Welcome to Boone's Tunes of Delmarva! We are pleased that you are considering music classes and/or lessons 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 Boone's Tunes are designed to nurture the child’s musical 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, beginning with simple rhythm instruments such as shakers and drums for babies and toddlers, and culminating with piano studies for older children.
Musikgarten is the only program that offers curricula starting with newborns and continuing through piano instruction from age 5. It is based on a keen understanding of how children learn, in both a general sense and, specifically, how they learn music. The curriculum is based on years of expert research in child development and learning styles. No age group is left out, for Musikgarten also includes recreational adult piano classes!
Boone's Tunes is committed to providing a fun, nurturing educational environment through excellent curriculum and small class sizes of 10 students or less.
In addition to our early childhood classes, Boone's Tunes also offers more than 20 years of experience in high-quality private piano and vocal instruction, as well as homeschool and choir classes.
As you familiarize yourself with our website and learn more about us, we look forward to answering your questions and to welcoming your family into our music studio!
Thank you for your interest in our musical offerings!
Susan (Boone) Upton, Founder & Director of Boone's Tunes
Musikgarten Exemplary Award Recipient, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
Certifications: American College of Musicians (Piano Instruction & Board of Judges), Musikgarten (Early Childhood & Group Piano), Royal Conservatory of Music (Elementary & Intermediate Specialist, Piano & Voice)
Memberships: Chorister's Guild, National Guild of Piano Teachers, Royal Conservatory Certificate Program (Piano, Voice, & Music Theory--renewed through 2024), KITS National Music Theory Honor Roll, Salisbury-Wicomico Arts Council, Community Players of Salisbury, Eastern Shore Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Educators
Education: Goucher College, The Boston Conservatory
A sampling of Boone's Tunes' graduates: Music teacher at Pocomoke Middle School; Youth Music Minister at Chincoteague Church of God; Musical Theatre Major at Marymount Manhattan College; Dickinson College Musical Theatre graduate working as a paid director and actress in PA; Music major at Five Towns Music College; Music minor/Biology major at Randolph Macon College; Engineering majors at Catholic University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute