Kindergarten teachers use games, stories, group work, music, art and technology to teach social skills and academic subjects to students ages 4 to 6. They use methods learned in teacher training programs to present the basics in math, science and language arts so students become ready for first-grade work. The minimum education for kindergarten teachers is a bachelor's degree, but those who work in public schools also need a state license.
Kindergarten teachers receive training similar to that of other elementary school teachers. In all states, public school teachers need a minimum of an accredited bachelor's degree, normally in early childhood education. Private schools set their own requirements but usually require a bachelor's degree. In some states, prospective elementary or kindergarten teachers must also choose a content subject major, such as math. Required classes usually include teaching methods, curriculum planning and class management. Other typical classes for early childhood education are children's literature, language development, music and art.
One or more semesters of practice teaching are required for teacher education programs and to help fulfill state licensing requirements. For example, the kindergarten through Grade 8 credential program at California State University, Long Beach, requires a two-semester practicum which counts for 16 units of study. Student teachers observe and practice in real kindergarten or elementary classrooms under the supervision of experienced teachers. This practical classroom experience helps them test their skills and develop their teaching ability.
Kindergarten teachers must have a license to teach in public schools, although a license is optional in private schools. Certification requirements vary from state to state. In some states, teachers are licensed for specific grade levels; for example, kindergarten through Grade 8, or K-8. In addition to a bachelor's degree and internship, common state requirements include a background check, a particular grade point average and a state teacher's examination. Some states also require teachers to pass a subject matter test or take classes in educational technology.
This link can help you with courses in teaching music for children: http://www.musikgarten.org/suited.cfm