Class Descriptions


Nature Trail! Summer Camp! (4-7 Years)

The Nature Trail
Our popular music and nature day camp for 4 1/2-7 year-olds is back! Musikgarten's Nature Trail
features music activities, nature exploration, instruments, stories, crafts, and more. Each day explores a new nature theme culminating in a musical celebration with friends and family on the last day of camp! Materials include recording, animal cards, nature tools, art projects and a parent book for extended home activities!

June 26-30 | 9:00-12:00
Cost: $315
Location: Glen Ellyn Family Music School Outdoor Studio
 



Penguins, Piano, & Popsicles! Summer Camp! (5-7 Years)

Penguins, Piano and Popsicles! (Ages 5-7)

Dive into this cool penguin-themed camp for new beginners. Discover some fun penguin facts and learn about piano geography. Play some chillin' piano pieces on groups of 2 and 3 black keys, learn about finger numbers and basic note values, play duets and ensembles, enjoy hands-on activities and musical games. Families and friends are invited to attend a special performance at the Popsicle Recital on the last day of camp.  

June 5-9 | 9:00-12:00
Cost: $315
Location: Glen Ellyn Family Music School Outdoor Studio
Instructor: Judy Stoner

 

 


Picasso, Piano, & Pizza! Summer Camp! (7-12 Years)

Picasso, Piano and Pizza!
Express yourself through art and music this summer. We'll be creating art using colorful collage design and techniques inspired by Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso who lived in France for most of his life. We'll meet some of Picasso's musical friends like Stravinsky and Satie, listen to famous piano pieces, and discover fun facts about the world's greatest pizza from the South of France where Picasso lived and enjoyed life. Friends and families are invited to attend the gallery alfresco on the last day featuring the young artists' works of art while listening to a specially curated playlist of 20th century music.

June 12-16 | 9:00-12:00
Cost: $315
Location: Glen Ellyn Family Music School Outdoor Studio
Instructor: Judy Stoner

 



Musical STEM! (7-12 Years)
Discover the connection between music, science, technology, engineering, and math. Campers explore music and science together through hands-on fun at the piano, musical activities, daily science experiments, movement, sound innovation, and games.
Day 1: Patterns: Discover patterns in the environment & music
Day 2: Vibrations: Explore frequencies and play songs by ear
Day 3: Bending: Bend light and bend sound with the blues scale
Day 4: Inventions: Learn about Bortolomeo Cristofori and play songs on bananas
Day 5: Dissonance: Explore density, consonance, and dissonance in music and science


June 19-23 | 9:00-12:00
Cost: $315
Location: Glen Ellyn Family Music School Outdoor Studio
Instructor: Judy Stoner






 

 


SHINE!

Shine!

Get ready to shine at your next performance or recital. Learn to express yourself on stage with confidence and style. Whether you're delivering a speech, giving a dance recital, or playing your first piano gig, we've got you covered. You'll learn simple strategies and easy techniques to help you develop and prepare your best performance in a friendly, supportive environment so that you're sure to shine when performance time comes around. The best performers also know how to be great audience members, too. You'll learn to develop good listening habits, how to show appreciation for other performers and practice appropriate audience behavior during other performances.

July 10-14 | 9:00-12:00
Cost: $315
Location: Glen Ellyn Family Music School Outdoor Studio



Pop Staff & Power Chords! Summer Camp! (Tweens & Teens)

Pop Staff and Power Chords!
Piano for Tweens and Teens

Learn to play the piano with our easy-to-start Pop Staff and Power Chords. You’ll love the big, full sounds and songs you’ll be playing from the beginning. Students will quickly transition to traditional music notation with confidence. 

June 12-16 | 1:00-4:00
Cost: $315
Location: Glen Ellyn Family Music School Outdoor Studio

 

 


Family Music
Families with kids from birth to age five will enjoy singing, moving, dancing, playing instruments, musical games, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, poems and more! Students learn to sing on pitch, keep a steady beat, echo back rhythm and tonal patterns, and to express themselves musically. 
 
Winter/Spring Classes Virtual Studio (No classes March 24-April 1 Spring Break)
14 Week Session January 9-April 28 | $265
9 Week Session February 13-April 28 | $185
6 Week Session March 13-April 28 | $135 
Join anytime during the session space permitting. Classes will be pro-rated. 
Cost includes materials (CD/digital download, activity song book)
An Instrument kit is available for purchase.

Spring Classes Outdoor Studio & Virtual Available
5 Week Session May 1-June 2 | $125
Cost includes materials (CD/digital download, activity song book)
An instrument kit is available for purchase. 

Summer Classes Outdoor Studio & Virtual Available
6 Week Session June 5-July 14 | $135
4 Week Session  August 7-September 1 | $95
Cost includes materials (CD/digital download, activity song book)
An instrument kit is available for purchase.

 


 


Baby Music Infants to 18 months
Play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving, and singing. Music play activities are designed to increase your child's curiosity about music, to develop listening skills and a sense of beat, and to establish the foundation for singing and musical thought. 
 
Begins the week of January 9 (15 classes) 
$265 includes materials (CD, digital download code, instrument kit) 






 


Toddlers

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

Begins the week of January 9 (15 classes) 
$265 includes CD, digital download code, activity/songbook



Preschoolers Cycle of Seasons ( )

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 attentiona and self-expression and include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement, and storytelling.

Begins January 9 (15 classes) 
$295 includes Sun Catchers materials (two CDs, digital downloads, illustrated nature cards, activities/songbook)



Musikgarten Music Makers I ( )

By age 4 1/2, your child is ready for our sequential two-year music program. Music Makers includes singing, creative and structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training and guided listening as well as a developmentally sound approach to music literacy that builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self expression. 
 
Begins January 9 (15 classes) 
$330 includes materials (two CDS/downloads, illustrated folder with manipulatives and notation games) 


 



Musikgarten Music Makers II
By age 5 1/2, your child is ready for year two of our sequential two-year music program. Music Makers includes singing, creative and structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training and guided listening as well as a developmentally sound approach to music literacy that builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self expression. 

Begins January 9 ( 15 classes)
$330 includes materials (two CDs and digital downloads, illustrated folder with manipulatives and notation games)


Musikgarten Music Makers Piano I ( )

Our Musikgarten group piano program is a delightful and playful approach for students and parents alike that includes singing, drumming, dancing, ensemble playing as well as writing and reading music. Using a holistic approach, we reprise several common elements in each class designed to instill a knowledge and love for the piano in children. Students learn to play by ear, read music, compose, improvise and express themselves musically. 
 

Register now to join our waitlist for the next available class. New classes begin with four students. 



Musikgarten Music Makers Piano II
Prerequisite: Musikarten Music Makers at the Keyboard Year 1
This class is for continuing students.

 


Musikgarten Music Makers Piano III
Pre-Requisite: Music Makers Piano Year 2
This class is for continuing students. 


Piano for Preschoolers
Our preschool piano program was created just for young children ages 3-5 years old! Each lesson is filled with fun, movement, games, on and off-bench piano activities to engage and delight your little musician.

We'll be on and off the bench, developing musical concepts and skills, singing, playing small percussion instruments, moving, working on finger strength, coordination AND playing the piano. As your child progresses, we spend more time on the piano bench and gradually introduce music notation and written theory, still using games and off bench activities along with piano repertoire. It's amazing how much young children can learn through play and how quickly they develop.  

Invite your friends and family to attend our virtual Piano for Preschoolers Celebration Recital the last week of class. Get your cameras ready for these adorable performances!


January 16-March 23 (10 small group classes)
$220 includes ten small group classes, Wunderkeys Piano for Preschoolers Book 1 with music, games and activities, BONUS recorded practice and duet tracks to use for home practice and playing fun, and live practice/help sessions. 
Course requirements: Piano or digital keyboard, computer/iPad/tablet 


Piano Lessons Kids LOVE!
Falling in love with the piano is easy with the right lessons! Using a kind, caring approach and lots and lots of hands-on learning will help your child connect with the piano in a way that is long lasting, bringing smiles and happy music to your home.
 
Now enrolling!
$50 registration | $120 monthly | materials are purchased separately  

A piano or digital keyboard, computer/tablet/iPad, and students materials are required.