Sequential classes for music and movement add exciting new skill layers to your child's musical foundation! Building ensembles and reading-writing musical notation are at the heart of these endearing classes. Students will identify the special qualities of home, visit the woodlands and take a bonus trip to the cattail marsh while learning exciting, new musical concepts.
Over 150 activities introduce your child to the fundamentals of singing, rhythm, composition, creative movement, music notation, dynamic markings, and more! Family Music for Preschoolers is a prerequisite for students ages 4-5. Students ages 6-7 may begin this class series without the prerequisite.
Each class is designed to be repeated four times or more in order for your child to grasp the musical concepts we explore. You may repeat each class before moving on to the next class, or you may progress through the entire series in order again and again.
At home, you can be free and comfortable to sing, dance, and have fun together!
You are your child's best teacher! At home you get to determine the right learning context for your child, including the time of day, the space you use, and how long you engage in musical activities. Your child doesn't even have to see the screen - they are free to be busy, wiggly kids and they'll still get the benefits of early music education.
In this multi-unit class series, you can enjoy taking as much time as you need with each unit. Your child will find favorite songs and activities that you'll be able to repeat as often as you'd like.
Learn how to take your child through this captivating class series for ages 4-7. You’ll find out about the unique elements that will enable your child’s musicality to soar. Your child will love the sequential flow of brand new musical concepts from building ensembles to notating music to creating new compositions.
What do you love most about being at home? Do you have any pets? Explore the joys of your home place as you step into an imaginary neighborhood of colorful houses, lush green gardens, and tall climbing trees. Listen to the special voices of those you might meet in your neighborhood. Begin your journey toward reading music notation by creating your own graphic notation composition.
Did you know it’s possible to draw the sounds you hear? Listen closely to the long and short sounds we will draw in this delightful class. Settle in. Put on your story-time ears to hear what will happen when the birds gather all around the fountain outside your neighbor’s home. Get ready to meet new instruments and create an exciting drumming ensemble.
Have you ever seen a squirrel building his dray in a tree? Can you imagine being a squirrel or a bird building a nest on a tree limb? Grab your rhythm instruments and climb up to the top of an apple tree. Meet three famous brass instruments. Swirl and curl up like a snail. Have you ever drawn the shape of your movement? Join us to draw the trail of the snail shell!
The woodlands are full of adventure! Music is everywhere. You’ll find animals at play all day and night. Who will you meet during the day? Who stays awake at night? Watch out for the rain, wind and thunder! Imagine taking shelter in your tree home! Can you draw the sounds you hear around you? Join us as we begin drawing real music notation!
Spread your wings, sing your sweetest song and fly above the horizon in this charming music class. Listen to the voices of birds living in the woodlands. Which voices do you like? Meet members of the percussion family. Continue down the path toward music literacy as we explore dynamic markings for sound velocity. Perform these sounds on your own instrument. You are the artist!
Sing your way through the forest with the Wind and the Sun. Which is stronger? Get ready to act out the story you hear with recorded movement and scarves. Take the next step into the world of dynamic markings. Practice on your own instrument. Dance with hand motions. Move with Beethoven’s musical pathways. Draw your own movement pathway. Listen for the lovely sound of the pentascale, do-re-mi-fa-sol! Play a delightful singing game & rhythm ensemble.
Row your boat through the marshy waters. Walk through the tall, green grass full of cattails. Go on a high speed chase with the weasel and the muskrat --- around, down, up and splash! Listen for the triple patterns in the poetry you hear. Begin building a new ensemble with these exciting triple rhythm patterns. Meet famous woodwind instruments. Hear how they sound in an instrumental ensemble by Mozart!
Grab a hoop or a blanket. Hop into the water! What would you eat for breakfast if you lived in the Marsh? Learn how to draw the triple rhythm patterns you hear in our ensemble music. Make your very own triple composition. Add your voice to the ensemble! Watch out, it’s tricky! Sing the notes in a minor chord tone progression with your own solo echo!
Imagine tramping through mud to get to your home by the water! Would you choose a different home? Listen closely as you hear the sneaky choices Turtle, Squirrel and Raccoon make for their homes. Cross the mid-line with coordinated rhythmic movement. Learn the elements of binary form in a composition. Dance and play singing games in this engaging class for heightened musical development.
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Hi! I'm Kathryn Brunner! I'm an early childhood music educator. I am passionate about child development and music literacy. Since earning my license and certification as a Musikgarten instructor in 2005, I have had the privilege of leading over a thousand young children in joyful musical play in my own piano and Musikgarten studio, church and community.
I'm on a mission to help parents and children enjoy making music together! Here at Musik at Home I come alongside parents like you to help you incorporate music into every day life with your little one. I offer Musikgarten's developmentally sequenced classes by way of video to help you savor precious musical moments and give your child a solid foundation on the path to music literacy!
"I started the classes two months ago. My daughter and I and I love them!! I’d say we faithfully completed anywhere from 3-5 sessions each week, repeating the same sessions.
I have to tell you, at first, I thought, oh...six classes...we’ll fly through these in no time. Oh, I was wrong!!! We have the first two classes pretty well down but are working on the third and fourth. We haven’t even gotten to the last two!! I think it could take us a year to get through all of them and then another year to explore all of the variations, and the bonus videos! And, I’m saying this because I think it reflects the fact that your content is wonderfully rich!!
Every time my daughter hears the whistling of the intro music, she smiles!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! Your lessons really are amazing! And I love that with each one, I know that I am being intentional in her physical development, mental growth, and play time all rolled up into one!" - Selena H.
"My daughter lives with developmental delays that affect the brain, muscles, thinking, hearing etc. I have to say she LOVES the music class videos and getting prepared for music class. I occasionally catch her singing the songs and even teaching her stuffed animals a music session! Thank you so much for this win she has never been so happy!" - Melissa C.
If your child is 4 or 5-years-old, they should take Family Music for Preschoolers before beginning Family Music for Ages 4-7.
6 and 7-year-olds can enroll in Family Music for Ages 4-7 even if they haven't taken another class.
Music Classes for your preschooler engage your child's growing desire for musical play with age appropriate learning for heightened musical development. Come alongside your child and explore the interactive world of musical play! Students ages 3-5 will love the range of energy to restful rocking in these classes.
Family Music for Preschoolers includes over 70 structured activities for musical play in six classes designed to be repeated 4-8 times.
Activities include: poetry, movement exploration, an introduction to major and minor tonalities, tonal and rhythm pattern echoes, an introduction to duple and triple meter, and imaginative, musical storytelling.