Ann Arbor has many wonderful music programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! When considering a music class for your family, you may want to research the different options, and find a program that fits the needs of your little ones. Many of the programs offer morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend classes as well as splits the classes according to age and development. Below, you will find links to several of the music classes available in Ann Arbor as well as a brief description of what the class offers!
RobinSongs for Kids: Robinsongs for Kids offers Music Together, an internationally recognized program, at locations in both Ann Arbor (1293 N. Zeeb Rd. and 2401 Plymouth Rd.) and Chelsea (500 E. Washington St). The classes encourage kids and grown ups to sing songs, chant, rhyme, play instrument games, dance, and use fingerplay in a safe and comfortable setting. There are nine different collections of original songs and traditional tunes from a variety of genres, styles and cultures. With each new session, there is a new CD collection and songbook. The classes are 45 minutes every week, with three class types: babies (up to 8 months), mixed ages (birth to age 5), and big kids (5 to 7 years of age).
Hand in Hand Music: Hand in Hand Music also offers Music Together in three convenient locations: Dexter United Methodist Church, My Urban Toddler-Saline, and the Saline First United Methodist Church. Their classes are 45 minutes and also use the Music Together collections of original songs. Classes are for ages 0 to 5 and are scheduled in the weekday mornings and afternoons. Hand in Hand Music is affiliated with Washtenaw’s First Steps Program as well.
Kindermusik: All the music classes are offered at the Family Lamaze Center (2855 Boardwalk) and led by Jeanna Hoyt. A Free Class is offered to new families, and the classes are offered on weekday mornings. Kindermusik is an acclaimed, comprehensive program that enhances child development and promotes movement and confidence in your little ones. Classes are divided by age (birth to 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 5 years, and 4 to 6 years).
Music for Little Folks: The Sing with Me Program, led by Gari Stein, includes 30 minutes of music followed by snack, chat and instrument exploration. In addition, there is an additional 30 minutes of art exploration, free of charge. The classes are for kids, birth to age 5. The Nurturing Baby and You class is offered at the YMCA and is for babies to pre-walkers. It is a special program that focuses on play, movement & touch, based on research of the body-brain connection. They will match the fee of other music classes in the Washtenaw area, and most classes are offered on weekday mornings.