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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!

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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

Day & Time: Wednesdays 9:30-10:00
Runs: October 7 – January 6
Tuition: $175 (includes book & CD) or $18 to drop in
Location: Norcross Park on North St in Grafton, just a 5 min walk from the common. Plenty of on-site parking also available

ONLINE via Zoom
Day & Time: Tuesdays 9:30-9:50
Runs: September 29 – December 15
Tuition: $130 (includes book & CD) + $20 for instrument set
(instrument set is a one-time purchase and can be used for future sessions)

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 this fall!

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.

Teacher: Kayla Cardin
Day & Time: Wednesdays 10:15-10:45
Runs: October 7 – January 6
Tuition: $195 (includes book & CD) or $20 to drop in
Location: Norcross Park on North St in Grafton, just a 5 min walk from the common. Plenty of on-site parking available!

Financial aid applications are available here.

Register here!