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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 view the 2022-2023 calendar. Click here to view the ATA Music Handbook.

Family Music for Toddlers (ages 1-4)

These weekly classes 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.

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WINTER SESSION –  (10 weeks) January 4 – March 18, 2023 (no classes during February vacation week)

Day & Time:

Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 am

Teacher: Jessica Gelineau

Saturdays 9:00 – 9:45 am

Teacher: Kilani Moore

Tuition: $150/student

Financial aid applications are available here.

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to choose your class time & sign up!

PianoPrep (ages 6-9)

Learn piano with ATA today!

PianoPrep gives aspiring student musicians a creative outlet and is a fun way to learn to read music and build strong practice habits. Students begin playing in a small group class of four to eight students with ample opportunities for both group learning and individual support.

Using the Celebrate Piano method, classes:

  • build a solid technical foundation
  • cultivate creativity
  • develop the ability to perform confidently
  • encourage independent learning
  • establish musical literacy and rhythmic security
  • develop the ability to “hear what you see and see what you hear”
  • establish good practice skills
  • foster a love of music of all styles

An acoustic piano or a keyboard will be needed for practice at home.  A piano or a keyboard with 88 weighted, full size, and touch-sensitive (loud/soft) keys, and a an attached, stationary pedal is ideal. There are a limited number of smaller keyboards at ATA and one can be loaned to you if needed. If you require financial assistance, you can contact the office directly at info@appletreearts.org.

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January 26- May 25 (16 weeks)

Thursdays 5:45-6:45pm

Location: Apple Tree Arts

Teacher: Brenda Lau

Tuition: $450

Financial aid applications are available here.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page
to choose your class time & sign up!

Register here!