• Early Childhood Music and Movement: Birth - Age 5




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    Congratulations! By considering music education for your child at an early age, you have taken a first step toward bonding musically with your child and enriching your family life with active music-making.


    Children are naturally drawn to music, which will make your time with them in Musikgarten both fun and beneficial.


    Why Musikgarten


    The Plan

    Only Musikgarten offers a comprehensive, sequential plan for the musical development of your child from birth through beginning piano. Each of our six courses stands on its own and fits the developmental needs of the child. Class time is educational, fun and purposeful.


    The Teachers

    Your Musikgarten teacher is a highly trained professional with classroom and field experience in early childhood music education and child development.


    The Curriculum

    Musikgarten's programs are based on meeting the developmental needs of children as they grow. Favorite songs, stories, and dances are revisited throughout – building on what each child has mastered and enjoyed – making successful learning easier.


    Family Involvement

    You will receive CDs, family activity guides and instruments to continue the bonding and fun of music with your child at home.



    Family Music for Babies: New born - 18 Months


    Designed for parents and their babies to take together. This 30-minute weekly class helps you learn how to play musically with your baby.


    Musical play activities:

    – Increase your child's curiosity

    about music.

    – Develop listening skills and

    sense of beat.

    – Establish a foundation for

    singing and musical thought.

    – Help you form a closer bond

    with your child.


    – Bouncing and rocking songs.

    – Wiggle and peek-a-boo games.

    – Superb CD recordings by a fine children's choir and outstanding instrumentalists, together with a book describing the activities and games to play with baby.

    – A lovely cloth instrument pouch with rhythm sticks, Musikgarten rattle and colorful scarf.



    Family Music for Toddlers: 15 Months - 3.5 Years

    Participate with your toddler for 30 minutes each week in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments.


    Musical play activities:

    – Help develop a strong musical bond with your child and closer family ties.

    – Bridge the natural connection

    between music and movement.

    – Enhance your child’s musical

    aptitude and listening abilities.

    – Lay the foundation for singing

    and vocal development,

    listening skills, and

    purposeful movement.


    – Movement activities for coordination, body awareness, exploration of space, body control and the pure joys of movement.

    – Folk songs for singing, dancing and listening.

    – Focused listening examples from both daily life and music instruments.

    – Instruments to explore: rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, and resonator bars.

    – 4 wonderful semesters, each with a 60-minute CD, a parent activity book and an instrument or scarf to use at home.



    Cycle of Season: Ages 3 - 5

    Celebrate your child’s love of nature and growing independence through activities involving the four seasons (45 minute class).



    Musical play activities:

    – Nurture 3 year olds’ ability to

    use language and participate in

    dramatic play within a musical


    – Develop listening, focused

    attention, imagination,

    creativity, and self-expression.


    – Singing, chanting, moving, focused

    listening, musical games.

    – Exploring musical instruments,

    creative movement and storytelling.

    – Family packets for each season of the year. Packets include outstanding CDs, full color illustrated cards for listening activities, and a parent activity book, all in a cloth Musikgarten pouch.


    Music’s melodic and rhythmic patterns awaken and stimulate neural pathways in the brain that help develop memory, math skills, and powers of abstract and creative thinking.


    Music touches all spheres of development:

    – Language

    – Self Expression

    - Concentration

    - Social Interaction

    - Fine Motor Skills

    - Listening

    - Problem Solving

    - Teamwork

    - Goal Setting

    - Coordination


    – Confidence

    – Self Esteem

    – Music Playing

    - Creativity

    - Family Involvment

    - Poise

    - Bonding

    - Voice Expression

    - Family Interaction

    - Emotional Development


    Overall, music activities are ideal for your growing child.

    – Music immerses the child in language.

    – Evokes movement.

    – Stimulates the brain.

    – Fosters physical coordination.

    – Develops listening skills, the foremost necessity for learning.


    All in a group setting that builds community

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    Teaching Music, Understanding Children



    To begin your musical journey call Lessons by Lisa
    813-765-0737 or complete our Registration Form

  • Early Childhood Music and Movement: Birth - Age 9

    Musikgarten is a sequential music and development program for children


    At the head of each program are internationally-acclaimed authors who provide developmentally appropriate activities of the highest quality.


    Musikgarten's programs awaken and develop your child's inborn joy and talent for making music. Early childhood — a time of rapid growth and brain development — is the optimal time to start this musical journey. Beginning with Family Music for Babies and continuing through Music Makers At the Keyboard, your child steps across that important bridge from general music learning to instrumental skill. Choose from Musikgarten's full spectrum of classes from birth to age 9, and share with your child the gift of music — the gift that lasts a lifetime.



    Family Music for Babies

    Family Music for Babies: (ages newborn - 18 months)

    Play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving, and singing. Music play activities are designed to increase your child's curiosity about music, to develop listening skills and a sense of beat, and to establish the foundation for singing and musical thought.



    Family Music for Toddlers

    Family Music for Toddlers: (ages 15 months - 3 1/2 years)

    Participate with your toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments — while developing a strong musical bond with your child. Through activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement, your child's musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and further developed.



    Cycle of seasons

    Cycle of Seasons: (ages 3 - 5)

    Celebrate your child's love of nature and growing independence through activities which focus on the seasons of the year. Classes are designed to build attention and self-expression and include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement, and storytelling.



    Music Makers: At Home in the World/Around the World

    Music Makers: At Home in the World/Around the World (from age 4)

    Your child is now ready for this sequential two-year music program. Music Makers includes singing, creative and structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training and guided listening, as well as a developmentally sound approach to music literacy that builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self-expression.



    Music Makers: At the Keyboard

    Music Makers: At the Keyboard Years I & II (from age 6)

    Musikgarten children come to the piano ready to play the songs they have learned to sing, dance, and love. Small group lessons at the keyboard capitalize on your child's delight in making music with others and allow the children to gallop through the beginning keyboard levels with delight.




    Music Makers: At the Keyboard

    "My most sincere encouragement to parents is to make music freely with your child... to lose yourself in the world of childhood, to delight in the play that your young child is showing you, and to experience your child's wonder and enjoyment of the musical world."

    — Lorna Heyge, Ph.D.
    Musikgarten Founder
    NPR Interview, 1999


    To begin your musical journey call Lessons by Lisa
    813-765-0737 or complete our Registration Form

  • Give Your Child a World of Possibilities

    From the moment they are born, you feel an overwhelming urge to give your children the world. Then life gets in the way. There are time and financial constraints, social pressures, and conflicting advice. How do you give your children the most beneficial experience within the constraints of modern life? Easy. You do it through music.


    Studies from around the globe have shown that, from a very early age, music lessons can have profound long-term effects that include improved language development, higher standardized test scores in math, improved graduation rates, and even decreased likelihood of drug and alcohol use.


    What Musikgarten offers is more than just an easy way to introduce your child to music. Our classes can play a critical role in your child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development, as well as laying a pathway to musical proficiency. Moreover, Musikgarten provides dedicated time each week when you can bond with your child free from distractions and watch them grow into a confident, independent, and expressive young person.

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