Musikgarten Musikgarten


itty bitty musik
Lincoln, NE  ~ 402.937.1970

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Class Descriptions

Fall classes begin the week of Tuesday, September 5.
Families with siblings or foster children receive a 50% discount on tuition for additional children sharing the same home; i.e., first child full price, additional children 50% off tuition.

Family Music - a pajama class (birth - 5 years)

16 classes per term

Have dinner, get your kiddos in their pajamas (you can wear yours, too, if you want), and wind down your day in a musical way. During the first part of this 45-minute class for families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, we'll get our wiggles out with bouncing, dancing, instrument exploration, and melodic & rhythmic pattern activities. As the class proceeds, our activities will become quieter and gentler with rocking, cuddling, lullabyes, and soothing music to help calm our bodies and minds before we depart. Bring your child's favorite blanket or cuddle toy for the ride home. Choose one section, either Tuesdays 7pm  --or-- Thursdays 7pm. Click here to register.
  • Tuesdays, 7pm:
    • September 5, 12, 19, 26
    • October 10, 17, 24
    • November 7, 14, 21
    • December 5, 12, 19 
    • January 9, 16, 23
  • Thursdays, 7pm:
    • September 7, 14, 21, 28
    • October 12, 19, 26
    • November 2, 9, 16 
    • December 7, 14, 21
    • January 11, 18, 25

Tuition:$160
Materials:$40
Total:$200


FREMONT: Family Music - a pajama class (birth - 5 years)

16 classes

Mondays, 7:30pm. Especially for families in Fremont, Nebraska. This class is held at Sinai Lutheran Church, 950 East 8th Street, and is open to families with children birth through pre-K. Although we meet in a church building, all families are welcome to enjoy this non-denominational, non-religious class.

Have dinner, get your kiddos in their pajamas (you can wear yours, too, if you want), and wind down your day in a musical way. During the first part of this 45-minute class for families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, we'll get our wiggles out with bouncing, dancing, instrument exploration, and melodic & rhythmic pattern activities. As the class proceeds, our activities will become quieter and gentler with rocking, cuddling, lullabyes, and soothing music to help calm our bodies and minds before we depart. Bring your child's favorite blanket or cuddle toy for the ride home. Click here to enroll and select Mondays, 7:30pm:

  • September 11, 18, 25    
  • October 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November 6, 13, 20
  • December 4, 11, 18
  • January 8, 15, 22

 

Tuition:$176
Materials:$40
Total:$210


Family Music for Babies (Birth to pre-walking)

16 classes, 35-40 minutes

Saturdays, 9am. This delightful class offers parents the opportunity to play with their babies in a musical setting, experiencing music and movement activities designed to engage the child and awaken his or her curiosity about music at a pace that's just right for babies. All hearing children are born with an aptitude for music. Through singing, bouncing, rocking, dancing, echoing, and practicing finger plays in a variety of tonalities, meters and styles, we not only nurture our babies, but also immerse them in music and help lay a foundation for beat awareness, vocal production, and aural discrimination. Materials include a CD, parent book, & instrument kit with scarf, rattle, and rhythm sticks in a cloth carrying bag so you can play with your baby musically at home! This class is best for babies or very young toddlers who are not yet walking Click here to register and select Saturdays, 9am. Class dates as follows:

  • September 9, 16, 23, 30
  • October 14, 21, 28
  • November 4, 11, 18
  • December 2, 9, 16
  • January 6, 13, 20

Tuition:$160
Materials:$40
Total:$200


Family Music for Toddlers (Walking to 3 years)

16 classes, 35-40 minutes

Saturdays, 10am. Classes are action-filled for toddlers--full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning! Together, we will sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement. Each class features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles, shakers, and drums. This class is best for toddlers who are walking; but all toddlers are welcome regardless of physical ability! Click here to register  and select Saturdays, 10am. Class dates as follows:

  • September 9, 16, 23, 30
  • October 14, 21, 28
  • November 4, 11, 18
  • December 2, 9, 16
  • January 6, 13, 20

Tuition:$160
Materials:$40
Total:$200


Cycle of Seasons (Ages 3 - 5 years)

16 classes, 45 minutes

Saturdays, 11am. Celebrate nature throughout the year as we move through the cycle of seasons. Developed to build attention and self-expression, our classes for younger preschoolers include singing, chanting, and rhyming; focused listening and echoing; musical games and exploring instruments; and creative movement and storytelling. These activities nurture your growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context, setting the stage for the next steps in his or her musical development, Music Makers at Home & Around the World. The family materials pack contains 2 CDs, parent book, 12 laminated animal cards, and a cloth carrying case so you can continue the music at home throughout the week! Click here to register  and select Saturdays, 11am. Class dates as follows:

  • September 9, 16, 23, 30
  • October 14, 21, 28
  • November 4, 11, 18
  • December 2, 9, 16
  • January 6, 13, 20

Tuition:$160
Materials:$45
Total:$205


Private Piano Lessons, beginner level (6.5 years through adults)

30 minutes weekly

Piano lessons offer so many benefits regardless of age, and music is a skill that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Students will develop the ability to read and write music, to sight-read, and to be able to play by ear--in other words, to become musically literate--at a level appropriate to their development. Just as we first learn language by hearing and listening the sounds of the spoken word, our approach to piano begins with listening and replicating simple patterns and songs, and as the semester progresses and the fundamentals become internalized, we add the written language. Students soon begin to compose and sight-read, too!

Students are asked to commit to 10 lessons at a time. For school-aged kids, parents are an integral part of the student's success, but don't worry -- we will visit at the end of each lesson so you can see what kinds of new musical ground we are covering. You will both be learning :-) This is important because the younger the child, the more help they may need from you during at-home practice -- a great chance to do something special and give your kiddo one-on-one focus!

Tuition:$180 per 10 lessons
Materials:vary; apprx $110 per school year