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 can help from ages 0-5...after that, ask Miss Noelle about performing arts opportunities through the Young Artists Conservatory at Playhouse Merced!
 

Update: Thank you for your patience.
After the loss of one of Miss Noelle's twin sons in November of 2016, it has taken a large rally of energy (in low supply these days) to get back on the Musikgarten bandwagon. However, she is actively preparing to come back for the following dates in order to finish out the last semester, a total of nine classes.

March 6, 13, 20 & 27
April 3, 10, 24 (no 17th)
May 1, 8

This semester will be $100 for new students and free for students who attended last semester (unless those students received a tuition refund).

Classes will be held at 10am, 5:30pm, 6:15pm and 7pm each Monday and will be a continuation of last semester's classes.

Thank you again for your kindness, your generosity, your patience and your understanding as the Chandler family continues to process these huge changes.

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.
 

Upcoming Session Information:
The Shortened Spring Semester begins Monday, March 6th.

Mondays with Miss Noelle:
Classes will be held on Mondays from 
March 6-May 8, excluding April 17th.
Tuition per child is $100 for a 9-week semester or FREE if you paid for last semester and did not request a refund.
Discounts of 10% on tuition for each additional child are available

10am Dance with Me: Ages 18mo-3y

Dancing, singing, creative and intentional movement, repetition, colors and numbers, and much more! Materials $30

5:30pm Dance with Me: Ages 18mo-3y
Dancing, singing, creative and intentional movement, repetition, colors and numbers, and much more! Materials $30

6:15pm Dance with Wind Dancers: Ages 2y-5y
Pitch- and rhythm-matching, imaginative play, refining the ear, working on and stimulating fine motor skills, and beginning to separate from parents and explore the natural world! A mixed-toddlers class which is fit for younger ones who learn quickly or older ones wanting to encourage further growth. Materials $30-$40

7pm  Babies I: Ages 0-18mo ("Pajama" class!)
Cuddling, rocking, singing, finger manipulation and steady beat activities provide a wonderful way to stimulate and bond with your child. Due to the late hour, we will also be concentrating on activities that aid sleep and promote restfulness.  Materials $35


Registration for all classes is $100 for a semester, with a $12 fee for drop-in.
Materials are recommended at an additional cost, depending on the curriculum. Materials costs are listed below each individual class.



How do I get in touch with Miss Noelle?

By Phone: 209.761.5666

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

By Facebook: Miss Noelles Musikgarten

By Tweeting: @missnoellesays

By Visiting: Playhouse Merced
452 W. Main Street
Merced, CA 95340
 


Take a moment to watch a video about Musikgarten  Click here to watch movie 
Note: You will need quicktime to view the movie.

 












 

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.
She is the Education Director at Playhouse Merced as well as the owner and proprieter of Miss Noelle's Musikgarten.


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 invariably 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,