Our group music classes for children ages 4 months to 6 years are designed to encourage the development of motor, language, social and cognitive skills while having fun. In our weekly classes, children and adults enjoy a wide variety of music including classical hits by great composers, children's songs everyone knows, and contemporary popular music. Students play along with instruments such as maracas, wave drums, wrist bells, wood blocks, and many more! When they're ready, they also play along on their own violins, guitars, recorders, and keyboards!
TLB's talented music teachers play over 20 instruments and are accompanied by equally talented professional pianists. Throughout the session, students have the opportunity to play along with their teacher on each instrument! We also incorporate music-inspired movement into every class. Toddlers look forward to bouncing on balls to the rhythm of the music and older children love dancing in coordination, solidifying the building blocks of rhythm, tempo, and dynamics through physical expression. Read class descriptions by age HERE.
Every session, our music classes feature a new original curriculum. The model for our curriculum is based upon our belief that a child learns best in an environment in which he or she can have fun and experience creative, imaginative play. For that reason, we take a musical journey each session. Not only do we learn about music, but we also use music as a medium to learn about wherever our journey takes us. No performance here! Our class is interactive and engages our students beyond spectatorship.
Learning through music at TLB:
• We traveled around the world with Henry and the Hot Air Balloon.
• We spent One Year with Gwenevere.
• We explored Colors with Cozmo.
• We got Lost in the Library with Lola.
• We learned about professions with Joey Gets a Job.
• We explored dance with Didi Does a Dance.
• We drove across the USA with Carly and the Crockers.
• Last Summer, we met animals through music with Roo at the Zoo.
• Last Fall, we met the music of NYC with Noisy New York.
• In the Winter, we went back in time with Talia and the Time Machine
• This session, we're playing musicals in class with Betty Loves Broadway
Signing Up for Music Classes
Our music classes meet weekly. We offer a FREE trial music class to all new students. Each "session" of music classes is like a semester and lasts between 13 – 15 weeks depending upon holidays. Those who register for a full session of music classes receive free Playroom passes to be used throughout the session and receive discounted rates in our Playroom
classes . We offer unlimited makeup classes so that you don't have to worry about missing class due to schedule changes or sickness. Drop-in rates are also available. For more registration details, visit our schedule page
We are very excited for you to see our Upper East Side studio. We worked with a team of fabulous designers to create a space that is inviting, soothing, and tailored to children's, parents', and caretakers' needs. We have stroller parking and two large classrooms to accommodate the busy morning hours. Also, our lobby is equipped with a sensory wall of fun developmental toys and a bookshelf filled with children's books and puzzles to enjoy before class.
After class, head down to TLB's Playroom
Clean and Green
Cleanliness is of utmost importance at TLB.
Before every class, we clean each instrument that your child will use with a natural, non-toxic toy cleaner.
We also keep our studio stocked with CleanWell hand sanitizer.
It kills 99.99% of germs and is all-natural, alcohol-free, and non-toxic.
We also offer a Theater Tots
drama class for children ages 4-6: Drama
and Hip Hop 101
for children 4-6: Hip Hop 101
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