Our Classes

BABIES: 30 minutes once a week (Adult attends with child)

I knew we needed to get out of the house, but I wasn't sure which activities my 9 month old son would really take to and enjoy.  We booked a Free Introductory Babies Class and immediately enrolled - he just loved it so much! 

My son loves the singing, bouncing, dancing and the drums.  Oh, the drums!  The CD and instrument kit are such high quality and I have heaps of great ideas for musical play at home.  Our Musikgarten Babies Classes is the highlight of our week plus we've made lots of new friends too!

The Materials Fee is $80.00 and the materials are used for terms 1 & 2.  You get a fabulous CD, a parent song/activity book and a cloth instrument pouch with the Musikgarten rhythm sticks, shaker and a colourful scarf.  The tuition is $115.00 per term.


TODDLERS: 30 minutes once a week (Adult attends with child)

- No bored children in our toddler classes!
- Our fun music and movement classes make learning a breeze.  
- We sing, dance, move and play instruments for 30 fun filled minutes.

Our Toddlers class will:

- Channel your toddler's energy productively
- Give you heaps of ideas for musical play at home
- Develop his / her musical aptitude and listening skills
- Help your child with expression of feelings
- Assist your toddler's memory through repetition
- Increase your child's attention span and confidence
- Stimulate language skills through rhythm work.

The Materials Fee $68.00 and the materials are used for terms 1 & 2.  You get a high quality CD, a parent song/activity book and an instrument in a closable box.  The tuition is $140.00 per term.


MIXED AGES: 30 minutes once a week (Adult attends with child)

- These classes are lots of fun and you and your preschool children can enjoy together. 

- Our German class is designed for families who want their child to learn the German language by having fun singing, dancing, listening and playing instruments.
- This class is so much fun and Miss Nicole sings and speaks in German the whole time.


Our Mixed Ages class will:

- Channel your child's energy productively
- Give you heaps of ideas for musical play at home
- Develop his / her musical aptitude and listening skills
- Help your child with expression of feelings
- Assist memory through repetition
- Increase your child's attention span and confidence
- Stimulate language skills through rhythm work.

The Materials Fee $68.00 and the materials are used for terms 1 & 2.  You get a brilliant CD in German, a parent song/activity book and an instrument.  The tuition is $120.00 per term. 


CYCLE OF SEASONS: 45 minutes once a week (Adult attends with child)

Our musical celebration of the four seasons includes:

- Singing
- Movement activities
- Focused listening
- Instrument exploration
- Imaginative story work

Benefits for your child:

- Enhances moving, singing and talking skills
- Develops listening, focused attention and self expression
- Taps into the child's imaginative abilities
- Creative development encouraged through story telling and movement
- Nature themes expand appreciation for our environment
- Our parent book gives your heaps of great ideas for activities at home

The Materials Fee is $82.00 and the materials are used for terms 1 & 2.  You get the 2 beautiful Sun Catchers CDs, the parent song/activity book & 12 illustrated animal listening cards, all in a cloth pouch.  The tuition is $170.00 per term.


PRE MUSIC MAKERS: 60 minutes once a week (Adult attends the last 15 minutes)

This class is specifically designed for mid to late year Cycles graduates and 4 year olds who are new to Musikgarten.  Our Pre Music Makers class is only taught in terms 3 & 4.

In preparation for Music Makers Year 1, your child will:

- establish the beat with body percussion and instruments
- become more comfortable with his / her singing voice and develop its range
- express a story with their body and then on instruments
- draw, read and play graphic notation
- enjoy movement activities
- develop his / her focussed listening listening skills

Benefits for your child:

- Enhances moving and singing skills
- Develops listening, focused attention and self expression
- Taps into your child's imaginative abilities
- Creative development encouraged through story telling and movement
- Enjoy nature themes that will expand his / her appreciation for our environment
- Establishes fundamental musical skills
- Expands listening through introduction of instruments
- Builds self-discipline and social skills

The Materials Fee is $68.00 per term and the materials include a CD, parent book, folder & game pieces.  The tuition is $200.00 per term. 


MUSIC MAKERS YEAR 1: 60 minutes once a week (Adult attends the last 15 minutes)

In our Music Makers 1 class your 4-year-old child will

  • Have lots of fun, learn easily and love coming to class each week
  • Build confidence and self esteem
  • Increase and develop concentration skills leading to a longer attention span
  • Enjoy and discover the exciting world of natural habitats through songs, movement, dance, stories and poetry
  • Develop purposeful, intentional listening that ties in with the context of the class themes
  • Express activities and feelings through mime and drama
  • Learn deeply by experiencing musical concepts through his whole body
  • Play a variety of percussion instruments and widen his instrumental skills by playing in our ensembles
  • Discover what music looks like and start writing and composing music

"I haven't come across another class like Music Makers 1.  It is so welcoming and family orientated, a place that I enjoy being a part of just as much as my children do.  I am completely thrilled about the classes and the Family Materials, which are so well thought out and designed.  My children often put the CDs on at home, singing along to the beautiful songs, engaging in the listening games and wondering what instruments they are listening to.  My eldest eagerly awaits for her Music Makers 1 class all week and I'm amazed at what she (and I) have learnt after just a few classes." 

The Materials Fee is $68 per term and the materials include a very high quality CD, a parent book, folder, instrument picture pages & card game.  The tuition is $220 per term. 


MUSIC MAKERS YEAR 2: 60 minutes once a week (Adult attends the last 15 minutes)

This class is for 5 and 6 year olds.  It's the perfect follow-up for children who have completed Music Makers Year 1.  This pre-instrumental class lays the foundation for your child's success in our keyboard class.

Your child will explore the music, dances and stories of different cultures.  We sing, listen, play instruments, include lots of movement and work with tonal and rhythm patterns.  Through echoing patterns, your child will build a vocabulary of musical phrases, which he / she can recognise aurally and visually, leading to an understanding of musical notation.  By the end of the year, your child will have the musical foundation in place to move up to our Keyboard Year 1 class.

The Materials Fee is $68 per term and the materials include a CD, folder, notation games, song pages & view finder.  The tuition is $250 term.


KEYBOARD YEAR 1: 60 minutes once a week (Adult attends with child)

Note: Keyboard or piano must be available at home for practice.

Our group keyboard class is an exciting musical journey that includes singing, dancing, drumming, musical games and playing the keyboard.  In all our Keyboard classes (Year 1 – Year 4) we work on tonal competency through singing and beat competency through movement, dancing and drumming activities.  We know that without sufficient movement experience, children do not have the foundation in body control and expressivity to play a musical instrument. 

- This class features a variety of activities which lay the foundation for success at the keyboard.
- We build on songs the children love.
- And we use the aural (ear) approach, which will lead us to visual reading.

Benefits for your child:

- Lays groundwork for keyboard success.
- Fosters pride and excitement in music making.
- Practice, learn and play keyboard with others and independently.
- Holistic approach to music learning: Listening, moving, singing, drumming, composing, improvising and playing the keyboard.

The Materials Fee is $112 and the materials are used for terms 1 & 2.  You get 2 CDs, a comprehensive musicianship book & multiple card games.  The tuition is  $300.00 per term.  


KEYBOARD YEAR 2: 60 minutes once a week (Adult attends with child)

Note: Keyboard or piano must be available at home for practice.

Year 2 of our keyboard method which refines the physical and aural skills developed in Year 1 :

- Introduces much loved piano repertoire.
- Develops and enhances comprehensive musicianship at the keyboard.
- Refines body control and ear tuning.
- Continues to build the foundation for life-long instrument playing.

Benefits for your child:

- Lays groundwork for keyboard success.
- Fosters pride and excitement in music making.
- Practice, learn and play keyboard with others and independently.
- Holistic approach to music learning: Listening, moving, and drumming along with keyboard work. 

The Materials Fee is $112 and the materials are used for terms 1 & 2.  You get 2 CDs, a comprehensive musicianship book & multiple card games.  The tuition is $325 per term.


KEYBOARD YEAR 3: 60 minutes once a week (Adult attends with child)

Note: Keyboard or piano must be available at home for practice.

Year 3 of our keyboard method which refines the physical and aural skills developed in Years 1 and 2:

- Introduces much love piano repertoire.
- Develops and enhances comprehensive musicianship at the keyboard.
- Refines body control and ear tuning.
- Continues to build the foundation for life-long instrument playing.

Benefits for your child:

- Lays groundwork for keyboard success.
- Fosters pride and excitement in music making.
- Practice, learn and play keyboard with others and independently.
- Holistic approach to music learning: Listening, moving, and drumming along with keyboard work.
 
The Materials Fee is $112 and the materials are used for terms 1 & 2.  You get 2 CDs, a comprehensive musicianship book & multiple card games.  The tuition is $350 per term. 


KEYBOARD YEAR 4: 60 minutes once a week (Adult attends with child)

Note: Keyboard or piano must be available at home for practice.

Year four keyboard class will further refine your child’s physical and aural skills developed in previous years and will work towards Grade 1

- Introduce much loved piano repertoire.
- Develop and enhance comprehensive musicianship at the keyboard.
- Refine body control and ear tuning.
- Continue to build the foundation for life-long instrument playing.
- Practice, learn and play keyboard with others and independently.
- Holistic approach to music learning: Listening, moving, and drumming along with keyboard work.

The Materials Fee will be advised and the tuition is $375 per term.


ADULT KEYBOARD: 60 minutes once a fortnight

Note: Keyboard or piano must be available at home for practice.

Introductory keyboard class for groups of beginners (limited 10 adults per class)

We are delighted to offer these classes for adults who have always wanted to play the piano.  If you took lessons as a child and stopped, took lessons and have forgotten how to play, have never taken lessons, then these are the classes for you!

Our classes are ideal for the adults who want to play solely for their own enjoyment.  The non-stressful, non-pressured approach provides a relaxing and comfortable environment for learning and active music-making.  This approach, focusing on the joy of making music, is called Recreational Music Making.

Musikgarten curricula are based on the idea that instrumental instruction is only appropriate when it is layered onto a strong musical foundation.  We aim at developing the musician first and the instrumental skills second, so we begin with singing and moving to work on the primary instrument the musician themselves.

The Materials Fee is $52 and include a CD, comprehensive musicianship book plus card games.  The tuition is $300 per term.

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