The Academie Musique of Central Texas is excited to offer early childhood music classes this Fall.  Musikgarten classes will be held at Meadow Oaks Baptist Church and Temple College on Tuesdays and taught by Janet Crawford, who is a member of the Temple Symphony.

Musikgarten is a comprehensive early childhood music program that spans the first eight years of a child’s musical development. Musikgarten offers instruction which is just right for each age level – from your baby who benefits greatly from being part of a live music environment, right up through school-age children who delight in our group piano classes.  Beginning simply with singing, moving, and exploring rhythm instruments, we add levels of complexity as the children grow, expanding the singing repertoire, teaching more complex dances, and building instrumental ensembles. Children coming through the Musikgarten program inherently “know” the music they eventually play in later years in group piano instruction.  Musikgarten classes are for the child and caregiver.  Through taking part in the classes themselves, parents and caregivers are able to extend the Musikgarten experience into the home and enjoy crucial bonding time that helps children build their confidence.

As a child learns to play music, other areas of development — creativity, family bonding, self-esteem, confidence, emotional development — are also positively impacted. 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.

Classes for the Fall (15 weeks on Tuesdays) will include:

Cycle of Seasons (ages 3-4 years, 45 minute class in the morning)  $200/semester (all supplies and fees included)

Music Makers At Home in the World (ages 4-7, 60 minute class early afternoon) $250 (all supplies and fees included) 

Music Makers At the Keyboard (ages 6+, 75 minute class late afternoon) held at Temple College  $325 (all supplies and fees included)

If there is interest in a toddler or infant class, let us know.   

Please contact the Academie Office by August 28th if you would like to register for these classes.  You may call us at (254) 298-8566. T

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