It's never too early to get started on music appreciation with your child. Taking a Mommy and me—or Dad and me, or Grandparent and me, or nanny and me—music class can boost your tot’s brain power, help develop social skills and foster creativity. It’s also the perfect excuse to let your guard down and boogie to your favorite kid tunes.
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Amadeus Conservatory of Music – Chappaqua
201 King Street
The Baby & Me Rhyme Time class for little ones between the ages of 6-16 months introduces music and rhythm through a series of nursery rhymes set to music, both vocal and instrumental.
Applause – Mamaroneck
114 Boston Post Road
Applause introduces babies and toddlers to music through the magic of Broadway and good old rock ‘n’ roll. Each class follows a curriculum specific to its age group, concentrating on skills that kids should be learning at that time. Classes are broken out by age groups: 4-12 months, 1-2 years and 18-36 months.
Babies & Grands Music – Hastings-on-Hudson
185 Old Broadway
Babies & Grands is a parent and child music class for children ages 6 months to 6 years that takes place in a nursing home in Hastings-on-Hudson. It teaches the fundamentals of music and movement to kids by using instruments, recorded music and traditional music.
Bach to Rock Music School – Mamaroneck
130 Mamaroneck Avenue
The weekly rock-and-roll class is a high-energy and stimulating music and movement gathering for toddlers and caregivers. Each class contains a variety of music and movement-based activities, themes and musical selections.
Belle School of Music – Scarsdale
1088 Central Park Avenue
The KinderMusic program at the Belle School of Music (located in Scarsdale, White Plains and Yonkers) incorporates the center’s patented approach to musical education. Kids ages 18 months to 3 years can enjoy all types of music—from singing and instrument playing to movement and keyboard geography—in a fun-filled atmosphere.
Concordia Conservatory – Bronxville
171 White Plains Rd.
Listening, music play, singing, moving, and playing percussion instruments are key activities in the Music Babies class at Concordia Conservatory.
Croton Academy of Arts – Croton on Hudson
8-B Old Post Road South
These parent and child classes incorporate the Music Together philosophy and curriculum. Kids of mixed ages (newborn to 5 years old) participate at his or her own level in singing, moving, listening, watching or exploring musical instruments.
Groove – Larchmont
108 Chatsworth Avenue
At Groove, your infant or toddler can have a blast with mini shakers and drums in their Baby Rock class. For kids ages 6 months through preschool, there's Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals, a unique class that incorporates a wide variety of musical activities, including singing, dancing, musical story-telling, instrumental jam sessions and musical puppet play.
Gymboree – Scarsdale
450 Central Park Ave.
Gymboree offers four music classes starting at 6 months and running up through 5 years old. These weekly programs focus on developing a love of music and enhancing the power of rhythm and beat through song, dance, movement games and instruments.
Hoff –Barthelson Music School – Scarsdale
25 School Lane
Instructors at HBMS use Dalcroze Eurhythmics as its basis for teaching young children (4 months and up) music and movement.
Mommy & Me music can be fun for more than just the little ones! Image credit: Image: © 2016 Shake Rattle & Roll
JCC of Mid-Westchester – Scarsdale
999 Wilmot Road
Join your baby or preschooler (6-36 months) at the Marc the Music Man class at the JCC for singing, dancing and movement game participation to fun music.
JW Tumbles – Mamaroneck
624 E Boston Post Rd
The Move n Groove interactive class (6 months to 3 years) at JW Tumbles includes instruments, puppets, scarves, parachute play, drum circle time and, of course, bubbles. Music ranges from '50s Doo-Wop to '90s Pop.
Kidville – Mt. Kisco
145 Mt. Kisco Avenue
Each Rockin’ Railroad class (newborn to 5 years) is led by two “conductors” (teachers) and a four-piece musical band. There is a wall of musical instruments and two designated areas: Instrumentville and Grandma’s House. Classes include movement songs, lap activities, group drumming, musical story time and much more.
Kids U – Pleasantville
175 Tompkins Avenue
In Kid U’s Music and Movement class children 18-36 months of age and parents will enjoy a variety of sing along songs, gross motor activities, group games, musical instruments, bubbles and more.
Larchmont Music Academy - Larchmont
2089 Boston Post Road
Dance, explore instruments, share songs and chants with your baby at this weekly KinderMusik class for kids between the ages of 4-18 months.
Music Conservatory of Westchester – White Plains
216 Central Avenue
The First Notes classes for babies and toddlers start at 4 months here, and your kids will discover a passion for music through songs, sound exploration, rhythm and movement in an upbeat environment.
Music School of Westchester – Larchmont
1328 Boston Post Road
The KinderMusik Baby Music Classes at this school offer instrument play, dance, exploration time, musical concepts, together time, expert advice and tools and inspiration for home.
Musical Munchkins – Multiple Locations
Musical Munchkins introduces babies, toddlers and preschoolers to music through instrument play, song and creative movement through their many classes held throughout Westchester. Live music accompanies most of the games and activities.
Little ones will love trying their hands at big instruments! Image credit: Songs for Seeds
Mustard Seed Music Studio – Katonah
23 Valley Rd. Suite 1
You’ll find three different classes (Babies Music Class for 12-14 months, Music Together for newborns through 5 years old and the Toddlers 2’s and 3’s class) at Mustard Seed Music Studio that are designed to enhance your child’s love of music.
Over the Moon Music and More – Multiple Locations
Over the Moon Music and More is part of the national Music Together program and offers informal classes (locations include Scarsdale, Chappaqua, Mount Kisco, Tarrytown, and Tuckahoe) that involve rhymes, movement and instrument play for kids of all ages from newborn to school-age children.
Pelham Music Arts Studio – Pelham
318 Fifth Avenue
For their younger students, ages 3 months through 5 years of age, the studio offers various early learning programs, including KinderMusik and Musicgarten.
Rye YMCA – Rye
21 Locust Avenue
The Movin and Groovin Babies With Ellen Watermelon is a young family favorite. It features interactive songs, finger play, puppets, felt boards, parachutes, bubbles and instruments.
Shake Rattle & Roll – Multiple Locations
The parent and child classes here place an emphasis on musical growth and development through singing, jumping, instruments and dancing.
Songs for Seeds – Scarsdale
2 Ogden Road
Emphasizing both fun and music/instrument appreciation, this 45-minute, interactive class encourages kids, newborn to 6 years old to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band.
Sounds Good Westchester – Multiple Locations
Music Together classes are offered here for children from birth through kindergarten, in which parents and caregivers actively participate. Families receive their own songbook and CDs to enjoy at home and in the car when they aren’t in class.
Top image credit: Over the Moon Music & More