Musikgarten Musikgarten

Anja Scheidel Piano and Musikgarten Studio
207 Viola Street Mankato, MN 56001


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Join us for our Musikgarten Winter/Spring'23 semester for children birth through age 6. See the schedule below and go to "Registration". The semester starts January 16th'23.
Considering Music classes is invaluable for the growth and development for your child. Every child is born with an abtitude for music. Early childhood is the opportune time to develop this potential in an active, joyful and developmentally appropriate way. This abtitude diminishes if it is not actively nutured between the ages of birth and nine.
The Musikgarten curriculum is a holistic program. It developes the whole child not only musically but  emotionally, physically, socially and cognitively as well. In Musikgarten classes we nuture the children's music abtitude by engaging them and their families through singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine their voice and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed.

We sing, chant rhymes and play fingergames, clap, skip, hop, roll and jump! We use rhythms sticks and drums to keep the beat, we swing with scarves while we dance and accompony our songs with jingle bells and shakers.
Older children learn to play simple Orff instruments, listen to stories and poems, and learn the building blocks in music theory that will be developed further in the group piano classes.

Musikgarten is the only program that offers curricula for newborns through group piano instruction. It is based on a highly developed understanding of how children learn and grow not only musically but also as a whole.

Our classes are centered around the family. Class time is educational, fun, nuturing and purposeful - a rarity in today's world where education is often confused with entertainment.
As you familiarize yourself with our classes, we look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into our Musikgarten Studio. 

Feel free to call us at (507)995-5497 for any questions you might have. 

"Anja's piano group class has been a fantastic fit for our family. We love that our student was able to progress through the program with the same group of kids. It was wonderful to watch the students learn from each other, get comfortable performing in front of each other, and learn to love making music together. Anja's piano group classes build well on the musical foundations of her Musikgarten classes but are also appropriate for students who start start to learn the piano. We plan on sending all our children through Anja's pianogroupclasses and are confident that they will develop a life-long love of appreciating and making music together."
(Amy DeMaster, Musikgarten parent)

"My children have enjoyed the Musikgarten program for many years. As toddlers, they loved the space and freedom to hear and practice rhythm with simple percussion instruments. As pre-schoolers, they had the oportunity to learn and sing music about different landscapes and their habitat and later from around the world. It was heartwarming to hear them humming and singing familiar and musch-liked songs while laying in bed, in the car and many other spontaneous times. And now, as elementary-age piano students, they are thriving in the piano group program, putting their pre-K rhythm- and tonal training to good use. Both my son and daughter enjoy and benefit from the group piano setting, making music and playing along with other children. We love Musikgarten."
(Stefamie Jaquette, Musikgarten parent)

"Our son and daughter were introduced to Anja Scheidel's Musikgarten while still infants and have been experiencing the joys of making music ever since. Ms. Scheidel has a palpable love for music and has given our son and daughter the gift and joy of appreciating and creating music for the rest of their lives, The classes are thoughtful, well-structured, and delivered with compassion and patience. Our son, now in Keybboarding 1, is intuitively recognizing songs and patterns that he was exposed to as an invant, toddler, pre-schooler and pre -K student. It has been an absolute joy to watch. Thank you."
(Matt Byers, Musikgarten parent)









   Fall Programs 2022                                                                                                           
2:45 - 3:30
Cycle of the Seasons
ages 3 - 5
10:00 - 10:40am
Family Music for Toddlers

ages o - 3
4:00 - 5:00
Music Makers At Home in the World
ages 4 -6

3:30 - 4:45
Beginner Group Piano1st/2nd grade
3:30 - 4:45
Group Piano Year 2

3:30 - 4:30
Music Makers  Around the World
 5:10 - 5:50         
Family Music for Toddlers
ages: 0-3
5:00 - 6:15
Group Piano
Year 3
5:00 - 6:15
Group Piano

Year 4
6:00 - 6:45
Cycle of the Seasons
ages 3 -5