Music Well 
engaging music & movement education that promotes wellness
Home Studio 212 Edward Street. Verona, WI 53593
 

Class Descriptions


Front Yard Music 1-2-3 (3 years old and under)
30 min classes

Sing, play and bond!



This class offers adults the opportunity to play with their children in a way that will delight the child and awaken his or her curiosity about music.  Activities include singing, bouncing, rocking, finger plays, nursery rhymes, body awareness games, playful echoes, playing simple instruments, and dancing.

Summer 2021 classes will use the curriculum "Playing Outdoors."  Family materials will include Parent Book, CD/Download Music, & Instrument Kit (Musikgarten child instrument sets are perfect for children 18 months and up. Instrument set 1 includes: 2 jingle sticks, 2 pair of sticks, 2 scarves, 1 pair of finger cymbals, all in a cloth drawstring bag.  Children younger than 18 months will receive rattles instead of jingle sticks.)

Location: Home Studio
Tuesdays 5-5:30 pm
8 Week Class, June 22-Aug 10
$135/Student includes materials
Children attend with caregiver
8 Students MAX - 2 spots left

Location: Home Studio
Wednesdays 10:30-11 am
8 Week Class, June 30-Aug 18
$135/Student includes materials
Children attend with caregiver
8 Students MAX - 3 spots left

 

 
 
Tuition:$100
Materials:$35
Total:$135


Front Yard Music 3 & 4's (3-4 years old)
30 min class
This class is designed to nurture the emergent independence
of the 3 and 4 year old child.


Activities include singing, chants and rhymes, listening games, patterns to echo, and movement games, all of which nurture the child's musical development while satisfying the child's need to learn in a holistic environment.  Themes are associated to nature and activities one would do in each of the four seasons of our year.

Parents stay for the class, although some of the activities are designed to have the children participate independently of their parents.

This summer, 2021, we will be using the Cycle of Seasons, Summer curriculum and materials.  Family materials include:  Parent Book (32p), CD with digital code, 8 Animal Cards in Cloth Bag and 2 jingle sticks, 2 pair of sticks, 2 scarves, 1 pair of finger cymbals, also all in a cloth drawstring bag


Location:  Home Studio
Tuesdays 10:30-11 am
8 Week Class, June 22-Aug 10
$145/Student includes materials
Children attend with caregiver
8 Students MAX - 3 openings


 
Tuition:$100
Materials:$45
Total:$145


Pre-Piano Music Makers (7 wk) (5 & 6 years old)
45 min classes

Music Makers @ the Home Studio is a class for 5-6 year olds in preparation for keyboard playing!

There are two years of potential curriculum for your child to encounter!  Music Makers at Home in the World and Music Makers Around the World.  This class includes singing, creative and structured movement, playing instruments and ensemble work, ear training and guided listening, as well as a developmentally sound approach to music literacy that builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self-expression.  All of this is then taken to the piano keyboard for a first introduction to piano lessons.

This summer, 2021, I will be using the Music Makers at Home in the World, "My Neighborhood Community."   Marerials include:  Parent Book (24p), CD, poster (10" x 15"), 6 Game Pieces, 1 Coloring Page, keyboard worksheets in a Sturdy Folder and 2 jingle sticks, 2 pair of sticks, 2 scarves, 1 pair of finger cymbals, all in a cloth drawstring bag.

 
Location: Home Studio
Mondays 4:30-5:15 pm - THIS CLASS IS FULL
7 Week Class, June 21-Aug 16, no class on July 5 and July 19
$180/student includes materials
Student attends on own
4 students MAX
Tuition:$140
Materials:$40
Total:$180


Piano Level 1 (Red to Green Books) (Ages 6 +)
45 min lesson 2-4 children
The Musikgarten Group Piano curriculum is the final step on the pathway from early childhood music to music literacy.  This program is designed to teach the children to begin to play the songs they've been hearing, singing, and dancing to throughout the years of early childhood.

During Piano I year, the children will be introduced to the keyboard.  Through the year, the children will become comfortable with D, C and G major 5 finger positions as well as d, c and e minor.  They will be introduced to the I and V7 (also i and v7) chords to accompany their songs. Transposing their repertoire to all known positions is encouraged as each new position is introduced.

This class follows a very sequential approach to building piano skills,understanding musical notation and setting up practice habits as set forth in the book, Music Makers: At the Keyboard, Book One (Red) and Book Two (Green).

Piano Level 1 Groups:  45 minute classes, 2-4 students max

(older beginning students will be place in groups or partners of similar aged students)

For Piano I  children will receive Book One, 2 CDs/downloads and notation games plus a Parent Handbook. Class size limited and will close when limit is reached.  Further names will be placed on a waiting list.  As children progress through, Book 2 will be offered along with 2 CDs/downloadable music and notation games.


 

 



Piano Level 2 (Purple to Blue Books) (Graduate of Level 1 )

In Piano Level 2, the children learn new hand positions that move out of the 5-finger position, new keys and notation games, how to write out familiar songs and will have many more opportunities to compose their own music.  Improvisation games and skills are developed further.  There are more songs to play by ear with more complex parts for the left hand.  Technique exercises will eventually lead to more fluid playing.
The student will work with compositions by many famous composers.  Pieces written by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Dvorak and MacDowell are included, some for drumming or dancing, some to explore dynamics and tempi, and some for harmonic analysis.  

Materials include the keyboard book, 2 CDs and notation games.

Pre-requisite Piano Level I.


 



Piano Level 3 (Orange to Gold Books) (Graduate of Level 2)

Level 3 Includes Books 5 & 6 of the Musikgarten Music Makers at the Keyboard series.
 
By this time, students have learned to play many songs by ear and in multiple positions on the keyboard.  They have played the same pieces that young pianists from all over the world have studied.  Now they will encounter more music of Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart and be introduced to Mouret and Bartok and play a piece by Ferdinand Beyer.
We continue to work on improvisation skills and prepare the student to make important decisions regarding improvised solos.
In Book 6, there are many new pieces with new challenges.  The child's aural skills combined with a knowledge of melody, harmony, and rhythm, are all called on to build competence in improvising on a 12-Bar Blues Progression.  The understanding of music notation will allow your child a chance to compose and write his/her very own blues compostion!


Home materials include books, CDs/downloadable music, and notation games.

Pre-requisite Level 2 (Books 3 & 4).


 



Piano Private Lessons (Finished Book 6 and/or 8+)
30 minutes once a week (in-person or online)
Private piano lessons are 30 minutes of one on one instruction one time a week

Children 8+ years of age or those who have completed Book 6 of the Musikgarten keyboarding program.  


 
 
 
 
 

 


 
Tuition:$26/lesson billed monthly or by semester
Materials:determined per individual


Preschool & Childcare Center Classes (Newborns - 5 years)
20-30 minute classes
Preschools & Childcare Centers can arrange for a Music Well instructor to come to your facility!  Schedule on a weekly basis for continued comprehensive learning, or schedule less frequently to serve as an enrichment program.  


Plan a FREE music class for YOUR PRESCHOOL - email Beth at beth@bethsmusicwell.com
  • Up to 10 children in one class with classroom teacher participating
  • 30 minute classes
  • instruments and materials provided by Music Well

Email Beth about safe practices and guidelines taken during COVID-19 restrictions.