MusikGarten ™

What is MusikGarten ™?

“MusikGarten™ is the leader in early childhood music education for children and teachers.  It offers a complete multi-year education program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. The program has 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.”  MusikGarten™

NOTES:  All MusikGarten™ classes begin September 2015.

There is a $50.00 Family Registration fee September, 2015 through August, 2016.

Family Music for Toddlers

Activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement enhance and further develop your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities. The curriculum focuses on four main areas of musical development: Focused Listening, Body Movement, Instrument Playing and Singing.

AGES: 15 months – 2 ½ years
WHEN: Thursdays, 11:15am – 11:45am
INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur
COST: Lessons: $240.00 (15 lessons at $16.00)
  Materials: $32.00     

Cycles of Seasons

Each curriculum celebrates children’s love of nature. Class activities build on children’s growing independence and developing competencies. Imaginative elements are added through creative dance and storytelling.

AGES: 2 ½  - 4 years
WHEN: Thursdays, 12:30pm – 1:15pm
INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur
COST: Lessons: $285.00 (15 lessons at $19.00)
  Materials: $40.00

Music Makers

Using a thematic approach, this 2-3 year sequential program includes singing, creative and structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training and guided listening, as well as an introduction to music literacy, which builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory and self-expression.

Music Makers I

AGES: 4 years old
WHEN: Thursdays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur           
COST: Lessons: $300.00 (15 lessons at $20.00)
  Materials:  $56.00

Music Makers II

AGES: 5 – 6 years
WHEN: Thursdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur
COST: Lessons: $300.00 (15 lessons at $20.00)
  Materials: $56.00

Music Makers at the Keyboard

Building on the songs the children have sung, danced to and been accompanied by in previous MusikGarten™ classes, children apply their growing musical sense to learning basic keyboard skills – an excellent transition to private lessons at CIFA in piano or other instruments.

AGES: 6 – 9 years 

WHEN: Jazz Keyboard* Wednesdays,1:15pm – 2:00pm (class is full)
Keyboard I Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Keyboard II* Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Keyboard VI* Wednesdays,  4:30pm – 5:30pm
Keyboard II* Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 6:30pm    (* Keyboard I – Prerequisite)

INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur

COST: Lessons: $435.00 (15 lessons at $29.00)
  Materials:  $57.00 (1 workbook/2 CDs)

For all classes, the minimum size of the class is 4. Please note that a parent may enroll a child at any time during the session, in which case the fees will be prorated.

For more information, contact Brenda Arthur at 703-743-5166.