Musikgarten Musikgarten

Miss Noelle's Musikgarten
Noelle D.W. Chandler, Instructor
3317 Rods Court
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 761-5666
email: point.your.toes@gmail.com

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Class Descriptions

 

Please scroll down this page for class descriptions and tuition rates.
PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to register and begin attending Musikgarten classes at any time during a semester.  Tuition will be pro-rated for the remainder of the semester.
To register for classes, please click on "Registration"  on the menu bar to the left.
 
Summer 2018 Expanded Summer Offerings
 

*********************************************************************“"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
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 0-12mo (yes, even newborns!)

Tuesdays @ 11am
Thursdays @ 5:45pm
Saturdays @ 4pm
 
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“Moving & Shaking” is the middle group for new movers, combining baby songs and movement-oriented activities to exercise new muscles and develop coordination! Classes include recommended exercises for during the week to keep kiddos moving forward mentally, physically…and musically!
Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Musical Instruments” Set 1 for at-home use: $35
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 12mo-18mo (crawling or walking!)

Wednesdays @ 9:30am
Thursdays @ 9:30am
Saturdays @ 10am
 
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“Clap 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
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 18mo-3y (get their energy out!)

Tuesdays @ 10am & 5:45pm
Wednesdays @ 5:45pm
Saturdays @ 11am

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“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
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 3y-5y (imaginative imagery!)

Thursdays @ 10:30am
Saturdays @ 5pm

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“Preschool Lullabies” winds down older children with quiet, gentle songs and stories which encourage cuddling, bonding, learning and long slumbers. Classes include recommendations for bedtime behaviors that help preschoolers get the best possible night’s sleep.

Recommended Materials: Musikgarten “Musical Instruments” Set 2 for at-home use: $50
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 3y-5y (better sleep for the whole family!)

Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
Thursdays @ 6:30pm


All of Miss Noelle’s Classes require 4+ students to run!

Cuts and Schedule adjustments will be made the week of June 5-9.

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“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.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS, TUITION AND MATERIALS FEES:
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Music for Little Minds (0-12mo)

Music for Little Minds

“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
Drop-in classes for $15 each; second sibling for $110. Ages 0-12mo (yes, even newborns!)

Tuesdays @ 11
Thursdays @ 5:45
Saturdays @ 4
 

Tuition:$125


Moving & Shaking (12mo-18mo)



Clap with Me (18mo-3y)

15 week session

 

 

Family Music for Babies

 

This one-year course is offered in two 15-week sessions, Babies I and II. The classes are 30 minutes in length. They are non-chronological and can be taken in any order.

All babies are born with an aptitude for music. But research shows that their aptitude diminishes if it is not nurtured. The best way to nurture a child's music aptitude is through active music making. By singing and dancing for and with our children in a variety of tonalities, meters and styles we are helping our children reach their full music potential.

This class offers adults the opportunity to play with their babies in a musical setting, experiencing music and movement activities designed to delight the child and awaken his or her curiosity about music. By singing, dancing, bouncing, and rocking, the child's music aptitude is being carefully nurtured, laying the foundation for beat awareness, vocal production, and aural discrimination.

Activities include singing, bouncing songs, rocking songs, dances, finger plays, body awareness games and echoes.

 NOTE:  The first lesson is for the parent/caretaker only. This is the only time you will be asked to attend without your child. This is a mandatory class, as it will provide the adult participant with all the information you will need to ensure that your child receives the absolute maximum benefits and enjoyment of Musikgarten!  

Tuition:$165 (incl. Registration fee)
Materials:$35 (incl. tax, S&H)
Total:$200 (15% off of second/lower tuition for siblings)


Nature's Magic (3y-5y)

Summer Vacation Class I

Our popular Summer Vacation Special is taking on a new face and in a new location!  Our new curriculum, My Musical World, along with the Summer curriculum, will be used, with songs and movement that are appropriate for all age groups.  These classes fill quickly, so register soon!

Summer classes will be held at St. Luke's Anglican School (across the street from Merced College on Yosemite Avenue.) 

Class I will be for ages birth to 2 1/2 years old, and meets
Wednesdays, 5:45 - 6:15 pm 
Sorry, this class is now filled 

Classes will be held on the following dates:
June 29
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
August 3

You may register for anywhere from one to all six classes.  The more you take, the lower the tuition, as follows:

All six classes:  $11 each
4 - 5 classes:  $13 each
1 - 3 classes:  $15 each

Registration fee: $5

There are no materials fees or Parent Orientation for the Summer Vacation Special.
You may register for Summer Vacation Special by clicking on
Registration on the Home Page.
If you are taking less than six classes, do not pay when you register.  Please complete and submit your registration and I will bill you for the correct balance.  Tuitions are due before the first class.

Tuition:$15-$66 (see below)
Materials:$5 registration fee
Total:varies


Preschool Lullabies (3y-5y)

15 week session

Family Music for Toddlers

This two-year course is offered in four 15-week sessions, as follows:

                      Play With Me -- 15 weeks (Fall, 2011)
 
                      Clap With Me -- 15 Weeks (Spring, 2012)

                      Sing With Me -- 15 weeks (Fall, 2012)

                      Dance With Me -- 15 weeks (Spring, 2013)

The classes are 30 minutes in length. They are non-chronological and can be taken in any order.

 

This class is designed to bring the joy of music and movement to 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  The first lesson is for the parent/caretaker only. This is the only time you will be asked to attend without your child. This is a mandatory class, as it will provide the adult participant with all the information you will need to ensure that your child receives the absolute maximum benefits and enjoyment of Musikgarten! 

Tuition:$165 (incl. Registration Fee)
Materials:$37 (incl. tax, S&H)
Total:$202 (15% discount off of second/lower for siblings)


Individual Classes (0-5y)

Two 15-wk sessions

Cycle of Seasons

This one-year course is divided into two 15-week sessions, as follows:

Wind Dancers (Fall)-- 15 weeks
Sun Catchers(Spring) -- 15 weeks


These classes are 40 minutes in length. The sessions are non-chronological and may be taken in any order.

 

This class is designed to nurture the emergent independence of the 3- to 5-year old.

Activities include lots of singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment.

Parents stay for the class, although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independently of their parents.

Home materials, including a CD, songbook, and manipulatives (instruments and scarves) allow the learning and fun to continue at home.

NOTE:  The first lesson is for the parent/caretaker only. This is the only time you will be asked to attend without your child. This is a mandatory class, as it will provide the adult participant with all the information you will need to ensure that your child receives the absolute maximum benefits and enjoyment of Musikgarten! 

Tuition:$165 for each 15-wk session (incl. Registration Fee)
Materials:$44 (incl.tax, S&H)
Total:$209 (15% off of second/lower tuition for siblings)


Small Group Classes (0-5y)



Play (Suncatchers) with Me

A mixed-toddlers version that combines the carefree exploration of Play with Me with the slightly more structured and nature/story based Suncatchers.

Tuition:$130
Materials:$40 (optional)


A spring semester for infants and young children prior to toddling

Rocking songs, fingerplay, stretching, dancing, climbing, singing, instruments and rhythm, all for the little ones in your life! 

Tuition:$130
Materials:$35 (optional)


Singing, dancing, music and rhythm games for toddlers!

Rocking songs, dancing and movement, repetition and singing, instruments and more!

Tuition:$130
Materials:$30 (optional)