Experience - Our founders have been involved in early childhood music education since before it was recognized.
Dr. Lorna Lutz Heyge has been developing early childhood music curricula for more than 30 years, while Audrey Sillick has been training early childhood educators for 40 years.
Reputation - Musikgarten has an impeccable track record. Our teacher educators and Musikgarten staff are known for their integrity and professionalism. Our founders, authors, and teacher trainers can be heard speaking at MENC, MTNA, Orff, and Suzuki conferences across the globe.
Training - The early childhood music professionals who teach in our workshops are authorities on children and early childhood music education. Our trainers have an easy-going style that blends lecture with hands-on activities. Our training is a real-life experience, not a videotape or online degree. Because of the quality of our training, parents and children will recognize you for the high quality of your classes.
Aural Emphasis - We emphasize active, thoughtful participation, not entertainment. We emphasize movement, not visual stimulation. Musikgarten is unique in these respects. Research documents that kids today are over-stimulated visually and need purposeful movement and music training now more than ever.
Comprehensive Pedagogy - The Musikgarten program is the most pedagogically sound program available, covering children from birth to age nine — a complete bridge from early childhood to piano lessons. Our curricula are uniquely effective because we have designed learning sequences that repeat and build patterns to continually reinforce and stimulate our students. Students will enjoy their lessons more and you will be able to retain them for up to nine years. This continuity is as valuable to you as it is to the child.
Flexibility and Form - As a Musikgarten teacher, you will find that our lesson plans and other resources can be used as a guide to your own creative studio or classroom teaching. Lesson planning cards make it easy to mix and match the songs and activities to your students and setting.
Resources - Musikgarten resources reflect the latest research in early childhood development and combine the talents of top authors, musicians, and artists to bring a complete and holistic approach to teaching music.
Fair Prices - All of our products and training are reasonably priced, making them accessible and affordable for everyone.
Support - Our Business Advantage Program (BAP), including telephone and on-line support, is always available to you and continually improving.
Environment - At Musikgarten, we include nature as part of our classroom. We believe in the benefits of teaching children to value and respect our natural environment. Even our products and packaging are environmentally conscious.
For more reasons why people around the world make Musikgarten their choice for early childhood education, contact us today.