In these classes, designed for the youngest music-makers and the people who love them, parents will be introduced to fun and interesting musical activities designed to inspire neurological development. Our indoor class, Jam Sessions Babies is taught by Kids at Work Founder Julie Averill, who has over 10 years of experience working with infants and families, along with a separate professional guitarist. Parents will be encouraged to participate in a low-stress, relaxed atmosphere based on improvisation where mistakes and questions are welcome! Come to a Jam Session and meet other moms and dads of young babies! Also check out Sun Sessions Mixed Ages during Summer 2013! Parents with Sun Sessions/Babies packages may attend either the indoor Jam Sessions Babies class OR the outdoor Sun Sessions Mixed Ages class with the same package!
Jam Sessions Toddlers contains songs that are built around interesting, age-appropriate storytelling and dramatic movement. We believe that very young children are capable of being engaged in musical activities that are sometimes quiet, always intimate, and never over-stimulating. Children (and adults) will become birds, big fat bears, and trees, while experiencing music that is often improvised and certainly not typical of children's music classes. Simple musical concepts such as high-low, major-minor, fast-slow, and singing voice/speaking voice will be explored in an open-ended and informal manner. Child-friendly instruments will be explored in each session, inspiring creative play in a socially relaxed manner. Jam Sessions always includes a live guitarist. Check out Jam Sessions, where live music is never amplified and our teachers always know your and your child's name. Jam Sessions Toddlers does not take place during the Summer months. Instead, check out Sun Sessions in Hudson River Park!