Early Childhood
Music Education

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Welcome to Musikgarten at Texas Amps & Axes: School of Music in Prosper!  We are pleased that you are considering music classes for your child. Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, but that aptitude diminishes if it is not actively nurtured between the ages of birth and nine.

Hi, and Welcome
to Musikgarten!

As you familiarize yourself with our class offerings and learn more about Musikgarten, we look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into our music studio.  We are offering a mix of classes, camps and lessons to fit your family’s preference.

Our Teachers

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Shelley Baird
Early Childhood Music Director & Piano Instructor 

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Alice Wong
Certified Musikgarten Instructor

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Kristin Glass
Certified Musikgarten Instructor

Weekly Class & Camp Descriptions

School Term 2023/24

All babies are born with an aptitude for music. But research shows that their aptitude diminishes if it is not nurtured. The best way to nurture a child’s music aptitude is through active music making. By singing and dancing for and with our children in a variety of tonalities, meters and styles we are helping our children reach their full music potential.

This class offers adults the opportunity to play with their babies in a musical setting, experiencing music and movement activities designed to delight the child and awaken his or her curiosity about music. By
singing, dancing, bouncing, and rocking, the child’s music aptitude is being carefully nurtured, laying the foundation for beat awareness,
vocal production, and aural discrimination.

Activities include singing, bouncing songs, rocking songs, dances, finger plays, body awareness games and echoes.

Thursdays 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Fridays 11:45 am – 12:15 pm


Materials: $39.60 for book & music download  and instrument kit
Additional Instrument Kits can be purchased for $13.20

This class is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to toddlers and their caregivers.

Activities include singing, dancing, focused listening and simple instrument playing, creating an environment in which the child’s music aptitude is nurtured and skills are developed. 

This special parent/child time (whether spent in the class or taken home to reinforce) singing, dancing, playing instruments, doing finger play and movement activities together will increase the bond with one another as well as help the child learn body awareness, balance, coordination, fine motor skills and more.

This book and music will capture your little ones attention with photos of children their own age and colorful illustrations that bring the songs and chants and rhymes to life. Everyone in the family will love the variety of music. Classics like Hickory Dickory Dock and The Eency Weency Spider. Plus new favorites like Fiddle-De-De and Old Jeremiah. You’ll hear fast-tempo music as well as calming, slower relaxing music.

Family Materials include: Parent Book (48p), CD with digital code

Thurdays 10:10 am – 10:45 am
Fridays 9:10 am – 9:45 am | 11:00 am – 11:35 am



A musical celebration of the four seasons of the year is the theme in this class. The first half of the year focuses on fall and winter.  Movement, singing, and speech lay a foundation for creative development via storytelling, poetry, play, dance, and more. Preschoolers will build on the rhythmic and tonal pattern awareness in music as well as continued exploration of a variety of musical instruments while tapping into the child ’s vivid imagination and building the child ’s growing independence and competencies. Listening skills are also developed through focused listening activities and guessing games with animal picture cards.

Wind Dancers is the first family set in The Cycle of Seasons material ages 3-5 and offers you a collection of songs, sounds, poetry and stories, plus additional ideas to explore with your child.
Family set includes a Parent Book (48p), 2 CDs, 12 Animal Cards in Cloth Bag

Thursdays 9:15 am – 9:55 am
Fridays 10:05 am – 10:45 am



This class cultivates the child’s musical development through songs, tonal and rhythm patterns, poetry and stories, movement activities, listening games, instrumental play and manipulative games. Rudimentary music skills such as pitch matching, beat competency, ensemble development, and music notation are dealt with using themes taken from the child’s home environment and natural surroundings. This class is wonderful preparation for keyboard/piano instruction.

Parents or caretakers are invited to come for the last 5 minutes of the class.

Home materials including music recording, songbook, and manipulatives allow the learning and fun to continue at home!  We will cover one folder for 1/2 of the semester and then the other folder for the second half.

Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 6:10 pm
Fridays 9:10 am – 9:50 am


Join us for Group Piano with Mrs. Alice as we explore beginner Piano technique, theory & skills in a group class setting.

This course is part of our Homeschool Music Academy at Texas Amps & Axes and taught via our Musikgarten Program Specialists.

Tuesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Tuition: $100/mth


This class is designed for 4-8 year olds and will be taught by Ms. Alice.   In this class, children explore the music, dances and stories of different cultures. As always, the key ingredients are singing, listening, playing instruments, lots of movement, and tonal and rhythm patterns. Through echoing patterns, the children will build a vocabulary of musical phrases which they can recognize aurally and visually, which leads to an understanding of musical notation. 

Materials include a CD, a map, song pages, and notation games. Children will receive 2 packets throughout the fall session

This course is part of our Homeschool Music Academy.

Tuesdays 10:45 am – 11:25am


Materials: $56

School Term 2023/24 Enrollment

All classes are offered at Texas Amps & Axes Shop and School of Music in Prosper at 117 W. Broadway St.

Musikgarten Group Classes are a flat monthly rate of $100/month.

My current availability is listed for you below.

Please note that Waitlist times are listed first, continue scrolling for Open Times (these will show with “Register” in far left column).

Tuition Fees listed reflect the Average Monthly Cost for each class, assuming a weekly 30 min lesson. Tuition Fees are prorated based on the number of classes per month that a student is registered for. 

How to Book a 45 Min or 60 Min Lesson
If you would like to book a 45 min or 60 min lesson with me, you will need to Register for 2 consecutive times. This is done by selecting  Register on the first slot from the list below, and then once you are in the Registration, adding the second slot to your cart using the  Book Another Class option.

What If there is no “Register” option?
If there is no “Register” option, this means I am currently Wait List Only.
To join my Wait List, select the preferred time from below and select “Waitlist”. This will add you to the notification list once that time slot becomes available.

Shelley Baird

Early Childhood Music Education Director & Piano Instructor

Shelley Baird is a certified teacher of Musikgarten and has taught Musikgarten and piano for 23 years. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a major in elementary education and a minor in music.  She began working as a public elementary and middle school teacher following college graduation.  After marrying her husband, Byron, who is also a musician, and becoming a mom (her girls are now age 24, 22 and 19), she began teaching Musikgarten and loved being able to include her children in her work! 

Shelley’s adventure with teaching early-childhood music and movement classes began in 2001.  She offered studio music classes and piano for children of all ages and provided music programs to several local preschools.

In 2011-2016, she taught music for grades kindergarten through 5th grade at a local private school.  She is currently teaching music at both a local Montessori school and pre-school and teaches piano to children of all ages as well.  In 2007, 2008, and 2019-2022, she received a Musikgarten Exemplary Award for her long-standing commitment to the Musikgarten philosophy.

She began teaching at Texas Amps and Axes: School of Music six years ago and loves to teach music and sees it as a true blessing in her life!

Visit Shelley’s Texas Amps and Axes teacher page here.

Kristin Glass

Early Childhood Musikgarten Instructor

Kristin Glass is a certified Musikgarten teacher.  She has taught early childhood classes in many settings for years dating back to her time at LSU where she graduated in 1999 with a major in Early Childhood Education.  She has worked as a teacher in the public-school setting, small co-ops, private preschools, and church ministries.  Music has always been a very important part of how Kristin teaches, as she believes that music is something to be enjoyed by all and can be used to help children learn, remember, move, adapt to transition, etc.  She has been amazed by the Musikgarten curriculum and how it provides a very natural and easy way for young children to gain a love for music and experience the magic of musical understanding while also building on fundamental skills (such as motor skills, language development, impulse control, etc.) as young ones grow and mature. 

Kristin has been married to her college sweetheart, Bryan for 22 years and they have three children (19, 16, & 10).  She loves to hike, travel, and watch her kids play volleyball and baseball. 

Kristin has been teaching Musikgarten at Texas Amps and Axes: School of Music since January 2022, teaching little ones ages 0-5 along with a parent, grandparent, or caregiver.  It has been her joy to be a part of this program. She looks forward to meeting new families and having the privilege of seeing the tiniest of little ones grow in their love and learning of music.  

Alice Wong

Early Childhood Music Instructor & Piano InstructorShop Manager & Repair Tech (AKA Los)

Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Alice Wong began her music
education at 8 years old with piano lessons. She attended University College
Sedaya International in Kuala Lumpur for her Music Diploma and she graduated
with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, in Middlesex University, England.
Alice started her music career as a piano teacher to young children and adults
when she was in college. After knowing she loves working with young children,
she then started her Musikgarten journey in 2006 and became certified in
teaching all levels in Musikgarten. Because of her love in teaching young children,
she also actively attending music education level course such as Kodaly, Orff-
Schulwerk and Gordon Music Learning Theory.

Alice moved to Texas in 2013 after marrying her husband and they have two boys
– 5 and 8 years old. Her dream came true that she gets to involve her own
children in the Musikgarten program. She enjoys traveling, learning about
different cultures, reading, baking and spending time with her friends and family.
This is her first-year teaching at Texas Amps and Axes School of Music and she looks forward to meeting new families and seeing little children grow in music. Alice strongly
believes each child is unique and has their own potential to excel in any field as
long as a good environment and a quality education are provided.

Find out more about the
Musikgarten program below