Musikgarten Manila opens in Davao

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Friday, March 13, 2015


MUSIKGARTEN under its local brand name, Musikgarten Manila, recently launched its first branch in Mindanao and the sixth in the country.

Located at the 2nd level of the SM Lanang Premiere-Davao, Musikgarten is a leading early childhood development program that started in the US. It is touted to be the preferred music program of its kind in over 20 countries.

Michelle Nikki Junia, a music scholar and cum laude graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas Conservatory of Music, was the one who brought Musikgarten to the Philippines. She was trained in the US on music-based child education.

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Junia, who is the the director and owner of Musikgarten Manila, is also the only Filipino trained by Seth Riggs, the world-renowned vocal coach to iconic artists like Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole and Kelly Clarkson.

“Musikgarten Manila is a music school that has a unique, non-traditional approach to learning music for all ages. It aims to make music an anchor in child development and the bonding of the family,” said Junia.

She said Musikgarten offers “a comprehensive program that spans the first six years of a child’s musical and brain development. The music program was designed by experts and specialists on neuroscience, child psychology, and music therapy, early childhood educators and pediatricians.”

Junia believes that Musikgarten’s advantage is its teaching force. “I personally train them on the Musikgarten program and on handling individual lessons in terms of technique,” she noted.

Musikgarten Manila prides itself in using educational tools and toys that are child-safe and environmentally friendly. It is also the exclusive distributor of music-based educational instruments.

The Lanang branch will offer regular group classes for infants to 5 years old, music-based learning programs for groups and individuals, a musical playhouse, and a band rehearsal studio with recording facilities.

For more information, call 0998-539-1958 or check out musicgartenmla on FB, Twitter and Instagram. You may also visit Musikgarten Manila at the 2nd Level beside SM Bowling Center at SM Lanang Premier.

E-mail the author at mom.about.town.dvo@gmail.com. Visit www.momabouttowndavao.blogspot.com.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 14, 2015.

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