Summer Music for Toddlers--What Do You Hear? (16 mo.-3 1/2 years)
6 week session (Tues 9:25-10:00 am, June 19- July 31, no class July 3)
Join us in a 35-five minute class that will bring the joy of music and movement to you and your young child, aged 16 months to 3-1/2 years! Learn to play together musically through singing, dancing, focused listening, and exploring and playing instruments. This class environment promotes the development of each child's music aptitude and skills, as well as attention, impulse control and language skills. Through simple echo games, little children begin to hear and perform a vocabulary of rhythm and melody patterns, the building blocks of music! Parents are encouraged to repeat music activities at home, to continue the fun and learning throughout the week!
$95 total includes all classes for child and caregiver, plus What Do You Hear? digital download, family music book, and 2 jingle sticks!
Summer All Together Now! What Do You Hear? (Babies-4 year-olds)
6 week session (Tues or Wed, June 19-Aug 1, no class July 3/4)
Have fun together while developing the musical potential of your child (children). Sing, listen, play instruments, and move to music together with family and friends! Musikgarten classes set a foundation for well-rounded music skills, such as intonation, rhythmic development, listening skills, and coordination in a joyful, hands-on environment. Through simple echo games, little children begin to hear and perform a vocabulary of rhythm and melody patterns, the building blocks of music! Parents are encouraged to repeat music activities, to continue the fun and learning throughout the week! The summer session features a weekly 35-minute class meeting on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, with no class on July 3/4.
$95 cost includes all 6 classes for child and caregiver, plus What DoYou Hear? digital download, family music book, and 2 jingles for home music-making!
Choose a time:
Tuesday 10:10-10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:15-6:50 p.m., or Wednesday 7:00-7:35 p.m.
Cycle of Seasons: Sounds of Summer! (Ages 3 1/2 - 5))
Cycle of Seasons: Sounds of Summer, 6 classes over 7 weeks, June 19/20-August 1
Choose Tues or Wed time, June 19-August 1, no class July 3/4)
This forty-five minute class connects the child's world with the natural world, while nurturing the emerging independence of three- to 5 year-olds. Activities include singing, stories and rhymes, listening games, playing instruments, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which promote musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a creative, holistic environment! In this class, children progress to new levels where they are able to play rhythm and melody patterns on instruments, sing entire songs, create their own movement and instrument ideas, as well as verbalize and describe their ideas, promoting language learning.
Parents participate in the class, although some of the activities are designed to encourage the children to participate independently of their parents. The home materials packet allows the learning and fun to continue at home!
Class times: Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m. OR Wednesday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Materials: Summer Cycle of Seasons, digital download, a parent music book, 8 listening cards
$105 total includes 6 classes for child and caregiver, plus all materials
Summer Pre-Piano, Music Makers: at the Seashore! (5-7 year-olds)
6 week session, meeting Wednesday 5-6 p.m. from June 20-August 1, with no class July 4)
This 60 minute Music Makers class immerses the 5-7 year-old child in an engaging and motivating musical environment! Children will build music skills through singing and playing instruments in ensembles, connecting aural rhythm/tonal patterns to written notes, and moving and dancing to music. All the activities are a fun and hands-on way to set a foundation for learning to play piano or another instrument, or to sing in a choir! Musikgarten curricula follow a pathway to developing music literacy, coordination, and listening skills required for comprehensive musicianship.
After 45 minutes, caregivers or family members are invited to join us for the last 15 minutes of class!
Materials: Music Makers: at the Seashore digital download, folder, game pieces, and a parent book for use at home)
$115 total includes 6 hour-long classes, plus all materials
Introduction to Piano (6+ year-olds, or grads of Music Makers: Around the World)
4 weeks, Wednesdays 5-6 p.m., July 18-August 8)
This engaging introduction to piano study immerses the child in foundational activities: playing beginning piano songs, chording, singing melodies, drumming rhythm, and playing notation-reading games. Movement is interspersed among the activities, giving each child a variety of ways to experience music concepts. Our FUN summer group class gives each child a head start on fall piano study. Adults return the last 15 minutes of class. Join us for a great start in learning to play the piano!
Materials: Digital download of companion recording and child's playing and writing music book
$85 total includes all classes and materials
Musikgarten Nature Trail at ZooMontana
Our popular music and nature day camp for 4-1/2 to 7 year-olds at the Zoo is back for June 4-8, 2018!
Each 2-1/2 hour session features music activities, nature exploration, instruments, stories, crafts, and more! Each day explores a new nature theme, with the fifth day culminating in a musical celebration with friends and family. Materials include a digital download of the class CD, animal cards, nature tools, art projects and a parent book for extended home activities!
Musikgarten Nature Trail at ZooMontana June 4-8, 2018
Section 1 9-11:30 a.m.
Section 2 12:30-3:00 p.m.
$150 total includes 5 half days, zoo entrance, and all materials