum. First, I love the CDs that go along with the class. We listen to the classical CD every time we are driving, which really helps her [our daughter] learn the music well. Through this curriculum, Charlotte has been introduced to an array of different instruments. Her favorites so far have been the castanets and the triangle. Also, we adore all of the “song story” books, but our absolute favorite is “Once An Austrian Went Yodeling.” My daughter, Charlotte, pulls this book out all the time and asks to sing/read together. It’s wonderful!”
— Sarah S., Resident Manager at Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth
“Can’t say enough about this program! Such loving people who teach “actual” music. My kids have loved this program! Our family was so excited to participate in music class. Natural Foundations in Music was the perfect curriculum for our 4 year old son. He learned music terms, creative movement, and had a blast holding and learning to play unique instruments. We cannot wait to start class with our 8 month old son!”
— Trey and Merideth T.
“The Natural Foundations in Music curriculum is just that!! Building on the fundamentals of music in a natural, fun and progressive way. This program has created a solid stepping stone for their [our two boys’] next stage in music learning in private instrumental lessons. Our family loves it and we are excited to watch our children grow musically!”
— Melva H.
“There are a lot of things I like about the class. I will mention some of them. I really like about the curriculum how it connects all the developmental areas for example cognitive (learning everything about instruments), speech (song stories, repetition of notes and sounds, echoing) fine and gross motor skills (dancing, playing instruments, puppets). Also the music that is played and taught. Which I think help the kids to learn how to enjoy music in a different level. The arrangements that Mrs. Linsey Hamilton makes for some of the traditional folk songs are just amazing. Sometimes we sing one of those songs all day. They are refreshing. Sometimes is hard to find a good version that you can hear and enjoy for some of them on the internet so to have those songs available and the books is a plus. We can’t wait for new ones.”
— Anonymous Parent
“We couldn’t have been more pleased with the music class. It gave my quiet daughter an extremely fun class while she was learning and the environment was a great place for her to come out of her shell. Mrs. Lindsey is extremely talented and creative with class material as well as her ability to teach and communicate with small children is unbelievable! I was humming the songs all week long.”
— Anonymous Parent
“This class is wonderful. We have been coming a year and I can see my little girl grow after each session! She loves it and the teachers are amazing! I love the books we read about the composers. They are very interesting and have beautiful illustrations. Cassidy loves the bongo drums!”
— Kandace J.
“My grandchild and I thoroughly enjoyed the class and the class reinforced our home care efforts to use music and rhymes for him to hear, learn and enjoy music from birth. The curriculum is very good and always enjoyable for my grandchild as well as for my daughter and me.”
— Anonymous Parent