Musikgarten Musikgarten
Burghart Music Studio
Home Office: (269)753-5044 Marshall Studio Address: Grace Baptist Church
16738 Hubbard Road 500 Cosmopolitan
Marshall, MI 49068 Marshall, MI 49068
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Class Descriptions

Check below for the age, times, pre-requisites (if applicable), and descriptions of classes offered.  Most classes will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 500 Cosmopolitan, Marshall, MI. Some classes are offered through the Gull Lake Homeschool Partnership in Bedford, MI. Classes offered through the Partnership are paid for by the Gull Lake School District so the charges listed do not apply. Length of classes and dates of the semesters are determined by the Partnership schedule.

Music Makers Around the World (K-3rd)

Child is joined by parent for last 10 minutes of class

*Classes are at 9 AM on either Tuesday or Wednesday mornings in Bedford and on Thursdays at 5:30 in the Marshall location. Classes are open to K-3rd grades. This class is designed to accommodate the 5 -7 year old and is a perfect follow-up for children who have completed Music Makers: At Home in the World. Marshall classes meet at Grace Baptist Church, Marshall, MI.  Parents join for the last 10 minutes of music making.  Start date: September 5,6,7 2017.

In this class children explore the music, dances and stories of different cultures. 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. This is great preparation for the children who will be entering the keyboard program the next year: Musik Makers At the Keyboard!!

Materials include a CD, a map, song pages, and notation games. Children will receive 3 packets throughout the 26 weeks. *Tuition will be published later because of carry-over of some materials from 1st semester. 
*Gull Lake Partnership determines the length of class, dates of semesters and is responsible for the cost of the classes for all families registered through the Homeschool Partnership.


Tuition:$222.00/Fall Semester
Total:$222.00/Fall Semester

Music Makers at the Keyboard I (1st-3rd Grades )

60 Minute Class-parent included

The final step on the pathway to music literacy, Music Makers: At the Keyboard is designed to teach the children to play the songs they've been hearing, singing, and dancing to throughout the years of early-childhood. An extension of the work done in Music Makers: Around the World, this class follows a very sequential approach to building piano skills and understanding musical notation as set forth in the books, Music Makers: At the Keyboard.
Marshall Classes meet for *60 minutes each week. **Fall and Winter-spring semesters will be 15 weeks long and a flexible 8 week summer semester is part of the course.  ***Classes meet at the studio housed at the Grace Baptist Church, 500 Cosmopolitan Ave, Marshal, MIl.  Parents are requested to join this class for the entire period during most of the first year.  This method of teaching piano is very non-traditional and requires the understanding and help of a parent.  Check the "Class Schedules" button at the top of this page to see the times and days. 
* Class length to be determined by Partnership.
**Semesters are determined by the Partnership.
***Classes are typically held at the Bedford Partnership school.


Family Music for Toddlers - Monday PM Class-Fall 2017 (1 month -3.5 Years)

Child with parent or caregiver

16 Months - 3.5 Years
Participate with your toddler for 30 minutes each week in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments.  15 Week semesters - Fall and Winter and a 7 week flexible summer session.

Musical play activities:
– Help develop a strong musical bond with your child and closer family ties.
– Bridge the natural connection between music and movement.
– Enhance your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities.
– Lay the foundation for singing and vocal development, listening skills, and purposeful movement.
- Continue the important work on "beat" within your child. 

– Movement activities for coordination, body awareness, exploration of space, body control and the pure joys of movement.
– Folk songs for singing, dancing and listening.
– Focused listening examples from both daily life and music intruments.
– Instruments to explore: rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, and resonator bars.
– 4 wonderful semesters, each with a 60 minute CD, a colorful parent activity book to use at home.

Materials:Included in tuition

Cycles of Seasons - Mondays PM Class-Fall 2017 (3 -4 Years)

Child with parent or caregiver

3-4 Years. Participate in a delightful 45 minute class each week in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments.  15 Week semesters - Fall and Winter.
Mondays, 6:30-7:15, Grace Baptist Church, 500 Cosmopolitan, Marshall, MI  49068

Musical play activities:
– Nurture 3 year olds’ ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context.
– Develop listening, focused attention, imagination, creativity, and self-expression.

– Singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games.
– Exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling.
– Family packets for each season of the year. Each packet contains an outstanding CD, 8 full-color illustrated cards, and a parent activity book, all in a cloth Musikgarten pouch.


Recreational Music Making for Adults Session 2 (18-98)

Adult Piano Class - Session 2

You must have attended the first session to be ready for this classes. Dates for this session will be July 27, August 3, 8(note that this is a Tuesday), 24, 31, September 7, 14, and 21. Registration available now on this website.    You will need to fill in your information for both the "parent" and the "child."  Checks can be made out to Rita Burghart.  Burghart Music Studio, 16738 Hubbard Rd., Marshall, MI  49068

Materials:Included in tuition

Private Lessons 45 Minutes (12-95)

Private Lessons 45 Minutes

Private Lesson schedule to be arranged at time of registration.  Payment is preferred in groups of 4 lessons.

Materials:as needed

Guitar Lessons (9-90 years)

Private Lessons

Private guitar lessons are taught by Robert Monaham at the Grace Baptist Church studio location.
Scheduling needs to be done through Robert to fit student, instructor and studio schedules.
Registration is to be done on this website and payments can be made through Paypal or mailed to: Burghart Music Studio, 16738 Hubbard Rd., Marshall, MI  49068. Payments to be made out to: Burghart Music Studio.  The instructor is not responsible for handling payments.
Check out Robert's bio on the "Our Teachers" section.

Tuition:$22/30 minutes
Materials:Not Included

Music Makers at the Keyboard III, Fall 2017 (MMK II is pre-requisite)




Materials:as needed

Private Lessons 30 Minutes (10-95)

Private Piano - 30 Minute

Private Lesson schedule to be arranged at time of registration.  Payment is preferred in groups of 4 lessons.

Materials:as needed