In these classes, designed for the youngest music-makers and the people who love them, parents/caregivers will be introduced to fun and interesting musical activities designed to awaken musicality in the babies as well as the adults in class. You may find that not all babies music classes are created equal, and the individual teacher is the most important aspect to finding a meaningful experience. 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. Grown-ups will be encouraged to fully 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!
Jam Sessions - Toddlers 11 months - 2.5 years (non-walkers welcome)
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.
Ian Turner has been working with young children and babies in music classroom settings for over 3 years. Children in Ian's class will engage in pretend/dramatic play within a musical context, under Ian's direction, based on seasonal and thematic elements. Ian's extensive training in improvisation, theater, movement, and music, as well as his early childhood training at KAW, will inspire children to develop and express their ideas in a stress-free and age-appropriate context. This class is designed to promote all kinds of early childhood skills including turn taking, working together as a team, verbal expression, decision making, and of course being super duper musical! Of course, Ian's guitar will be on hand as well as Kids at Work's extensive instrument collection, including a real drum kit, rainstick, and large bongo drums. Join Ian's legion of fans at Jam Sessions at Kids at Work!