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EMA's MusikGarten


Musikgarten Classes Fall 2023


These classes offer kids from babies through age 9 a structured approach to rhythm, melody, harmony through movement, as well as usage of percussion instruments.  It combines the very best of European early childhood music educations philosophies such as Orff and Dalcroze.

Classes Schedule 

Location: Central Markham Studio

Instructor: Susan Chang

Musikgarten Related Questions


Why are Music and Movement vital for children?


Children are naturally interested in music, and music is naturally good for children.  Music is a language, and children are oriented toward learning language. Music evokes movement, and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.  Music engages the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with such higher forms of intelligence as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics.


Music's melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Who among us learned the ABC's without the ABC song?   Music is an aural art and young children are aural learners. Since ears are fully mature before birth, infants begin learning from the sounds of their environment before birth. Music is perfectly designed for training children's listening skills.  Good listening skills and school achievement go hand in hand.  Developmentally appropriate music activities involve the whole child-the child's desire for language, the body's urge to move, the brain's attention to patterns, the ear's lead in initiating communication, the voice's response to sounds, as well as the eye-hand coordination associated with playing musical instruments.  Music is a creative experience which involves expression of feelings.



What do I and my child need to wear for Musikgarten classes?


Loose and comfortable clothing for parent and child is recommended.  Indoor shoes and slippers are suggested, especially during the winter time.

Why Musikgarten over other methods?


Musikgarten is an internationally acclaimed early childhood music education curriculum.  It is comprised of the very best elements of several European inspired programs such as Dalcroze and Orff.   The program was developed by several music PHD's and is focused exclusively on quality and holistic education.   Registrants are not bombarded here with annoying and tacky commercialism which is often a feature of other methods.

How can I sign up for classes?

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