Class Descriptions


Fall Class Enrollment

We are continuing to offer in-person and some hybrid in-person/online classes at Texas Amps and Axes Shop and School of Music in Prosper. Class sizes are limited.   Any class can be offered privately as well (in-person or online), and will be scheduled and charged as a private lesson.  

Summer classes run through July 30.  Studio is closed the first week of August.

Fall private lessons & Musikgarten group classes begin the week of August 9.  Classes are filling up quickly, so it is recommended you register as soon as possible.

We will break for Thanksgiving week (11/22-11-26) and will end our fall session week of December 13-17.

In home birthday parties are offered once again!  Scroll down to the birthday cake to see more details.



Family Music for Lil' Ones (Fall) (birth - 3 years)
30 minute classes
Come sing, dance, and play with your child through song, movement and instruments.  Great bonding time with your child and enhances their listening skills, coordination, balance and musicality too!  Family materials include: CD or download, parent song & activity booklet and an instrument.

Tuition:$20/class
Materials:$35


Pre-piano Music Makers (Fall) (3 - 6 years)
40 minute group class (online or in-person)
This pre-piano class (offered at Texas Amps and Axes School of Music in Prosper) is designed to nurture the emergent independence of the 3 to 5 year old.  

Activities include lots of singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment. Children will also be introduced to the piano in fun ways.  
There is a maximum of 6 children (in-person) and the children must wash hands prior to class.  This class will also be offered virtually through Zoom on Friday mornings (combined with in-person).  

Parents or caretakers are invited to come at the beginning and end of the class.

Home materials including music recording, songbook, and manipulatives allow the learning and fun to continue at home!  


 
Tuition:$22/class
Materials:$55


Music for Lil Mozarts @ the Piano (Fall) (4 - 6 years)
40 min class w/ 3-4 students (last 5 min. w/ parent)

Students are introduced to new musical concepts and the performance of pieces at the piano. The story of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse™ sets the stage for music study at the beginning and continues on each subsequent page. Other characters throughout the book serve as a springboard for introducing students to major composers from the four main musical style periods.

New concepts are introduced and carefully reinforced throughout the book. Each page contains a fragment of the story as background for each new concept or new piece of music, as well as practice instructions to read to the student. Many pages also offer helpful hints to the teacher and parents for effective instruction and practice.

The music was written to develop finger dexterity in young children and includes clever lyrics that will appeal to the student's imagination. Accompaniments for the teacher or parent are notated for each piece.

Family Materials include: 
 tote bag: w/  white board w/ marker, stuffed toys, books & flashcards

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Tuition:$24/class
Materials:$60-65


Music Makers at the Keyboard 1 (Fall) (6 - 9 years)
45 minute group class (final 5 min. with parent)

We focus on developing rhythm and tonality by playing simple instruments, singing patterns,  songs, and drumming.  Then we will go to the piano to learn the patterns to piece together and play familiar songs. This is an aural approach to learning how to play the piano which will then evolve into the children learning to read music.  Learning music and piano in a group setting as well as variety in activities is so enjoyable for the children! Class size limit: 4 children.

Tuition:$26/class
Materials:$60 (piano book with activity cards and CDs)


Music Makers at the Keyboard 2 (Fall) (7-10 years)
Class structure same as Part 1

This class is the second part of Music Makers at the Keyboard and continues to build upon what the child has learned in Music Makers at the Keyboard I.

 

Tuition:same as Part 1
Materials:same as Part 1
Total:same as Part 1


Music Makers at the Keyboard 3 (Fall) (8 - 11 years)
Class structure same as Parts 1 and 2

This is the child's third part in Music Makers at the Keyboard and the child is building upon what they have learned in Music Makers at the Keyboard I and II.

Tuition:same as Parts 1 and 2
Materials:same as Parts 1 and 2
Total:same as Parts 1 and 2


Piano Partners (Fall) (6 - 9 years)
2 children in a 40 minute class (last 5 minutes with parent)
This class has the best of both worlds - the fun learning that takes place with another child and some one-on-one instruction as well.  

The curriculum for this class is either Music Makers at the Keyboard or Music for Little Mozart, both excellent curriculum for beginners at the piano.

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Tuition:$28/class
Materials:$60-65


Private piano lessons (Fall) (8 years & older)
30/45/60 minute online private instruction
No matter what type of instruction or how long you or your child has taken piano in the past, this private instruction will enhance your musical skills and abilities at the piano.
Tuition:$37/$51/$65/ lesson
Materials:To be determined according to level


Let's Make Music Birthday Bash - basic package (1 - 4 years old)
Musikgarten birthday party in your home (will resume after COVID19)
This includes 15-20 minutes of set up, 30 minute music-making session and 10-15 minute clean up/wrap up.  I will supply the materials we will use in our music making such as puppets, rhythm instruments, scarves, and hula hoops.  During our music making session, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, play instruments, and move around with hoops or scarves.  
 
Important note:  My sessions are designed for 4-8 children with a parent/caretaker participating with each one.  For parties exceeding 8 children, there will be an additional $15 fee per child.  We will use the biggest, most open room you have available to move around and make music in. Please try to empty it of (or cover up) any possible toys or distractions. Encourage everyone to dress comfortably with shoes good for dancing and moving around in!
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(cake not included in party)
Tuition:$150
Total:$150


Let's Make Music Birthday Bash (with a take home instrument bag) (1 - 4 years old)
Musikgarten birthday party in your home (will resume after COVID19)
This includes the basic package as well as each child getting to take home an instrument bag with a scarf, wooden shaker and wooden rhythm sticks to use for music making at home.

This includes 15-20 minutes of set up, 30 minute music-making session and 10-15 minute clean up/wrap up.  I will supply the materials we will use in our music making such as puppets, rhythm instruments, scarves, and hula hoops.  During our music making session, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, play instruments, and move around with hoops or scarves.  
 
Important note:  My sessions are designed for 4-8 children with a parent/caretaker participating with each one.  For parties exceeding 8 children, there will be an additional $15 fee per child.  We will use the biggest, most open room you have available to move around and make music in. Please try to empty it of (or cover up) any possible toys or distractions. Encourage everyone to dress comfortably with shoes good for dancing and moving around in!
Tuition:$150
Materials:$16/child
Total:$150 plus $16 X # of participating children at party


Let's Make Music Birthday Bash (with photography) (1 - 4 years old)
Musikgarten birthday party in your home (will resume after COVID19)
This includes the basic package as well as 8-12 edited photos that will be available online 1 week after the party.
 
This includes 15-20 minutes of set up, 30 minute music-making session and 10-15 minute clean up/wrap up.  I will supply the materials we will use in our music making such as puppets, rhythm instruments, scarves, and hula hoops.  During our music making session, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, play instruments, and move around with hoops or scarves.  
 
Important note:  My sessions are designed for 4-8 children with a parent/caretaker participating with each one.  For parties exceeding 8 children, there will be an additional $15 fee per child.  We will use the biggest, most open room you have available to move around and make music in. Please try to empty it of (or cover up) any possible toys or distractions. Encourage everyone to dress comfortably with shoes good for dancing and moving around in!

 
Tuition:$250
Total:$250


Let's Make Music Birthday Bash (with photography and a take home instrument bag) (1 - 4 years old)
Musikgarten birthday party in your home (will resume after COVID19)
This includes the basic package +  8-12 edited photos that will be available online 1 week after the party as well as each child getting to take home an instrument bag with a scarf, wooden shaker and wooden rhythm sticks to use for music making at home.
 
This includes 15-20 minutes of set up, 30 minute music-making session and 10-15 minute clean up/wrap up.  I will supply the materials we will use in our music making such as puppets, rhythm instruments, scarves, and hula hoops.  During our music making session, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, play instruments, and move around with hoops or scarves.  
 
Important note:  My sessions are designed for 4-8 children with a parent/caretaker participating with each one.  For parties exceeding 8 children, there will be an additional $15 fee per child.  We will use the biggest, most open room you have available to move around and make music in. Please try to empty it of (or cover up) any possible toys or distractions. Encourage everyone to dress comfortably with shoes good for dancing and moving around in!
Tuition:$250 plus $16 per child
Materials:$16/child
Total:250 plus $16 X # of participating children at party