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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Free classes - 1/24

RSVP now to attend a FREE class on 1/24 for babies, toddlers and preschoolers!  Bilingual German/English classes available, as well as sessions that include American Sign Language (ASL) for babies and toddlers.  For more information, find us on Facebook at Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy, e-mail us at broadmoormusicinfo@gmail.com, or text/call us at (719) 237-3499

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Class Description: Family Music for Babies

Family Music for Babies (Newborn to 18 months)

Designed for parents and their babies to enjoy together, these weekly classes help you learn how to play musically with your baby. Each class features bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, and other fun activities for the two of you. When you go home, you can continue the fun with a superb CD recorded by a fine children’s choir and outstanding instrumentalists. Using your parent guidebook along with rhythm sticks, a Musikgarten rattle, and colorful scarf will give you both hours of enjoyment.

Musikgarten's musical play for babies:

- Increases your baby’s curiosity about music

- Develops listening skills and a sense of beat

- Establishes a foundation for language, singing and musical thought

- Helps you form a closer bond with your baby

- Gives you and your baby a chance to interact with other parents and babies

Tuesdays: 11:15 – 11:45*

Tuition: $165 per 15-week semester.

* Class offerings will be determined by enrollment and are subject to change.  Tuition may be prorated for those joining later in the session.

Refer a friend and receive $10 off your tuition for each friend who enrolls! Also, if you’re new to our academy, you may attend the first class with no cost or obligation. Ask about our military discounts (O-3 and below)!  

Class Description: Family Music for Toddlers

Family Music for Toddlers (16 months to 3½ years)

These weekly classes are action-filled for toddlers - full of energy, often on the move, always exploring and learning - and their parents or caregivers. Together you’ll sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement through four wonder-filled semesters. 

Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles, rattles, drums, and resonator bars. 
Additionally, you’ll receive a wonderful CD, a parent activity book, and an instrument or scarf to use at home for more fun time together.

German songs and activities, offered exclusively at Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy. 

Instruction for German classes will be offered in English. No previous experience with a foreign language is necessary.

Tuesdays: 10:00 – 10:30*,  1:00 - 1:30* (German)
Tuition: $165 per 15-week semester

* Class offerings will be determined by enrollment and are subject to change.  Tuition may be prorated for those joining later in the session.

Refer a friend and receive $10 off your tuition for each friend who enrolls! Also, if you’re new to our academy, you may attend the first class with no cost or obligation. Ask about our military discounts (O-3 and below)!  

Class Description: Music Discovery for Preschoolers

Music Discovery for Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5)

Parents and caregivers, celebrate your preschooler’s growing independence and love of the outdoors while sharing activities involving the four seasons in Music Discovery. Developed to build attention and self-expression, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. Music Discovery nurtures your growing child’s ability to use language and participate in dramatic play within a musical context.

Fun family packets including wonderful music CDs are provided for use at home to increase family involvement in the learning process. 

Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:15*
Tuition: $175 per 15-week semester

* Class offerings will be determined by enrollment and are subject to change.  Tuition may be prorated for those joining later in the session.

Refer a friend and receive $10 off your tuition for each friend who enrolls! Also, if you’re new to our academy, you may attend the first class with no cost or obligation. Ask about our military discounts (O-3 and below)!  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer Songs & FREE Family Fun

Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy is offering three free special summer events on the following dates:

July 19 - 10:00 a.m.

August 2 - 10:00 a.m.

August 9 5:30 p.m.

These sessions are ideal for families who have children ages 18 months to 5 years old.  Siblings and family members are encouraged join in the fun!  Come one, come all!  These is no charge for these classes. Tax-deductible donations are appreciated.  Proceeds benefit our non-profit Musikgarten outreach program.

A fun-filled half an hour including singing, dancing, imaginative play, parachute activities and more. Enjoyment for the entire family! Parents and/or caregivers are active participants in this family-centered event.

Please RSVP via e-mail broadmoormusicinfo@gmail.com or call/text Brenda @ (719) 237-3499 to reserve your spot or for additional information.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW! German class offerings!

We are excited to offer classes for Babies and Toddlers featuring music and activities in German, taught by a native German speaker!  No experience with a foreign language is necessary.

Musikgarten is the leader in early childhood music education.  Our early childhood program is expertly planned, executed and supported.  Our students, well they just love coming to Musikgarten!

Contact us now to become a part of this ground breaking experience and learn more!

Parents, you'll benefit from learning another language, too!

What does the research say about the benefits of learning another language:

- Leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, enhanced cognitive skills and a better ear for listening.
- Encourages cross-cultural friendships and opens the door to other cultures and countries.
- Learning another language can enhance knowledge of English structure and vocabulary.
- Studying languages enhances your memory and slows age-related decline in mental actuity.
- Students of foreign languages tend to score higher on standardized tests.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Yelp! deal - get it now!

Looking for a great deal?  Check out our deal on Yelp! Search for Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy and get a great deal on our wonderful, educational program that's fun for the whole family!  Exclusively at Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy, enroll in German and bilingual Baby and Toddler classes!  Contact us for more information!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Free class!

Schedule a free demo now and experience the joy of sharing music with your child(ren)!  We are enrolling now for the fall session. Discounts are available for military (O-3 and below), home schooling families and special needs. E-mail for more information!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Coming soon...

We are working on an exciting new addition to our Musikgarten program.  More information to follow soon!

Now is a great time to experience a class before our summer break! If you are interested in joining our program for the final four week session, please contact us here.  Look for more updates on our Facebook page as well!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Snow day - no classes today

Our classes are cancelled today, due to the snow.  We will meet on Monday, weather permitting. :-)

Here's a reminder of the decision tree:
If school district 20 or school district 12 are on a two-hour delay or have cancelled school for the day, our classes are cancelled as well.  If the Monday session is cancelled, we will meet on Friday of the same week, weather permitting.

Monday, February 23, 2015

2/23 - Classes rescheduled

Our classes are cancelled for today, however, we will meet on Friday morning from 10:30 - 11:15, weather permitting. :-)

This is a great time to share music together as a family - break out your CDs and sing along, make some homemade instruments, or just dance to your favorite jam. Let your child(ren) be the teacher! Spending time with your children is a wonderful investment of love and joy - keep up the good work!

Interested in music classes - contact Brenda at (719) 237-3499 (voice/text), e-mail, Facebook, Yelp or Hulafrog!  Military discounts and pro-rated tuition are available.  Refer a friend a receive $10 off tuition when they enroll.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Classes resume 1/12 and snow day reminder

Our classes resume Monday, 1/12 at 10:30 a.m.!  This is a great time to give our classes a try at no cost or obligation.  Leave a comment on this blog, e-mail us at broadmoormusicinfo@gmail.com or call/text Brenda at (719) 237-3499 to schedule a free class!

Well, it's been an interesting place to live, in terms of weather, hasn't it?  It's snowing and icy at my place, so I thought it would be a good time to address the snow policy again. :-)

If there's two-hour delay or cancellation in District 20 (where I, the teacher, live) or a two-hour delay in District 12, our classes will be re-scheduled to Friday morning at the same time.  I will update Facebook and this blog to reflect the status.

Thank you and stay safe and warm!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Schedule update!

And....we're back!  We've been posting on Facebook but have neglected the blog!

Here's some news that might be of interest to you: we are offering family classes on Mondays from 10:30 - 11:15.  This class is geared for families who have children ages one to four years old.  Please contact us to schedule a free class!

The studio will be closed from December 15th until January 11th for Christmas and winter break.  Our next semester begins on January 19th!  Contact us now to register for the Winter semester, which runs from January 19th through May 8th. 

We have a waiting list for a Friday morning family class for families with children ages one to four years old.  Please let us know if you are interested in joining us!

Finally, you can find Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy on Facebook, Yelp and Hulafrog.  We appreciate you and encourage you to experience the many benefits of music and movement for you and your family.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fall Sessions Forming Now!

Classes at the Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy are forming now, for our Fall session, which will begin the week of September 8th!  Classes will be held on Mondays - for more details, please visit http://www.broadmoorchurch.org/children/musikgarten/.  You are important to us!  Please contact us with days and times that work for your child(ren)  Music is a gift that lasts a lifetime, and it's meant to be shared!

We have been offering affordable classes that bring joy, education and wellness to the whole family since 2006.  Call or text Brenda at (719) 237-3499 now to schedule a free class or e-mail us at broadmoormusicinfo@gmail.com! You can find us on Facebook, too - Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

4/21 - Easter Monday class rescheduled

Broadmoor Community Church and Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy will be closed on Easter Monday.  Family Music class will meet on Tuesday, 4/22 at 10:30 a.m.

Coming soon - posts soliciting your input for fall classes, and a discount for registering early!

May you have a most blessed Easter!

Monday, March 31, 2014

And...we're back!

Classes resume today.  We hope you had a nice spring break!  Contact us today to schedule a free class - Brenda: (719) 237-3499 (I text!), via email: broadmoormusicinfo@gmail.com or find us on Facebook - Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Break: 3/24 - 3/28

We are closed for Spring Break - enjoy the snow, sun, fog and all the variety that springtime in the Rockies brings!

Classes resume 3/31!

If you, or a friend, have been waiting to give Musikgarten a try, the time is now!  We have five weeks remaining in the session, and you can enroll and enjoy pro-rated tuition and a short-term commitment!  We are confident you'll enjoy our classes, which offer a structured but relaxed atmosphere, with engaging songs, lots of movements and fun!

Call 237-3499 or e-mail today for more information!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy President's Day

Just a reminder, that we do have classes today!  Have you been thinking about enrolling?  We still have openings in our Monday Family Music class - ages birth to five.  Contact us for more information and to schedule a free class!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thursday, 2/6 - No classes; indoor play activities

Classes at Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy are closed again today, as we follow the District 12 closure policy.

If you are looking for some active, indoor movement, here's some suggestions:
Ring Around the Rosey
The Mulberry Bush
Pop Goes the Weasel
Jimmy Crack Corn
Looby Loo
Round and Round the Garden

Suggest a few motions, then let your child(ren) lead the activity!  Ask them to label the motion and demonstrate it to you, then play along as best you can. It's fun to intersperse small, large and silly movements like nodding your head, lumbering like a gorilla, and wiggling or tickling.  It increases your child(ren)'s vocabulary, too.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Classes at Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy are closed today! What shall we do on a cold winter's day? How about singing, dancing and playing with the songs on your CD from music class?
Just a reminder of our snow day policy: when District 12 closes, classes are cancelled.  If D-12 has a two-hour delay, check here, our Facebook page or contact your teacher to check the status of your class.

Monday, January 20, 2014

New session begins today!

Please join us today, as we kick off a new session of Musikgarten.  If you enroll this week, mention 'MLK discount' to receive $10 off your tuition, when you pay in full.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Fall session resumes today!

Brrrr...hard to label it our 'fall' session when it's so brisk outside!  Our classes resume today, hurray!  We really look forward to seeing you again!

We continue our learning with a new set of materials beginning the week of 1/20 - yes, Martin Luther King Day, and we do have classes on that day, and classes continue through the week of May 9th.  We are ordering materials this week, so plan on paying for materials the week of 1/13 - 1/17.  Checks are payable to BCC, and please indicate Musikgarten in the memo field.  Tuition is due the week of 1/20 - 1/24, but if you prefer, you may write a single check. For details on the fees associated with your class, please see: http://broadmoormusikgartenacademy.blogspot.com/2013/08/fall-2013-schedule-proposed.html.

As a bonus for reading this entire post, please mention 'blog discount' and receive $10 off the winter/spring session that begins 1/20.

This a great time to invite friends to try a free class, plus you save $10 when they enroll!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thanksgiving Break: 11/25 - 11/29

Just a reminder that our classes will not meet during the Thanksgiving week, unless your teacher has made other arrangements.

Thank you for giving a child in your life the special gift of music and your time.  We are thankful and blessed for the opportunity to serve your family and share these precious moments with you!

Blessings from the Musikgarten staff,
Brenda, Kristin and Lynn

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day Classes

Thank you to all the Veterans past, present and future!  Please remember we do have music class today, and feel free to invite a Veteran!  I know at least one will be at class today. ;-)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall 2013 Schedule (proposed)!

Here is our proposed schedule for the fall.  As always we may make adjustments based upon enrollment.  Register now to secure your place in your preferred day/time by contacting us at (719) 237-3499 (voice/text), e-mail, or via Facebook: Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fall 2013 proposed schedule

is under construction and will be re-posted soon, thanks to *someone* deleting the wrong post.  Not saying who...(shifts eyes)

 Everybody makes mistakes! :-)  Thanks for reading!

Fall 2013 Tuition

We are committed to providing high quality instruction in exchange for your hard earned dollar.  Our sessions last sixteen weeks, starting at less than $9 per class.  Affordability, coupled with Musikgarten's approach to music education that is fun for children, parents and teachers, is a great value!

With the inclusion of different class offerings, our rates are as follows:

Babies and Toddlers*: Tuition: $140 plus materials (includes registration fee) $45, for a total of $185 per session.  Siblings share materials.

Music Together*: Tuition: $175 plus materials (includes registration fee) $225, for a total of $200 per sessionSiblings share materials.

Music Makers*: Tuition: $220 plus materials (includes registration fee) $60, for a total of $280 per sessionSiblings share materials.

Intro. to the Keyboard*: Tuition: $260 plus materials (includes registration fee) $60, for a total of $320 per sessionSiblings share some materials.

Private Piano (NEW!): $25 per 40-minute session.  Cost of materials vary by individual needs.

 Discounts of $40 per semester (16-weeks) are offered for active duty military (O-3 and below), siblings (2nd and subsequent children) and families with special needs.  Some limited scholarships may be available, please contact your teacher for more information.
*For more information about the schedule, class durations, and age ranges, etc., please go to: 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Free Fall Class Preview!

Mark your calendar and join us the week of Aug 26-30 for a free music class!  

We offer fun, engaging, instructional programs for children ages birth through nine, including piano keyboard classes!  Our teachers are experienced and love sharing music with children and their families.

Come and experience the Musikgarten difference!  Our fall session begins on 9/4, so schedule your free class today by calling (719) 237-3499 or e-mailing broadmoormusicinfo@gmail.com

Give Your Child a Great Start with the Arts!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Summer classes - your way!

Hello Colorado Springs families! Interested in SUMMER MUSIC? 
Kristin Hanson was one of the founding teachers of the BMA back in '06,  and she is looking to teach a few summer BMA classes - any age, keyboard, family class, you name it! Tell her what you're interested in & she'll try to design a class for you! (private piano as well!)
For more information, e-mail or find us on Facebook: Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy.   Kristin is available until mid-July, so let's get together!

Monday, February 11, 2013

2/11 - Classes as scheduled

Good morning!  What a beautiful blanket of white this morning, although I hear there is blowing snow in the Broadmoor area.  I am planning to hold classes as scheduled; if for some reason I am unable to make it in, I will call each of you and post updates on the blog & Facebook when I have access to a computer.   Please call me (Brenda) at (719) 237-3499 if you are unable to make it to class today.  Please be safe, and I hope you have an opportunity to go "sledding in the white snow" with your children. :-)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Baby Class Time Change

Effective 1/28, the Family Music for Babies class will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and continue to be held on Tuesdays.

We are still enrolling for all classes except Music Makers Around the World.  Give us a call or e-mail to schedule a free class!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Schedule change for 12/17

We aim to please!  As requested by some of our families, we are extending our December schedule as follows;

Monday, 12/17: Family Music class at 10:30 (toddlers and Music Discovery meet together)
Music Makers at Home: 12:10 - 1:10

Accordingly, these classes will not meet on 1/7, as originally scheduled, rather they will resume on 1/14.  Fees for materials for the next units are due the week of 1/7.  Please contact us for additional information.

Thank you!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Wintery weather is here...

Now that we have snow on the ground, it really feels like December!  I hope you got a chance to play in the snow with your little ones, or snuggle up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.  Whatever the case, it's nice to see some of the white stuff!

Just a reminder - if District 20 and/or District 12 cancels school due to weather, then classes at the Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy are cancelled as well.  We factor in some extra days for just such occasions.  :-)  If there is a two-hour delay in either district, this blog and our Facebook page will reflect the status of classes.  Additionally, our teachers will contact the families through voice and e-mail contact info.

Stay safe and warm!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Register now - Fall session begins September 10th!

The fall semester begins September 10th and continues through January 18th; the next semester continues from January 25th to May 14th.  Space is limited, so register soon.

Please check out our fall schedule below:

Music Discovery (3 – 5 yrs old)
9:15 – 10:00
Family Music for Toddlers (18mos. – 3 ½)
10:15 – 10:45
Adults at the Keyboard
11:00 – 12:00
Music Makers II* (5 ½ - 7 yrs old)
12:10 – 1:10
Music Discovery (3 - 5 yrs old)
9:30 – 10:15
Family Music for Babies (birth - walking/17 mos.)
10:30 – 11:00
* Enrollment from September through May is required due to sequential nature of material.

NOTE: Schedule may be adjusted based upon enrollment.

To request a registration form and additional information, or to register for a free class, click here or call Brenda at (719) 237-3499.

Registration and tuition fees are as follows:

- Tuition: $145/semester
- Registration fee: $40/semester
Materials include instrument bag, shakers, rhythm sticks scarf, CD and parent booklet.

- Tuition: $145/semester
- Registration fee: $40/semester
Materials include CD, parent booklet and an instrument.

- Tuition: $160/semester
- Registration fee: $50/semester
Materials include CD, parent booklet and graphic cards.

- Tuition: $200/semester
- Registration fee: $60/semester
Materials include canvas bag, CDs, parent booklets and graphic cards.

- Tuition: $175*/eight - week session
- Registration fee: $30/session
Materials include CDs, graphic cards and music book.

**$20 discount for widows, home schoolers, and military (O-3 and below).  Limited scholarships are available, click here to request more information.  Families enrolling more than one child receive a $40 discount per semester.

For class descriptions, please visit: http://broadmoorchurch.org/children-2/musikgarten/

Please mention this blog post when you enroll and save $10 off your next semester's tuition! ( First time customers only, please.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fall 2012 Schedule (draft)

Thank you for another wonderful year of music!  We’ve had a great time together, don’t you think?  As we transition into the official start of summer, we wanted to let you know what is happening over the summer and our plans for the fall.

This summer we are hoping to offer some multi-age classes at Meadows Park Community Center.  The church received a grant to offer programs to there, and we would love to have our families take part in that if the opportunity is present.  Check back for more details!

Also, as some may know, Brenda will be homeschooling her youngest child, Justin, for Kindergarten next year.  With that in mind, as well as the input received from you, we have drafted a schedule for the fall, as follows:

Music Discovery (3 – 5 yrs old)
9:15 – 10:00
Family Music for Toddlers (18mos. – 3 ½)
10:15 – 10:45
Adults at the Keyboard
11:00 – 12:00
Music Makers II (5 ½ - 7 yrs old)
12:10 – 1:10
Music Discovery (3 – 5 yrs old)
Tue. Or Th.*
9:30 – 10:15
Family Music for Babies (birth – walking/17 mos.)
Tue. or Th.*
10:30 – 11:00
            *TBD as we have a new teacher starting this fall, Neika Rosenberger, who will be teaching these classes!  Welcome Neika!

+ -  Times adjusted earlier.

Also, Lynn Hurst will be offering a music camp here at the church for children in 1nd through  6th grade, July 30th – August 3rd.  Visit the church’s website, our blog or our Facebook page for more information!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Classes cancelled: 4/3

Stay safe and warm!  Why not enjoy the day with some music?  Bounce to 'Hey, My Kitten', or play 'The Old Grey Cat' with your children.  Follow your child's lead.  How about 'Walk and Stop' or 'The Workshop'?  Bring out your old CDs and witness their delight at hearing their old favorites!

Music is a gift that lasts a lifetime - share it with someone special today!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Musings on Musikgarten

1. Musikgarten (MG) is based in the aural and oral tradtion rather than using visual stimuli - which stimulates and trains their auditory skills as well as their imagination and creative thinking skills

2. MG has high quality music CDs, the "gourmet" of children's music

3. MG emphasizes traditional music from cultures around the world, including American folk music, in order to keep these rich, musical treasures alive

4. MG offers the gift of simplicity in it's affordable family materials, rather than glitzy or cutesy home materials

5. MG offers great support and in-person training for their teachers, from a very personable staff that feels like family.

6. MG uses the music and magic of nature in their progtrams to connect with the child's sense of wonder and to encourage families to experience nature together.

7. MG is a sequential and developmental music and movement program for children that leads to music literacy

8.MG offers a wonderful blending or music education (through Lorna Heyge) with Montessori education (through Audrey Sillick) to bring together the current research of how children learn musically, etc. and the strong belief in the wonderful potential of the young child.

For more information about our current course offerings or to schedule a free class, please e-mail us at broadmoormusicinfo@gmail.com or call Brenda at (719) 237-3499.  Class descriptions can be found at http://www.broadmoorchurch.org/Default.aspx?pageId=408224

Friday, January 13, 2012

Schedule update

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  Our current sessions continues through next week, so if you would like to attend a free class to see what all the fun is about, please contact us!

Our next session begins the week of January 23rd

Here's our current schedule of classes:

Family Music for Toddlers (17 mos. - 3 1/2 years old): Mondays from 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Music Discovery (3 - 5 years old): Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Music Makers (4 1/2 - 6 year old): Fridays from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

We are interested in starting a class for a group Adult Keyboard class (please contact us to be added to the waiting list!), and   

Register now! Call Brenda at (719) 237-3499 or email for details!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Enroll now for next session, plus more classes!

We are adding classes for Music Discovery (3 - 5 yr. olds) on Tuesdays at 9:30 (starts January 23rd) , Adults Keyboard class (begins January 9th), and Music Makers I (5 - 7 yr. olds) on Fridays (time TBD, starting the week of January 23rd).  Register now and save $$$!  Call Brenda at 237-3499 or email for details!

Classes as scheduled - 12/5/2011

Classes at BMA *as scheduled* today.  Stay warm and drive safely!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More classes opening soon!

Please stay tuned as we're offering more classes beginning in January.  Look for the new schedule to be posted later this week including classes for Adults at the Keyboard, Music Discovery (3 - 5 yr. olds), and Music Makers 4 1/2 - 7 yr. olds).  Spread the word!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Here's a link I wanted to share: http://www.brighthub.com/education/early-childhood/articles/123197.aspx
More benefits centered around music and early childhood - two of my favorite subjects!

Monday, September 12, 2011

There's still time to register!

Just wanted to remind you that it's not too late to join our classes.  Most classes have open registration throughout the semester, and because we recognize the sacrifices families make in these tough economic times, we prorate tuition for those families who begin later in the semester. We also offer discounts for families in the military (O-3 and below), who home school and who have children with special needs.

Also, for more information on The Importance of Music in Early Childhood, click here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Semester 2011 Begins: Tips for Success

I just wanted to give you a couple of tips to help make things go a little smoother for you!

- If possible, try to arrive five to ten minutes prior to class.  I'll have some toys out for the the children to offer some quiet play to ease the transition to a new place with new people. :-)

- Please remove shoes prior to music class.  We do this in part to keep the room a little neater but primarily so that children have an opportunity to feel the ground with their feet and to allow us to engage in games with their feet (particularly with the younger crowd, three and under).  If your child utilizes equipment (braces, orthotics, etc) or just really dislikes going without shoes, please let me know.

- Dress comfortably!  as you know, most children like to go, go, go!  This is a music and movement class, and you are asked to actively participate with your child.  If you have a physical limitation and need to use a chair, please let me know.  Our activities can all be easily adapted.  Your safety and comfort, as well as that of your child's, are important to me.

- Follow your child.  This is a new situation; let the child determine how much (or how little) they choose to participate.  With some age groups, it takes seven to eight weeks before they get comfortable, depending on the child.  We emphasize process, not performance.  It is very common for a child to sit meekly in class, seemingly choosing not to participate, then go home and do some of the activites!  This is natural and expected.  Reinforcing music classes at home is vital and such fun!

Fast Fact: Numerous studies have demonstrated early childhood (birth to nine years old) is the optimum time frame to introduce music for brain development. We are glad you have chosen to prioritize your child's development with this fun and enriching program.  Here's a link you may find interesting on the importance of music in early childhood: http://www.edact.com/blog/?p=24

Questions?  Please contact us via e-mail, Facebook: Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy (or the badge on the side of the page), or phone at 237-3499.

More Musikgarten Options!

- It's all about you, our customers!
You asked, and we listened.  Many people have indicated their preschool schedule conflicted with the classes we offer, so we have brought another teacher on board to offer more classes!  So, if Wednesday mornings work for your schedule, and you have a baby or a toddler, please let us know!  When enough families have committed to a class, we'll notify you and get started making music together!  Finally, if you have a preschooler, we're looking for friends to start a Music Discovery class for three to five year olds on Fridays.  Please contact us immediately (via e-mail or call us at 237-3499) to be placed on a waiting list!

- Sprechen Sie Deutsch? (translation: Do you speak German?) 
We have a very special and unique opportunity to offer classes...in German!  These classes will also take place on Wednesdays.  Again, if you're interested, please contact us via e-mail or call us at 237-3499 or at the church, 473-1807.  Early childhood is an excellent time to introduce a foreign language.

- Speaking of foreign languages, interested in American Sign Language (ASL)?
In case you didn't know, we do incorporate some age-appropriate American Sign Language  (ASL) during our classes on Mondays, so if you (or a family you know) are interested in exposure to this beautiful and fun language, or if a child utilizes ASL as their preferred means of communication, please spread the word!

Again, if you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us via e-mail or call us at 237-3499 or through the church, 473-1807.  We can also be contacted through Facebook - just search for Braodmoor Musikgarten Academy! :-)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Register soon - classes begin 9/12!

Hey folks - classes begin next week on September 12th!  Time flies!  We're looking forward to meeting new friends and catching up with our old friends!

There are some classes that filling quickly, so please register soon to ensure your child has a place in our classes.  You can access the proposed schedule here.  If you would like to enroll your child, but our schedule doesn't work for you, or the class you would like isn't scheduled, please contact Brenda to be placed on a waiting list.  We have several families on our waiting list already, and when we have enough families, we'll open a new class.

Questions?  E-mail or call Brenda at 237-3499!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Classes begin September 12th!

Classes begin soon - enroll now to ensure the class of your choice is available!  The fall schedule is here.  We appreciate you taking the time to consider our offerings and invite you to a demonstration class to experience this wonderful program.  Parents relish this opportunity to engage in the activities with their children, creating special memories and affording parents better skills to reinforce musical play at home.

Sharing music with your child(ren) is a wonderful way to spend time together in a joyful and personal way.  The games and finger plays make fun and interesting ways to play with your child, whether at home or when you're passing the time at an appointment.

For those interested in beginning Music Makers at the Keyboard, our outstanding group keyboard program for ages 7 - 9, please e-mail or call Brenda at 237-3499 to be added to our waiting list.  Class size is limited.

Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 Fall Schedule

Proposed schedule for Fall 2011 as of 9/11/11


9:30 – 10:00 Family Music for Toddlers
10:15 – 11:00 Music Discovery (3 – 5 yr. olds)

Please contact us or call 237-3499 to be added to our waiting list for the following classes:

- Family Music for Babies (birth - 17 mos.) 
- Music Discovery (ages 3 - 5 yrs)
- Adult Group Keyboard
- Music Makers at Home (ages 4 1/2 - 6)
- Music Makers at the Keyboard, Year I (ages 6 1/2 - 8)
- German classes (birth - 3 1/2)


- Join our waiting list for Babies, Toddlers and German classes in the mornings!
12:30 – 1:30 Music Makers at Home (4 ½ - 6 yr. olds, this is a pre-Keyboard class) {class on hold: need two more students}

- Join our waiting list for a morning Music Discovery (3 - 5 yr. olds) class

For more information about our class descriptions, please click here.  Registration and tuition information is located here.

We enjoy sharing the joys and benefits of music with you and your family.  We appreciate your business and are here to serve you as best we can.  If the proposed schedule doesn't work for your family, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate.

In appreciation for your continued commitment to your child's education, we are offering a $10 discount off of your fall tuition when you register* by May 31st! (expired)

* when registration fee is paid.  Discount applies to tuition.  Limit one per family.

Toddler Make-Up class today - 4/29!

We're meeting from 9:45 - 10:15, so if you've missed a class and would like to attend, we'll see you there!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Toddler Make-Up class today!

We're meeting from 9:45 - 10:15, so if you've missed a class and would like to attend, we'll see you there!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break!!!

We do not have classes this week - 3/21 - 3/25. Classes resume on 3/28 with the exception of the Adult Keyboard class, which will resume on 4/4!

Happy Spring Break!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Monday 2/28 - no classes

All other classes (Tues - Fri) will meet as scheduled.  Our Monday session will resume on 3/7.  Thank you!

Musikgarten Adults: Enjoying the Piano Together

Come share the joy of learning to play the piano!  Join others in a fun and relaxing group class and discover the value of making music together!  We offer a comfortable learning environment and social interaction.  No prior musical experience needed - just enthusiasm and a love of music.  Experience the joy of making music with others, with no performance pressure.  Recent scientific studies have established the connection between active music-making and improved physical wellness.  Come join us for a six-week session beginning March 7th and continuing through Monday, April 18th.  Classes meet weekly for 60 minutes on Mondays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Tuition is $100, which includes the piano book and accompanying CD.  To enroll, or for more information, please call Brenda at 719-237-3499 or e-mail broadmoormusicinfo@gmail.com.  Class size is limited.  Join with a friend and save $10!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

2/8 - Classes Are Cancelled Today

With school District 12 closed today, all activities at the Broadmoor Community Church, including Musikgarten classes, are cancelled today.  Your teacher will contact you about make-up days.

By the way, if you need to reach Brenda, her bus./cell phone did not boot up today, so please call her home number or e-mail if you have questions.

Thank you!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2/1 - Classes are Cancelled Today

I just received a call from the Broadmoor Community Church, and since District 12 is cancelled, so is the church.  So...we don't not have any music classes today.  Happy Cold Day!  Questions?  Call Brenda at 237-3499.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Spring Semester announcement: New class for toddlers!

We're pleased to announce we are opening another class for toddlers (appox. 15 mos./walking to 3 1/2 years old)!  The class will meet on Mondays from 9:45 - 10:15, beginning January 24th.

For more information, please call Brenda 237-3499, search for Broadmoor Musikgarten Academy on Facebook or e-mail.  For information regarding tuition and a brief class description, click here.

Thank you for helping us spread the word about this wonderful program!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Yes, there's class today, too!

If you're in town, join us to celebrate the last class of the semester! It's also 'Bring a Friend' week, so bring along that friend you've been talking to about the fun we have in music class.

If you can't make it to class, please give a courtesy call to Brenda - 237-3499.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yes, there's class today!

Since D-12 is on a two-hour delay, classes will meet as scheduled. If I (Brenda) can't make it out of Rockrimmon, I will cancel classes and give everyone a call, but we only have a couple inches of snow, so I'm optimistic! :-)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

...and we're back!

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy the Christmas season!

Just a reminder that classes resume on 1/10. The semester ends on the week of 1/21, so bring a friend to try a class for free!

Also, our next session begins on 1/24! We have some requests to open another class on Thursday - primarily for toddlers (15 mos. - 3 1/2 years old). If you know someone who may be interested, please invite them to contact us!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for your business, but more importantly for sharing music!!! We're on break now until January 10th, 2011, which seems like an eternity away, but I'm sure will fly by like the wind. :-)

Many blessings to you and your family during this special season!

p.s. Stay tuned for more information about the possibility of toddler and adult piano classes on Thursdays! And remember - we love referrals.

Monday, December 6, 2010

There Goes the Turtle - fingerplay

We received a request for a fingerplay from our friend Riley. :-) Parents - this type of activity comes in handy not only at home but also when waiting in line at say, the post office, etc.

There Goes the Turtle

There goes the turtle crawling up the hill, (the fingers creep up the arm to the shoulder)
There goes a frog jumping up the hill, (the fingers jump up the arm to the shoulder)
There goes a bear climbing up the hill, (the hand pats up the arm to the shoulder)
There goes a snake slithering up the hill, (the hand slides up the arm to the shoulder)
There goes my ball bouncing down the hill. (the fist bounces down the arm to the palm)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010!

Music is a gift that lasts a lifetime - thank you for sharing that gift with us and your family!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's not too late to enroll...

We are entering week four of our fall session, but it's not too late to join! We still have some room in the Family Music for Toddlers and Music Discovery classes. We also have waiting lists for the baby class, and we're getting close to opening a new class for them!

You are our best source of advertising, so if you know a family with a baby, this is a great opportunity to share the joy of musical play with them!

Also, we are still enrolling adults for our exciting new keyboard class. In appreciation for your on-going support to share the gift of music, we offer $10 for each family you refer to us. When they enroll, you receive $10 towards the next semester's tuition!

E-mail Brenda or call 237-3499 for more information!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Music on Monday!

Just reminder that our classes begin today! If you haven't registered yet, please call Brenda at 237-3499 to enroll. Happy Monday!