Your child's singing voice will blossom. Active music making comes from hearing, remembering, playing, and singing. The early start that Musikgarten gives a child ensures that her singing voice will be developed by all the activities.
Listening skills are built. We have laid a strong foundation of auditory development through listening games, context listening, and the ability to focus and distinguish between sounds. This skill is SO valuable in many fields, not just music!
Movement and body control. Today our children do not get enough movement; screens and chairs have replaced outdoor games for so many. We give your child abundant opportunities to move, while learning to refine movement, control the body, and to express emotions and ideas physically as well as verbally. This skill, along with the listening skills I mentioned before, will delight educators in years ahead!
Playing instruments together builds social skills. Musikgarten affords multiple opportunities to work musically within a group - to play specific parts with defined starting and stopping points. The "beauty of ensemble" comes from children learning that cooperation produces harmonious results. This is both a big step on the pathway to musical literacy, and a great life lesson.
Finally, writing and reading music follows the aural and oral learning that begins our Musikgarten journey. Music is a language, and the transition from enjoying and repeating patterns to reading and writing musical notation parallels and enhances the process of language development. The advantage this gives your child in the years ahead will continue to blossom.
So we have reached a pause on our pathway, to be resumed during the summer with our Wonderful Wednesday and Tuneful Thursday classes (Pay for 6, attend up to 8). Then we will see you again in the Fall for another semester of our Musikgarten journey into the lasting impact of the pathway to musical literacy, where you come for the fun and stay for the education.
Here's to a great Summer!