A musical adventure for toddlers and their adults
Toddler Music Classes at Musicologie
Musicologie Junior is an in-person musical adventure for toddlers and their parents, guardians or caretakers. At each class, we’ll sing songs, move our bodies, dance to different styles of music, read sing-along books, and play lots of musical instruments while your child reinforces her naturally-developing senses of rhythm, melody, rhyme, speech, and movement! We’ll incorporate methods from Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff. Ages 0-5.
How Our Toddler Class Works
Find a class in the schedule above and register for your first class free. Classes are $98 per month and are ongoing every week - there are no semesters or terms. Classes are mixed age and introduce repeated themes and songs. There are no prerequisites, the class is designed for you and your little one to jump right in and participate.
You'll meet parents just like you, and your kiddo will meet kids just like them. It's super fun and your first class is free. Click here to try your first free class. You'll select a location, submit your information, and a Community Manager will contact you to schedule your first free class.
Toddler Music Class Video Series
Get a taste of what Musicologie Junior is like with our video series. Each video is a 20 minute interactive version of our in-person toddler music classes. Listen as Musicologie Junior creator Miss Kay takes you and your kiddo on a musical journey.
Juliet, age 4
Preparation for Private Music Lessons and Beyond
Many people think music ability is something you're either born with or you're not. That's not true! You have to develop talent. You have to learn rhythm. The way to achieve that is to start music exploration early. Kids can learn to be talented musicians, just like they learn to walk and talk.
Of course not everyone is going to be a famous musician, just like not everyone is a great speaker or runner. But we all learn to talk and to run. In the same way, we are all musicians. We just have to tap into it.
Our class does that through an experience and play-based curriculum that introduces kids to a variety of fundamental music concepts and ideas. We touch on solfege, scale patterns, improvisation, movement and rhythm patterns, and even basic note reading. We also reinforce preschool concepts like animals and sounds, body parts, colors, counting, opposites, following directions and sharing.
How is Musicologie Junior Different from Other Early Childhood Music Programs?
Our toddler experience is different in a few key ways. First, it's mixed age. Bringing a sixteen month old together with a three year old in the same class benefits both kids. The younger one gets to see good behavior modeled in someone other than an adult, and the older child learns how to nurture, share and participate in educating the others. Other programs don't do this, not because it's not the ideal learning experience, but because it's a challenge to develop the curriculum and teacher training. Musicologie Junior was developed with this multi-age experience in mind with curriculum and teachers to match.
Second, it's hands on with real instruments. Each week has a different musical theme with an instrument to match. Kids get to see and touch and hear these instruments, and participate as they are able. We encourage a sense of exploration and fun with exposure to lots of instruments and music from many cultures and genres.
Want to learn more specifics about the research and history of early childhood music education? Read our article about the methods behind our toddler class >>