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 January 23, 2014.

 There is a $40.00 Family Registration fee September, 2013 through August, 2014.

Family Music for Toddlers

Through activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement, your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and further developed.  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, 11:15 – 11:45 AM
INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur
COST: Lessons: 225.00 (15 lessons at $15.00)
Materials:  $30.00     

Cycles of Seasons

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

AGES: 2 ½  - 4 years
WHEN: Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:15 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur
COST: Lessons: $270.00 (15 lessons at $18.00)
Materials: $38.00

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 Maker I

AGES: 4 - 4 1/2 years
WHEN: Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
    Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur           
COST: Lessons: $285.00 (15 lessons at $19.00)
Materials:  $52.00

Music Maker II

AGES: 5 – 6 years
WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:15 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur
COST:  Lessons: $285.00 (15 lessons at $19.00)
Materials:  $52.00


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: Keyboard II*, Wednesdays,  2:15 – 3:15 PM
    Keyboard VI*, Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
    Keyboard V*, Wednesdays,  4:15 – 5:15 PM
    Keyboard IV*, Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 PM
   (*  Keyboard I – Prerequisite)

INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Arthur

COST: Lessons: $405.00 (15 lessons at $27.00)
Materials:  $55.00 (1 workbook/2 CD’s)

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 Mrs. Brenda Arthur (coordinator):  703-743-5166.