This is a worldwide curriculum that stems from the following beliefs:
Janina (Mrs. Nina) Brady has a degree in Music Education from Houston Baptist University. While at college, an education professor recommended she consider teaching MusikGarten classes. The program appealed to her because of the seamless combination of fun age appropriate activities with sequential music learning. She has since completed 68 hours of training with the program and is certified to teach Family Music for Babies and Toddlers(0-36 months), Cycle of Seasons(3-4), Pre- Piano(4-6) and Piano 1(6-7). Janina is married to Michael Brady and they have three children. Their family attends the Cypress campus where they serve in music and children's ministries.
Thursdays, Aug 24–Nov 16 @ 2:30–3p
For: Babies, toddlers, and their caregivers
This class is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to babies, toddlers and their caregivers. 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.
Parents accompany their child during the 30-minute class. Home materials include a full-color parent book, and digital music download or CD.
Thursdays, Aug 24–Nov 16 @ 1:15–2:15p
For: Ages 4–5
This class for 4 and 5 year olds cultivates the child's musical development through songs, tonal and rhythm patterns, poetry and stories, movement activities, listening games, instrumental play and manipulative games. Rudimentary music skills such as pitch matching, beat competency, ensemble development, and music notation are dealt with using themes taken from the child's home environment and natural surroundings.
Each child has his/her own notebook for folders and games associated with the ecosystem-based themes: My Home Place, Woodlands, Marsh and Meadow. In addition the children receive and collect sets of basic graphic, duple, triple, dynamic symbol and melodic notation cards.
Parents join the children during the last 15 minutes of class. Material packets include digital music download or CD, a poster and game pieces, notation games, instrument pages and a parent book.
Note: Discounts apply to multiple siblings (ask about tag-alongs).