We have found, and research has shown, that most very young children (under 7) struggle through private lessons. The half hour intense focus each week and the at home practice time is very difficult and frustrating for many youngsters. We have also found, however, that these same children flourish in an age appropriate music class. We strongly recommend young children attend our Musikgarten classes before signing up for private lessons. In our classes children jump, bounce, rock, play, sing, listen and have a blast. In the meantime, they are learning critical foundational skills, such as steady beat, pitch matching, audiation (internalizing the music), fine motor skills, listening skills, concentration and much, much more. Furthermore, because our classes are in a group setting, they are more affordable than private lessons, and there is no need invest in an instrument (yet!). Our private teachers love teaching our Musikgarten graduates, because they come to them so well prepared and experience much less frustration. For more information, or to preview a class at no charge, please see Little Songbird Music.