Class Descriptions / Fees





Spring 2024 Classes




Baby / Toddler - Tuesdays 11:30am - Ms L - Spring 2024 (Newborn to 3.5 yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$245
Materials:$45
Total:$290


Baby / Toddler - Wednesday 9:30am - Ms E - Spring 2024 (Newborn to 3.5 yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$245
Materials:$45
Total:$290


Baby / Toddler - Saturdays 8:45am - Ms L - Spring 2024 (Newborn to 3.5 yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms E's calendar
Tuition:$245
Materials:$45
Total:$290


Cycle of Seasons - Tuesdays 4:00pm - Ms L - Spring 2024 (3 - 5yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
An adult (parent or caregiver) must accompany the the child during the 45-minute class.  This class is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to the child AND you, the adult!  The physical presence and participation of an adult is necessary for the child's success / enjoyment of these learning experiences.  

Home materials include a full color parent/child book, CD with digital link, and a small instrument or apparatus.  

All babies are born with an aptitude for music.  But research shows that their aptitude diminishes if it is not nurtured.  The best way to nurture a child's music aptitude is through active music making and play with their adult!

This class offers you the opportunity to play with your child in a musical setting, experiencing music and movement games designed to delight the child and awaken their curiosity about music.  

You are creating an environment in which your child's music aptitude is nurtured and skills are developed through activities which include singing, bouncing songs, rocking songs, dances, finger plays, body awareness games and echoles.  You are laying the foundation for beat awareness, vocal production, and aural discrimination (singing in tune!).

 

Tuition:$285
Materials:$55
Total:$340


Cycle of Seasons - Wednesdays 10:15am - Ms E - Spring 2024 (3 - 5yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms E's calendar
Tuition:$285
Materials:$55
Total:$340


Cycle of Seasons - Saturdays 9:25am - Ms L - Spring 2024 (3 - 5yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$285
Materials:$55
Total:$340


Pre-Piano I - Tuesdays 10:00am - Ms L - Spring 2024 (4 -5 yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
The physical presence and participation of the adult (parent or caregiver) is necessary class for the chiild's success / enjoyment of these classes. The child needs the physical presence, human touch and companionship of an attentive, engaged adult companion.   
     
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, 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 notation game cards,
1/2 inch 3ring binder and a zipper pouch.  
Tuition:$340
Materials:$75
Total:$415


Pre-Piano I - Thursdays 4:00pm - Ms L - Spring 2024 (4 -5 yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$340
Materials:$75
Total:$415


Pre-Piano I - Saturdays 10:20am - Ms L - Spring 2024 (4 - 5 yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$340
Materials:$75
Total:$415


Pre-Piano II - Wednesdays 4:00pm - Ms L - Spring 2024 (5 -6 yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$340
Materials:$75
Total:$415


Pre-Piano II - Saturdays 11:30am - Ms L - Spring 2024 (5 -6 yrs)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$340
Materials:$75
Total:$415


Piano I - Mondays 4:00pm - Ms L - Spring 2024 Closed (closed)
Jan to Apr / 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 experiences.  The child NEEDS the physical presence, human touch and companionship of an attentive, engaged adult. 

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, a 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. 

In addition, your student will receive a 1/2 inch 3-ring binder for assignment sheets and a pouch with 3 holes to attach in binder, to collect and organize the notation and song title cards.    a
Tuition:$380
Materials:$75
Total:$455


Piano I - Saturdays 1:00pm - Ms L - Spring 2024 Closed (closed)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$380
Materials:$75
Total:$455


Piano II - Tuesdays 5:00pm - Ms L - Spring 2024 Closed (closed)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$380
Materials:$75
Total:$455


Piano III - Mondays 5:15 - 6:30pm Ms L Spring 2024 Closed (closed)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$380
Materials:$75
Total:$455


Piano IV - Thursdays 5:15 - 6:30pm Ms L Spring 2024 Closed (closed)
Jan to Apr / 12 classes : see Ms L's calendar
Tuition:$380
Materials:$75
Total:$455


Adult Group Piano Class - Mondays 1:00pm - Ms L Spring 2024 (Teen to Adult)
4 classes per month : see Ms L's calendar
For many adults, playing the piano may be a life-long dream of theirs, and Musikgarten has a curriculum designed to help adults fulfill that dream. At Musikgarten we believe that anyone and everyone can enjoy making music in a meaningful way. Through the activities and lesson plans in Musikgarten Adults: Enjoying the Piano Together you will learn how to  achieve success.

You will find the group class a fun and enjoyable experience. Previous music experience and perceived talent are not required. Hours of dedicated time and practice are not required. You only need a love of music and the desire to make music!

If your prior piano experience depended on reading skills,  in our classes you will love the whole new world of playing by ear!  But for those with no background in reading music, these classes will lead you painlessly to let your ear guide your fingers and your eyes!

This stress-free piano method offers many benefits to the class beyond the magic of making music with others. Recent scientific studies have established the connection between active music-making and improved physical wellness. The Musikgarten Adults class is a unique opportunity for social interaction, providing much needed creative fitness for the mind and body.


 
Tuition:monthly $140
Materials:as needed $45
Total:$140 (+$45) monthly