Early Childhood Music Education

Why Choose Early Music Education?

Benefits of Early Childhood Music

  • 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 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.

As published in Early Childhood Connections.

Class Schedule for 2019

Class Schedule for Fall 2019
Ages of ChildrenClass Name/Days & Times
birth-3 yrs
w/ caretaker

Family Music for Lil’ Ones

Friday mornings 9:20-10:00 am beginning Aug 23

3 – 5 years

Cycle of Seasons

Friday mornings 8:30-9:10 am

4 – 6 years

Music for Lil Mozarts 1

Friday mornings 10:10-10:50 am

6 – 9 years

Music Makers at the Keyboard

Wednesdays 5:30-6:20 pm

6 – 9 years

Piano Partners

To be individually scheduled

1 – 4 years

Let’s Make Music Birthday Bash – basic package

Saturdays (schedule at least 1 month in advance – email me with date preferences first)

1 – 4 years

Let’s Make Music Birthday Bash (with a take home instrument bag)

Saturdays (schedule at least 1 month in advance – email me with date preferences first)

1 – 4 years

Let’s Make Music Birthday Bash (with photography)

Saturdays (schedule at least 1 month in advance – email me with date preferences first)

1 – 4 years

Let’s Make Music Birthday Bash (with photography and a take home instrument bag)

Saturdays (schedule at least 1 month in advance – email me with date preferences first)

 

Course Descriptions

Texas Amps and Axes Music School in Prosper 
(Musikgarten’s Fall session will begin week of August 19-23)  

 

Family Music for Lil’ Ones (birth-3 yrs w/ caretaker)

40 minute group class (16 classes – one free built in make-up day)

Come sing, dance, and play with your child through song, movement and instruments.  Great bonding time with your child and enhances their listening skills, coordination, balance and musicality too!  Family materials include: (CD or download, parent song & activity booklet and an instrument)

Tuition:$225
Materials:$35
Total:$260

 

Cycle of Seasons (3 – 5 years)

40 minute group class (16 classes – one free built in make-up day)

This class is designed to nurture the emergent independence of the 3 and young 4 year old.

Activities include lots of singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child’s musical development while satisfying the child’s need to learn in a holistic environment.

Parents are welcome to stay for the class (if the child prefers this), although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independently of their parents.

Home materials including music recordings, songbook, and manipulatives allow the learning and fun to continue at home!


Tuition:$270
Materials:$45
Total:$315

 

Music for Lil Mozarts 1 (4 – 6 years)

40 min group class (last 5 min. w/ parent) ($18/class w/ one built in free make-up day)

 

Students are introduced to new musical concepts and the performance of pieces at the piano. The story of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse™ sets the stage for music study at the beginning and continues on each subsequent page. Other characters throughout the book serve as a springboard for introducing students to major composers from the four main musical style periods.

New concepts are introduced and carefully reinforced throughout the book. Each page contains a fragment of the story as background for each new concept or new piece of music, as well as practice instructions to read to the student. Many pages also offer helpful hints to the teacher and parents for effective instruction and practice.

The music was written to develop finger dexterity in young children and includes clever lyrics that will appeal to the student’s imagination. Accompaniments for the teacher or parent are notated for each piece.

Family Materials include: 
 tote bag: w/  white board w/ marker, stuffed toys, books & flashcards


Image result for music for little mozarts

 
Tuition:$270
Materials:$55
Total:$325

 

Music Makers at the Keyboard (6 – 9 years)

50 minute group class (last 5 min with parent)($20/class with one free built-in makeup day)

This program is designed to teach the children to play the songs they are hearing, singing, drumming and dancing to.  This class follows a very sequential aural approach to building piano skills and understanding musical notation as set forth in the books, Music Makers: At the Keyboard.

Children will receive a book with notation card games and 2 recordings
for their family materials, one for listening and one for practice time.

Tuition:$300
Materials:$65
Total:$365

 

 

Piano Partners (6 – 9 years old)

2 children in a 45 minute class (last 5 minutes with parent) ($22/class w/ a free built in make-up day)

This class has the best of both worlds – the fun learning that takes place with another child and some one-on-one instruction as well.  

This program is designed to teach the children to play the songs they are hearing, singing, drumming and dancing to.  This class follows a very sequential aural approach to building piano skills and understanding musical notation as set forth in the books, Music Makers: At the Keyboard.

Children will receive a book with notation card games and 2 recordings for their family materials, one for listening and one for practice time.

 

 
Tuition:$330
Materials:$65
Total:$395

 

Let’s Make Music Birthday Bash – basic package (1 – 4 years old)

Musikgarten birthday party in your home

 
This includes 15-20 minutes of set up, 30 minute music-making session and 10-15 minute clean up/wrap up.  I will supply the materials we will use in our music making such as puppets, rhythm instruments, scarves, and hula hoops.  During our music making session, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, play instruments, and move around with hoops or scarves.  
 

Important note:  My sessions are designed for 4-8 children with a parent/caretaker participating with each one. For parties exceeding 8 children, there will be an additional $15 fee per child.  We will use the biggest, most open room you have available to move around and make music in. Please try to empty it of (or cover up) any possible toys or distractions. Encourage everyone to dress comfortably with shoes good for dancing and moving around in!

(cake not included in party)

 
Tuition:$150
Total:$150

 

Let’s Make Music Birthday Bash (with a take home instrument bag) (1 – 4 years old)

Musikgarten birthday party in your home

 
This includes the basic package as well as each child getting to take home an instrument bag with a scarf, wooden shaker and wooden rhythm sticks to use for music making at home.

This includes 15-20 minutes of set up, 30 minute music-making session and 10-15 minute clean up/wrap up.  I will supply the materials we will use in our music making such as puppets, rhythm instruments, scarves, and hula hoops.  During our music making session, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, play instruments, and move around with hoops or scarves.  
 
Important note:  My sessions are designed for 4-8 children with a parent/caretaker participating with each one. For parties exceeding 8 children, there will be an additional $15 fee per child.  We will use the biggest, most open room you have available to move around and make music in. Please try to empty it of (or cover up) any possible toys or distractions. Encourage everyone to dress comfortably with shoes good for dancing and moving around in!
 
Tuition:$150
Materials:$16/child
Total:$150 plus $16 X # of participating children at party

 

Let’s Make Music Birthday Bash (with photography) (1 – 4 years old)

Musikgarten birthday party in your home

This includes the basic package as well as 8-12 edited photos that will be available online 1 week after the party.
 

This includes 15-20 minutes of set up, 30 minute music-making session and 10-15 minute clean up/wrap up.  I will supply the materials we will use in our music making such as puppets, rhythm instruments, scarves, and hula hoops.  During our music making session, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, play instruments, and move around with hoops or scarves.  
 
Important note:  My sessions are designed for 4-8 children with a parent/caretaker participating with each one. For parties exceeding 8 children, there will be an additional $15 fee per child.  We will use the biggest, most open room you have available to move around and make music in. Please try to empty it of (or cover up) any possible toys or distractions. Encourage everyone to dress comfortably with shoes good for dancing and moving around in!

 

Tuition:$250
Total:$250

 

Let’s Make Music Birthday Bash (with photography and a take home instrument bag) (1 – 4 years old)

Musikgarten birthday party in your home

This includes the basic package +  8-12 edited photos that will be available online 1 week after the party as well as each child getting to take home an instrument bag with a scarf, wooden shaker and wooden rhythm sticks to use for music making at home.
 

This includes 15-20 minutes of set up, 30 minute music-making session and 10-15 minute clean up/wrap up.  I will supply the materials we will use in our music making such as puppets, rhythm instruments, scarves, and hula hoops.  During our music making session, we will sing, bounce, rock, dance, play instruments, and move around with hoops or scarves.  
 
Important note:  My sessions are designed for 4-8 children with a parent/caretaker participating with each one. For parties exceeding 8 children, there will be an additional $15 fee per child.  We will use the biggest, most open room you have available to move around and make music in. Please try to empty it of (or cover up) any possible toys or distractions. Encourage everyone to dress comfortably with shoes good for dancing and moving around in!
 
Tuition:$250 plus $16 per child
Materials:$16/child
Total:250 plus $16 X # of participating children at party


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