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Musikgarten (early childhood)

An early childhood music education program nurtures a child's social and musical development while enhancing the bond between parent and child. Classes incorporate movement, singing, listening activities, and playing percussion instruments. Children attend classes with their parents while they sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and engage in chants and nursery rhymes that delight their senses and help them develop social and listening skills. All of these activities enrich the child's musical, motor, and aural development while they increase the bond between adult and child.

We are offering a Cycle of Seasons class for children ages 3-5 in spring 2018. Please contact Kristen Neel with questions. To register in the class, please complete and submit the registration form with a check for $37.50 made out to Baylor University to pay for materials and hold your child's spot in the program.

What is Musik Garten?: Our class is primarily a music and movement class. We will be singing, dancing, and using rhythm instruments, listening to pieces throughout the weeks, not specifically learning a particular instrument. The music and movement activities we do together will help facilitate a better sense of musical understanding, singing, and rhythmic development that will help your child to possess a solid musical foundation before they enter music lessons on a particular instrument! Parents (or caretakers) are greatly encouraged to stay with the child during the class time. This helps the child and parent/caretaker form a stronger bond through music, helps the child to feel more comfortable and supported on this new musical journey, and allows the parent/caretaker to become familiar with the materials that will be used at home during the week between classes. *It is not a requirement for parents to attend the class, but is very strongly encouraged! :)
  • Where?: Baylor University, Waco Hall, Piano Pedagogy, West wing, Room 2
  • Who?: Ages 3-5 years old
  • How long?: 45-minute class
  • When?: Weekly
  • Class time: Thursdays, 4:20-5:05; our first class together is Thursday, January 18th.
  • Cost?: Registration: $37.00 per family enrolling. - Due at our first class together, Thursday, January 18th.

Please email Kristen_Neel@Baylor.edu for receive a copy of the registration form. If you are wishing to enroll more than one child, please fill out additional forms. The registration cost of $37 will remain the same no matter the number of children you wish to enroll from your family. Tuition: $180.00 per child. - Due at our first class together, Thursday, January 18th.

Information on Family Music for Babies classes: Designed for parents and their babies to take together, these weekly classes help you learn how to play musically with your baby. Each class features bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, and other fun activities for the two of you. When you go home, you can continue the fun with a superb CD recorded by a fine children’s choir and outstanding instrumentalists. Using your parent guidebook along with rhythm sticks, a Musikgarten rattle, and colorful scarf will give you both hours of enjoyment. Musikgarten's musical play for babies: Increases your baby’s curiosity about music Develops listening skills and a sense of beat Establishes a foundation for singing and musical thought Helps you form a closer bond with your baby Gives you and your baby a chance to interact with other parents and babies

Classes meet in room 2 of Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Musikgarten Website: MUSIKGARTEN.ORG

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