A new Music Play group for babies to 5-year-olds and caregivers (one per student) is starting at the Musikhaus studio in Seabrook on Saturdays at 10am. Music Play is a music class rooted in research of Music Learning Theory, the main ideas of which include evidence that music intelligence is best developed in personally interactive and creative musical activities, just like language ability, and that learning best occurs in a nurturing, safe and playful atmosphere. For Saturdays at 10am, there are currently 3 openings. When this time fills up, we can open up 11am either for another Music Play class or for a Keyboard Games class for 4 and 5-year-olds (see home page for description). Contact Carla at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your child’s spot.
In December 2014, Musikhaus Music Education moved from Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, to Seabrook, Texas, USA (with mascot Jessie! – see photo), becoming Musikhaus Piano and Early Childhood Music Studio, serving the Clear Lake / League City area southeast of Houston (the Bay Area) and Friendswood. The new Musikhaus will officially inaugurate activities for the fall semester of 2015, though I’ve been very fortunate to be teaching my first, talented piano student in the US since January!
This year Musikhaus will focus on musical beginnings to help students learn music similarly to the way they learn their native languages:
- Music Play – interactive music and movement for babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years of age with caregivers; groups of 2 to 6 students, 40 minutes per week (plus attunement and transition time)
- Keyboard Games – classes for 4- to 6-year-olds incorporating singing, movement and piano activities; groups of 2 to 4 students, 50 minutes per week
- Piano Lessons for 6 years and up – developing musical fluency with improvisation and creative repertoire at the piano, singing and movement; groups of 2 students, 55 minutes per week (50-minute private lessons possible if lesson partners not available)
Let me know if you have any questions at email@example.com, or follow the Musikhaus Facebook page to stay up to date.
The Musikhaus space, including bathroom, is wheelchair accessible except for wide cambered chairs.
Se habla español. Falamos português.
by Carla J. Seibert