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MusikGarten English Music and Movement Course
($275 per 45 mins):

A complete multi-year educational program
that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. 
Musikgarten 以歌唱開發幼兒對音樂、英語、語言的學習樂趣; 從聽音與節奏訓練奠定學習音樂的基礎; 在樂器的探索與嘗試中鼓舞幼兒創造音樂
For more information: www.musikgarten.org
MG BAB 寶寶: 6-18 months
MG TOD 幼兒: 16-36months
MG CYC: 兒童2.5-4 years old


(from birth to 9) – a world recognized early childhood music education curriculum from U.S.A. - for young children. Based on over 35 years of research & practice, it builds a strong foundation for children before they learn to play any musical instrument. The first three levels of Musikgarten offered at TUTTI MUSIC is a music and movement program. Children will either go on to group piano classes or will start private instrumental lessons and it is very common for children to play a second instrument. The goal of this program is to choose the best suit instrument for your child to ensure success and to enhance your child's language, social, listening, cognitive, emotional development.

This program was written by Dr. Lorna Heyge, Kindermusik founder, and Ms, Audrey Sillick, who is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Toronto Montessori Teacher Training Institute, an internationally renowned writer and speaker promoting movement and music education, earth education, and Montessori teacher training. Montessori pedagogy!

Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education - for children and teachers. We offer a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. We have wonderful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks. These home materials reinforce lessons and involve the whole family in the fun.

Upon completion of each term, your child will be given a progress report card with the teacher's assessment of your child's performance. Upon completion of 80% of classes each level, your child will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Nowadays, school will put children on an instrument as young as the age of 4. What can you do to help your child to get ahead and prepare for this? Musikgarten program strengthens your child's language, school skills and interview; physical, cognitive, social, emotional, as well as listening development. What's more is that when your child is matured and ready, he/she will be assigned the best suit instrument(s) according to his/her physics and music aptitude. NO more investing thousands of dollars on buying an instrument your child will give up after a year or two and NO more nagging your child to sit and practice. When the desire of making music is coming from the inside, your child only needs parents and teacher's gentle guidance. Your child can enjoy music for life. Over the two semesters, our teacher will sing and play all orchestral and band instruments in class. Children will be exposed to all four families of instruments – Brass, Woodwind, Strings, percussion instruments and piano.

For program details: http://www.musikgarten.org



Why should I pursue Musikgarten classes for my child?
We know that all children are musical but that potential will decrease if it isn't nurtured when they are young. We also know that music awakens and stimulates neural pathways in the brain that are associated with higher forms of intelligence, such as abstract thinking, empathy, mathematics, and science. Music's melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory.

Why do students get home materials? Are we supposed to practice at home?
Children and parents can have so much fun at home and in the car with Musikgarten songs and dances. In class you learn the songs, but at home is where you really have fun with the songs and dances. It's a great family bonding time. It allows children and parents to share in the experience at home.

How soon can you tell if my child has musical talent?
Research shows that all children have musical potential, and that it is highest in very young children! Aptitude in rhythm may be different from that of melody, but both can be significantly developed through musical pattern activities and through joyful singing, movement and listening to high quality music in early childhood. Frequent musical interaction between parent and child at home is the key to developing your child's potential.

What if my child can't sit still?
Young children are learning to move and moving to learn! Every class has a balance between sitting and moving and playing instruments, which meets the needs of most children. Some toddlers have just learned to walk, and they do it almost constantly and at a high speed! Other children may quietly watch, observing and not participating. All children are learning if they are in the room. Children are especially motivated if their accompanying adult is participating in a pleasant, relaxed manner. However, forcing a child to participate may negatively colour his/her perception of music and music class. On the other hand, if a child is highly distressed, it is best for the child and parent to step into another room until the child is ready to return. I do my best to meet the needs of both individual children and of the group, and I encourage adults also to support one another, rather than to compete or compare. At this age, musical experience needs to be process, not performance.

Musikgarten class is fun, but when should my child begin seriously studying music, such as taking lessons in piano or violin?
I truly believe that children in these classes are building a strong musical foundation in the most developmentally appropriate way. Young children are more interested in singing, dancing and trying out instruments, than being still while practicing for 30 minutes a day. It is exciting to see them develop musical skills and literacy in this playful music environment. When they do begin to study an instrument around the age of seven or eight, their ears have been trained, which makes it easy for their fingers and eyes to know what to do. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to nurture your child through joyful musical play. Have fun singing songs and listening to your CD at home with your child. It is the best thing you can do to encourage musical development!


Why Music and Movement are Vital 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. Children often do not have the words to express themselves and need positive ways to release their emotions.

Music transmits culture and is an avenue by which beloved songs, rhymes, and dances can be passed down from one generation to another.