Music school for children in Kailua Hawaii

Claudia McDowell with children in music school Keiki Crescendo in Kailua Hawaii USA
Music school for children in Kailua Hawaii

We are pleased that you are considering music classes for your child.


Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, but that aptitude diminishes if it is not actively nurtured between the ages of birth and nine.


The Musikgarten classes offered at Keiki Crescendo are designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Additionally, instrumental activities are part of the program, ranging from playing simple rhythm instruments such as sticks and drums for babies and toddlers to playing keyboards for older children.


Musikgarten is the only program that offers curricula for newborns through group piano instruction. It is based on a keen understanding of how children learn, in both a general sense and, specifically, how they learn music. 

As you familiarize yourself with our class offerings and learn more about Musikgarten, we look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into our music studio.


Claudia McDowell – Director


Music school in Hawaii

  • We believe that ALL children are musical
  • We believe that music meets the needs of children
  • We believe that music benefits the whole child
  • We believe that music MUST be introduced early
  • AND involve the whole family
  • We believe that adults should observe and follow the child
  • We use only the best quality resources
  • We follow a carefully sequenced approach to music literacy.
  • Watch a video on our Musikgarten curriculum. Enjoy !




Video Musikgarten - for Parents