Early Childhood Musik School of WMUMC
Newport News, Virginia
Early Childhood Music Classes Since 1985




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Why Musikgarten

We believe Musikgarten has no equal.
bullet Our early childhood program is expertly planned, executed, and supported.
bullet Our teachers enjoy their studios.
bullet And our students, well, they just seem to love coming to Musikgarten.
 
Age-specific Curricula
Musikgarten offers instruction which is just right for each age level - from your baby who benefits greatly from being part of a live music environment, right up through school-age children who delight in our group piano classes.

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Beginning simply with singing, moving, and exploring rhythm instruments, we add levels of complexity as the children grow, expanding the singing repertoire, teaching more complex dances, and building instrumental ensembles. Children coming through the Musikgarten program inherently "know" the music they eventually play in later years in group piano instruction.

Research
Music and movement can have a dramatic effect on babies, toddlers, and older children as well. Some studies indicate that early music instruction positively impacts language and literacy development; others point to improved pattern recognition skills which are the basis for mathematical learning; still others reveal the social/emotional benefits of being involved.in music. Given our long-standing reputation as the leader in the field of affordable early music education, Musikgarten can give your child a learning advantage for life.

Expert Teachers
Musikgarten's expertly trained and well-supported teachers combine a love of music and an understanding of children and the way they learn into lessons that children and their families love using folk music and fun activities.

Experience
Our founders have been involved in early childhood music education since before it was recognized. Dr. Lorna Lutz Heyge has been developing early childhood music curricula for more than 30 years, while Audrey Sillick has been training early childhood educators for 40 years.

Eco-friendly
What's more, Musikgarten is eco-friendly. Embracing the natural world is part of the Musikgarten advantage. Musikgarten works very hard to keep packaging minimal, desiring to get the material into the students' hands, and to give them a place to keep all the pieces together. Some of our family packets - including instruments made of natural fibers - even come in cotton cloth bags. Not only is the packaging preferable in terms of aesthetics, it is durable, reusable, and not harmful to the environment in its production and disposal.

Fair Prices
All of our products and training are reasonably priced, making them accessible and affordable for everyone.


quote Researchers have identified certain key activities and practices that are especially helpful for preparing children to learn to read. The list reads like a summary of a Musikgarten class.
  - Dee Coulter, Ed.D
  Neuroscience Educator