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Music activities for kids in Des Moines, IA.

2019: Family Friendly Outdoor Summer Concerts in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Even though a lot of the outdoor music concerts in Des Moines are geared more to adults, there are lots of venues where families can enjoy some tunes, too. At these wonderful alfresco events—most of which take place in parks and public areas—families can pack a picnic, stake out a spot, lay down a blanket and soak up some culture. Don’t worry if the kids aren’t totally into it; sit along the perimeter and let them run around, dance and play and they’ll be happy. Continue Reading…

5 Places to Hear Music as a Family This Fall and Winter in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

When was the last time you took your kids to hear live music? I’ll admit that it’s easier (and cheaper) to do in the summer, but with a little bit of know how you can listen to live music this fall and winter in Des Moines too. We’ve rounded up a few family-friendly venues and shows that are much more than the average sing-along story time. Here are five places to hear music as a family this fall and winter in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 FREE Outdoor Concerts 4 Kids and Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Long summer days lead to warm summer nights and a few extra hours to enjoy outdoor fun! To help fill those extra hours, here is a list of outdoor concerts happening across the Des Moines metro. Pack up the family and a bottle of bug spray and head out to enjoy some tunes under the stars. Here’s your guide to FREE outdoor concerts for kids and families in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

5 Music Classes 4 Young Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Give me a beat! Do your little ones love to crank up the tunes? Whether it’s staging a dance party in the family room or winding down to lullabies at bedtime, babies and kids of all ages love music.  There are many great kids’ music programs available around the Des Moines area and we’ve got the details on five of them. Registration for fall programs has already started at several of them. Continue Reading…

Free (and Cheap) Summer Concerts 4 Kids in Des Moines

Find a list of 2019 Outdoor Summer Concerts here.

All across town this summer you’ll hear the sounds of live music.  And a lot of it is FREE!  This is a great time and opportunity to introduce your kids to what live music is really all about.  We have your complete guide to help you find the best music near you!  If you know of other free family friendly concerts to add to the list, email nicole@dsm4kids.com. Continue Reading…

Family Friendly Music Venues in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

There’s a lot more places to hear live music in Des Moines now than there used to be.  However, between the free-flowing alcohol and late night hours, most of them aren’t what you’d call family-friendly. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.:)  And, of course you can go to the large concert arenas and venues, but those can get expensive, especially if you’re paying for several tickets.  Following is a list of small local venues that feature live music, are inexpensive and family friendly. Continue Reading…

Tune it Up: Music Lessons 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Do your kids use your pots and pans as a make-shift drum set or try to make music with whatever random items they can get their hands on?  Then it may be time for music lessons. Providing kids an opportunity to learn to play an instrument is a long term investment in your child’s success, not to mention the perfect activity for the creative or musically-inclined. Here are some things to think through before enrolling your kids in music lessons in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Pitch Perfect: Voice Lessons and Choirs 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Do you have a kid that loves music and is always in the background belting out “Let it Go” for the 1000th time? Do they sing for family and friends without any prompting? They may benefit from voice lessons which offers a great chance for kids to learn about musicianship.   From participating in school-sponsored programs; to participating in local children’s chorus; or taking private lessons, there are a number of ways kids can sing in Des Moines.  Continue Reading…