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Taking registration for the 
6 week Spring Session
 April 30 - June 10
No classes Memorial Day, May 26.
Last Monday class meets on June 16 



 14 WEEK WINTER SESSION

JANUARY 8 - APRIL 29
No classes:  April 18, 19, 23 & 24.
Wednesday & Thursday classes finish the session on April 16 & 17)

 
 
 

FREE PREVIEW CLASSES 

Advance registration is required.

Monday,  April 21 & 28
Family Music for Babies (baby-17 mos.) 11:30 A.M.
Music Makers at Home (4 - 5) 1:15 P.M.

Tuesday, April 22 & 29
Cycle of Seasons (3 - 5 years) 9:30 A.M
Next door at the Oak Park String Academy. 350 Harrison St. 

Wednesday, April 30 & May 7
Family Music (17 mos- 3 years) 9 A.M.
Cycle of Seasons 9:45 A.M.

Family Music for Babies (baby-17 mos.) 11:30 A.M.


Thursday, May 8
Cycle of Seasons 9:45 A.M.
Music Makers at Home (4 - 5) 1:00 P.M.
 

Friday, April 25
Cycle of Seasons (3 - 5 years) 12 noon

Saturday, April 26 
Next door at the Oak Park String Academy. 350 Harrison St. 
Family Music (17 mos- 3 years) 10:00 A.M. 

Saturday, May3
Cycle of Season 9 A.M. & 10:45 A.M.

If a class has an opening, a free preview can be arranged in designated classes. Please contact Ana at musikgartenoakpark@gmail.com Space is limited. Advance registration is required. 

 

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 also 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.

 

 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.

 Click here to watch movie
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Piano students preparing for the recital 

Photo by Eileen Molony