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Musikgarten: Fall 2019 Music Class Registration

 

Music in the Somerset Hills is proud to offer outstanding educational opportunities for very young children during the school year. Our programs are designed to meet the specific developmental, musical, and social needs of children who live in and around the Somerset Hills. For Fall 2019, we are offering the following Musikgarten programs…

 
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Family Music for Babies and Toddlers (ages 0-3 years)

Location: All Saint’s Church, 15 Basking Ridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946
10:00am – 10:30am
WEDNESDAYS

12 week session beginning September 11

Tuition: $150 (includes materials)

These weekly classes are action-filled for babies and toddlers – full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement. Each lesson features age-appropriate movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, language development, exploration of space, and playing of instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, and resonator bars. Children will begin to develop listening and singing skills and a sense of beat as well as a curiosity about music that will last a lifetime.  Family materials include a CD (or digital) and picture book.

 
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Cycle of Seasons (age 3-4)

Location: All Saint’s Church, 15 Basking Ridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946
1:00pm – 1:45pm
WEDNESDAYS

12 week session beginning September 11

Tuition: $160 (includes materials)

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. Family materials include a 2 CDs (or digital) and animal card game.

 

 

Group Piano Classes (ages 5-9) follow a three year sequence of instruction…

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1 — Piano Discoveries (age 5-9)

Location: All Saint’s Church, 15 Basking Ridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946
4:30pm – 5:30pm
WEDNESDAYS

12 week session beginning September 25

Tuition: $250 (includes materials)

Piano Discoveries is the first class in a 3-year cycle, using an aural approach to learning music at the keyboard. The children learn in a group setting by singing, dancing, playing rhythm instruments and spending time at the keyboard. Lessons are engaging, developmentally appropriate, and fun for the children. They will learn to identify patterns, transpose melodies, accompany melodies using I, IV and V7 chords, and improvise. Children who complete all three years will be confident musicians who are ready to succeed in private piano lessons. In addition, the skills they learn in keyboard class will easily transfer to other instruments or musical activities. Family materials include rep book, sight reading cards, digital tracks. New CDs and books are provided each semester as students further develop their skills.

2 — Piano Techniques (age 6-9)

Location: All Saint’s Church, 15 Basking Ridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946
4:15pm – 5:15pm
THURSDAYS

15 week session beginning September 26

Tuition: $200 (includes materials)

Music Makers: At the Keyboard is a 3 year sequence using an aural approach to learning music at the keyboard. The children learn in a group setting by singing, dancing, playing rhythm instruments and spending time at the keyboard. Lessons are engaging, developmentally appropriate, and fun for the children. They will learn to identify patterns, transpose melodies, accompany melodies using I, IV and V7 chords, and improvise. Children who complete all three years will be confident musicians who are ready to succeed in private piano lessons. In addition, the skills they learn in keyboard class will easily transfer to other instruments or musical activities. Pre-requisite: Piano Discoveries or permission from instructor. Family materials include Reading Book 1, sight reading cards, digital park, theory book, and piece cards.

3 — Piano Performers (age 7-9)

Location: All Saint’s Church, 15 Basking Ridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946
4:00pm – 5:00pm

12 week session

Tuition: $175 (includes materials)

[not offered this season]

 

 
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Mixed Age Music Class (age 0-5)

Location: All Saint’s Church, 15 Basking Ridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946
10am – 10:30am
SATURDAYS

10 week session beginning October 12

Tuition: $130 (includes materials)

Our half hour mixed age class gives children the chance to re-imagine some of our most beloved nursery rhymes. Parents and children will enjoy exploring these rhymes through singing, dancing, movement, and playing instruments. Family materials include CD (or digital) and picture book.

 

 
 

Meet the Teacher

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When her children were toddlers, Alison Siener Brown researched lots of different music classes to take them to. As a professional musician, a high quality curriculum was a must. From the very first class, she knew she had found exactly what she was looking for. A year later, Alison began training and is now a certified and licensed Musikgarten teacher. In April 2012 she received the Musikgarten Achievement Award in recognition of completing all levels of training in the Musikgarten Music and Movement Series. Alison holds a Master of Music in Sacred Music and Organ Performance from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College. She currently serves as Music Director at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Millington, NJ, where she plays the organ and directs the adult and the junior choirs. She has been teaching private piano lessons since 1997. She lives in Bernardsville, NJ with her husband and two sons.

 

Questions? Need help registering?

Contact MISH General Manager Billy Webster

billy@musicsh.org 

or call (973) 339.7719 x2