Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

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ALL OFFERINGS will be taught IN-PERSON with the EXCEPTION of DRUMS which will be taught ONLINE until we move in to a new location.  We are offering an ONLINE OPTION for the following classes, although they will also be taught live:
… Musikgarten TODDLERS, CYCLES and HOME
… Musikgarten KEYBOARD YEAR 1 and YEAR 2
Details about these online offerings are explained HERE.

We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, or other reasons beyond our control. 

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PRICING:
CLICK link to view2020-21 Sept-May Tuition & Materials Price Sheet

SCHEDULE:
CLICK link to view2020-21 Sept-May Schedule 

TO HOLD YOUR CHILD’S SPOT IN CLASS:
… be sure your account is PAID in FULL, no balance owing,
… Register through the Jackrabbit portal (links at bottom of each class offering), 
… Pay Annual Registration Fee ($25/student, or, $50/family) – NON-refundable

TO HOLD YOUR CHILD’S SPOT FOR PRESCHOOL:  
 … be sure you r account is PAID in FULL, no balance owing,
… Register through the Jackrabbit portal (links at bottom of each class offeriing),
…Pay Annual Registration Fee ($25/student, or, $50/family) – NON-refundable
…Pay Preschool Materials Fee ($10/student) – NON-refundable


Is My Child Ready for PRIVATE INSTRUCTION?  

 

Sept-May Offerings 2020-21

Paint, paint, paint - enjoy a girl's night out, a date, or bring the family! Have fun completing a piece and enjoy a more in-depth opportunity to hone your painting skills working with acrylics. Fun event with great folks while you enjoy tapping into your own creativity! (Our teacher ROCKS! She will help you find skills you never knew you had!) Explore, learn and create in a safe and fun environment while making new friendships.

Please click on these capital letters to get all the info you need: HELLO STROKE OF PAINT PARTICIPANT!

FORMAT: 90-min class

Our Preschool has been built upon the developmentally sound Musikgarten Curriculum that our families already know and love! Singing, movement, theatrics, playing instruments, and focused listening activities are the core of our program, and our Preschool also includes Kindergarten Readiness Skills along with Arts & Crafts. The weekly Musikgarten Music Makers at Home class is also included (Wednesdays).

Children are immersed in a rich learning environment of the Arts and Nature that they can relate to and enjoy! Making music and making friends, all within a creative learning environment that fosters a LOVE of learning and a love and respect for self, nature and others!

Read more in-depth info about our activities and curriculum HERE.

TO HOLD SPOT: Register using the button below, and pay Registration Fee of $35 ($25/student annual registration fee, and, $10/student preschool supply fee). This is non-refundable and holds your child's spot in our Preschool.

FORMAT: Tues 9-12, Wed 9-10, Thurs 9-12

SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21

TUITION & MATERIALS: See TMPS 2020-21-CUSTOMER Copy

Materials are a one-time investment - your younger children will reuse them. If you cannot afford materials, please ask about other options.  .

Toddlers are on the MOVE! Learning to move as they move to learn, they explore the world that beckons them. This sensory-motor activity is how the child learns and supports growth and development. The toddler desires and needs to learn to control and master body movements.

Musikgarten's musical environment supports all areas of development through research-based activities. Moving, Singing, Listening, and Playing instruments in ways a toddler can and will. You will likely enjoy class as much as your child, and get a little exercise, too! Enjoy this FUN MOMMY & ME CLASS together!

FORMAT: Weekly, 30 min class, offered Sept-May

SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21

TUITION & MATERIALS: See TMPS 2020-21-CUSTOMER Copy

Materials are a one-time investment - your younger children will reuse them.  Two Units completed a year, one per semester.

Clap with Me

Play with Me

Cycle of Seasons lays music foundations through perceptual and holistic learning. Main objectives are to build on the child’s growing independence and developing competencies while feeding the imagination.

Cycle of Seasons is a broad-based experience in vocal exploration, rhythm development, instruments, body awareness, finger-plays, storytelling, poetry, creative expression and movement, spatial exploration, singing games, free-dance, and sensory games, all enjoyed through themes involving nature and the seasons. At this age, the nature experience is both intriguing to the child and healthy for development.

FORMAT: 45-min class, weekly (with adult until separation readiness as a class is established). ONLINE option also available.

SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21

TUITION & MATERIALS: See TMPS 2020-21-CUSTOMER Copy

Materials are a one-time investment - your younger children will reuse them.  Two Units completed a year, one per semester.

WIND DANCERS

SUN CATCHERS

Music Makers at Home explores the sights and sounds of various habitats which serve as the child’s connection to music. Children will also discover many of the different instrument families and specific instruments will be demonstrated by guest musicians. Children will begin to create instrument ensembles, hear specific patterns within the context of a song, and finally read and write their first music notation!! A very exciting year! MUSIC MAKERS AT HOME can be taken for TWO YEARS. The curriculum is the same both years, but I choose to emphasize different components so a child who repeats will be given time to develop without becoming bored. FORMAT: Weekly, 60-min class, Adult joins final 15 mins. ONLINE option also available. SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21 TUITION & MATERIALS: See TMPS 2020-21-CUSTOMER Copy Materials are a one-time investment - your younger children will reuse them.  Two Units completed a year, one per semester. REQUIRED MATERIALS: Semester 1 My Home Place CD, Parent Book, Notation Game (blue), Guitar/Drum/Recorder picture, Home Place poster-folder, creature manipulatives (parent w/ child) Woodlands CD, Parent Book, 2 Notation Games (yellow, pink), Percussion Instruments picture, Woodlands poster/folder, creature manipulatives (hermit thrush, owl, racoon, chipmunk, cicada, click beetle, katydid)  
 

 

   
 
 
Semester 2 Cattail Marsh CD, Parent Book. Notation Game (green), Woodwinds Instruments picture, Woodlands poster/folder, creature manipulatives (great blue heron, bullfrog, red-winged blackbird, weasel, muskrat, turtle) Meadow CD, Parent Book, 2 Notation Games (orange, white), String Instruments picture, Meadow poster/folder, creature manipulatives (goldenrod plant, grasshopper, cricket, northern flicker, red fox, meadow vole)  

 


   
 
 

Music Makers Around the WORLD prepares the child for first year KEYBOARD/PIANO class, and for PRIVATE DRUM LESSONS. Children explore a people and their culture through song, dance, and story specific to British, Native American, African-American and German cultures. One goal is to make the connection from ear to page through reading, writing and playing music notation. Drumming and playing Orff instruments such as glockenspiels, resonator bars, tambourines, etc., is included and provides another way to reinforce their pattern vocabulary and work on fine motor skills needed to play piano or drums. This also provides a wonderful opportunity to build ensembles and become more proficient at holding their own part against a class of musicians who may not be playing the same part. Children grow their rhythm and tonal patterns significantly this year, and they are so proud of what they can READ and PLAY!

MUSIC MAKERS WORLD can be taken for TWO YEARS. The curriculum is the same both years, but I choose to emphasize different components so a child who repeats will be given time to develop without becoming bored.

FORMAT: Weekly, 60-min class, Adult attends final 15 mins

SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21

TUITION & MATERIALS: See TMPS 2020-21-CUSTOMER Copy

Materials are a one-time investment - your younger children will reuse them.  Two Units completed a year, one per semester.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

Semester 1
British Isles CD, 4 Song Pages (Mousie, Hot Cross Buns, Who's That, Sea Shell), 3 Notation Games (red, green, yellow), viewfinder, British Isles Map/Folder
Amerindians CD, 4 Song Pages (See the Pony, Canoe Song, Pierrot, When the Train), 3 Notation Games (hot pink, orange, purple), viewfinder, Amerindians Map/Folder

Semester 2
African-American: CD, 4 Song Pages (Juba, Chatter with the Angels, Willum, Boat Song), 2 Notation Games (black, gold), viewfinder, African-American Folder
Germany: CD, 4 Song Pages (Listen for Bells, Lightly Row, Twinkle, Wild Horses), 2 Notation Games (blue, lime green), viewfinder, Germany Map/Folder

Group Piano (keyboard) classes are based on an aural approach to music literacy. Through playing the piano, singing, dancing, and drumming, children follow a logical progression to true music literacy which builds on foundations laid in earlier classes. Keyboard class activities can include: singing, dancing, drumming, playing by ear, sight reading, instrument ensemble, rhythm and tonal pattern work, improvisation, writing activities and notation games. Children share songs they can play on a weekly basis…and love it! Note: Adult joins class for 15 minutes, ask your child's teacher for the correct time of Parent Time. FORMAT: Weekly, 75-min class, Adult joins final 15 mins. ONLINE option also available. SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21 TUITION & MATERIALS: See TMPS 2020-21-CUSTOMER Copy REQUIRED MATERIALS: Semester 1 Music Makers At the Keyboard Book 1 (the RED book): Book 1, Listening CD1, Practice CD1, Notation Games (white, blue, red, yellow, green #1-6), Parent Book
Semester 2 Music Makers At the Keyboard Book 2 (the GREEN book): Book 2, Listening CD2, Practice CD2, Notation Games (pink, gold, purple, green #7-8)
Keyboard Year 2 (group piano) classes are based on an aural approach to music literacy. Through playing the piano, singing, dancing, and drumming, children follow a logical progression to true music literacy which builds on foundations laid in earlier classes. Keyboard class activities can include: singing, dancing, drumming, playing by ear, sight reading, instrument ensemble, rhythm and tonal pattern work, improvisation, writing activities and notation games. Children share songs they can play on a weekly basis…and love it! PRE-REQUISITES: Graduate of Keyboard 1 FORMAT: Weekly, 75-min class, Adult joins final 15 mins. ONLINE option available. SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21 TUITION & MATERIALS: See TMPS 2020-21-CUSTOMER Copy REQUIRED MATERIALS: Semester 1 Music Makers At the Keyboard Book 3, the PURPLE book: Book 3, Listening CD3, Practice CD3, notation games: Triple Rhythm, Duple Rhythm w/ Rests, Song Cards (Billy, I See the Moon, Alouette, Zum Gali), Major Chord Symbols, F Minor Melody, Key Cards (C, D, E, F, G, A)
Semester 2 Music Makers At the Keyboard Book 4, the BLUE book: Book 4, Listening CD4, Practice CD4, notation games: Sight Reading in FM Triple, G Major Melody, Dotted Duple Rhythm, Notes on the Staff, Song Cards (Summ, Aiken Drum, Billa Boo)

DRUM LESSONS lay solid foundations in rhythm and explore percussion instruments and styles. We cover basic percussionist skills using a drum set as well as the djembe and other percussion instruments, focusing FIRST on what foundations are needed by the student. This may mean focusing on a single drum until the student is ready for the complexities of a drum set.

We emphasize self-expression and enjoyment of the instrument, with opportunities to write, play, listen, teach, and perform. Drum students develop a strong sense of rhythm, discover confidence to improvise and compose, and improve skills.

Students will be asked to practice daily. They may at times be asked to complete writing or computer assignments, to round out their understanding. Don't worry, our Drum curriculum has been built on the same Musikgarten principles that have made our program so effective and successful, so you can be sure that your student’s experience will be both fun and enriching!

FORMAT: Weekly 30-min lesson (taught via Zoom for now)

SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21

TUITION & MATERIALS: See TMPS 2020-21-CUSTOMER Copy

REQUIRED MATERIALS: TBD

Private guitar lessons offer the opportunity to learn basic chord progressions paired with strumming patterns and how and when to use them. Come develop foundational skills that will equip you with everything you need to learn your favorite songs and become an effective guitarist. Playing the guitar assists in understanding chord progressions in music, which unlocks the world of composition and lays a great foundation for learning other musical instruments. Join the fun with guitar lessons!

FORMAT: Weekly 30-min lesson w/ instructor

SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21

TUITION & MATERIALS: See TMPS 2020-21-CUSTOMER Copy

REQUIRED MATERIALS: TBD

Learn to play the piano at YOUR own pace! This offering will meet for an hour each week, which gives students time to learn their music at their lesson. This makes their practice at home feel much easier and helps foster independence in home practice as well. Students will move at their own pace, which means the student will go faster because s/he has more time with the teacher! PPC is a small group of 3-5 students who all meet at the same time. However, this is not a competitive environment. Students are encouraged to do their best, which brings out their best. See this intro letter for more info: PPC Intro Letter.

Give your student the opportunity to really learn HOW to practice, under a teacher's supervision for a full hour each lesson!

FORMAT: 60-min class held weekly

TUITION & MATERIALS: Includes a Premium subscription to Piano Marvel. For pricing, see 2020-21 Tuition & Materials Price Sheet.

SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21

Private PIANO Lessons are most successful when the student has been prepared musically, physically, emotionally and intellectually in Musikgarten classes. This is why we recommend you start as early as possible in our Musikgarten classes before tackling the challenges and solitude of private study. This will facilitate piano study in so many ways. However, you're never too old to learn, so we have Private Piano teachers who are great with students of all ages and ability levels.

Lessons are 30-60 minutes in length, one-on-one with the teacher. The following elements are emphasized during the time at the piano: practice skills, technique, sight reading, improvisation, performance, theory, composition, note reading, notation, and musical terms. Students also participate in a 30-minute lab time where they do sight-reading, ear training, and writing activities to further hone their skills and understanding.

Performance masterclasses are held twice a year and replace the private lesson for that week. Recitals are held at least twice a year and all students are expected to participate after they have been in lessons for a few months. Additional performance opportunities are also available, local gigs as well as judged events such as National Piano Federation.

FORMAT: Weekly, 30-60-min lesson w/ the teacher plus Lab Time

TUITION & MATERIALS: Includes a Premium subscription to Piano Marvel. For pricing, see 2020-21 Tuition & Materials Price Sheet.

SCHEDULE: See Sept-May Schedule 2020-21

Great class for those who want Ukulele lessons to be tailored to their specific schedule, needs and/or wants. Let us know what songs you want to learn! If we don't have them, we can add them in!

Instruction can include:

Summer Offerings

Help your child discover his or her own inner Hero! Storytelling, music, creative movement, arts & crafts. Spend time with a real Super Hero! Mini-performance for the parents and a fun photo opp at the end of camp! Your child will experience empowering principles such as journaling, vision boards, declarations, and service, all of which build inner strength and a sense of helping others. All while having a great time!

FORMAT: 1-day camp, 2.5 hrs

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

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Learn how you are not only a Princess for a day, but for good! Storytelling, music, creative movement, arts and crafts, Spend time with a real Princess! Mini-performance for the parents and a fun photo opp at the end of camp! Your child will experience empowering principles such as journaling, vision boards, declarations and affirmations to foster a positive sense of self while having a great time!

FORMAT: 1-day camp, 2.5 hrs

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

Join us for SO MUCH FUN and sing Disney, Broadway and Ethnic favorites! Children and youth alike will LOVE this fun and uplifting musically instructive experience!

Singing, playing instruments, creative movement with an emphasis on vocal technique and quality singing.

Includes performance opportunities!

FORMAT: 75-min class, 2 days/week for 3 weeks in July

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

Paint, paint, paint! Complete several pieces and enjoy a more in-depth opportunity to hone your painting skills. We will work mostly with acrylics. See our Blog for some examples of what we will be doing. Explore, learn and create in a safe and fun environment while making new friendships! Enjoy meeting and observing a professional artist. Materials included, but if you are able, we ask you to donate acrylic paints if yo are able.

Format: 60-min class, 2 days/week for 3 weeks in July

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: folder/portfolio to keep work in

Have fun improving rhythm skills and focus! Enjoy intense rhythm, cooperation and ensemble skills with a group of friends. Explore different drums and styles, improvise, and build some real coordination! Great preparation for Private Drum Lessons on a drum set, or, just enjoy drumming with a community of drummers!

Performance opportunities at the end of the summer which may include Our House Retirement Center, the Box Elder County Fair Parade, and/or a Saturday morning Fair Bandstand performance.

Students do not need to own their own drum, but drums are available for purchase if you desire one. All our drums are hand-made from authentic materials from Africa, and proceeds from their purchase help build and equip schools in the villages they are made in.

Format: 60-min class, 2 days/week for 3 weeks in July

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

Learn basic chords so you can play your favorite tunes NOW! Tuning & care, strum and picking patterns, playing melodies, transposing. All with songs you WANT to play! Songbook and materials included. You will need a uke and a tuner. NOTE: Please let us know if you need a uke - we know how to get good ones!

Had this class before? Take it again to brush up on what you've learned. New songs added every year!

SCHEDULE DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU or NEED AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH? Register for Private Ukulele Lessons!

FORMAT: 60-min class, 2 days/week for 3 weeks in July

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 3-ring binder, ukulele, tuner (we are happy to help you get a uke or tuner, but please let us know upon registration)

CROCHET LIKE CRAZY! Learn how to crochet cute stuffed animals, or, work on your own existing project. Crochet opens up a world of creativity you can share with your friends and family. For SIX fun-filled sessions you will learn how to: 1-read a pattern; 2-start with a magic circle; 3-single crochet; 4-increase and decrease stitches; 5-crochet in the round. You will also learn how to sew accessories onto your creation! If you finish the first project, there will be additional projects for you you flex your new crochet muscles! We have yarn if you need it. Please bring a size H (.005mm) crochet hook.

FORMAT: 60-min class held 2x/week for 3 weeks in July

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: a size H (.005mm) crochet hook, we have some yarn, bring yours if you want something special

Come join us for this FUN beginning Guitar class! You will find our classes are a fun, safe place to learn together as friends. We cover basic chord progressions paired with strumming patterns and how and when to use them.

Come develop foundational skills that will equip you with everything you need to learn your favorite songs and become an effective guitarist. Playing the guitar assists in understanding chord progressions in music, which unlocks the world of composition and lays a great foundation for learning other musical instruments. Besides, who doesn't want to play an instrument you can take anywhere?

Please bring a 3-ring binder.

FORMAT: 60-min class, 2x/week for 3 weeks in July

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 3-ring binder

DRUM LESSONS lay solid foundations in rhythm and explore percussion instruments and styles. We cover basic percussionist skills using a drum set as well as the djembe and other percussion instruments, focusing FIRST on what foundations are needed by the student. This may mean focusing on a single drum until the student is ready for the complexities of a drum set.

Lab time on an electronic Drum Kit (like a rock band drum set) is included. We emphasize self-expression and enjoyment of the instrument, with opportunities to write, play, listen, teach, and perform. Drum students develop a strong sense of rhythm, discover confidence to improvise and compose, and improve skills.

Our Drum curriculum has been built on the same Musikgarten principles that have made our program so effective and successful, so you can be sure that your student’s experience will be both fun and enriching!

FORMAT: 30-min lesson, 2x/week for 3 weeks, or, 1x/week for 6 weeks

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 3-ring binder

All ages and levels can enjoy a 30-min lesson with a great instructor, learning to play repertoire the STUDENT enjoys, as well as benefit from our Piano Lab (30 minutes additional to lesson)! Our summer curriculum is very individualized and based on student needs and desires but can include Sight Reading, Technique, Theory, Ear Training, Improvisation and Composition. Parent should attend the first lesson with the student. At this time, student, parent and teacher will determine together what will be the most desired and beneficial content for summer lessons.

FORMAT: 60-min lesson, 2x/week for 3 weeks, or, 1x/week for 6 weeks

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: piano, metronome, 3-ring binder

Great offering for those who want Ukulele lessons to be tailored to their specific schedule, needs and/or wants. Let your teacher know what songs you want to learn! If we don't have them, we can add them!

Instruction can include:

...chords: how & what to play and understanding how they work, including music theory if desired,

...expanding chord repertoire,

...playing melodies,

...strumming patterns and techniques,

...picking patterns,

...learning songs YOU want to play & having a total BLAST!

NOTE: Tuition covers 6 lessons. More lessons can be scheduled if desired. You will need your own ukulele. If you would like us to help you get one, we would love to help you get a quality starter instrument for a competitive price. You will also need a tuner which we have for sale if you like. Please bring a 3-ring binder.

FORMAT: 30-min lesson, 2x/week for 3 weeks, or, 1x/week for 6 weeks

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: ukulele, 3-ring binder

Private guitar lessons offer the opportunity to learn basic chord progressions paired with strumming patterns and how and when to use them. Come develop foundational skills that will equip you with everything you need to learn your favorite songs and become an effective guitarist. Playing the guitar assists in understanding chord progressions in music, which unlocks the world of composition and lays a great foundation for learning other musical instruments. Join the fun with guitar lessons!

FORMAT: 60-min lesson, 2x/week for 3 weeks, or, 1x/week for 6 weeks

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Guitar, 3-ring binder

Private flute lessons offer the opportunity to become a confident performer and musician. Reading, playing, creating, technique, expression, intonation studies, effective use of breath and support, and studying music history all combine to make a solid foundation.

Students can apply their skills in band, symphony orchestra, small ensembles, or for solo performance. Each student will prepare solos accompanied on piano as well as duets with the teacher and possibly small ensembles with other flute players. Playing the flute is FUN!

FORMAT: 30-min lesson, 2x/week for 3 weeks, or, 1x/week for 6 weeks

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: flute (we can help you get early flutes); 3-ring binder

Teens will ENJOY improving VOCAL SKILLS while preparing performance pieces in a positive and confidence-building environment. Build your vocal technique while having FUN!!! We will work on reading music, part-singing, music theory and audition prep while singing fun, fun music that YOU LOVE to sing!!

FORMAT: 30-min lesson, 2x/week for 3 weeks, or, 1x/week for 6 weeks

TUITION & MATERIALS Price Sheet Summer 2021 (link active during registration)

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2021 (link active during registration)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 3-ring binder