Musikgarten Musikgarten

Miss Noelle's Musikgarten
Noelle D.W. Chandler, Instructor
3317 Rods Court
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 761-5666
email: point.your.toes@gmail.com

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Welcome to Miss Noelle's Musikgarten!  I am pleased that you are considering music classes for your child. Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, but that aptitude diminishes if it is not actively nurtured between the ages of birth and nine. Miss Noelle's Musikgarten is the perfect way to develop your child's natural musical inclinations while creating pathways for future creative thinking and a lifelong love of learning!
 

Summer 2018 Schedule

It's Finally Happening!
After years of being asked, Miss Noelle is EXPANDING Musikgarten over
Summer 2018, with FOURTEEN DIFFERENT OPTIONS
on FOUR DIFFERENT DAYS!

Be forewarned: Miss Noelle is not a website developer and this particular schedule layout doesn't translate well to mobile devices. Skip straight to the class schedule to see a better version.

 

Tuesdays                             

June 5, 12, 19, 26           
July 10, 17, 24, 31         
August 7, 14                    
$125

“Clap with Me”        “Music for Little Minds”        “Clap with Me”           “Preschool Lullabies”
Ages 18mo-3y         Ages 0-12mo                       Ages 18mo-3y          Ages 3y-5y
10am-10:30am        11am-11:30am                     5:45pm-6:15pm        6:30pm-7pm
 
Wednesdays                      
June 6, 13, 20, 27           
July 11, 18, 25                
August 1, 8, 15               
$125

“Moving & Shaking”       “Clap with Me”
Ages 12mo-18mo           Ages 18mo-3y   
9:30am-10am                  5:45pm-6:15pm                
 
Thursdays                         
June 7, 14, 21, 28           
July 12, 19, 26                
August 2, 9, 16               
$125

“Moving & Shaking”       “Nature’s Magic”       “Music for Little Minds”      “Preschool Lullabies”
Ages 12mo-18mo           Ages 3y-5y               Ages 0-12mo                     Ages 3y-5y
9:30am-10am                 10:30am-111am        5:45pm-6:15pm                 6:30pm-7pm
 
Saturdays                         
June 9, 16, 23, 30           
July 14, 20, 27                
August 4, 11, 18              
$125
 
“Moving & Shaking”       “Clap with Me”          “Music for Little Minds”        “Nature’s Magic”
Ages 12mo-18mo           Ages 18mo-3y          Ages 0-12mo                       Ages 3y-5y
10am-10:30am               11am-11:30am          4pm-4:30pm                        5pm-5:30pm


Miss Noelle will be adding supplemental materials
(take-home sheets with exercises and recommendations for continued development)
to this special series of summer offerings for a more expansive experience!

 

 

Where is Musikgarten held?

Miss Noelle's Musikgarten is held in Miss Noelle's Studio at
3317 Rods Court in North Merced, 95340.

Call or text: 209.761.5666 for Miss Noelle
Email: point.your.toes@gmail.com for Miss Noelle

Parking is available on the street in a safe cul-de-sac
in the Rahilly Park area of North Merced.


 

What is Musikgarten?

The Musikgarten classes offered through Miss Noelle's Musikgarten are designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Additionally, instrumental activities are part of the program, ranging from playing simple rhythm instruments such as sticks and drums for babies and toddlers to playing keyboards for older children.

As you familiarize yourself with our class offerings and learn more about Musikgarten, I look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into my music studio.
 

Class Descriptions:


“Music for Little Minds” is built of songs, stories, games and exercises for parents to do with babes in arms both sleeping and awake. Stimulate little brains to learn and grow! Classes include recommended exercises for during the week to keep engaging baby and develop a dialogue between parents and new babies.
Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Babies II” CD & Instrument Bag for at-home use: $40
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 0-12mo (yes, even newborns!)
 
“Moving & Shaking” is the middle group for new movers, combining baby songs and movement-oriented activities to exercise new muscles and develop coordination! Classes include recommended exercises for during the week to keep kiddos moving forward mentally, physically…and musically!
Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Musical Instruments” Set 1 for at-home use: $35
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 12mo-18mo (crawling or walking!)
 
“Clap with Me” is rhythmically interesting and percussive, all about sounds and stories! Students and their grown-ups will move, sing, clap and dance together with a focus on starting and stopping, impulse control, and the beginnings of music-reading readiness. Classes include recommended exercises for during the week to keep parents connecting musically with children.
Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Musical Instruments” Set 1 for at-home use: $35
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 18mo-3y (get their energy out!)
 
“Nature’s Magic” introduces preschoolers to song and story concepts like taking turns and using their senses while dropping in the colors of the world, animal concepts and seasonally appropriate material.
Classes include recommended exercises for during the week to encourage family bonding in nature.
Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Musical Instruments” Set 2 for at-home use: $50
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 3y-5y (imaginative imagery!)
 
“Preschool Lullabies” winds down older children with quiet, gentle songs and stories which encourage cuddling, bonding, learning and long slumbers. Classes include recommendations for bedtime behaviors that help preschoolers get the best possible night’s sleep.
Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Musical Instruments” Set 2 for at-home use: $50
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 3y-5y (better sleep for the whole family!)
 

All of Miss Noelle’s Classes require 4+ students to run!
Cuts and Schedule adjustments will be made the week of June 5-9.

 
“Individual or Small Group Classes” are available for $50 per 30-minute individual class or $80 for 30-minute class 2-4 students. They can be scheduled around parent/child preference at Miss Noelle’s home studio or wherever the individual or small group might prefer: Miss Noelle’s Musikgarten is mobile!
Individual Classes are recommended for students with behavioral/health issues who may not be ready for the stimulation of a medium-to-large sized class.
Small Group Classes are recommended for families with tight-knit friends who would like to schedule their musical and developmental education on their time and in their space.


How do I get in touch with Miss Noelle?

By Phone: 209.761.5666

With Email: point.your.toes@gmail.com

Via Facebook: Miss Noelle's Musikgarten

On her professional website: www.missnoellesays.com
 


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About Miss Noelle

Mother to twin boys Thomas (5/12/16-11/4/16) and Elijah (born 5/12/16), Miss Noelle is a singing-rocking-dancing machine who cares deeply for your child's music education and brain development. Imagine that your favorite wide-smiling barista somehow got combined with your child's high-energy kindergarten teacher: Miss Noelle is kind of like that.

About the Classes

Classes with Miss Noelle invariably start off with a welcome song, where we sing hello to each individual child. Depending on the mood of the class, we may then also include a color song. 
After introductions we move into bouncing songs, which stimulate the spine and tend to give children the giggles.
We then move into some fingerplay songs 
(think "itsy bitsy spider" but a lot more fun!)
and may rock, sway or bounce at the same time.
Next, we will usually get up and move: walking, dancing, and moving re-enforce rhythm, get the blood flowing and give students a chance to physically connect with the music.
Within this time frame we will also work on pattern repetition, both as a group and individually. Students are not required to repeat patterns, but many will want to.
We will work towards the end with manipulatives of some kind, either scarves, sticks, drums or other instruments.
We end every class with a cuddle song, where parents and students enjoy the experience of listening to music prone and with eyes closed. Miss Noelle has a variety of cuddle animals available; if a student prefers a stuffed animal of their own or has trouble giving up something in their possession, it is recommended that they bring their own. This animal can be kept in a bag during class and brought out during this last song.
After the cuddle song, we will sing goodbye to everyone
 and class will end!
Classes are 30 minutes in length.