Welcome to Miss Ginger's Musikgarten! My classes are a wonderful place to enjoy "Mommy and Me" music making and to develop your child's natural music ability. (Daddy and Me or Grandparent and Me are all welcome!) I have been a music teacher for twenty-five years. Since the fall of 2012 I have offered Musikgarten classes. The depth and quality of this curriculum is proven in every class as the children truly engage in singing, listening, moving and playing instruments. The songs come from classic children's music in multiple cultures. We include fingerplays, poetry and storytelling as well as dances, singing games and pattern practice.
Every class demonstrates the connection young children have with music. Children love to hear, move to, sing and play music. They love to hear their favorite grown up's voice and hear their own name in a song. Three, four and five year olds love to pretend and to engage their imagination in the words of the songs and the movement stories. And keyboard students continue to enjoy learning games and dances while learning to play the piano in the group setting.
This year I am offering Musik Makers at Home in the World , also referred to as Pre Piano I for four and five year olds. This class introduces music reading through patterns and notation and develops the students' ability to create and play instrument parts in ensemble. The thematic settings are called "My Home Place, the Woodlands, Cattail Marshes and The Meadow." There is a big natural science connection which suits the pre- K, Kindergarten age perfectly.
Musikgarten is the only program that offers curricula for newborns through group piano instruction. It is based on a keen understanding of how children learn, in both a general sense and, specifically, how they learn music. I am thrilled to use a curriculum that so thoroughly engages the child at his or her developmental potential.
As you familiarize yourself with our class offerings and learn more about Musikgarten, I look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into my music classes.
Ginger Tankersley –Musikgarten instructor
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