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Preview A Musikgarten Class

Classes are offered as in-person classes on-site and/or live-stream virtual classes online .
Please review our ReOpening Guidelines

Preview means you and your child participate in the class together!

How to book my Preview Class?

  1. Check Schedule and Class descriptions for the class that fits your child's age and verify there is a class that day/time in case we may be on a break, the class full or have rescheduled.
  2. Click & Complete the Preview Class order application below, add to cart and checkout two weekdays prior  to the class by 4:00pm.
  3. Confirm date and class you would like to try via WhatsApp 709-9588 message with your teacher for the location.

General Drop-in / Preview Info

  • Welcome! Any new family is welcome to attend one "Preview Class" during the Semester, for the purpose of trying out the programme. Valid only on designated days for Musikgarten Classes. View Schedule here. Subject to availability.
  • Preview Class Fee: A Family Music Preview session during the Semester is $100. Music Maker Previews are $150. Encourage a friend to attend with you* you can get $50 credit towards your first Semester! *Confirm availability.
  • FREE Preview Classes are usually advertised during the Early Registration months and at the beginning of the Semester. Book online during the promotion and it's free! The regular Preview fee applies for bookings made over the phone or via WhatsApp.
  • Missed your previously booked Preview Class? Don't worry, Call to reschedule within the same Semester.  
  • What is Musikgarten? View details of our International Musikgarten Programme here.
  • What's a Musikgarten class like? View Class Videos here.

What to expect in a Drop-in / Preview Session?

At Alabanza Music, we pride ourselves on providing a calm, nurturing environment, free from mobile distractions in an otherwise hectic world. Songs are folk and classical based from our country and all around the world.

Most of our music making is a cappella singing (voices without audio music in the background) so that parents/caretakers are encouraged to be a musical companion to the young child.​ Mumble along even if it's the first time you're hearing a song, it will show your child you're willing to step out of your comfort zone and learn language just as they do!

Arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of classes for on-site sessions. Adults and children should dress comfortably (3/4 or long pants) and be ready to participate as fully as possible with their child.

We remove shoes and socks prior to entering the classroom. If online, arrange a clear, distraction free and quiet space on the floor. Barefoot all the way!

PARTICIPATE:

  • Adults are expected to participate as much as possible. We are up and down from the floor quite a bit. The songs and movements are not difficult. You are encouraged to sing and perform movements as modelled by the teacher.

  • Children are not forced to sing and/or do any movements since they are allowed to explore the classroom and get comfortable. Sometimes your child may just watch in wonder. Do not be concerned if your child has trouble sitting or participating fully for every activity. This is normal. The more classes the child takes, the more actively he/she will begin to participate.

  • ​APPRECIATE:

Classes are child-centred and process oriented and not performance based so no assessment terms like "very good, excellent" are used. No laughing or harsh rebuke at the children's actions.

When it's time to "be my echo" or take a turn on an instrument, we will always respond "Thank you" no matter what your child does or doesn't do, in order to show appreciation. We encourage you to do the same even with hugs and kisses of affirmation.

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