1.5 - 2.5 years
The Mini Maestros class is a wonderful place for your child to learn to love and appreciate music, and also to make their own music using shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, sand blocks, and more. Our Mini Maestros are so proud of themselves when they learn to keep a steady beat, act out the words to many songs, and sing and dance along to the songs we create. They will even start singing the songs at home, often recalling the lyrics better than their parents! Our one-of-a-kind curriculum was designed to target developmental milestones every step of the way and is sung from start to finish by our talented teachers!
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Classes are offered year-round on a month-to-month basis. No semester minimums!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this just something fun to do, or will my toddler actually learn music?
We love being asked this question because one of the most rewarding experiences we have as early childhood music teachers is watching parent’s absolute amazement at how many skills their toddler picks up in music class every single week.
In addition to learning such musical concepts as beat and rhythm, high and low pitch, etc., our classes are structured just enough so that your little one will develop non-musical skills such as turn-taking, sustained attention, language and communication, and socialization in a nonjudgmental and playful environment.
What’s the number 1 reason to sign my toddler up for music classes at BAMM?
Our teachers are highly talented and trained musicians, and they absolutely LOVE teaching early childhood music! They facilitate a fun, playful, and nurturing environment that will fully captivate your little one and inspire creativity and connection that extend far beyond the classroom. As an added bonus, our community is full of moms and dads who are just as eager as you are to socialize their little one and maybe even make a friend or two themselves!
I’ve heard music is beneficial for toddlers, but is there research to back this up?
The research on the benefits of interactive music classes on toddler brain development is astounding, and one definite result of the research is that group music classes provide young children with a foundation for success in not only music, but also in social and emotional development as well as academics. Experts say that music forms strong neural connections in the brain, and that these connections are the same as those used in cognitive skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and mathematics later in life.
And don’t forget...if nothing else, music classes are fun and friendly!
Each session, we have parents coming to class raving about a new behavior they saw in their toddler that was a direct result of music class. And in addition to all of the invaluable benefits your child will gain from participating in an interactive music class, our music classes also provide a fun and joyful way to spend quality time with your little one away from screens and home distractions. Our classes are packed full of fun and laughter, and they are a fantastic way to meet other local moms and dads with children the same age. It brings us so much joy to see parents and children starting lifelong friendships in our classes!
Music and movement classes for infants and toddlers in Chicago, IL
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Specializing in early childhood music classes for infants, toddlers, & young children located in the Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago!
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Sign-up is easy and parent-friendly. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material fees, and no semester minimums.
Chicago Mini Musicians is a satellite location for the Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians. Originally founded in 2011 as Ms. Clara's Mini Musicians, we have shared our love of music with over 2000 families for 12+ years!
$85 / month
Monthly tuition is based on a 45 week year as we are closed for seven weeks for various holidays. In the long months, you will get five classes, and in short months such as November and December, you will get three classes. Most months you will get four classes. The tuition is the same each month.
A one-time registration fee is $20 (due only at the time of registration)