Welcome to Miss Noelle's Musikgarten! I am 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. Miss Noelle's Musikgarten is the perfect way to develop your child's natural musical inclinations while creating pathways for future creative thinking and a lifelong love of learning!
WARNING: SCHEDULE CHANGES
Between illness (last week and this week),
work events next week (shall I be well enought to attend?) and
the Thanksgiving holiday, Miss Noelle is basically taking off until
the end of November. This was certainly not the way this was
supposed to happen.
CLASSES WILL RESUME:
November 27 & 28
December 4 & 5
December 11 & 12
Thank you so much for your continued patience and understanding.
Tuesdays @ 10am: "Dance with Me" Ages 18mo-3y
Tuesdays @ 5:45pm: "Dance with Me" Ages 18mo-3y
Tuesdays @ 6:30pm: "Nature's Magic" Ages 3y-5y
Wednesdays @ 5:45pm: "Music for Little Minds" Ages 0-18mo
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm: "Dance with Me" Ages 18mo-3y
...and a special Thursday class at the MAC in Downtown Merced...
Thursdays @ 6:30-7:30pm: "Intro to Musical Theatre" for ages 5-9
Where is Musikgarten held?
Miss Noelle's Musikgarten is held in Miss Noelle's Studio at
3317 Rods Court in North Merced, 95340
OR, IN THE CASE OF "Intro the Musical Theatre"
at the Multicultural Arts Center in Downtown Merced
645 W. Main Street in Merced, CA 95340
What is Musikgarten?
The Musikgarten classes offered through Miss Noelle's Musikgarten 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.
As you familiarize yourself with our class offerings and learn more about Musikgarten, I look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into my music studio.
“Music for Little Minds” is built of songs, stories, games and exercises for parents to do with babes in arms both sleeping and awake. Stimulate little brains to learn and grow! Classes include recommended exercises for during the week to keep engaging baby and develop a dialogue between parents and new babies.
Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Babies II” CD & Instrument Bag for at-home use: $40
Tuition for 11 weeks of class is $125; Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 0-18mo (yes, even newborns!)
“Dance with Me” is rhythmically interesting and percussive, all about sounds and stories! Students and their grown-ups will move, sing, clap and dance together with a focus on starting and stopping, impulse control, and the beginnings of music-reading readiness. Classes include recommended exercises for during the week to keep parents connecting musically with children.
Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Musical Instruments” Set 1 for at-home use: $35
Tuition for 11 weeks of class is $125l Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 18mo-3y (get their energy out!)
“Nature’s Magic” introduces preschoolers to song and story concepts like taking turns and using their senses while dropping in the colors of the world, animal concepts and seasonally appropriate material.
Classes include recommended exercises for during the week to encourage family bonding in nature.
Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Musical Instruments” Set 2 for at-home use: $50
Tuition for 11 weeks of class is $125; Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 3y-5y (imaginative imagery!)
“Intro to Musical Theatre” at the MAC is an exploration of the art of performance using Musikgarten techniques to teach students in an older setting, this time without parents present. Parents may join us for the last five minutes of each class to view what students have accomplished during the class. A trustworthy way to begin briefly separating from parents and start their journey towards performance!
Registration for this class occurs through the Multicultural Arts Centers website at http://www.artsmerced.org.
All of Miss Noelle’s Classes require 4+ students to run!
Cuts and Schedule adjustments will be made the week of September 4 & 5
“Individual or Small Group Classes” are available for $50 per 30-minute individual class or $80 for 30-minute class 2-4 students. They can be scheduled around parent/child preference at Miss Noelle’s home studio or wherever the individual or small group might prefer: Miss Noelle’s Musikgarten is mobile!
Individual Classes are recommended for students with behavioral/health issues who may not be ready for the stimulation of a medium-to-large sized class.
Small Group Classes are recommended for families with tight-knit friends who would like to schedule their musical and developmental education on their time and in their space.
How do I get in touch with Miss Noelle?
By Phone: 209.761.5666
With Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Facebook: Miss Noelle's Musikgarten
On her professional website and blog: www.missnoellesays.com
Take a moment to watch a video about Musikgarten Click here to watch movie
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Mother to twin boys Thomas (5/12/16-11/4/16) and Elijah (born 5/12/16), Miss Noelle is a singing-rocking-dancing machine who cares deeply for your child's music education and brain development. Imagine that your favorite wide-smiling barista somehow got combined with your child's high-energy kindergarten teacher: Miss Noelle is kind of like that.
About the Classes
Classes with Miss Noelle invariably start off with a welcome song, where we sing hello to each individual child. Depending on the mood of the class, we may then also include a color song.
After introductions we move into bouncing songs, which stimulate the spine and tend to give children the giggles.
We then move into some fingerplay songs
(think "itsy bitsy spider" but a lot more fun!)
and may rock, sway or bounce at the same time.
Next, we will usually get up and move: walking, dancing, and moving re-enforce rhythm, get the blood flowing and give students a chance to physically connect with the music.
Within this time frame we will also work on pattern repetition, both as a group and individually. Students are not required to repeat patterns, but many will want to.
We will work towards the end with manipulatives of some kind, either scarves, sticks, drums or other instruments.
We end every class with a cuddle song, where parents and students enjoy the experience of listening to music prone and with eyes closed. Miss Noelle has a variety of cuddle animals available; if a student prefers a stuffed animal of their own or has trouble giving up something in their possession, it is recommended that they bring their own. This animal can be kept in a bag during class and brought out during this last song.
After the cuddle song, we will sing goodbye to everyone
and class will end!
Classes are 30 minutes in length.