4 - 18 months
The Munchkin Maestros class is the perfect introduction to music for infants, and it provides a priceless way to connect with your infant/toddler during this preverbal stage. In each and every class, your little one will make their own music using shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, the triangle, and more. Our one-of-a-kind curriculum includes songs and rhymes that allow young children to experience various musical concepts such as high and low pitch, loud and soft sounds, steady beats, and simple rhythms.
Every class we offer has been specifically 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? What can you possibly teach an infant?
We love being asked these questions because one of the most rewarding experiences we have as infant music teachers is watching parent’s absolute amazement at how many skills their infant picks up in music class every single week.
Yes, it’s true that perhaps 4 – 12-month-olds may not be ready to shake a shaker egg to the beat or tap the triangle without assistance. In all likelihood, they may prefer to try to eat the rhythm sticks rather than tap them together. But don’t let that fool you! Neurons are firing like crazy, and infants are taking in every subtle nuance that will ultimately lead to an explosion of musical and non-musical skills.
What’s the number 1 reason to sign my infant up for music classes at Chicago Mini Musicians?
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 allows your infant to learn and grow every single week. 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 infants, but is there research to back this up?
The research on the benefits of interactive music classes on infant brain development is astounding, and one definite result of the research is that babies who engage in active music lessons with their parents show a higher level of development in multiple areas than babies who simply listen to music with their parents. Language development, self-soothing and self-discipline, creative expression, fine and gross motor skills, and both verbal and nonverbal communication are just the start of the many benefits of early childhood music classes.
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!
$79 / 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)