About Musikgarten

Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education. Valley Music's Musikgarten offers a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. We have wonderful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks. These home materials reinforce lessons and involve the whole family in the fun.

BENEFITS OF MUSIKGARTEN

When music and movement are a natural, joyous part of childhood, children benefit greatly in many areas of life. Language development, self expression, memory skills, concentration, social interaction, fine motor skills, listening, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and coordination are all impacted by early music and movement education. What's more, as a child learns to play music, other areas of development - creativity, family bonding, self-esteem, confidence, emotional development - are also positively impacted.

Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination - all in a group setting that builds community - a truly holistic experience.

WHY IS MUSIC SO ATTRACTIVE AND WELL SUITED TO CHILDREN?

  • Music is a language, and children are oriented toward learning language.
  • Music evokes movement, and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.
  • Music engages the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with such higher forms of intelligence as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics.
  • Music's melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Who among us learned the ABC's without the ABC song?
  • Music is perfectly designed for training children's listening skills. Good listening skills and school achievement go hand in hand.
  • Music is an aural art and young children are aural learners. Since ears are fully mature before birth, infants begin learning from the sounds of their environment before birth.
  • Music is perfectly designed for training children's listening skills. Good listening skills and school achievement go hand in hand.
  • Developmentally appropriate music activities involve the whole child-the child's desire for language, the body's urge to move, the brain's attention to patterns, the ear's lead in initiating communication, the voice's response to sounds, as well as the eye-hand coordination associated with playing musical instruments.
  • Music is a creative experience which involves expression of feelings. Children often do not have the words to express themselves and need positive ways to release their emotions.
  • Music transmits culture and is an avenue by which beloved songs, rhymes, and dances can be passed down from one generation to another.
  • Music is a social activity which involves family and community participation. Children love to sing and dance at home, school, and at church.

2017 FALL SCHEDULE
September 9 - January 6

GROUP PIANO

MONDAY - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Ages 6-9

Cost:  $195.00
Materials:  $15.00

MUSIC MAKERS AT HOME

THURSDAY - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Ages 4-5 years

Cost:  $170.00
Materials:  $60.00  (Sibling $36.00)

MUSIC MAKERS AROUND
THE WORLD

THURSDAY - 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Ages 5-6 years

Cost:  $185.00
Materials:  $60.00  (Sibling $36.00)

FAMILY MUSIC

THURSDAY PAJAMA CLASS - 6:30 - 7:00 PM

SATURDAY MORNING CLASS - 9:00 - 9:30 AM

Ages 6 months - 3 years

Cost:  $155.00
Materials:  $40.00 (Optional)

CYCLE OF SEASONS

SATURDAY - 10:15 - 11:00 AM
Ages 3-4 years

Cost:  $165.00
Materials:  $45.00

Spring 2018 classes will follow the same schedule
and will begin January 20, 2018 and end in mid-May.

"There is no more important time in your child's life than the first six years,
no more important place than the home and no more significant person than you!"