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If you are looking for a music program in which to enroll in and can’t decide, here is a list just for you!

Even though the list is not comprehensive, it will give you a bird’s eye view of each and help you make a decision.

  1. Musikgarten – a music program that is based on understanding how children learn music and the best way to teach them.  In this program music is learned through the themes of home, nature and the world.  Your child’s music education with Musikgarten may begin when he/she is a newborn and continue up to age 10 with their last piano book.  Musikgarten follows a classical approach in its style by using a variety of instruments in superb musical arrangements (click and scroll down to hear a sample).  Yet at the same time the children’s creativity is carefully nurtured, even allowing them to improvise a 12-bar blues! This is definitely my favorite program!
  2. Music Together – strives to keep their classes focused on family and what families do together. Their songs are fun and lean more towards a folk style.  If you need a class where you can enroll several of your children at once, this is the one to try. You can also listen to their songs to get a better idea of the Music Together style.  The Music Together is non-sequential and each book or unit is characterized by its own instrument.
  3. Kindermusik – a very popular music program that also offers classes for all ages and even offers specialty classes to enhance language development and other cognitive skills. Listen to their music here.  I have not taught the new program, so all I can do is refer you to their website, but I have seen the joy this music class brings to my nephew and niece and their family!


3 Comments

  1. Miss Leslie
    April 4, 2011

    Hi Miss Dorla.

    This is a great review of the three programs. I taught Musikgarten for 4 years, and I just loved it. I still use a lot of the activities in my private lessons with my younger students. I’m unable to teach Musikgarten now due to physical limitations, but we have a very successful Kindermusik teacher in our area now, and I refer young students to her.

    Since I’ve been on Twitter, I’ve connected with many teachers who use Music for Young Children. It is a Canadian company, but they apparently are in many countries including the U.S. I was wondering if you know anything about their programs. They seem to lead more directly to piano instructions.

    Wishing you a song in your heart,
    Miss Leslie @ Music with Miss Leslie

    • admin
      April 5, 2011

      Leslie!
      Thanks for visiting.
      I am not very familiar with MYC but it seems to be a very successful music program!
      Take care,
      Dorla

  2. Beth
    September 5, 2011

    I am an MYC & private piano teacher & I can honestly say that I’ve never had the kind of success with my beginners that I do with MYC.