Musikgarten includes many songs, and your child learns to join in with these songs almost automatically. We begin each class with the Welcome Song, which quickly becomes a favorite. We also play singing games in many of our classes, allowing each child to participate and to gradually distinguish between their speaking voice and their singing voice. All children have beautiful singing voices, but can tend to lose them as they develop their speaking voice. By getting them in a singing environment early we can reduce the chances of that happening.
Many of our singing games take place in a circle, providing a sense of community and group vitality. Along with our circle dances , these activities pass a treasured tradition from one generation to another.
Another vocal tool we use is call-and-respond songs. These give your child the opportunity to discover and develop their singing voice without realizing it! These songs also give me insight into your child's singing development, which I then use to draw out each child's singing voice without any anxiety or pressure.
You may wonder how all this leads to musicianship in later life? We have a saying in our group piano classes: "If you can sing it, you can play it!" This sums up the value of vocal development to your child: not only does she discover her own voice and learn to differentiate between singing and speaking, but she is also laying the foundations for a lifetime of musicianship that will stand her in good stead in many areas of life.