Musikgarten, a leader in early childhood music and movement education and group piano instruction, held its 12th annual Musikgarten Teacher Festival from April 9-11 in Green Lake, WI. Teachers from all over the United States and Canada participated in three days of music-making and seminars, covering topics from group piano teaching techniques to helping parents understand the importance of aural methods in music education.

During the Festival a select number of teachers were recognized for their outstanding Musikgarten Studios.   Dorla Aparicio of Keene was awarded the 2010 Musikgarten Exemplary Program Award. This award signifies that  Ms. Dorla owns a music studio that offers a full complement of Musikgarten classes for children ages 0 – Adult.   Dorla’s Piano Studio is one of only eighty-two programs in North America to receive this prestigious award for 2010.

Musikgarten, based in Greensboro, NC, specializes in early childhood music and movement programs for children from birth to age 9 and group piano for both children and adults.  The Musikgarten curriculum is widely recognized as essential in helping young children develop valuable social, emotional, musical, and physical skills.  For more information, visit www.musikgarten.org.