About Us - Our Beginnings
Musical Beginnings began as a piano studio back in 1991 in Westfield, Indiana. Kim Bemis opened the studio as a way of making a little extra money to support her own children's piano lessons. It quickly became something that she loved doing!
As the years progressed, more and more parents of children 4 and 5 years old requested piano lessons for their child. Kim tried this, mostly in groups, and what she soon found was that the students loved coming to their lessons, but when it came to practicing their songs (and we are only talking 5 to 7 minutes), they quickly became bored and refused to do this, setting up a power struggle between parent and child. Kim saw this was turning children off to music, piano in particular, so she stopped giving lessons to children this young.
Several years later, Kim was involved in a piano teachers' group, and the program one month was a demonstration of a Kindermusik class. Kim loved the class and immediately wanted to be able to offer Kindermusik to children in the community. So in 1998, Kim opened her own Kindermusik studio in Westfield. Since then Musical Beginnings has grown to include as many as 9 different locations. Reaching out to thousands of families in the northern Indianapolis metropolitan area.
Musical Beginnings has been named a Maestro Program ever since Kindermusik International began the program in 2000. The past 2 years Musical Beginnings has been named into the elite Maestro Conductor's Circle program, distinguishing it as one of the top 1% of all Kindermusik programs in the world.
In 2010, Musical Beginnings also began offering the Simply Music piano program. This program completes the spectrum as now we offer music from babies all the way through the elderly. You are never too old or too young for music!