Due to COVID-19, VMA has made the following changes to all of our In-Person MusikGarten classes for the fall 2020 semester.  
 
  • Each group class will have 12 weekly sessions
  • Group Classes will be scheduled on Saturday mornings beginning at 9 AM to early afternoon.  
  • Private classes for one student per session are being offered and will be scheduled on weekdays.
  • Session length is reduced by 10-15 minutes to allow for cleaning of the MusikGarten room
  • Class enrollment will be limited to 3 children per class
  • Because of enrollment limits, multiple sessions per day may be scheduled.  Once enrollment numbers are confirmed, class times will be confirmed.
  • Classes that require a caregiver, will be limited to one caregiver in attendance per child
  • Older or younger siblings will not be allowed to attend classes unless they are registered participants.
  • Siblings who desire to attend the same class will need to select one of the mixed-age options. (Please choose the appropriate age range class.) Tuition payment will be required for each student in attendance.
  • Tuition for each class is reduced from our normal price.
  • The VMA waiting room is closed.  There will be no waiting inside the building.
  • Online classes will be offered if enrollment justifies the class.  Please contact
    VMA if you are interested in an online option or private class option

     

About Musikgarten

Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education. Valley Music Academy's Musikgarten offers a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. We have wonderful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks. These home materials reinforce lessons and involve the whole family in the fun.

Benefits of Musikgarten

When music and movement are a natural, joyous part of childhood, children benefit greatly in many areas of life. Language development, self expression, memory skills, concentration, social interaction, fine motor skills, listening, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and coordination are all impacted by early music and movement education. What's more, as a child learns to play music, other areas of development - creativity, family bonding, self-esteem, confidence, emotional development - are also positively impacted.

Movement and music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination - all in a group setting that builds community - a truly holistic experience.

Why is music so attractive and well suited to children?
  • Music is a language, and children are oriented toward learning language.

  • Music evokes movement, and children delight in and require movement for their development and growth.

  • Music engages the brain while stimulating neural pathways associated with such higher forms of intelligence as abstract thinking, empathy, and mathematics.

  • Music's melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Who among us learned the ABC's without the ABC song?

  • Music is perfectly designed for training children's listening skills. Good listening skills and school achievement go hand in hand.

  • Music is an aural art and young children are aural learners. Since ears are fully mature before birth, infants begin learning from the sounds of their environment before birth.

  • Music is perfectly designed for training children's listening skills. Good listening skills and school achievement go hand in hand.

  • Developmentally appropriate music activities involve the whole child-the child's desire for language, the body's urge to move, the brain's attention to patterns, the ear's lead in initiating communication, the voice's response to sounds, as well as the eye-hand coordination associated with playing musical instruments.

  • Music is a creative experience which involves expression of feelings. Children often do not have the words to express themselves and need positive ways to release their emotions.

  • Music transmits culture and is an avenue by which beloved songs, rhymes, and dances can be passed down from one generation to another.

  • Music is a social activity which involves family and community participation. Children love to sing and dance at home, school, and at church.

     

2020 MODIFIED FALL SCHEDULE

12 Sessions Each Class

Full list of policies can be seen here

FAMILY MUSIC

SATURDAY MORNING CLASS - 20 Minute Classes - Time TBA
October 2020
 - January 2021
Ages 6 months - 3 years

Tuition:  $120.00
Optional Materials:  $42.00

 

FAMILY MUSIC FOR SIBLINGS

SATURDAY MORNING CLASS - 20 Minute Classes - Time TBA
October 2020
 - January 2021
Ages 1-4 years

Tuition:  $120.00
Optional Materials:  $42.00

CYCLE OF SEASONS

SATURDAY MORNING CLASS - 30 Minute Classes - Time TBA

October 2020 - January 2021
Ages 3 - 4 years

Tuition:  $138.00
Optional Materials:  $52.00

MUSIC MAKERS AT HOME

SATURDAY MORNING CLASS - 45 Minute Classes - Time TBA

October 2020 - January 2021
Ages 4 - 5 years

Tuition:  $150.00
Required Materials:  $63.00

 

*This is a year long class.  You must enroll in the fall semester
in order to enroll in the spring semester.

MUSIC MAKERS AT HOME FOR SIBLINGS

SATURDAY MORNING CLASS - 45 Minute Classes - Time TBA

October 2020 - January 2021
Ages 4 - 5 years

Tuition:  $150.00 each student
Required Materials:  $63.00 (Sibling $36.00)

 

*This is a year long class.  You must enroll in the fall semester
in order to enroll in the spring semester.

MUSIC MAKERS AROUND THE WORLD

SATURDAY MORNING CLASS - 45 Minute Classes - Time TBA

October 2020 - January 2021
Ages 5 - 6 years

Tuition:  $156.00
Required Materials:  $63.00

 

*This is a year long class.  You must enroll in the fall semester
in order to enroll in the spring semester.

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Music Lessons in Waynesboro

Waynesboro    Virginia

Music Lessons in Staunton Virginia

Serving Augusta, Albemarle, Nelson, Rockingham and Rockbridge Counties of Virginia

ADDRESS

Located on the first floor of Grace Church

Physical (No Mail):  500 South Wayne Ave.

Mailing:  PO Box 1712

Waynesboro, VA 22980

Ph: 540-942-8648 // 888-991-4VMA

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