Music Classes for Philly Area Kids & Families

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- Philadelphia
Center City, Rittenhouse Square, Queens Village
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. Free trial classes are offered. If participants miss a class, they can attend a make-up class.

Songs for Seeds- Philadelphia, Delaware County
Center City, Ardmore, Wayne
As implied by the name, these music classes are laying the foundation for childhood learning by fostering a love of music. Weekly classes are 45 minutes in duration and are geared towards children newborn through ages 6. Songs for Seeds offers a free demo class before signing up.

The Music Class- Center City, Montgomery County
Center City, 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- Chester and Delaware Counties
Chestnut Hill, Media, Springfield, Radnor, West Chester, Downingtown, Gilbertsville
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. Those who are looking for information specifically for Chester County can check out the dedicated website for that region. In Delaware County? Check this site. Chestnut Hill and Gilbertsville have their own pages too.

Learning Allegro- Chester County
Learning Allegro offers music classes for children of all ages. Toddlers from 6 months through age 2 can participate in Music Circles while kids ages 3-6 can join Rockin' Rhythms. In addition, this studio also features private music lessons on violin, guitar, piano, drums and viola. Those who have an additional interest in art can participate in art classes as well.

Taylor Music- Chester County
West Chester
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. This location has comfortable lesson rooms, a recital room which can be used free of charge, and an accommodating waiting area complete with free WiFi, television, and vending machines.

School of Rock- Center City, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
Philadelphia, Doylestown, Downingtown, Main Line, Fort Washington
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, 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- Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties
South Philly, Chestnut Hill, Huntingdon Valley, Abington, King of Prussia
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. Trial classes are offered and make-up classes are allowed if you miss a session. Military families can receive a 20% discount.

Music Together Evermore- Bucks and Montgomery Counties
Huntington Valley, Penllyn
Music Together is a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten children and families. There are classes for mixed ages ranging from 0-5 as well as sessions for school aged children. Rhythm Kids offers two levels: children 4-5 and students in Kindergarten through Grade 2.

Rhythm Babies- Philadelphia and New Jersey
South Philly, Queens Village, Point Breeze, Fishtown, Collingswood
Held at locations throughout Philadelphia as well as one spot in New Jersey, these classes are ideal for children ages 3 month through 5 years old. Singing, rhythm, and creative movement activities foster both cognitive and musical skills. Parents can pay per class or purchase a class pack for multiple sessions.Rhythm Babies even travels for birthday parties.

Hellyer Performing Arts Center- Bucks County
Hellyer Performing Arts provides children from early toddlers to adults with music lessons. Classes are supported at home by packets produced by Musikgarten®. For younger children, offerings include 30 minute sessions entitled Family Music for Toddlers and 45 minute sessions such as Cycles of Season. Older kids can participate in home-school or after-school enrichment classes. When school is out, students can attend summer camps.

Sally’s Music Circle- Delaware and Montgomery Counties
Wayne, Merion
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
Chester Springs
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.

Mister John's Music- Philadelphia
Chestnut Hill, South Philly
With two locations in Philly, Mister John's Music has been voted Best Music Class for Kids by Philadelphia Magazine (Best of Philly 2018) and Family Favorite by Philadelphia Magazine (Love Aware 2018 and 2019). Early music education begins from birth through 4 years old. Students then transition into kids group classes which provide children with confidence to play in front of others. Grown ups can join in the fun too with adult classes offered.

Photo courtesy of Children's Music Express.

The Philadelphia Dance Academy
219 Cuthbert St, 3rd Fl Enchanted Music Together
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Trinity Center for Urban Life
2212 Spruce Street Enchanted Music Together
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Enchanted Music Together
701 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Music Class
The Old Pine Community Center 401 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Music Class
Tiferet Bet Israel 1920 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Makin' Music
Chestnut Hill Music Academy 22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Makin' Music
Downingtown Friends Meeting 800 E. Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335

Makin' Music
United Church of Christ 1201 N. Chester Road
West Chester, PA 19380

Makin' Music
The Barn at Hillwood Farm 5561 Pennell Road
Media, PA 19063

Makin' Music
St. Martin's Church 400 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087

Makin' Music
Hancock United Methodist Church 542 Wesley Road
Springfield, PA 19064

Learning Allegro
2938 Conestoga Rd.
Glenmoore, PA 19343

Taylor Music
116 W. Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380

School of Rock
Doylestown School of Rock 135 South Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

School of Rock
478 Acorn Ln
Downingtown, PA 19355

School of Rock
421 N 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

School of Rock
425A Delaware Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Children's Music Express
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Beats Dancesport Academy
1964 County Line
Huntingdon Valley, PA

Penllyn Woods
1227 East Township Line Road
Penllyn, PA

Hellyer Performing Arts
2000 Bensalem Blvd.
Bensalem, PA 19026

Sally's Music Circle
45 Walker Road United Church of Christ at Valley Forge
Wayne, PA 19087

Valotta Studios
213 Pottstown Pike
Chester Springs, PA 19425

Rhythm Babies
716 Haddon Ave Yogawood
Collingswood, NJ 08108

Rhythm Babies
1605 E Passyunk Avenue The Nesting House
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Rhythm Babies
619 S 2nd Street Head House Books
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Rhythm Babies
1234 S Broad Street Lilypad
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Rhythm Babies
1542 E Montgomery Avenue By My Side
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Sally's Music Circle
615 Montgomery Avenue Merion Friends Activities Building
Merion, PA 19066

Mister John's Music
904 South 9th Street South Philadelphia Location
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Mister John's Music
104 W Mermaid Lane Chestnut Hill Location
Philadelphia, PA

Fred's Footsteps
110 Ardmore Ave Suite B
Ardmore, PA 19003

La Maison Apartments
219 Sugartown Rd
Wayne, PA 19087

NEST Center City
1301 Locust Street
Philadelphia, 19107

The Music Class
1624 South Street Major Moment Studio
Philadelphia, 19146

The Music Class
8812 Germantown Avenue Chestnut Hill United
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Makin' Music
Tri County Bible Church 142 Buchert Rd
Gilbertsville, PA 19525

School of Rock
Main Line 511 Old Lancaster Road
Berwyn, PA 19312

Children's Music Express
1355 Old York Rd Pennypack Ecological Trust
Abington, PA 19001

Children's Music Express
2955 Edge Hill Rd Pennypack Ecological Trust
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Children's Music Express
987 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 705 King of Prussia Breastfeeding Resource Center
Wayne, PA 19087

Children's Music Express
1707 E Passyunk Ave South Philly Palo Santo Wellness Boutique
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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