Musikgarten


Early Childhood Learning:
Musikgarten

Musikgarten classes are designed to provide children with age-appropriate music and movement experiences that will enhance their musical development and their development as a whole. Classes involve the entire child in music making, poetry, storytelling, and nature. Materials are included in the fee. Visit Musikgarten at www.isumusikgarten.com for more information.

Parent orientation for Family Music for Babies, Family Music for Toddlers, Cycle of Seasons, and Music Makers at Home is recommended. Orientation is for parents only; please make childcare arrangements, if possible. Orientation will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 p.m. at the College of Education, University Hall, Room 008B, 401 North 7th Street.

Musikgarten:
Family Music for Toddlers
Ages: 15 months-3 years 
Children attend class with a caregiver
Code: 14MGS0001 (non-member)
Code: 14MGS0002 (member)  
Dates and Time: 
January 29-April 30
6:00-6:30 p.m. (13 Wednesdays) 
No classes on March 12 (ISU Spring Break)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Fee: Non-member/$125, member/$112.50 
Location: College of Education, University Hall, Room 008B, 401 North 7th Street
Instructor: Jessie Forthun

Participate with your toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments while developing a strong musical bond with your child. Through activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement, your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and further developed.

Musikgarten:
Cycle of Seasons
Code: 14MGS0003 (non-member)
Code: 14MGS0004 (member)
Ages: 3-5 years 
Children attend class with a caregiver
Dates and Time: January 28-April 29
5:30-6:15 p.m. (13 Tuesdays) 
No classes on March 11 (ISU Spring Break)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Fee: Non-member/$150, member/$135
Location: College of Education, University Hall, Room 008B, 401 North 7th Street
Instructor: Jessie Forthun

Celebrate your child’s love of nature and growing independence through activities that focus on the seasons of the year. Classes are designed to build attention spans and self-expression and include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement, and storytelling. This class is of special interest to families who cannot choose between gym classes, dance, or music, as it contains activities from all three.

Musikgarten:
Music Makers at Home
Code: 14MGS0005 (non-member)
Code: 14MGS0006 (member)
Ages: 4-6 years 
Children attend the first 45 minutes alone; last 15 minutes is a sharing time with families
Dates and Time: January 28-April 29
4:15-5:15 p.m. (13 Tuesdays) 
No classes on March 11 (ISU Spring Break)
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Fee: Non-member/$200, member/$180
Location: College of Education, University Hall, Room 008B, 401 North 7th Street
Instructor: Jessie Forthun

This class includes singing, creative and structured movement, playing instruments, ensemble work, ear training, and guided listening. A developmentally sound approach to music literacy, this program builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self-expression.

Musikgarten:
Music Makers at the Keyboard—Beginning Piano, Year 1
Code: 14MGS0007 (non-member)
Code: 14MGS0008 (member)
Ages: 6-9 years
Dates and Time: January 27-April 28
4:00-5:00 p.m. (13 Mondays) 
No classes on March 10 (ISU Spring Break)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Fee: Non-member/$250, member/$225
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 316, 649 Chestnut Street
Instructor: Jessie Forthun

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend as many classes as possible. Students must have completed the 2013 fall semester, as these classes are a continuation of the curriculum. New students to Music Makers at the Keyboard must register in fall, 2014, programs. Please contact the CSA office at (812) 237-2575 for further details. 

COMING IN THE FALL, 2014:

Musikgarten:
Music Makers at the Keyboard, Years 1, 2 & 3

In beginning piano class children bring to the piano songs they have learned to sing, dance, and love. Small group lessons at the piano capitalize on your child’s delight in making music with others. Classes also focus on other musical aspects including singing, moving, beat-competency, rhythm and tonal foundations, composing, improvising and harmonizing. Music Makers at the Keyboard students will have the opportunity to participate in a final performance at the end of the semester.