The Musikkindergarten Berlin was founded on the initiative of Daniel Barenboim, general music director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, together with the musicians of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

Daniel Barenboim provided the kindergarten with its guiding motto and mission: "Education through music, not musical education."


The Musikkindergarten Berlin first opened its doors on September 5, 2005, and moved the next year (2006–2007) from Schöneberg to the district of Mitte.