Musikgarten Musikgarten

Leslie Schmunk Music Studio
Lake Stevens, WA  98258    425-244-3902

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Class Descriptions

"The music from Musikgarten remains timeless. Songs we sang and danced to together when the boys were mere infants are the same songs they are still enjoying. Love the memories it conjures of my babes."  (Nancy, mom of two boys)

Family Music (Newborns - 5 yrs.)

13 week session beginning February 1

All babies are born with an aptitude for music. But research shows that their aptitude diminishes if it is not nurtured. The best way to nurture a child's music aptitude is through active music making. By singing and dancing for and with our children in a variety of tonalities, meters and styles we are helping our children reach their full music potential.

This class offers adults the opportunity to play with their children in a musical setting, experiencing music and movement activities designed to delight the child and awaken his or her curiosity about music. By singing, dancing, bouncing, and rocking, the child's music aptitude is being carefully nurtured, laying the foundation for beat awareness, vocal production, and aural discrimination.

Activities include singing, bouncing songs, rocking songs, dances, finger plays, body awareness games and echoes.


Cycle of Seasons (Ages 3s and Young 4s)

13 week session beginning Sept. 18

This class is designed to nurture the emergent independence of the 3 and young 4 year old.

Activities include lots of singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment.

Parents stay for the class, although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independently of their parents.

Home materials including a CD, songbook, and manipulatives allow the learning and fun to continue at home.


Musikgarten Adults: Enjoying the Piano Together (19-99)

8-week session

Whether you are an adult beginner who has always wanted to play the piano, or someone who studied a little a long time ago, this is the class for you! Join the Recreational Music Making movement, learning to play the piano in a supportive group setting. Thorough preparation of concepts nurtures each individual's abilities, so that producing music on the piano or keyboard is an enjoyable and successful experience. The sequential curriculum leads to a strong foundation in both hearing and reading music. Nine classes per session develop threads in the following areas:
          Playing the piano
          Preparing for new concepts
          Reading Music
          Ensemble Playing
          Music Appreciation of form, classical repertoire and history, to learn more about the music we are making
          ALL new material is reviewed and developed for several weeks.

Student Book 
          Songs, theory, music appreciation, opportunities to compose
          Exceptional CD of songs, selections for drumming, dancing, and listening
          CD tracks with pattern exercises for ear training and building reading vocabulary
          Notation games: quarter and eighth notes; do-mi-sol patterns in D major, etc.