Welcome to Joyful Music of Seattle.
Located at Soma Yoga, North Ballard
Fall enrollment now open, classes begin 9/11
What we do
Come experience our fun-filled classes of singing, dancing, movement, and instrument play! Our classes are designed for children ages 0-5 to enjoy with a parent or caregiver. Each class features both repeated and new songs and activities, where we play with instruments, sing fun songs, dance, and learn movements that help to stimulate the young mind. Music ranges from traditional nursery rhymes, to classical music, to pop, just to name a few genres! Parents and caregivers will also learn the best tools and techniques for continuing their child’s education at home! We offer Musikgarten, baby, and mixed age classes.
What is Musikgarten? Musikgarten is the one of the few programs that offers music curricula for newborns, through toddlers and preschoolers, to older school-aged children in group piano instruction. Taught all around the country, Musikgarten is an extremely popular and well established program that gracefully guides babies to school-aged children through a set series of classes and methodology that has been proven to successfully engage children and create musical aptitude. It establishes a distinct bridge for music and movement instruction through to keyboard instruction. It is based on a keen understanding of how children learn, in both a general sense and, specifically, how they learn music.
The most critical time in a child’s development is from birth through age five. Our programs are specifically designed to expose your child to a wide variety of scales, rhythms, instruments, and styles to maximize musical potential. Our mission is to stimulate brain and muscle development through music and encourage musical aptitude while providing a fun, safe, and energetic learning environment for children and their parents. Researchers have documented that exposure to music in early childhood has a positive effect on the brain, and that the earlier you start, the better!
The Musikgarten classes offered at Joyful Music Seattle are designed to nurture the child’s musical aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Additionally, instrumental activities are part of the program, ranging from playing simple rhythm instruments such as sticks and drums for babies and toddlers to playing keyboards for older children.
We offer several classes throughout the week. Families register for a 10 week session at the regular weekly day and time that best fits your schedule. Check the page "Classes" for details on the current and next session.