Babies - 5 year olds:
Continuing class welcoming new additions! Now through May 16, 2022!
New Section for 3 .5 - 5 year olds.
5 1/2 year olds - 7
Ages 7 - 9+
Hope to see you soon!
Family Music: Mixed Ages (Babies - age 4/5)
Children will love making music along with their parent (or other grown-up). We sing songs from different cultures, and songs of contrasting tonalities, moods, and meters. We do finger plays, wiggling activities, body awareness songs and bouncing songs to experience the joy of playing together! Lots of movement is part of this class to allow children to feel the beat of music and learn about spatial awareness while enhancing their gross motor skills and coordination. Children may wander during this class, and adults can rest assured... children are still listening and taking everything in! Children need time to explore the environment and will join in consistently when ready!
Activities include singing, dancing, focused listening and simple instrument playing, creating an environment in which the child's music aptitude is nurtured and skills are developed. Occasional use of drums and hoops enhance the delightful playtime. Patterns are a part of every class to shape listening skills and acquaint the child with the rhythms of music. Dancing with scarves and hiding games are part of the fun! Parent (or other grown-up) and child enjoy a time of bonding, playing and music-making!
Cycle of Seasons: Ages 3 1/2 - 5
Celebrate your preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the four seasons in the Cycle of Seasons. Developed to build attention and self-expression, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons nurtures your growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context. Parents/Caregivers stay for the whole class initially, although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independent of their parents.
Fun family packets with wonderful music CDs are included for use at home to increase family involvement in the learning process.
Music Makers: At Home/ Around the World:
Ages 5 1/2 - 7
Success on an instrument starts with preparation. The Music Makers at Home and Around the World curricula lay the foundation for tonal accuracy, beat competency, motor readiness, and note reading. We teach young children to audiate, that is, to hear the notation in their heads. In this way we teach music, not only operating the piano. At around age 6, when fine motor skills are starting to develop, the children can bring this wealth of musical experience to their instrument with confidence. Most importantly, learning in a way that engages with the natural motivation of your child fosters a love and a passion for music making.
What a powerful gift!
2 Home Packets with CD's, posters, game pieces and notation cards included with tuition.
Music Makers: At the Keyboard: ages 7+
Expressing meaningful experience at the piano
Piano is a wonderful foundation for the musical education you value for your child. The Musikgarten philosophy is reflected in our goals: To awaken and nurture the musician inside of your child (and you!), to develop a positive relationship between your family and music, and to lead every child to become musically literate. This philosophy is also evident in the structure of our curriculum. We value the advantages of group teaching - only the beginning of which is more time and experience with concepts. Peer interaction encourages students to teach each other as they learn how to teach themselves.
Musikgarten’s sequential and comprehensive approach to group piano instruction includes:
Help your child become an independent musician as early as possible!
Sign up for a fabulously fun group keyboard class!
includes tuition and 2 CDs, book, notation cards
Voice & Piano
ADULTS - no experience? No worries!
Played before and want to re-up your skills?
Just contact me for availability, and let's
It is highly encouraged for children under age 10 to complete the 3-year group keyboard curriculum. The group class develops so many valuable skills that a minimum of one year of group keyboard class is required before consideration of acceptance into private piano lessons for those under 10.
Piano or Voice lessons are offered for either
45 minutes, or 1 hour.
VMS will now hold only 45 minute lessons or 1 hour. Though typical for most studios, including my own until recently, I find the commitment to more time for lessons - as well as practice - reaps wonderful results!
Studio recitals are programmed usually
twice a year!
Updated July 19.
"We absolutely love what she's accomplished so far in such a short time!"
"It's great that they learn to play songs by ear."
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Vicki earned her Music Education degree from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Music in Voice Performance from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. She taught early childhood music for eleven years with the Peabody Preparatory and served as its Early Childhood Chairman while also teaching children and training teachers in an outreach program in Baltimore City Public Schools. Vicki moved to Savannah in 2000 and served as the Lower School Music Specialist at Savannah Country Day School while also running her private music studio. Vicki has been in Ada since 2011 and is delighted to serve families in their music endeavors!
COME FOR THE FUN
STAY FOR THE EDUCATION
OR AS SOMEONE RESTATED...
COME FOR THE EDUCATION
STAY FOR THE FUN
SO many reasons!
For younger students:
fast-paced, action-packed 60-minute sessions that seem to fly!: singing, dancing, drumming, ensembles, piano skills, playing in major and minor and 5 positions (keys) in the first semester alone!
For parents of younger students (or the older student him/herself):
great value for the investment of time and resources!
For the teacher:
fabulous and flexible curriculum that develops strong musicianship and piano skills - and the group dynamic is hard to beat!
Students younger than 10 who wish to enroll in private lessons with Vicki's Music Studio should first complete a minimum of 2 years of Music Makers: At the Keyboard! It's that valuable!
Over 10 or an adult? Private lessons are offered for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. Interested? Please Call Vicki for a consultation and we will discuss the details!