Finding the musician in every child

Current research shows that early childhood (birth- 6 years) music education enhances all aspects of brain development; stimulates more neuron connectivity and has a long-term impact on the brains ability to develop to it’s fullest potential.  With the internationally recognized Musikgarten curriculum we strive to develop functioning musicians, finding joy in music, learning to improvise, write and read music, and eventually learning to play the piano.

Cycles of Seasons

Ages 3 – 4

Cycle of Seasons (Tots & Tunes) Children will enjoy using all of their senses to discover the world around them.  The life cycle of a dandelion or a frog; turning our bodies into falling leaves that dance around the room. In addition to singing, playing instruments, purposeful movement activities, and focused listening, the children are learning the language of music.  In each class the children echo a series of tonal and rhythm patterns.  These patterns are found in the singing repertoire, and they will be the first patterns the children will learn to read in music notation in the coming years. Class is 45 min long and attended with a parent or caregiver and includes a CD, parent guide and support materials for animal sound identification.

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Mixed Age Move and Groove

Ages 1 – 4 years

Mixed Age Move and Groove is our first step down our path to musical literacy.  Masked in play children experience a well rounded curriculum exposing them to new songs, old favorites, group dances, pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments, musical concepts, tonal and rhythm patterns. Older children model for the younger ones creating a joyful musical community.   Class is 45 min and is attended by parent/caregiver and child and included a CD, parent guide and percussion instrument.

Registration is open – call for prorated fees if you are joining mid-semester! 

WINTER 2019 SEMESTER 

  • Wednesdays 10:15 – 11:00am
  • Saturdays 11:00-11:45am

Classes are from Jan 2- March 16 (10 weeks); makeup week March 18-23

Teacher: Kayla Cardin (Wednesday) and Becky Lightcap (Saturday)

Tuition: $199/ten week session. Sibling in same class is $99

SPRING 2019 SEMESTER

  • Wednesdays 10:15 – 11:00am
  • Saturdays 11:00-11:45am

Classes are from March 25 – June 8 (10 weeks); makeup week June 10-15

Teacher: Kayla Cardin (Wednesday) and Becky Lightcap (Saturday)

Tuition: $199/ten week session. Sibling in same class is $99

Music Makers

Ages 4-6

Music Makers is the next step on the pathway to musical literacy. At this age, we explore different areas in nature like the Meadow, The Woodlands and The Marsh. Or, we visit different cultures around the globe, like The British Isles, Germany or The Amerindians. Each unit is explored through song, listening to and acting out stories, folk dance, percussion instruments and ensemble work. Each family receives a packet with music, a parent guide and a folder of the area we are working on. Classes are 60 min and parents/caregivers are invited in for the last 15 min of class.

Spring semester – registration opens February 1 at 7:00am

Dates/Times: Fridays, 4:00-5:00pm, beginning March 29, 2019

Tuition: $199/10 week session

Teacher: Alaina Calloway Bolton

Keyboard Magic

Ages 6-9

Keyboard Magic lays the groundwork for keyboard success!  Through the variety of activities in each class the children become independent musicians.  They have both a love of music and a love of specific repertoire. In addition to playing the keyboards, the children will be involved in drumming and dancing to nurture their rhythmic development, singing to nurture their tonal development, and echoing patterns to nurture their aural development, as well as composing and musical dictation activities that lead the children to musical literacy. Those who enroll in this 3 year program have a solid foundation to continue on in piano or any instrument they choose. Levels 1 & 2 are 60 min long, levels 3-6 are 75 min long. All levels include a book, two CD’s and a beginning parent guide.