Music Makers (ages 4 to 5-1/2)
This first year of Music Makers capitalizes on your child's fascination with nature and love of instruments. Stories, songs and sounds from the world of nature are represented in semesters focusing on: My Home Place, Woodlands, Cattail Marsh, and the Meadows. Students are introduced to orchestral instruments and ensemble play, with high-quality recordings and full color posters.
While Musikgarten's ultimate goal is music literacy for children committed to the program, this Music Makers class is the first to introduce the visual of music notation through writing, drawing, and notation games. Singing games involve more structured choreography and coordination. Developmentally, this program focuses on building a child's aural (listening) foundation which leads to long-term success with music reading. In addition to building on students' symbolic thinking, concentration, memory and self-expression, they also experience greater enhancement of self-discipline and social skills.
Helpful home materials and CD's enable parents to work with students on musical patterns and notation games, listening exercises, and singing games to include the whole family. Involvement of the family is the key to success in the learning process.
Listen to a sample from this class!
Music Makers: At Home in the World
Fall: My Home Place & Woodlands
15 weeks (Sept - Jan)
Instructor is willing to make special scheduling and payment arrangements by dividing classes into 7 weeks for My Home Place starting Sept. 14 and 8 weeks for Amerindians starting Nov 2.
Please indicate this preference on registration form.
Spring: Cattail Marsh & Meadow
15 weeks (Feb - May)
Children ages 4 to 5-1/2
*Parents/siblings join in the last 10-min. of class
Fall 2020 Classes begin week of September 14th
$220/Fall semester or
$44/month (Sept-Jan, 5 pmts.)
($11.00 per class + materials)
$220/Spring semester or
$55/month (Feb-May, 4 pmts.)
Tuition includes Home Materials (per semester):
Two Family Packets of Poster Folders, 2-CDs and Digital Downloads, Songbooks, Music Notation Cards & Game Pieces
Mondays 4:30 - 5:20 pm - FULL
*Must have a minimum of 3 students in order for a class to run, and maximum of 5 students per class due to space restrictions with COVID-19 precautions. Music Makers Classes ARE sequential, new music is presented in each class, but each class is built upon knowledge with each previous unit. This class begins the musical notation preparation for Music Makers World (2021-2022) and Music Makers at the Keyboard (2022-2023)
Licensed & Certified Musikgarten Instructor