Kids march to the beat of their own drums, so why not help them keep their rhythm with some music classes? Some studies have shown that early music education helps children develop academic, physical, and social skills, and it also gives them an introduction to arts and culture. We have put together a list of music classes for kids in the Philadelphia area, but be sure to visit their websites for updated schedules. Visit our Classes Directory to keep up on the latest additions.
Enchanted Music Together — Center City
Since 2008, Enchanted Music Together, Inc. has been providing Philadelphia-area parents with an educational, playful, lively, and age-appropriate music program designed specifically to nurture their children's natural musical potential from an early age. Many classes are mixed-age environments.
The Music Class — Center City, Montgomery County
Center City, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Society Hill, Blue Bell
The Music Class offers sessions for young children. Music Pups® is directed towards children from birth to 4 years. It’s a fun-filled class of singing, dancing, movement, and instrument play. Music Cats® includes the same concepts as Music Pups®, with more challenging activities designed for 4 and 5-year-olds. Families receive a copy of the current Music Pups CD and songbook plus an additional Music Cats practice CD.
Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms — Delaware County, Chester County
Media, Springfield, Radnor, West Chester, Downingtown
Makin’ Music classes include movement, finger-plays, group chants, percussion instruments, and other musical props, along with interactive singing in age-appropriate settings. Classes are designed so that children ages 0-5 learn by playing with parents, as well as interacting with the other children and teachers. There are many locations and schedules in the area — keep checking the website for the most updated information. Looking for information specifically for Chester County? Check out the dedicated website for that region.
Learning Allegro — Chester County
2938 Conestoga Rd, Glenmoore PA 19343
Learning Allegro offers family music classes for children 6 months to 4 years, using classic children's songs so that parents can continue the fun at home with the familiar tunes. Learning Allegro also features private music lessons on violin, guitar, piano, drums and viola.
Taylor Music — Chester County
116 W. Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380
Taylor Music offers instrument lessons and music classes for children and adults. From woodwinds to strings to piano, children (and adults) of all ages might just find their passion for playing here. Plus, Taylor Music offers Kindermusik classes by Cara Scialdone for the littlest maestros as well. Many lessons and classes are individualized.
School of Rock — Center City, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Chester County
School of Rock offers unique music classes and lessons all around the area for kids who want to learn guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, and vocals in an interactive environment. From Chester County to Center City to Wilmington, DE, School of Rock provides a fun way for families to explore music in a performance-based setting. Looking for preschooler classes in Bucks County? Little Wing is an affiliated organization that holds its classes at the Doylestown location.
Children’s Music Express — Center City
22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Children’s Music Express is designed to encourage kids’ natural musical abilities in a safe, fun, and supportive environment. Appropriate for children up to age 4, this program is a great way to foster interaction between younger and older kids — the littlest participants observe and imitate many of the older children as they all learn together.
Forever Making Music & More — Montgomery County, Bucks County
Blue Bell, Huntington Valley
Music Together is a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten children and families. Classes are offered for infants though age 6 at two different locations.
Hellyer Performing Arts Center — Bucks County
2000 Bensalem Blvd, Bensalem, PA 19020
Hellyer Performing Arts provides kids with private music and voice lessons as well as group music classes for children from preschool to age 14. Summer camps and after-school programs are also available to families as well.
Sally’s Music Circle — Delaware County
45 Walker Road, Wayne, PA 19087
Sally’s Music Circle offers classes to children from 3 months old through 5 years old, making it a true destination for musical education. Classes are divided into age groups, or there are also mixed-age sessions available. For kids over 5 who are interested in learning to play an instrument or have moved beyond the programs, Sally’s Music Circle recommends Meridee Winters School of Music.
Valotta Studios - Chester County
213 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA 19425
From Kindermusik to Broadway to instrument specific classes and private lessons, locally owned Valotta Studios offers classes for toddlers through adults. There are also summer camp opportunities and you can even host a musical birthday party at the studio.
Photo courtesy of Children's Music Express.