Our Classes

Our classes are family-centered, loving and nurturing. Class time is educational, fun and purposeful — a rarity in today’s world in which education is often confused with entertainment.

Currently classes are limited to 5 children with 1 adult caregiver per child as a precaution against COVID-19.

Storytime

From a young age, children need to be exposed to books, to hear and learn new words, and to engage with language through play. Story time provides the opportunity for children and caregivers to come together in their community to learn, play, and socialize. Story time focuses on building literacy skills for both children and parents/caregivers to use at home.

Story time is a one-hour class for children 0-5 and their parents. Together parents and children enjoy an interactive class that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, fingerplays and body movement. For the littlest ones we also include lapsit songs, interactive baby rhymes and simple storybooks followed by playtime with toys.

Family Storytime

Young children, with a favorite adult, experience new stories through books, flannelboards, songs, activities, and crafts. Family storytime focuses on building early literacy through songs, rhymes and stories. Early literacy is all the things little ones need to know before they learn to read. We also know younger children learn from older children, and having kids of different ages interact can lead to some beautiful learning moments. For the littlest ones we also include lapsit songs, interactive baby rhymes, and simple storybooks.

Musikgarten Classes

These weekly classes are for babies and toddlers—full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning—and their parents. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement through four wonder-filled semesters.

Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, and resonator bars.

Mixed Age Music Classes (Birth to 5 years)

Designed for parents and children ages 1-3, with adaptations for babies and extensions for preschoolers. Nimble & Quick and Twist & Turn are based on nursery rhymes – the beloved poems and chants handed down from generation to generation! Nursery rhymes have the staying power of a lasting art form.

Family Music for Babies (Newborn to 15 months)

Designed for caregivers 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.

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.

Family Music for Toddlers (15 months to 3 years)

These weekly classes are action-filled for toddlers—full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning—and their parents. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement through four wonder-filled semesters.

Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, and resonator bars.

Music for Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5 years)

Celebrate your preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the four seasons in The Cycle of Seasons. Developed to build attention and self-expression, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement, and storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons nurtures your growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context.