Class Descriptions / Fees


Baby / Toddler - Mondays 9:30am - Ms E - Summer 2021 (Newborn to 3.5 yrs)
6wks (6/7-7/26)
Tuition:$95.00
Materials:$35.00
Total:$130.00


Baby / Toddler - Wednesdays 11:30am - Ms L - Summer 2021 (Newborn to 3.5 yrs)
6wks (6/23-7/28)
Tuition:$95.00
Materials:$35.00
Total:$130.00


Baby / Toddler - Thursdays 10:30am - Ms L - Summer 2021 (Newborn to 3.5 yrs)
6wks (6/24-7/29)
Tuition:$95.00
Materials:$35.00
Total:$130.00


Family Music - Saturdays 10:00am - Ms S - Summer 2021 (Newborn to 3.5 yrs)
6wks (6/12-7/31)
Tuition:$95.00
Materials:$35.00
Total:$130.00


Cycle of Seasons - Mondays 10:15am - Ms E - Summer 2021 (3 - 4 yrs)
6wks (6/7-7/26)
 
The physical presence and participation of an adult (parent or caregiver) is necessary at the Zoom class for the child's success/enjoyment of the distance learning experience.  The child needs human, physical presence and companionship of an attentive, engaged adult.  The teacher cannot supply this in a distance learning setting. 

The teacher will supply the information, the visuals and ideas, and the physical modeling.  The child's adult companion will then, in person, mode, absorbing the information, implementi / react to and with the visuals and ideas, and mimick / partner the physical actions.


Up to the age of 3 yrs in Family Music for Babies and Toddlers at The Music Garden, patterns have been only heard and echoed....limited to neutral language "bah" and "buhm".  Now, in the Cycle of Seasons classes, these will now become labeled as solfege: "sol-mi-do"...think Sound of Music!  The rhythm will now get its own special language that will serve lifelong for music literacy:  "du, du-de"....."du-dah-di, du"

All of The Music Garden classes prepare the student to eventually graduate as 9 and 10 yr old fully musically literate pianists!  They are able to sight read, sight sing, improvise and compose in all Major and minor keys.


Home materials for the Cycle of Seasons classes come in a bright cloth packet with a parent booklet, 8 full color animal illustration cards, 2 CDs and 2 digital links.  (The real sounds of each of the animals/insects on the 8 cards are on the recordings.)  This pouch is shipped to your home.
Tuition:$110.00
Materials:$40.00
Total:$150.00


Cycle of Seasons - Thursdays 9:30am - Ms L - Summer 2021 (3 - 4 yrs)
6wks (6/24-7/29)
Tuition:$110.00
Materials:$40.00
Total:$150.00


Intro to Pre-Piano I - Saturdays 10:40am - Ms S - Summer 2021 (4 - 5 yrs)
6wks (6/12-7/31)
Tuition:$130.00
Materials:$40.00
Total:$170.00


Intro to Pre-Piano II - Wednesdays 6:00pm - Ms S - Summer 2021 (4 - 5 yrs)
Tuition:$130.00
Materials:$40.00
Total:$170.00


Intro to Piano - Wednesdays 4:45pm - Ms L - Summer 2021 (6 - 7 yrs)
6wks (6/23-7/28)
Tuition:$130.00
Materials:$25.00
Total:$155.00


Pre-Piano I - Wednesdays 3:30pm - Ms L - Summer 2021 (4 -5 yrs)
6wks (6/23-7/28)
 
The physical presence and participation of an adult (parenr or caregiver) at the Zoom class for the child's success and enjoyment of these distance learning classes.  The child needs the physical presence, human touch and companionshiup of an attentive, engaged adult.  The teacher cannot supply it in this, a distance learning setting.

The teacher will supply the information, the visuals and ideas and the ohysucak nidekubg,,,The companion adult will then in oerson, model absorbing the information, implement the visuals/ideas and mimic and partner the physical actions.


In The Music Garden, our Pre-piano I classes for 4.5 to 6 yr olds will have activities presented in a developmentally sound, playful manner.  The focus is on learning through process rather than performance.  The children love exploring music and instruments through their natural interest in the world around them.

Throughout the year, we will be doing a wide variety of hands-on activities, designed to build a strong musical foundation through:
    Drumming and percussion instrument play
    Developing the singing voice
    Movement, both creative and structured
    Building the necessary listerning skills to lead to long-term success in instrumental studylearning     Beginning the process of learning about orchestral instruments
    First steps in reading music
    The stories, soungs and sounds from the world of nature in four environments:
       My Home Place, Woodlands, Cattail Marsh, and Meadow

Home materials include 4 CDs and digital download codes, posters/folders, instrument pages and notattion game cards.  These will be shipped to your home.
In addition, parents are asked to obtain 1/2 inch 3ring binders and a zipper pouch.  (Amazon links for these will be provided)
Tuition:$130.00
Materials:$40.00
Total:$170.00


Pre-Piano II - Mondays 4:45pm - Ms L - Summer 2021 (5 - 6 yrs)
6wks (6/21-7/26)
The physical presence and participation of an adult (parent or caregiver) is necessary at the Zoom class for the chiild's success / enjoyment of these distance learning classes. The child needs the physical presence, human touch and companionship of an attentive, engaged adult.   The teacher cannot supply in this a distance learning setting. 
     
The teacher will supply the information,  the visuals and ideas and the physical modeling...the companion adult will then, in person, model absorbing the information, implement the visuals / ideas and mimicking / partnering the physical actions.

 
In The Music Garden students age 5.5 to 6.5 are ready to recognize music notation symbols in a familiar whole context....looking at and working with a whole song page full of familiar patterns that they know how to write and read.
 
After completing the Pre-piano II classes this year,  your student will be ready in Fall 2021 for moving into Music Makers at the Keyboard, our group piano classes!  Upon completing the piano classes, students graduate from The Music Garden at 9 or 10yrs old as fully literate musical pianists, able to sight read, sight sing, transpose, improvise and compose in all Major & minor keys!

Each child will continue filling his/her Pre-piano 3 ring binder with folders (this year culture based) following the themes: British Isles, Germany, Amerindian and African American. In addition the children will collect and organize song pages.  In a pouch they will collect and organize sets of  melodic and rythm pattern notation cards.  (Amazon links for which and where to obtain these will be provided.)  
 

 
Tuition:$130.00
Materials:$40.00
Total:$170.00


Piano I (Closed) - Tuesdays 4:45pm - Ms L - Summer 2021 (6 -7 yrs)
6wks (6/22-7/27)
Tuition:$125.00
Materials:$25.00
Total:$150.00


Piano I - Thursdays 6:00pm - Ms S - Summer 2021 (6 - 7 yrs)
Tuition:$165.00
Materials:$65.00
Total:$230.00


Piano II - Tuesdays 6:00pm - Ms S - Summer 2021 (prerequisite Piano I)
Tuition:$165.00
Materials:$0.00
Total:$165.00


Piano II (Closed) - Thursdays 4:45pm - Ms L - Summer 2021 (prerequisite Piano I)
6wks (6/24-7/29)
Tuition:$165.00
Total:$165.00


Piano II - Saturdays 11:30am - Ms S - Summer 2021 (prerequisite Piano I)
Tuition:$165.00
Materials:$0.00
Total:$165.00


Piano II - Fridays 5:15pm - Ms S - Summer 2021 (prerequisite Piano I)
Tuition:$165.00
Materials:$0.00
Total:$165.00


Piano III - Saturdays 12:50pm - Ms S - Summer 2021 (prerequisite Piano II)
  • Addresses the spiritual aspects of the young child's life through inspiring songs and joyful dancing.
  • Focuses on the experience of those closest to them, such as family, friends and nature.
  • Nurtures a child's ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context
  • Enhances a child's musical aptitude and listening abilities.
  • Stories from the Bible are accompanied by appropriate prayers, songs and rituals.
  • Enhances moral concepts in daily life. Helps direct energy to expression of feelings. 
  • Religious tenets will be learned by the chilren in a joyful manner.
  • CD features dancing, rocking, finger plays, bouncing, patterns, focused listening and beginning instrument play. 
Tuition:$165.00
Materials:$0.00
Total:$165.00


Baby /Toddler - Mondays 9:30am - Ms E - Spring 2021 (Newborn to 3.5yr)
Jan to May / 12 classes: see Ms E calendar
Tuition:$190
Materials:$50
Total:$240


Baby / Toddler - Wednesdays 11:30am - Ms L - Spring 2021 (Newborn to 3.5 yr)
Jan to May / 12 weeks: see Ms L calendar
Tuition:190
Materials:50
Total:240


Baby / Toddler - Saturdays 10:00am - Ms S - Spring 2021 (Newborn to 3.5yrs)
Jan to May 12 classes: see Ms S calendar

 

 


 

Tuition:$190
Materials:$50
Total:$240


Toddler Music - Thursdays 10:30am - Ms L - Spring 2021 (16m - 3.5 yr )
Jan to May / 12 weeks: See Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$190
Materials:$50
Total:$240


Cycle of Seasons - Mondays 10:15am - Ms E - Spring 2021 (3 - 4 yrs)
Jan to May / 12 classes: see Ms E calendar
The physical presence and participation of an adult (parent or caregiver) is necessary at the Zoom class for the child's success/enjoyment of the distance learning experience.  The child needs human, physical presence and companionship of an attentive, engaged adult.  The teacher cannot supply this in a distance learning setting. 

The teacher will supply the information, the visuals and ideas, and the physical modeling.  The child's adult companion will then, in person, mode, absorbing the information, implementi / react to and with the visuals and ideas, and mimick / partner the physical actions.


Up to the age of 3 yrs in Family Music for Babies and Toddlers at The Music Garden, patterns have been only heard and echoed....limited to neutral language "bah" and "buhm".  Now, in the Cycle of Seasons classes, these will now become labeled as solfege: "sol-mi-do"...think Sound of Music!  The rhythm will now get its own special language that will serve lifelong for music literacy:  "du, du-de"....."du-dah-di, du"

All of The Music Garden classes prepare the student to eventually graduate as 9 and 10 yr old fully musically literate pianists!  They are able to sight read, sight sing, improvise and compose in all Major and minor keys.


Home materials for the Cycle of Seasons classes come in a bright cloth packet with a parent booklet, 8 full color animal illustration cards, 2 CDs and 2 digital links.  (The real sounds of each of the animals/insects on the 8 cards are on the recordings.)  This pouch is shipped to your home.
Tuition:$220
Materials:$50
Total:$270


Cycles of Seasons - Thurs 9:30am - Ms L - Spring 2021 (3-4 yrs)
Jan to May / 12 classes: see Ms L's calendar
 
Tuition:$220
Materials:$50
Total:$270


Cycle of Seasons - Saturdays 10:40am - Ms S - Spring 2021 (3 - 4 yrs)
Jan to May / 12 classes: see Ms S calendar
Tuition:$220
Materials:$50
Total:$270


Pre-piano I - Wednesdays 6:00pm - Ms S - Spring 2021 (4.5 - 6 yrs)
Jan to May / 12 classes: see Ms S's calendar
Tuition:$260
Materials:$65
Total:$325


Pre-piano II - Wednesdays 3:50pm - Ms L - Spring 2021 (5.5 - 7.5 yrs)
Jan to May / 12 classes: see Ms L's calendar
The physical presence and participation of an adult (parent or caregiver) is necessary at the Zoom class for the chiild's success / enjoyment of these distance learning classes. The child needs the physical presence, human touch and companionship of an attentive, engaged adult.   The teacher cannot supply in this a distance learning setting. 
     
The teacher will supply the information,  the visuals and ideas and the physical modeling...the companion adult will then, in person, model absorbing the information, implement the visuals / ideas and mimicking / partnering the physical actions.

 
In The Music Garden students age 5.5 to 6.5 are ready to recognize music notation symbols in a familiar whole context....looking at and working with a whole song page full of familiar patterns that they know how to write and read.
 
After completing the Pre-piano II classes this year,  your student will be ready in Fall 2021 for moving into Music Makers at the Keyboard, our group piano classes!  Upon completing the piano classes, students graduate from The Music Garden at 9 or 10yrs old as fully literate musical pianists, able to sight read, sight sing, transpose, improvise and compose in all Major & minor keys!

Each child will continue filling his/her Pre-piano 3 ring binder with folders (this year culture based) following the themes: British Isles, Germany, Amerindian and African American. In addition the children will collect and organize song pages.  In a pouch they will collect and organize sets of  melodic and rythm pattern notation cards.  (Amazon links for which and where to obtain these will be provided.)  
 

 
Tuition:$260
Materials:$65
Total:$325


Pre-piano II - Thursdays 6:00pm - Ms S - Spring 2021 (5.5 - 7.5 yrs)


Piano I Full - Tuesdays 4:45pm - Ms L - Spring 2021 (6.5 - 8 yrs)
Jan to May / 12 classes: See Ms L's calendar
The physical presence of an attentive/engaged adult (parent or caregiver) at these classes is required for the child's success / enjoyment of these distance learning experiences.  The child NEEDS the physical presence, human touch and companionship of an attentive, engaged adult.  The teacher cannot supply in this ...in a distance learning setting. 

The teacher will supply the information, the visuals and ideas and the physical modeling....the companion adult will then, in person, model absorbing the information, implement the visuals / ideas and mimicking / partnering the phuysical actions.


The patterns ("sol-mi-do" and "du, du-de") up to this point at The Music Garden, have been aural/oral and notation based, using the ear and the eyes.  In Piano I, reviewing and singing and reading/writing those basic patterns will be combined with the physical black and white keyboard adding the neuromuscular system of the fingers / hand!

Upon completing this piano program, your 9 or 10 yr old graduate of The Music Garden will be a musically literate pianist, able to sight read, sight sing, improvise, and compose in all Major and minor keys!

Each student will receive a Music Maker at the Keyboard Piano 1 book, two CDS and digital links, as well as sets of melody and rhythm pattern notation cards and song title cards.  These will be shipped to your home.

In addition, your student will need a 1/2 inch 3-ring binder for assignment sheets and a pouch in which to collect and organize the notation and song title cards.  (Amazon links for which and where to obtain these will be provided.)  

 

 

 

Tuition:$325
Materials:$65
Total:$390


Piano II - Tuesdays 6:00pm - Ms S - Spring 2021
Jan to May / 12 classes : see Ms S's calendar
Tuition:$325
Materials:$65
Total:$390


Piano II - Thursdays 4:45pm - Ms L - Spring 2021
Jan to May / 12 classes: See Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$325
Materials:$65
Total:$390


Piano II - Fridays 5:15pm - Ms S - Spring 2021
75-minute classes in two 12-week semesters

Tuition:$325
Materials:$65
Total:$390, each semester


Piano II - Saturdays 11:30am - Ms S - Spring 2021
Jan to May / 12 classes : see Ms S's calendar
Tuition:$325
Materials:$65
Total:$390


Piano III Closed - Mondays 3:30pm - Ms L - Spring 2021
Jan to May / 12 classes: see Ms L's calendar
 
Tuition:$400
Materials:$65
Total:$425


Piano III - Saturdays 12:50pm - Ms S - Spring 2021
Jan to May / 12 classes: see Ms S's calendar
Tuition:$325
Materials:$65
Total:$390


Piano IV - Mondays 4:45pm - Ms L - Spring 2021
Jan to May / 12 weeks: see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$325
Materials:$65
Total:$390