The Value of Music Education

It's not just that children can make beautiful music, but rather that music makes beautiful children... anon

Education in music is most sovereign because more than anything else rhythm and harmony find their way to the innermost soul and take strongest hold upon it... Plato

Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children's education... Yo-Yo Ma

Take Note Studio:

Serving Families & Children, ages 0-18


"We have always felt at home with Take Note Studio.  We have received care, respect, and dedication from each of their staff in our 13 years of being part of their programs.  There's no where else like it!"


Welcome to our Kindermusik community at Take Note Studio serving Manitowoc and surrounding lakeshore areas

We offer delightful and inclusive Kindermusik classes for babies, toddlers, big kids, and families, helping support parent in their daily lives with their children! We also offer group and private instrument lessons as well as a no-audition theatrical singers program.

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Ages Newborn - 18 mos.: It's never too early to begin music classes! This parent-child music and movement class will help you strengthen those early parent-child bonds, understand your baby's development, and heavily focus on child development and communication with your baby.  Just as much for the parent as the child!  Join our inclusive community of support.

"My son enjoys the class so much and enjoys moving his body to the music. It's amazing to see how much he remembers week to week!"


Ages 18 mos. - 2 1/2: Embark on Kindermusik's fun exploration of singing, swaying, laughing, and playing through a just-right mix of early-childhood vocal play and language development, together time, and music and movement activities. The perfect mix of educational, fun and inclusiveness every child needs to shine.

"Since moving here a year ago we have been involved in a number of children's activities, but Kindermusik by far has been the best experience for my daughter." 


Ages 2 - 3 1/2: This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and her new friends, in a welcoming and warm environment which supports every type of learner.

"The playlists and home materials are such great resources. It's so fun to watch their faces light up when they hear a song they remember from class." 


Ages 3-5: In this class we engage your child in music and movement activities that also promote language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity, and more.

"The twins LOVE Kindermusik, and I feel so blessed that they can have the same great experience as their sister did." 


Ages 4 1/2 - 6: Level 4 classes offer first experiences with musical symbols and more advanced instruments, laying the groundwork for formal music instruction and ensuring school readiness.

"Thank you for all the hard work you put into this program. I will always highly recommend Kindermusik to everyone!" 



Ages 6-7: Our most advanced classes offer children the opportunity to use music notation to play a variety of instruments and participate in ensembles, while developing problem-solving and pre-literacy skills.

" My daughter loves going to class each week. She loves the themes and sings her little heart out to the songs they learn. The teachers are amazing!!"


Group & Private Instrument Lessons (7 years to 18 years): Group piano and ukulele lessons (7 years to 10 years) were designed specifically for young students who are beginning piano or ukulele, and includes all of the most important components to develop comprehensive musicians. We also offer private lessons for piano, guitar, strings (violin, viola, cello), and saxophone, where students experience an encouraging learning environment where individual abilities and preferences are developed.

"Lessons have been very therapeutic in our son's life. He has said to us, 'whenever I feel sad, I go play the piano and then I feel better'. Music will be with him for the rest of his life!" 


Theaterical Singers (7 years to 12 years): Introduce your child to vocal coaching, theatrical story-telling, staging, singing, and choreography. There are no auditions and we will work with all of the talent that comes our way!

"We love how unique your musical theater program is! The process-oriented, no-audition philosophy is so important for building a child's confidence."