What is Musikgarten?
A mommy and me music class open to newborn to 4 years of age.
What would a newborn or toddler learn in this class?
At Musikgarten we include nature as part of our classroom. We believe in the benefits of teaching children to value and respect our natural environment. We offer a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain, and fosters physical coordination — all in a group setting that builds community — a truly holistic experience.
How does Music affect Children and Learning?
I believe all children are musical and that music can be a holisitc experience. Music is a language and Children are oriented to learning language. Music is an aural art and young children are aural learners as well. did you know that ears are mature fully before birth? Babies begin to learn from the sounds of their environment. Some studies show how Music can benefit students in the following ways:
Impacts Language and Literacy Development
Learn Spatial Intelligence which is good for Advanced Math
Pattern Recognition Skills which are the basis for Mathematical Learning.
Improves Graduation Rates & a Decrease in Substance Abuse
Creates a higher self-esteem and better self confidence and a Goal Orientation
Creates an Emotional Outlet for those children who may have difficulty expressing themselves
Allows the Student to use their Imagination and to Think Outside the Box
These are just a few examples of how music helps children as a whole.