MUSIKGARTEN - Early Childhood Music and Movement


1. Family Music for Babies (Newborn to 18 months)

  • Mon 1.30 - 2.15pm - 16 weeks $320 +$75 for material

2. Family Music for Toddlers (16 months to 3 years)

  • Mon 2:15-3:00 pm - 16 weeks $320 +$75 for material  ($395)

3. Cycle of Seasons for Preschoolers (Ages 3-4) +plus piano

  • Monday 3:00-3:45 - 16 weeks $420 +$75

4. Music Makers (Ages 4-6) +plus piano

  • Monday 3:45-4:30 - 16 weeks $420+$75 for material

Give your child a world of musical possibilities - Musikgarten is a comprehensive music and movement program with a research-based curriculum that is carefully designed for the developmental needs of children from birth to age 9. We offer a complete bridge from early childhood to any musical activity, providing children with a strong musical foundation. Through joyful and age-appropriate activities, we emphasize active and thoughtful participation through movement, singing, listening and exploration. Musikgarten classes can play a critical role in your child's social, emotional, intellectual and physical development while creating the pathway to musical proficiency.

1. Family Music for Babies (Newborn to 18 months)

Monday 1:30-2:15

 16 weeks $320 +$75 for material

Designed for parents and their babies to take together, these weekly classes help you learn how to play musically with your baby. Each class features bouncing songs, rocking songs, peek-a-boo games, finger plays and other fun activities. When you go home, you can continue the fun with a superb CD and parent guidebook along with rhythm sticks, a Musikgarten rattle, and colorful scarf.

Musikgarten's musical play for babies:

  • Establishes a foundation for singing and musical thought

  • Develops listening skills and a sense of beat

  • Helps you form a closer bond with your baby

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

2. Family Music for Toddlers (16 months to 3 years)

Monday 2:15-3:00

 16 weeks $320 +$75 for material 

These classes are action-filled for exploring toddlers and their parents. Together you will sing, chant, move, dance, listen, and play simple instruments, all activities that bridge the natural connection between music and movement. Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, exploration of space, and instruments such as rhythm sticks, jingles and drums. 
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.

Family Music for Toddlers:

  • Develops musical aptitude, focused listening, body awareness, motor ability and beat competence

  • Fosters interactive experiences between the caregiver and toddler

  • Encourages exploration, experimentation and self-expression through music and movement

3. Cycle of Seasons for Preschoolers (Ages 3-4) +plus piano

Monday 3:00-3:45

16 weeks $420 +$75

Celebrate your preschooler's growing independence and love of the outdoors with activities involving the four seasons in The Cycle of Seasons. Developed to build attention and self-expression, activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring instruments, creative movement and storytelling. The Cycle of Seasons 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 included for use at home to increase family involvement in the learning process. 

4. Music Makers (Ages 4-6) +plus piano

Monday 3:45-4:30

16 weeks $420+$75 for material

Musikgarten offers two sequential programs, Music Makers: At Home in the World and Music Makers: Around the World. This two-year learning program includes singing, creative and structured movement, playing instruments, ensemble work, ear training and guided listening. This developmentally sound approach to music literacy builds symbolic thinking, concentration, memory, and self-expression. Children will also begin to work with written musical patterns. 

Minimum of 4 children in each class required, under enrolled classes will be combined to meet the minimum requirement. 

About "FortePiano Music School"

The Winchester-based school strives to provide a safe and supportive environment for students of all ages and levels to develop their musical skills. 

Rose Bogossian : Founder, FortePiano

As an experienced, knowledgeable piano teacher, Rose has an extensive history of guiding a wide range of students to become more accomplished pianists. She has consistently leveraged fresh ideas and a motivational teaching style to optimize student understanding of playing techniques and composer intentions. Her students and colleagues have come to recognize her for her passion, dedication, and ability to effectively translate complex ideas to facilitate student understanding. Rose focuses on advanced placement students; her previous students have competed in prestigious piano competitions and won. They have also preformed in several conservatories and venues nationwide including Carnegie Hall.


The teachers at Fortepiano Music School are personally selected for their extensive training and experience. In addition, all faculty aspire to create a sense of caring and compassion to encourage student’s music education.

Fortepiano faculty works closely with the students and their families to create a supportive and structured environment that maximize student learning and growth.

DID YOU KNOW? - Music education and its positive effect on students -

Music is integral for children's academic development. Playing an instrument helps train children to remain focused for long periods of time. Studies have shown that studying music is linked to better academic performance as well - reading and playing music sharpens memorization and cultivates the desire to improve. 

Children who play a musical instrument over the course of a few years are more likely to excel in their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, and pursue further education. Not only does the simple act of playing an instrument improve technical coordination skills, but music engages areas of the brain that are involved with paying attention and making predictions.

Although playing an instrument can be a challenge, students acquire a sense of achievement after reaching their goals and will be driven to persevere musically as well as in other aspects of life. They learn discipline and the benefits of individual effort, and playing in group ensembles teaches camaraderie, interdependence, and the importance of individual responsibility. 

Payment and Missed Class Policy:

Training requires consistency in order to achieve the most benefit. However, we understand that students may occasionally need to miss a class. Use the following guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of your classes at The Academy of Creative Arts. 

  1. Your fees are due on or before the first day of the camp, the extended day payments can be made on the last day the student attends the program

  2. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card

  3. If you pay for several weeks in advance and cannot complete all weeks, we will refund weeks not used when notice is received 48 hours before beginning of the week

  4. If you or your child plan to miss a class - 48 hour advance notice is required - so another student can be accommodated - if the student does not provide 48 hour notice and does not attend the session 50% of the fees will be refunded. If the student attends part of the camp and misses the rest, the student will not be eligible for any refund.

  5. Class timings and schedule are subject to change

We wish you a wonderful learning experience - these policies are required so that we can be respectful of the instructors time and commitment.