Musikgarten Musikgarten

MUSIKGARTEN
     OF OAK PARK

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE FALL SESSION

 
14 Week Fall Session 2016
Tuesday, September 6 through Saturday, December 17 
No classes November 22 - 26.

 

FREE PREVIEWS
 

Family Music for Babies  (Baby to 17 months)

Thursday, September 1 at 11:15A.M.


Family Music (16 months to 3 years)

Thursday, September 1 at 9:30 A.M.

Cycle of Seasons  (Ages 3 - 5 years)
Thursday, September 1 at 10:15  A.M.

Please contact Ms. Katy at: musikgartenoakpark@gmail.com 
Advance registration is required.

 
 

Classes posted on our Class Schedule page. 

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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 positively 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

 


 

  
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