How wonderful that you are considering music classes for your child. It is surely one of the best ways to truly grow with your child and spend precious time together. We have seen the joy of this program shine through our little ones' eyes when we are singing. Our goal with these classes is to help you also enjoy spending time with your children in a musical way - benefiting both you and your child and increasing your child's awareness of him or herself in music.
Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, but that aptitude diminishes if it is not actively nurtured between the ages of birth and 9. Our Musikgarten classes, offered at The Academy of Music & Art, are designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Additionally, instrumental activities are part of the program, ranging from playing simple rhythm instruments such as sticks, shakers and drums for babies and toddlers to playing a xylophone or resonator bars with older children.
Musikgarten is the only program that offers curricula for newborns, toddlers, preschoolers and ages 4-9 when we introduce group piano instruction. It is based on a keen understanding of how children learn, in both a general sense and, specifically, how they learn music.
As you become more familiar with our program, and learn more about the Musikgarten approach, we look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into our classes.