Musikgarten Music Education

Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education and offers a complete multi-year educational program from birth to nine years.  Musikgarten believes that every child has the potential to be musically literate, which means to be able to hear a melody and to write it down.  Singing, dancing and instrument play are all part of the class room experience.  Emphasis is placed on children gaining a unique appreciation and understanding of music while developing important life skills.

Musikgarten nurtures child growth through a variety of fun musical activities and lessons.  The Musikgarten curriculum is based on idea that music is a language and it is learned through interaction and experience.  Musikgarten’s curriculum focuses on teaching universal fundamental music understanding such as beat, meter, tone and instrument identification.

The need for a strong foundation of musical understanding before learning more complex instrumental, voice or dance pieces is emphasized.  Because of the strong foundation that Musikgarten provides, 75% of children continue with music year after year.

Instructor will place students based on needs, interest and previous class experience.

Registration is now closed for the school year.

Family Music for Babies & Toddlers

This class is rich in interactive songs –bouncing, rocking and dancing songs to express the joy of playing together.  Babies take part in songs for movement to allow baby to feel flow, beat, meter, phrase and nuance while developing pattern recognition and body awareness.  Rhythm instruments are used to teach sound and vibration.  Simple song repetition enhances development in language skills, expression and memory. Children sing, dance, play instruments and learn focused listening in this class with their parent/caretaker.  Songs from various cultures with contrasting tones, moods and meters excite and move the children.   Emphasis is on musical activity and introduction to rhythms.

Babies  Family Music Class (Ages Newborn – 18 months):

Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuition: $72/monthly  *Cost of curriculum is an additional $40 for 1st semester.

Family Music Class (Ages 16 months – 3 yrs.):

Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm OR Thursdays 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tuition $72/monthly  *Cost of curriculum is an additional $35 for 1st semester.

For siblings or if enrolling in more than 1 class use discount code: multiclass for a discount on monthly tuition!  Click here for information on Financial Assistance for Tuition.

Registration is now closed for the school year.

Cycle of Seasons (ages 3 -5)

This class cultivates the child’s musical development through songs, tonal and rhythm patterns, drumming, poetry and stories, movement activities, listening games, instrumental play and manipulative games. Children are introduced to musical language.  It is more academic in approach than the previous classes. Cycle of Seasons is based on central themes of seasons and nature.  A parent or caregiver participation is required.

Wednesdays  5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Tuition $84/monthly  *Cost of curriculum is an additional $45 for 1st semester.

For siblings or if enrolling in more than 1 class use discount code: multiclass for a discount on monthly tuition!  Click here for information on Financial Assistance for Tuition.

Music Makers at Home in the World (Ages 4.5 – 6)

This class is part one of the two year sequential program leading to music literacy and the keyboard.  Rudimentary music skills such as pitch matching, beat competency, ensemble development and music notation are dealt with using themes taken from the child’s home environment and natural surroundings. Children will begin to learn how to write music patterns through making music.

Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuition: $84/monthly * Cost of curriculum is an additional $55 for 1st semester

For siblings or if enrolling in more than 1 class use discount code: multiclass for a discount on monthly tuition!  Click here for information on Financial Assistance for Tuition.

 

Registration is now closed for the school year.

 

Music Makers Around the World/ Pre-Keyboard (Ages 5 – 7)

Music Makers Around the World is a pre-keyboard class! It is part two of the sequential Music Makers Program.   In this class, children explore the music, dances and stories of different cultures, including Amerindian, British Isles, Germany, and Afro-American.  Every class offers age-appropriate steps to develop music literacy – symbolic thinking, concentration, memory and self-expression. Your child will have a solid, comprehensive music foundation, an excellent preparation for the next step, whether it be instrumental lessons, singing in a choir, participating in an Orff ensemble, or joining a dance class.

As always, the key ingredients are singing, listening, playing instruments, lots of movement, and tonal and rhythm patterns. Through echoing patterns, the children will build a vocabulary of musical phrases which they can recognize aurally and visually, which leads to an understanding of musical notation. Ensembles are developed further, and there is more focus on writing and reading music.

Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuition: $84/monthly * Cost of curriculum is an additional $55 for 1st semester

For siblings or if enrolling in more than 1 class use discount code: multiclass for a discount on monthly tuition!  Click here for information on Financial Assistance for Tuition.

 

Music Makers: At the Keyboard I (Ages 6 – 8)

Children are led to true music literacy by means of a comprehensive musicianship course which holistically addresses both the child and the music.  This class encompasses many facets of music performance such as playing by ear, memory and score, music improvisation, and an understanding of theoretical concepts of music.

Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuition $84/monthly *Cost of curriculum is an additional $60  (A keyboard or acoustic piano is required for home practice.)

For siblings or if enrolling in more than 1 class use discount code: multiclass for a discount on monthly tuition!  Click here for information on Financial Assistance for Tuition.

 

Music Makers: At the Keyboard II (Graduates of Keyboard I)

Music Makers: at the Keyboard  This class is based on an aural approach to music literacy – a natural pathway to reading. The children are led to true music literacy by means of a comprehensive musicianship course which holistically addresses both the child and the music. Comprehensive musicianship encompasses many facets of music – performance (playing by ear, playing from memory, playing from score), improvisation, an understanding of music concepts, and an acquaintance with the historical and theoretical contexts of music. Additionally, the literate musician is able to understand music in terms of its tonality, meter, style, and historical context.

Thursdays  4:50 pm – 5:50 pm

Tuition $84/monthly  *Cost of curriculum is an additional $55 (A keyboard or acoustic piano is required for home practice.)

For siblings or if enrolling in more than 1 class use discount code: multiclass for a discount on monthly tuition!  Click here for information on Financial Assistance for Tuition.

 

Music Makers: At the Keyboard III (Graduates of Keyboard II)

Music Makers: at the Keyboard The class is based on an aural approach to music literacy – a natural pathway to reading. The children are led to true music literacy by means of a comprehensive musicianship course which holistically addresses both the child and the music. Comprehensive musicianship encompasses many facets of music – performance (playing by ear, playing from memory, playing from score), improvisation, an understanding of music concepts, and an acquaintance with the historical and theoretical contexts of music. Additionally, the literate musician is able to understand music in terms of its tonality, meter, style, and historical context.

Thursdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuition $84/monthly  *Cost of curriculum is an additional $55 (A keyboard or acoustic piano is required for home practice.)

For siblings or if enrolling in more than 1 class use discount code: multiclass for a discount on monthly tuition!  Click here for information on Financial Assistance for Tuition.

 

Registration is now closed for the school year.

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