Musikgarten Musikgarten

Mallimo Piano Studio
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair
67 Church Street, Lower Level
Montclair, NJ  07042  201.923.0925

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Class Descriptions

Family Music for Babies (Newborns - 18 Months)

10 week session


All babies are born with an aptitude for music. But research shows that their aptitude diminishes if it is not nurtured. The best way to nurture a child's music aptitude is through active music making. By singing and dancing for and with our children in a variety of tonalities, meters and styles we are helping our children reach their full music potential.

This class offers adults the opportunity to play with their babies in a musical setting, experiencing music and movement activities designed to delight the child and awaken his or her curiosity about music. By singing, dancing, bouncing, and rocking, the child's music aptitude is being carefully nurtured, laying the foundation for beat awareness, vocal production, and aural discrimination.

Activities include singing, bouncing songs, rocking songs, dances, finger plays, body awareness games and echoes.

Tuition:$200
Materials:$42
Total:$242


Family Music for Toddlers (16 months - 3 Years)

10 week session


This class is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to toddlers and their caregivers.

Activities include singing, dancing, focused listening and simple instrument playing, creating an environment in which the child's music aptitude is nurtured and skills are developed. 

Tuition:$200
Materials:$45
Total:$245


Cycle of Seasons (Ages 3s and Young 4s)

10 week session


This class is designed to nurture the emergent independence of the 3 and young 4 year old.

Activities include lots of singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment.

Parents stay for the class, although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independently of their parents.

Home materials (3 packets throughout year) including a CD, songbook, and manipulatives allow the learning and fun to continue at home.

Tuition:$200
Materials:$45
Total:$245


Music Makers: At Home in the World (Ages 4 & 5 Years)

10 week session


This class cultivates the child's musical development through songs, tonal and rhythm patterns, poetry and stories, movement activities, listening games, instrumental play and manipulative games. 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.

Material packets include a CD, a poster and game pieces, notation games, instrument pages and a book. Children receive 4 packets throughout the 26-week session.

Tuition:$200
Materials:$34
Total:$234