|Kathryn Brunner and her associate teachers partner with parents to enthusiastically encourage every student toward excellence and joy in making music!
Beginning students ages 5-7 start in Music Makers at the Keyboard, Musikgarten’s three year program designed to set students on a satisfying trajectory into lifelong musicianship. In this program, licensed and certified Musikgarten Instructors equip students with skills in music literacy, keyboard facility, performance etiquette, heightened aural skills, critical thinking skills, and much more.
Elementary to advanced students study with one of the studio teachers in a private or partner setting. Partner lessons allow students to learn not only from the teacher but from a carefully chosen partner in a dynamically energetic lesson setting. Private lessons give students the opportunity to engage in a one on one lesson with an instructor.
In order to help each student reach his or her full musical potential, the studio provides guidance for personal practicing, group learning, and public performance. Active listening, singing, counting, reading and analyzing are modeled in the lessons as essential tools for weekly improvement which should be employed with patience and determination in daily practice at home. Students who respond diligently to instruction will become well versed in musical vocabulary and will attain great facility at the keyboard. The studio acquaints students with varied repertoire relating to different style periods and genres through careful study and inspirational performances. A faith based approach allows each teacher to care for students’ hearts and minds while helping shape their musicianship. All teachers begin each lesson with a brief word of prayer to thank God for making us in His image and for giving us the gift of music.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in festivals for their own musical growth. The Northern Virginia Music Teacher’s Association and the Springfield Music club offer several festivals each year. The festival format provides students an opportunity to be evaluated by a panel of judges in a non-competitive atmosphere, but one that maintains a high standard of excellence.
The Studio recital is a grand opportunity for students to perform for one another, family, and friends in the community. Participation is required.
Lessons range in cost from $151/month to $246/month depending on type of lesson and lesson length. Contact us for more information or to schedule an interview. Interviews are $65 which stands as your child’s registration should you choose to enroll.
Lessons are scheduled from September through June on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the after school hours until 6:45 PM. Two summer lessons are required for private/partner students and four summer lessons are required for Music Makers at the Keyboard students. Every effort is made to schedule lessons based on your preferences and your family’s needs.