Musikgarten

Early Childhood Music & Movement

MIC Musikgarten® classes offer a comprehensive, sequential plan for the musical development of children, birth to age seven, in a joyful and stimulating educational environment.

Summer classes begin Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fall Classes begin Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Musikgarten: Family Music for Babies (birth-18 months)

 

Play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving, and singing. A foundation for singing and musical thought is established through activities designed to increase your child's curiosity about music, develop listening skills, and build a sense of beat through movement. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all Musikgarten classes. 


Musikgarten: Family Music For Toddlers (16 Months-3 years)
Develop a strong musical bond with your toddler while singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments. These activities bridge the natural connection between music and movement while enhancing and further developing your child's musical aptitude and listening abilities. Classes provide an active, hands-on musical environment appropriate for this age. An adult must accompany each child.


Musikgarten - Cycle of Seasons (ages 3-5)
Celebrate your child's love of nature and growing independence through activities that focus on the seasons of the year. Classes are designed to build attention span, self-expression, and language development. Components include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, instrument exploration, creative movement, as well as stories for children to act out and embellish.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for all Musikgarten classes.


Musikgarten: Music Makers I - At Home in the World (ages 4-6)
Students will develop skills to establish the foundation for musical literacy, expand their listening capabilities, build self-discipline and social skills through ensemble development, and cultivate skills that impact all academic learning.  Class activities and objectives include dramatizing folk tales, coordinating body and voice, training the ear, and establishing fundamental musical skills. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all Musikgarten classes.


Musikgarten: Music Makers II - Around the World (Ages 5-7)
This class explores the music of the British Isles, Germany and our Amerindian and African American heritage.  It features songs, dances, stories, rituals and customs of these cultures to enhance your child's cultural awareness.  The curriculum builds on skills for developing music literacy, including symbolic thinking, concentration, and memory and incorporates activities for self-expression, creative movement, and ensemble work.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for all Musikgarten classes.