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We’re not just teaching music. We’re transforming a generation.


High-quality early childhood music and movement classes, such as Musikgarten, are shown to:

  • create new neural pathways
  • develop active listening, comprehension, language, memory, and vocal response
  • develop balance and both fine and gross motor skills
  • teach the brain to notice patterns
  • engage social skills
  • help children achieve academically and socially
  • help children define body parts
  • transmit culture

Musikgarten offers instruction that is just right for each age level—from your baby who benefits greatly from being part of a live music environment, right up through preschool-age children who delight in exploring the Cycle of Seasons through dramatic play in a musical context.

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 eventually tying the songs and activities to music notation, preparing students for further study in private lessons, ensembles, or just for life!

Click here to read our policies and here to view the 2020-2021 calendar.

Family Music (ages 1-4)

These weekly classes, available both online and in-person, are action-filled for toddlers—full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning—and their grown-ups. Together, you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement.

Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks and jingles. Additionally, you’ll receive a wonderful CD with digital download and parent activity book to use at home for more fun time together.

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

ONLINE via Zoom
Day & Time: Tuesdays 9:30-9:50
Runs: January 12 – March 23, 2021
Tuition: $170 (includes book, CD and instrument set). Instrument set is a one-time purchase and can be used for future sessions. If you’ve previously participated in this class and already own instruments for use at home, please contact us for a discounted class price. Instrument set for this class: 2 jingle sticks, 2 pair of sticks, 2 scarves, 1 pair of finger cymbals, all in a cloth drawstring bag. 

Financial aid applications are available here.

Cycle of Seasons (age 3-5)

Celebrate your preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the four seasons in The Cycle of Seasons, held outdoors or virtually this year!

Developed to build attention and self-expression, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement, and storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons nurtures your growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context.

Fun family packets including wonderful music CDs with digital downloads are included for use at home to increase family involvement in the learning process. Participants may also purchase a beautiful instrument set for an additional fee including a natural wood drum, rhythm sticks, jingles, cymbals, and scarves to keep and use at home.

ONLINE via Zoom
Day & Time: Tuesdays 10:00-10:20am
Runs: January 12 – March 23, 2021
Tuition: $212 (includes book, CD and instrument set)

Instrument set is a one-time purchase and can be used for future sessions. If you’ve previously participated in this class and already own instruments for use at home, please contact us for a discounted class price. Instrument set for this class: 2 jingle sticks, 2 pair of sticks, 2 scarves, 1 pair of finger cymbals, all in a cloth drawstring bag, plus 1 drum (natural wood, natural skin)

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

Financial aid applications are available here.

Register here!