Children's Music Center
of Jamaica Plain
Class Descriptions

Snowflake Jam

This 3-week "mini-term" will combine popular winter-themed songs with other children's favorites. This is a great way to continue your music classes between Thanksgiving and the Winter holiday break, or to check out our classes if you're new to the center!

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.

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.

Ukulele class (5-7 yrs)

This beginning Ukelele class introduces kids to the Ukelele in a setting that is fun and relaxed. Classes involve singing, movement, drumming and rhythmic strumming, introducing this fun instrument while also giving kids the opportunity to continue their basic music development. Kids will learn to sing simple songs while strumming easy one-finger chords, explore rhythmic notation and learn to play simple melodies using one string.

Snowflake Babies (0-10 mo)

A special Snowflake Jam for Babies only!

Ukulele taster class

A single Ukulele class so you can try it out!

Young Pianists taster class

A single class so you can try it out!

Musical Theatre pop-up Taster class

A single class so you can try out our program!