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Greetings families,


I am delighted to announce that Ms. Olivia will soon offer ongoing Musikgarten classes at her new Joyful Noise Music Studio.  Her website is up and registration is available for the fall classes which begin on Tuesday, September 7th! Visit joyfulnoisemusic.co (not .com!) now and click on the Reigstration tab to signup. Reach out to Olivia at joyfulnoise0316@gmail.com if you have further questions about our fall classes :) 

Before the grand opening, I am grateful to join her this summer in teaching outdoor music classes on the front lawn of her new studio at 411 Park Avenue in River Forest. (Please park on Lake or Central Street, not on Park.) Classes will meet through the end of August, except for August 11th, 14th, and 18th (we've extended our dates!)  We will have all materials and instruments.  You are also welcome to bring an instrument and a blanket to sit on. 


Class fee is $15 per child for each class. Children over 5 and all grown ups attend for free.  Payment can be by check (Payable to Joyful Noise Music Studio) or to chase quick pay at:  joyfulnoise0316@gmail.com.


Though advance registration is not required, please r.s.v.p. to  Ms. Olivia at:   joyfulnoise0316@gmail.com to confirm attendance.  This will help us with our hello song, as well as confirm the amount of instruments and materials required.  Include your name and each child's name. Invite anyone and everyone!  


We are overjoyed at the thought of being together again, singing, dancing, and enjoying musical play.  We hope to see you sometime soon.


Blessings galore,




Musikgarten believes that all children have musical aptitude and artistic promise and that early childhood is the opportune time to begin to develop this potential in an active, joyful, and developmentally appropriate way.  At Musikgarten of Oak Park we encourage you to show up to your child's life with loving minds and joyful hearts. We make sure that every step of the way the parents and caregivers partner with the teachers and children, keeping their relationship to music and learning playful, meaningful, and connected.  The songs, musical activities, stories, poetry, instrumental play, and appreciation for nature are enjoyed in the context of family togetherness.  


Musikgarten’s curriculum is established in research-based, tried-and-true, and holistic practices that grow the heart, mind, and body of the child. Classes promote musical literacy, singing and rhythmic skills, aural perception, language development, motor coordination, ensemble skills, and loving interaction while awakening the child’s imagination and creativity. Instrumental activities are part of the program, ranging from playing simple rhythm instruments to playing keyboard for older children. 

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, creative 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.

Photo by Frank Pinc 

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