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Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to introduce your little one to the world of music? Look no further than MusikGarten – an early childhood music education program that’s perfect for children from birth to age 5!
At Neighbourhood Music Studio, we believe music is an essential part of every child’s development. MusikGarten offers a wide range of classes designed to help your child grow and learn through the power of music. There’s something for every child to enjoy, from our “Family Music” classes to the “Cycles of Seasons” or “Musik Makers at Home in the World” and “Musik Makers around the World”.
Keep reading to learn more about how our MusikGarten programs can benefit your child’s development and foster a lifelong love of music!
Early Childhood Music (MusikGarten Program)
This sequential curriculum is the most comprehensive in the industry. Developed by music and early education pioneers Dr. Lorna Lutz Heyge (1973 founder of Kindermusik) and ECME Audrey Sillick (1994 establishment of Musikgarten).
Instruction is right for each age level from your baby who benefits greatly from being part of a live music environment, right up through school-age children who delight in our group instrument classes.
Family Music … (Birth to 2 1/2 yrs)
Children of any age learn best through play and interaction within their environment. Exploring voice, body, and musical instrumentation through creative play, movement, and imagination
Cycles of Seasons … (3 to 4 yrs)
Kids develop listening, attention, imagination, creativity, and self-expression by using the seasons as topics. Singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, and musical games. Boomwhakers, Lummi sticks. Creative movement with scarves, ribbons, balls, and parachutes.
(Rhythm and aural exposure)
Musik Makers at Home in the World … (4 to 5 yrs)
focuses on the child’s fascination with natural surroundings. Training of the ear and continuing steps in reading music. Creative movement including folk dancing, and a variety of instruments.
(Recorders, Xylophone. Primary recognition of music notation and symbols)
Musik Makers around the World … (4 to 5 yrs)
Music of the British Isles, Germany, Amerindians, and African Heritage. Expressive dances, stories, rituals, and customs of these cultures. Continues building skills in listening, singing, and music reading.
(Recorders, Drums, Xylophone, Ukulele)
Our “early years” programs are designed for enhancing your child’s development.
This is not a drop-in or playgroup
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We offer a pedagogical teaching style that allows students to enjoy, focus and attain a high level of performance with qualified professional music teachers who offer supportive coaching, training students to be creative to nurture their own passion for music.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why should I pursue MusikGarten classes for my child?
We know that all children are musical, but that potential will decrease if it isn’t nurtured when they are young. We also know that music awakens and stimulates neural pathways in the brain that are associated with higher forms of intelligence, such as abstract thinking, empathy, mathematics, and science. Music's melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory.
What is MusikGarten's developmental plan for my child, and why is it important?
Only Musikgarten has a program that addresses the unique developmental needs of children at each age, taking children from infancy up through group piano lessons. Classes are designed for children to “grow up" with Musikgarten. In fact, most children and parents love their Musikgarten classes so much, it is not uncommon for a family to continue with Musikgarten until the child reaches age 4 or 5, at which point he/she will be ready for private piano lessons and/or an instrument for band or orchestra.
Why do students get home materials? Are we supposed to practice at home?
You learn the songs and dances in classes. But at home, is where you create great family bonding time. It allows children and parents to share their song and dance experiences. Children and parents have lots of fun in the car singing their Musikgarten songs.