Welcome to Musikgarten!

Give your child a world of possibilities!

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.

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.

Musikgarten at
Texas Amps and Axes

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

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 Instructor

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.