Welcome to The Musik House!
Getting started with Musikgarten classes at The Musik House is easy. Just check out the Studio Info and Schedule below, then sign up using the registration form!
Music is a source of joy and wonder for all of us. Research shows that intentional nurturing in music from birth (or before) to age nine not only greatly improves a child’s musical enjoyment, understanding and achievement, but is also a vital link to learning abilities including language development.
The Musikgarten classes offered are designed to engage children in music making and listening using experiences in movement, singing, dancing, playing age appropriate instruments and music games, echoing rhythmic and tonal patterns, and many more activities that will help to develop in children and their families a lifelong love of music.
An experienced early childhood music specialist, Arleth Anderson has a BS degree in Early Elementary Education and Music, has taught public school music and kindergarten, and has been a preschool teacher/director. She has been teaching piano and music and movement classes for young children for over 20 years, and has been trained in both Kindermusik and Musikgarten curricula. Arleth is licensed by Musikgarten. She and her husband, Dale, have four sons, three daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren.
The studio calendar consists of two semesters, each including 10 class sessions for the younger children, and 12 class sessions for those enrolled in Keyboard classes. First semester classes begin mid-September and end late November or December. Second semester classes begin mid-January or February and end in April or May.
The Registration/Materials fee is due at the time of registration. It includes a $5 non-refundable registration fee per student each semester. If you already have the class materials, only the $5 Registration Fee applies. If siblings are enrolled in a class together, only one set of CDs is needed. In Music Maker Keyboard classes, however, there are sibling packets to be purchased , so the fee will exceed the $5 registration fee. You will receive that information when materials are ordered.
Tuition may be paid by semester or by the first of the month (3 payments per semester).
Sibling Tuition Discount: When a family enrolls more than one child in a Music & Movement class, a
younger sibling receives a 50% tuition discount.
Referral Discount: When a “referred” family enrolls, a $5 credit will be applied toward your tuition.
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Below are class descriptions, day/time, registration/materials fees and tuition fees for each semester. Please note that Keyboard classes enroll for the entire school year, but may pay by semester. Tuition payments for all classes may be made in 3 monthly installments per semester. Parents accompany child and participate in the first three classes listed. In Music Maker classes, they join for the last 10-15 minutes of the class.
Family Music for Babies(Birth-18 months)
Through active music making, this class establishes the foundation for singing and musical thought. In Babies class, parents and babies play in a musical setting with activities in singing, bouncing, rocking, dancing, finger plays, body awareness games, listening, and echoing tonal and rhythmic patterns.
Class Day/Time: Thursday, 10:20-10:50 a.m.
Reg/Materials: $40 Includes a CD, song book, and instruments (Bag with sticks, shaker, and scarf/year)
Tuition: $80/Semester or $27/Month
Family Music for Toddlers(16 months-3 years)
Parents develop a strong music bond with toddler through singing, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments. The child's musical aptitude and listening abilities are developed while learning music concepts.
Class Day/Time: Monday, 10:30-11 a.m.; Thursday, 9:30-10 a.m.
Reg/Materials: $35 Includes a CD, rhythm instrument and parent songbook
Tuition: $85/Semester or $28.50/Month
Cycle of Seasons(3-5 years)
These children are growing in independence, and self-expression. This class celebrates their love of nature, and further develops language and musical concepts through music of the seasons. Activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring instruments, creative movement, and storytelling. 2 Cds/Sem
Class Day/Time: Monday, 9:30-10:10 a.m.
Reg/Materials: $45 Includes 2 CDs, illustrated cards for home listening activities, parent book
Tuition: $110/Semester or $37/Month
Music Makers: At Home in the World(Age 4-Kdgn)
This curriculum gives a solid music making foundation and developmentally appropriate approach to music literacy through singing, movement, ensembles, instruments and listening. Basic music skills such as pitch matching, beat competency, rhythm and tonal pattern echoing and music notation are experienced through themes from home and natural surroundings- Home Place, Woodlands, Marsh and Meadow.
Class Day/Time: Monday, 1-1:55 p.m.
Reg/Materials: $60/Semester Includes 4 music-making folders with CDs and binder/year
Tuition: $120/Semester or $40/Month
ENROLLMENT REQUIRED FOR ENTIRE YEAR
The following Music Maker classes are an introductory method for groups of beginners at the keyboard, laying groundwork for keyboard success. It approaches music reading both aurally and visually, helping to build a natural bridge to reading. There are comprehensive learning materials for 6 semesters, each including a Children’s Music Book, Listening CD and Practice CD with special tracks for practicing. Activities include singing, dancing, drumming, echoing patterns, composing and musical dictation, all leading to music literacy. Classes are 60 minutes with parents joining the last 15 minutes to review assignments. This is also a time when we often listen to individual children play music they have learned. Equipment required at home are a piano or keyboard and CD player. Students also need a music bag in which to bring their materials to class.
Music Makers: At the Keyboard Year 1(Grades 1-4)
Class Day/Time: Monday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Reg/Materials: $65/Semester (Sibling fee: $30)
Tuition: $140/Semester or $47/Month
Total: $205/Semester ($410/Year)
Musikgarten Adults: Enjoying the Piano Together(Beginning adults of all ages)
Recreation Music Making, a movement among adults, emphasizes keeping a stress-free learning environment where they can make music without anxiety. Adults benefit from the group singing, moving, learning aurally and visually included in the Musikgarten curriculum. For information, complete the Contact Form.
Classtime: to be determined Reg/Materials: $30/Sem Tuition: $150/Sem or $50/Month
To register for a class, Fill in the Registration Form below for each student.
For classes, times, and fees, refer to the Schedule 2014-2015 above, then, choose either of the following ways to complete your registration:
1) Fill out and submit the Music Class Online Registration Form below, and mail appropriate Reg/Materials fee via check payable to Arleth Anderson to 5678 Mischler Rd., Eau Claire, WI , 54701.
2) Open the following link to a pdf file of the registration form, fill it in, print it out (it is not savable) and mail it in with the appropriate Reg/Materials fee as above. I will contact you to confirm your registration and to give you needed information before class begins. Music Class Printable Registration Form.pdf
MUSIC CLASS ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
Please give me a call (715) 834-8906 or fill out and send the contact form below. For more information about MUSIKGARTEN, go to: www.musikgarten.org.
Thanks! I'm so looking forward to making music with you and your children!
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