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

Class Descriptions


Baby Music Well (18 months and under)
30 minute class with 15 min prior & after

Baby Music Well - at Fitchburg Community Center

Bond with the baby in your life through classic childhood songs, rhymes, and chants! Music is a natural way to BOND with your baby, and is so BENEFICIAL to your young one! Join us! Activities during Baby Music Well include connecting, sharing stories, singing, bouncing, rocking , finger plays, nursery rhymes, body awareness games, playful echoes, playing simple instruments, and dancing. We will discuss how each of these activities benefits the child’s developing body and brain!

Come 15 minutes early to connect with others and get used to the room. Stay 15 minutes after to gradually say good-bye and transition to your next activity. 10% sibling discount offered. 


Winter Baby Music Classes, Thursdays, 10:45-11:15, $64/session
10% off additional siblings, save $16 when you register for both session 1 & 2!
Baby Session 1 http://apm.activecommunities.com/fitchburg/Activity_Search/4859
Jan 4 - Jan 25
Baby Session 2 http://apm.activecommunities.com/fitchburg/Activity_Search/4860
Feb 8 - Feb 29

An instrument kit is required for this class, and can be purchased from the instructor for $20. Kit includes 1 pair of natural wood rhythm sticks, 1 rattle, and 1 cloth scarf perfect for peek-a-boo games - all in a cloth storage bag. All registered children/families should bring payment to the first class and will receive their instrument kit at that time.

SPRING Baby Music Classes, Thursdays, 10:45-11:15, $80/session
10% off additional siblings, save $16 when you register for both session 1 & 2!
Session 1:  March 7-April 11 (no March 28)
Session 2:  April 18 - May 16


An instrument kit is required for this class, and can be purchased from the instructor for $20. Kit includes 1 pair of natural wood rhythm sticks, 1 rattle, and 1 cloth scarf perfect for peek-a-boo games - all in a cloth storage bag. All registered children/families should bring payment to the first class and will receive their instrument kit at that time.

Materials:required, purchase separately at first class if needed for $20


Music Well - Mixed Ages (18 months - 4 years)
30 min classes, plus 15 min prior and after

Music Well
at Fitchburg Community Center

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.


Winter Music Class, Thursdays, 9:45-10:15, $64
10% off additional siblings, save $16 when you register for both session 1 & 2!
All Together Now Session 1 http://apm.activecommunities.com/fitchburg/Activity_Search/4861
Jan 4-Jan 25
All Together Now Session 2 http://apm.activecommunities.com/fitchburg/Activity_Search/4862
 Feb 8 - Feb 29
Curriculum:  
Twist & Turn is a curriculum for mixed ages, from the Musikgarten series All Together Now!  It includes rhymes re-imagined with movement and music!
  • Child Instrument Set required for class. $22
  • Family Materials are optional, includes parent book of songs and rhymes from class, CD and grooved rhythm sticks $34

SPRING Music Class, Thursdays, 9:45-10:15, $80 for 5 weeks
10% off additional siblings, save $16 when you register for both session 1 & 2!
 All Together Now! Musikgarten's Nimble & Quick curriculum includes nursery rhymes rearranged with movement and music! These classes are filled with a great variety of music and movement activities to meet children's developmental needs, to hold the children's interest in the group setting and to bring families together. Join in the fun!

Come 15 minutes early to connect with others and get used to the room. Stay 15 minutes after to gradually say good-bye and transition to your next activity.

  • Child Instrument Set required for class. $22
  • Family Materials are optional, includes parent book of songs and rhymes from class, CD and grooved rhythm sticks $34

 

 

Materials:$22 instruments required, Optional Family Materials are $34


Music Makers I (4-5 year old)
45 min class

Music Makers I is a first year class for 4-5 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.  The language of music begins to expand from aural learning to visual pattern recognition.

Next class will be Summer 2024
 



Music Makers (Pre Piano) II (5 & 6 years old)
45 min classes

Music Makers (Pre-Piano) II 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.
 

Next class will be Summer 2024

 


Piano Level 1 (Red to Green Books) (Ages 6 +)
45 min lesson
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, 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.

Wait List - to have your child placed on a wait list for next available class, please email beth at beth@bethsmusicwell.com
 

 



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.  


 
 
 
 
 

 


 
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

4K Music Classes - Music class supports and enhances reading and math literacy sills!  Music class supports social emotional learning!  Music class allows for creative expression in a beatiful, universal language!  Music class is not only singing and playing instruments, but also movement in flow, time and space!  Music class prepares the young child for future learning! 
Contact Beth to arrange for music class for your 4k program!  beth@bethsmusicwell.com