Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Introduces Musikgarten Classes

Musikgarten Classes

WHEN: October 6, 2019 – February 2, 2020
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
Registration for Fall Musikgarten classes is open!
Visit for class schedule and to register.
For questions or more information, please call Emma Brondolo, Director of Early Childhood Music at 201-569-7900, #230.

The Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is excited to announce the addition of Musikgarten classes to its robust programming starting this fall, where infants, toddlers and young children can explore music, singing and instruments in a fun and welcoming environment. Musikgarten classes are filled with upbeat songs, musical movement, dramatic play and storytelling and are appropriate for each developmental stage in a child’s life. Complete with wonderful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks, the full collection of home materials reinforces lessons and involves the whole family in the fun.

“I am so pleased to introduce this new and exciting music program to our community,” said Emma Brondolo, Director of Early Childhood Music at the Thurnauer School of Music. “Children will love learning the music and the whole family will enjoy fantastic recordings and materials that accompany the classes. “Music is very different than any other activity because it uses many parts of the brain at once and learning music at a young age is so beneficial to the well-being of a developing child. It provides an emotional outlet, fosters creativity, critical thinking skills, motor skills, collaboration, and a cultural connection. And most importantly – it’s fun! This program is an ideal introduction to music for young children, whether they are babies, toddlers, or preschoolers.”

Unique to Thurnauer, all teachers are highly-experienced musicians and early childhood educators who are experts in teaching Musikgarten classes. They bring their love and knowledge of music and share it with children and their parents, making sure that children’s musical, physical, emotional, social, and cognitive well-being are met.

About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music is New Jersey’s leading community music school, serving nearly 500 students from infancy through adulthood. The School, which has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, offers a comprehensive program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories. The Thurnauer experience includes instrumental lessons, ensembles, and classes, master classes with world-renowned artists; a chamber music series; faculty recitals; and frequent student performances; and 20+ year partnership with the Englewood Public School District. It is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and received an award for “excellence and high standards” from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Enrollment in the school is open year-round. For further information about upcoming events or enrollment, call 201-408-1465.