2014 spring classes start January 13.
Parent orientation for Family Music for Babies, Family Music for Toddlers, Cycle of Seasons, and Music Makers at Home is recommended. Orientation will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the College of Education, University Hall, Room 008B, 401 North 7th Street. (Please be advised that parent orientation is for parents only. If you must bring children, please bring something to keep them busy.)
Welcome to ISU Musikgarten! We are pleased that you are considering music classes for your child. Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, but that aptitude diminishes if it is not actively nurtured between the ages of birth and nine.
The Musikgarten classes offered at the ISU Community School of the Arts are designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Additionally, instrumental activities are part of the program, ranging from playing simple rhythm instruments such as sticks and drums for babies and toddlers to playing keyboards for older children.
Musikgarten is the only program that offers curricula for newborns through group piano instruction. It is based on a keen understanding of how children learn, in both a general sense and, specifically, how they learn music.
As you familiarize yourself with our class offerings and learn more about Musikgarten, we look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into our music studio. Here at ISU, we offer classes for students of all ages, from birth - adults. Please call or email for information about programs for older students.
Petra Nyendick, Director
Crystal Myers, Administrative Assistant
Watch a video on Musikgarten