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Early Childhood Music Education

We are pleased that you are considering music classes for your child. Music is invaluable to the growth and development of children. 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.

The Musikgarten curriculum is a holistic program, in that it develops the whole child - physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively, and of course, musically! We nurture the child’s musical 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.

Music Classes for Babies

We sing, chant rhymes, do fingerplays, clap, skip, hop and jump! We keep a beat with rhythm sticks and drums! We dance with scarves! We sing with shakers and jingle bells! Older children play resonator bars and xylophones! Bouncing songs, lullabies, peek-a-boo games, stories, poetry, listening activities, and more = FUN!

Musikgarten is the only program that offers curricula for newborns through group piano instruction. It is based on a keen understanding of how children learn, in both a general sense and, specifically, how they learn music.

The Music Factory in Springfield offers all levels of the Musikgarten curriculum, as well as private lessons and advanced music classes for older children and adults. Visit our website to read class descriptions, view the current schedule, and sign up for a free preview class.

Our classes are family-centered, loving and nurturing. Class time is educational, fun and purposeful — a rarity in today’s world in which education is often confused with entertainment.

Music Classes for Children

As you familiarize yourself with our class offerings and learn more about Musikgarten, we look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into our music studio. Please don't hesitate to call us at 217-502-4958 with any questions!

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