Mistletoe Musikgarten offers music classes for children from age four through keyboard and piano. We believe in preparing children for success at the keyboard through music and movement in their early years. Children's ears and bodies are normally ready for keyboard classes when they are close to seven.
Registration for fall and spring classes is on-going and and continues until all classes are filled. Classes do fill quickly, so plan to register at least a month in advance. Registration for summer classes begins in early spring and continues until all classes are filled. Classes do fill quickly!
Did you know? From 1997 to 2018, Mistletoe Musikgarten was the only music studio in Fort Worth and Tarrant County that offered Musikgarten's integrated music and movement education curriculum for young children, including baby music classes, toddler music classes, and classes for pre-schoolers and kindergarten students. Now, we're offering Musikgarten classes for children who are four or older. Scroll down to see our music and movement (and keyboard class) offerings below.
Good news! Saplings Musikgarten, our sister studio, is now offering early childhood music classes for babies, toddlers and other very young children right here in Fort Worth. We highly recommend Saplings Musikgarten.)
Seven classes plus one free make-up class per semester.
This 45-minute Music Makers: Bridge to Keyboard class cultivates the child's musical development through songs, more complex tonal and rhythm patterns, poetry and stories, movement activities, listening games, and instrumental ensembles. Basic music skills such as pitch matching, beat competency, ensemble development, and music notation are introduced using themes from the child's home environment and natural surroundings.
Each class is limited to three families. Due to the focused nature of this class, only one younger sibling is included in each class. (If you want to participate with both of your children, register very early to snag the one spot per class for the younger sibling.) One consistent adult per family participates fully in the classes.
|Materials:||$29.56 (CD, notation games, posters) + $2.44 (tax)|
Weekly classes throughout the semester
The final step on the pathway to music literacy, this program is designed to teach the children to play the songs they have been hearing, singing, and dancing to throughout the years of early childhood. An extension of the work done in Music Makers at Home: Bridge to Keyboard, 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.
Parents participate at the end of each class. Homework assignments each week include musical games, listening, and daily practice at the keyboard. Parental involvement at home is the key to success.
If your child is new to Musikgarten, this class will be a great fit when your child is seven, eight, or nine years old.
|Tuition:||$22 per week|
|Materials:||$50.81 (two CDs, student book, games) + $4.19 (tax)|
|Total:||Approximately $330 per semester (if 12 week semester)|
Weekly lessons throughout the semester
Students who have completed Book 3 of Music Makers at the Keyboard often enjoy paired or private piano lessons. Students build on the understanding and skills developed during their early years. At this point, they begin to find opportunites at home, at school, at church, and in other community organizations for sharing their music joyfully with others.
Adult relearners enjoy strengthening their piano skills through regular lessons, tailored to their needs and abilities.
Adult newbies are welcome here at Mistletoe Musikgarten, too.
|Tuition:||$22 per week for 30-minute private lesson|
|Materials:||purchased as needed|
|Total:||Varies per semester|
Preview Class (Free)
Enjoy a preview class with your child, based on Mistletoe Musikgarten's current schedule. Check out Music Makers: Bridge to Keyboard for the current class dates and times.