Welcome to Miss Ginger's Musikgarten! I have been a music teacher for thirty years. Since beginning Musikgarten classes in the fall of 2012 I have grown to appreciate the depth and quality of the curriculum. My classes are a wonderful place to enjoy "Mommy/Daddy and Me" music making and to develop your child's natural music ability. I love it! The songs you learn with your child in class come from classic children's music literature and multiple cultures. At different ages, there is poetry, storytelling and, at all levels, instrumental music. Every class demonstrates to me the connection young children have with music. Children love to hear, move to , sing and play music. They especially 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 sounds of the accompaniments. And our keyboard students continue to enjoy learning games and dances while learning in the group setting.
I have added new levels of the program to my schedule each year. 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 in thematic settings of the natural environment of outdoors.
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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