WE ARE NOW TAKING REGISTRATION FOR THE FALL 14 WEEK SESSION.
SEPTEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 20
No classes: November 24 - 29
****Maria Bolchert's Keyboard Classes begin September 2.
MATERIALS FOR THE FALL SESSION
Family Music for Babies: Baby CD I + parent book & instrument packet (if you don’t already own one from a previous session).
Family Music: Sing With Me CD, parent book & 2 sets of rhythm sticks.
Cycle of Seasons: Wind Dancers: 2 CDs, 12 cards, parent book, cloth bag.
Music Makers at Home: My Home Place & Woodlands
Music Makers Around the World/Introduction to Keyboard: British Isles & Amerindians
Sibling discount: Families with siblings, please remember to deduct $30 for your sibling discount.
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 Berstein
Ms. Kristin leads the children in Mouse, Mousie at the Musikgarten Gala.
Photo by Eileen Molony www.emphotography.net
Photo by Frank Pinc Take a moment to watch a video about Musikgarten Note: You will need quiktime to view the movie.
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