Musikgarten offers instruction which is just right for each age level—from your baby who benefits greatly from being part of a live music environment, right up through school-age children who delight in our group piano classes.
Beginning simply with singing, moving, and exploring rhythm instruments, we add levels of complexity as the children grow, expanding the singing repertoire, teaching more complex dances, and building instrumental ensembles. Children coming through the Musikgarten program inherently "know" the music they eventually play in later years in group piano instruction.
Music and movement can have a dramatic effect on babies, toddlers, and older children as well. Some studies indicate that early music instruction positively impacts language and literacy development; others point to improved pattern recognition skills which are the basis for mathematical learning; still others reveal the social and emotional benefits of being involved in music. Given our long-standing reputation as the leader in the field of early music education, Musikgarten can give your child a learning advantage for life.
Musical Goals: Feel and demonstrate steady beat; encourage singing; introduce rhythm and tonal patterns; recognize musical forms; play a variety of age-appropriate instruments; acquire a bank of familiar songs.
Developmental Goals: Develop gross and fine motor skills; build cognitive connections; develop language connections and aural skills; exhibit body awareness and self-regulation; strengthen social, emotional and self-help skills.