Children's Music Center
of Jamaica Plain
Class Descriptions

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MT mixed-age

Adults, regardless of musical ability, find it fun to create an environment that supports a child of any age in achieving basic music competence. Children of mixed ages participate by watching/hearing adult modeling of music-making, and eventually singing, moving and playing instruments at their own developmental level. Classes run for 9 weeks in fall winter and spring, 6 weeks in summer.

Babies 0-8 mo.

This is a Music Together® class especially for babies under 9 months. Class activities and flow similar to mixed-age classes, but with fewer standing activities and unique methods for parents and babies. Babies should be under 9 months at start of term to register for these classes.

In-studio piano/Monday, semester

We offer 30 minute private piano lessons for children ages 4 and older (and adults too!)

Musical Theatre, 5-7 yrs

Come join us for an adventure in acting, singing, dancing and artwork.  Popular children's stories are the leaping-off point of our Musical Theatre workshops, and culminate with a fabulous show for our families on the last day.  Classes involve theatre games, story exploration, working off of a custom-written script, simple stage blocking,  learning songs and simple choreography, and creating fun art projects for our sets.  Workshops are offered every fall, winter and spring, and feature a different show each term.

Young Pianists (4-6 yrs)

This "pre-piano" group class for 4-6 year-olds is similar to Young Musicians, yet with more focus on introducing young children to the basics of the piano. Each class will include activities and games which teach about the layout and range of the piano keyboard, as well as movement, singing and percussion instrument play to allow children to continue their basic music development. Movement activities based upon philosophy and techniques of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Children will learn to play a few simple rhythmic pieces in duet with teacher.

Birthday Party

2 hours of studio rental, with optional add-on activity.

In-studio piano/Sat, semester

Saturday in-studio piano lessons.

Ukulele (4-6 yrs)

This beginning Ukelele class introduces kids to the Ukelele in a setting that is fun and relaxed. Classes involve singing, movement, and rhythmic strumming, which will teach about the Ukelele, while also giving kids the opportunity to continue their basic music development. Kids will learn to sing simple songs while strumming easy chords on the Ukelele, and will learn to play simple melodies using one string.

In-studio piano/Wed, semester

Lessons for the semester

In-studio piano/Wed, year

Lessons for the school year.

In-studio piano/Sat, year

Lessons for the school year.

In-studio piano/Monday, year

Lessons for the whole school year.

Single in-home trial

Single in-home lesson, 45 minutes.

Single in-studio trial

One lesson at our regular rate of $31.

Storybook Theatre (4-6 yrs)

This 45-minute class gives our youngest Thespians an opportunity to learn about acting in a fun, process-oriented class.  Classes involve lots of theatre games, movement and interaction,  yet do not focus on putting together a finished product (show) at the end of the term.  A perfect precursor to our Musical Theatre program (5-7 yrs), and for young learners who thrive in a less structured environment.

In-home 2 kids, 60 min.

A shared in-home 60-minute lesson for 2 kids.

In-home 3 kids, 60 minutes

A shared in-home lesson for 3 kids, 60 minutes.

Trial: 60 min/2 kids

A single in-home 60-minute lesson, 2 kids (fee is per child).

Trial: 60 min/3 kids

A single in-home 60 minutes lesson, 3 kids (fee is per child).

In-home Private, 45-minutes

A 45-minute in-home lesson.

In-home private, 60 minutes

An in-home private 60-minute lesson.

Canta y Baila Conmigo®

Canta y Baila Conmigo is a class for children up to 4 years old accompanied by an adult. This class is designed to support both Spanish language development and cultural competence through the use of children's songs and traditional music from Spain and Latin America. It is ideal for bilingual parents and caregivers seeking an authentic setting in which to interact in Spanish with their own children as well as with a broader Spanish-speaking community. Class will be conducted in Spanish for a full immersion experience. However, this class is not limited to fluent speakers of Spanish. Beginners and intermediate speakers wishing to learn along with their children will find a fun, safe and supportive environment in which to experience the Spanish language as well as Hispanic musical traditions. Participants will receive a songbook and CD + download code created especially for each session. 

MT Generations (0-4 yrs)

Our Intergenerational music class, where famlies share their class with seniors.

Ukulele 6-weeks (4-6 yrs)

A 6-week term of our Ukulele class.

In-home, 2 kids 45 min.

A shared 45-minute lesson for 2 kids.

Trial: 45 min/2 kids

A single 45-minute lesson shared between 2 kids (price is per child)