Gray, I've heard less-than-stellar things about Kindermusik. I did some research on it about a little more than 2 years ago. I agree it's not that hot compared to Musikgarten. Musikgarten seems to be more pedagogically sound. One of my colleagues in my local MTAC branch teaches Musikgarten and I got some mails from her about the program. I thought it was a good program. My cousin enrolled her 1-year-old in a Kindermusik program and she thought it stank. There was nothing else going on except singing along to a guitar accompaniment. So before too long, my cousin yanked her daughter out of the program.
LOL, Kindermusik smells, sounds, and looks like MLM?!?!
(Well, the latest euphemism for the MLM-type of businesses like Mary Kay is network marketing!) Yep, I've been there, done that, gotten the T-shirt too, so to speak. Some of my friends (even a teaching colleague and my then-students!) got me into that stuff, though my teaching colleague had pure, good intentions in inviting me to join. There were about three companies they were trying to get me into. Well, I finally got suckered into joining it early this year because of the "potential" in earning more $$$ doing part-time work. (It's particularly enticing for people with music careers like us because it would enable us to do more music, get more funding for our musical endeavors, and phase out our day job.) Anyway, I joined a telecommunications company endorsed by a famous person (though it's less pushy than other MLMs. Thank goodness). It has great service and I'm happy with it as a customer of the company, but I'm thinking about quitting as a rep for the company because I'm not comfortable with the whole recruiting thing. It seems to be somewhat more about recruiting other people to join the business instead of strictly marketing the products to customers.
Anyhow, enough of that...it's funny how Kindermusik reeks of MLM!