Merinda's Garden of Music

outsideClass Schedule & Pricing

Next semester begins 9th September


Registration first-come, first served


Registration Fee payment reserves your spot. Register now!


2009-2010 CLASS SCHEDULE
Age Group
Class Name
Timing
Length
Registration Fee
Tuition
Birth - 4 yrs
FAMILY MUSIC
caregiver attends
TBA

30 min
$30
$125
($35/mo)
3 - 5 yrs
CYCLE OF SEASONS
caregiver attends
TBA
40 min
$40
$145
($40/mo)
5 - 7 yrs
MUSIC MAKERS
AT HOME (PRE-KEYBOARD)
parent attends last 10 min class
Fri 10:00
50 min
$50
$200
($55/mo)
7 - 9 yrs

MUSIC MAKERS
AT THE KEYBOARD (I, II, III)
parent attends last 15 min of class
Wed 3:30 (I)
Thu 3:15 (II)
Thu 4:45 (III)
70 min
$60
$235
($65/mo)
Not sure which class to sign up for? Read some tips here.

FAMILY MUSIC

Sing, chant, move, dance, listen and play simple instruments with your child(ren) during this delightful 30-minute weekly class.

Age
Timing Length
Registration Tuition
Birth to 4 years
TBA
30 min
$30
$125
($35/mo)

Please note: Parent or caregiver must attend class with child.

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Musical Play Activities . . .

– Help develop a strong musical bond with your child and closer family ties.
– Bridge the natural connection between music and movement.
– Enhance your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities.
– Lay the foundation for singing and vocal development, listening skills, and purposeful movement.

Tuition (15-week semester)

$125 for full semester
OR
$35/month=$140 total over 4 months
  • 10% discount for tuition payment for full semester
  • Monthly payments are due at the first class of each month
  • Sibling (20%), referral (5%) and need-based discounts available. Just ask!
  • No payment due until the second week of class. If you aren't satisfied, you aren't locked in.

Registration & Home Materials Fees

$30 reserves your spot in the class and buys you excellent home materials:
  • 1 outstanding listening CD
  • 1 instrument/prop for playing & dancing at home
  • Parent activity book
  • Handy box for storing materials
Download Registration Form

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CYCLE OF SEASONS

Celebrate your child's love of nature and growing independence through activities involving the four seasons.

Age
Timing Length
Registration Tuition
3 - 5 yrs
TBA
40 min
$40
$145
($40/mo)

Please Note:

Parent or caregiver accompanies child to class.

Musical play activities:
– Nurture your child's ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context.
– Develop listening, focused attention, imagination, creativity, and self-expression.

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Tuition (15-week semester)

$145 for full semester
OR
$40/month=$160 total over 4 months
  • 10% discount for tuition payment for full semester
  • Monthly payments are due at the first class of each month
  • Sibling (20%), referral (5%) and need-based discounts available. Just ask!
  • No payment due until the second week of class. If you aren't satisfied, you aren't locked in.

Registration & Home Materials Fees

$40 each semester reserves your spot in the class and buys you excellent home materials:
  • 2 outstanding listening CDs
  • Full-color illustrated listening cards
  • Parent activity book(s)
  • Cloth Musikgarten pouch
Download Registration Form

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MUSIC MAKERS AT HOME (PRE-KEYBOARD)

Music Makers is an exciting curriculum designed to give children all the tools they need to become excellent and happy musicians, instrumentalists, singers, and people of the world.
Age
Timing Length
Registration Tuition
5 to 7 years Fridays 10:00-10:50 am 50 min
$50
$200
($55/mo)

Watch the magic unfold as your child begins to synthesize musical play into instrumental ensembles and even music reading!


Please Note:
Parent or caregiver attends last 10 minutes of class.

Music Makers Around the World gives your child a solid music making foundation in preparation for serious instrumental study in the future. This year focuses on your child’s fascination with all things new and different.

In this class, your child will:
  • Explore the music of the British Isles, Germany, and our own Amerindian and African American Heritage.

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  • Experience songs, dances, stories, rituals and customs of these cultures to help your child feel and understand others.
  • Build skills in listening, singing, playing instruments, as well as expressive movement and dance.
  • Journey through age-appropriate steps to develop music literacy - symbolic thinking, concentration, memory and self-expression.
  • Develop ensemble and instrument playing to prepare for keyboard or another instrument next year.
At the end of this year, your child will have a solid, comprehensive music foundation, an excellent preparation for the next step, whether it be instrumental lessons, singing in a choir, participating in an Orff ensemble, or joining a dance class.

Features:

  • Singing, creative and structured movement.
  • Training of the ear.
  • Coordination of body and voice.
  • Enhancement of self-discipline and social skills.
  • First steps in reading music.

Tuition (15 week semester)

$200 for full semester
OR
$55/month=$220 over four months

  • 10% discount for tuition payment for full semester
  • Monthly payments are due at the first class of each month
  • Sibling (20%), referral (5%) and need-based discounts available. Just ask!
  • No payment due until the second week of class. If you aren't satisfied, you aren't locked in.

Registration & Home Materials Fees

$50

Home Materials include:
  • 2 outstanding listening CDs
  • Full-color posters
  • Notation game cards
  • Parent books
  • Personalized Music Maker Album
Download Registration Form

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MUSIC MAKERS AT THE KEYBOARD

This is the first year in the sequential Music Makers at the Keyboard curriculum. In this course we aim to keep children making music and having fun, with the added bonus of learning to play the piano with their friends!
Age
Timing Length
Registration Tuition
7 to 9 years Wed 3:30-4:40 (Book 1)
Thu 3:15-4:25 (Book 2)
Thu 4:45-6:00 (Book 3)
70 min
$60
$235
($65/month)

KBWatch the magic unfold as your child begins to synthesize musical play into instrumental ensembles, composition, music reading and keyboard playing!


Please Note:
Parent or caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class.

Keyboard Note: At this stage, all students must have a keyboard or piano at home to practice.


This group keyboard course gives your child a solid music making foundation. In our classes, your child will develop the skills needed to begin a successful musical journey toward piano playing and musicianship. Musikgarten makes the transition to the keyboard comfortable and inviting for your child.

Benefits of Musikgarten's Group Keyboard Course:

  • Lays groundwork for keyboard success.
  • Fosters pride and excitement in making music both independently and with others.
  • Approaches music reading both aurally and visually.  Aural method emphasis helps students build a natural bridge to reading.
  • Maintains holistic approach to music learning.
  • Features a variety of activities which lay the foundation for success at the keyboard, such as:
    • Dancing and drumming to nurture the child’s rhythmic development.
    • Singing to nurture the child’s tonal development.
    • Echoing patterns to nurture the child’s aural development.
    • Composing and musical dictation to nurture the child’s literacy skills and development.Singing, ear training, playing instruments, ensemble work and creative movement.

MMKMusikgarten points of distinction:

Emphasis on the Ear – Years of experience have shown us that children best learn to read music when building on a strong foundation of listening skills and aural awareness.

Group Method  – Individual private piano lessons may be traditional, but often end with a child quitting out of frustration or boredom. Group lessons allow a child to develop an understanding of basic music literacy which helps them succeed in private lessons down the road.

The Curriculum – Favorite songs are revisited now at the keyboard – building on what each child has mastered and enjoyed while making successful learning easier.

Family Involvement – With Musikgarten, you will continue to enjoy music with your children at home. Parents play a vital role in establishing good practice habits at home; this process is facilitated with 2 excellent CDs for each level together with games and ideas shared with parents in the final section of each lesson.

Tuition (15-week semester)

$235 for full semester
OR
$65/month=$260 total over four months
  • 10% discount for tuition payment for full year (30 weeks--Rs. 11700)
  • Monthly payment plans available with a 10% surcharge
  • Sibling and referral discounts available upon request. Just ask!
  • No payment due until the second week of class. If you aren't satisfied, you aren't locked in.

Registration & Home Materials Fees

$60

Home Materials include:
  • Listening CD & Practice CD
  • Children's Book 1
  • Notation game cards
  • Parent book
  • Personalized Music Maker Album
Download Registration Form
Tips for Choosing the Right Class
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Merinda's Garden of Music
Blockhouse Creek, Leander, TX
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