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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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FALL SESSION –  (10 weeks) September 26 – December 10, 2022 (no classes Thanksgiving week)

Day & Time:

Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 am

Saturdays 9:00 – 9:45 am

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

Tuition: $150/student

Financial aid applications are available here.

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to choose your class time & sign up!

Music Makers (ages 4-7)

In Music Makers, your child will be engaged in activities that establish a solid music-making foundation, including singing, creative movement, ear training, guided listening, and playing instruments. This developmentally sound approach to music literacy builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self-expression. The children start to work with written musical patterns, too. Such a listening foundation will lead to long-term success with music reading in future classes, such as our Piano Prep class for ages 6-9, and develop a life-long love of music.

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Dates: FALL SESSION: – (10 weeks) September 29 – December 8, 2022 (No class 11/24)

Day & Time: Thursdays 4:15-5:15 pm

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

Tuition: $175

Financial aid applications are available here.

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

Register here!