Merry Music Makers specializes in group music classes for children from birth through age 5 using the Music Together curriculum that is designed to teach the way children learn, through play!
Our essential Mixed Age class is one that a child attends from birth through age 5 and is currently being offered outdoors and in the classroom. Music Together is designed to teach the way young children learn--through play.
We take a natural, family-style approach to all of our classes. The grownups follow the teacher’s lead, so the little ones can watch their musical example and participate at their own level. Babies watch the big kids who show off their developing musical skills—it’s magical to watch the interactions in a Mixed Age class!
During each music class, the teacher leads music activities for the whole family to sing, play, and jam along to. Each class has been designed as an interactive music-making experience for little ones with their grownups. The class includes a range of musical experiences, from playful free-movement to instrumental jam sessions, where each child participates at their own level: singing, moving, listening, watching, or exploring instruments.
During each session, we explore a different collection of songs that draw from folk tunes mixed with sounds from around the globe and chants in unusual tonalities and meters. Each family receives a songbook, CD and download code for the mobile app to bring the music home and make it a part of everyday life and routines.
Classes 7 days a week. 10-week Sessions. $255 per session. Andersonville, Lakeview, Lincoln Square.
“I can not recommend Merry Music Makers enough!! We’ve been attending classes with my 2 year old since he was 6 months old. The class uses live instruments and singing rather than a generic CD played for the class. There’s great interaction and the teachers give excellent guidance on development milestones and how music positivity impacts brain development across all ages. Take a trial class to see for yourself!!” -Megan G.
Best musical experience in Chicago for little kids! My kids and I took Mixed-Age Music Together classes for 8 different semesters and loved each one. It gave them an excellent foundation in both musical skills and love for music. -Rachel E