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Musikgarten of Oak Park and the Actors Garden are in their new studios at 907 & 909 South Lombard Avenue. (next to the Buzz Cafe) 
Now taking registrations for Summer and Fall sessions:

Very reduced summer schedule.  We will be back to full programming in the fall. 

4 WEEK ZUMBA SESSION    July 6 - August 2
July 6 - August 2      Ages 16 - adult.

Mondays and Thursdays: June 18 - July 20

Family Music                  Cycle of Seasons                                    
___Monday 9:00 A.M.      ___Monday 10:30 A.M.                     
___Monday 9:45 A.M.      ___Thursday 9:45 A.M.
___Thursday 9:00 A.M.
___Thursday 10:45 A.M.                 
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday: July 7 - August 8

Baby Music                             Family Music                          Cycle of Seasons                                    
___Tuesday 11:30 A.M.         ___Tuesday 9:00 A.M.            ___Tuesday 9:45 A.M.                      
___Wednesday 11:30 A.M.    ___Tuesday 10:45 A.M.          ___Wednesday 10:30 A.M.
                                               ___Wednesday 9:00 A.M.       ___Saturday 10:45 A.M.  
                                               ___Wednesday 9:45 A.M.  
                                               ___Saturday 9:00 A.M.
                                               ___Saturday 9:45 A.M.
September 8 - December 19 (No classes November 24-28) 


When music and movement are a natural, joyous part of childhood, children benefit greatly in many areas of life.  Language development, self expression, memory skills, concentration, social interaction, fine motor  skills, listening, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and coordination are all impacted by early music and movement education.  What's more, as a child learns to play music, other areas of development - creativity, family bonding, self-esteem, confidence, emotional development - are postively impacted. 

Musikgarten's philosophy is steeped in this understanding. Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination - all in a group setting that builds community - a truly holistic experience.


We believe that:
  All children are musical.
  Music meets the needs of children.
  Music benefits the whole child, must be introduced early and must involve the family.
  By using only the highest-quality educational resources and instruments, we can help deepen a child's appreciation for music and the natural world around him, building a foundation for life-long music making.
  Providing an appropriate musical experience and following a carefully sequenced approach to music reading allows a child to participate fully in musical experiences of all kinds.

Our approach to music education is fun for children, parents and teachers. As a result of our sequential pathway to music education, children can become independent, thinking musicians. To foster music literacy, Musikgarten offers a comprehensive early childhood program that spans the first nine years of a child's musical development. Children love the progression from semester to semester, as patterns and songs are repeated and built upon, addressing students' needs at each level. The Musikgarten experience culminates in group piano lessons.

“Children must receive music instruction as naturally as food, with as much pleasure as they derive from a ball game, and this must happen form the beginning of their lives.”   Leonard Bernstein



Photo by Frank Pinc
Take a moment to watch a video about Musikgarten  Note: You will need quiktime to view the movie.

 Click here to watch movie

The Actors Garden
A theatre school 
brought to you by children’s theatre veteran Gigi Hudson and the area’s finest teaching artists, offers exciting theatrical adventures to your children. Actors Garden takes theatre education very seriously - so seriously that we believe theatre should be taught with a word that is not so serious: Fun! 

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