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.
Kids in Harmony, LLC
Des Moines, IA • (515) 494-4618 • facebook.com/kids-in-harmony-llc
Kids in Harmony mixes it up with all ages, jamming with music and movement together. Their caring instructors are certified music therapists with extensive musical training and experience working with children, including kids with special needs. Classes are provided in your home or at a facility like Courage League Sports.
Bonus: Try your first class for FREE.
Iowa Youth Chorus
6301 University Avenue, Suite 208 • Windsor Heights, IA 50324 • (515) 262-8312 iowayouthchorus.org
The beat goes on with the Iowa Youth Chorus through their Beginnings early childhood music programs. Kids birth to nine years of age participate in group music and movement experiences that foster true music literacy. Family packets allow the activities first experienced in class to continue at home.
Bonus: Check their schedule for the class you wish to attend and call (515) 262-8312 to register for a FREE class.
The Little Gym – CLOSED
5902 Ashworth Road • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 225-4443 • thelittlegym.com/
Every baby can make music at the Little Gym through their Kindermusic classes. Choose from multiple offerings weekly of either Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 years); Sing & Play (1-2 years); Wiggle & Grow (2-3 years); Laugh & Learn (3-4 years) and Move & Groove (4-5 years).
Bonus: Before enrolling you can schedule a Big Discoveries introductory class on their website.
Pied Piper Studios
3892 N.W. Urbandale Drive • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 221-2948 • https://www.piedpiperstudios.org
Tiny toes tap to all sorts of songs, guided by an award-winning Kindermusic curriculum. Begin with baby (classes are for kids ages 0-5) to build basics of musical competence; kiddies will be singing, dancing, laughing, and learning joyful music-making.
Bonus: Try before you buy – you can preview a FREE class by signing up online and receiving a Free Preview Coupon.
Songs and Signs, LLC
West Des Moines, IA • (515) 457-8834 • songsandsigns.com
From infants to toddlers to preschoolers, mini-maestros have the opportunity to sing, dance and play rhythm instruments in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Classes are held in Ankeny, Clive, Des Moines, Urbandale and Waukee.
Bonus: Schedule a FREE Preview Class on their website.
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