UPDATED February: Prepare for back to school time in Brooklyn, New York, with a wide range of after-school programs for kids, Brooklyn sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors in Brooklyn, music classes, dance and gymnastics classes in Brooklyn, from Carroll Gardens, to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.
UPDATED February: New York City is filled with places to take music lessons and classes, but this list is for Queens families looking for local music teachers and studios where kids can learn to sing and play musical instruments with piano lessons, guitar lessons, and more. You'll find music classes and programs for kids offered in Queens including Rego Park, Forest Hills, Astoria, Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Douglaston, Long Island City, and Jackson Heights.
UPDATED February: This list of local music classes and programs for kids in Westchester County includes studios in Yonkers, Mamaroneck, Eastchester, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Larchmont. Here you'll find studios for kids to learn musical instruments including guitar, piano, and drums and music programs for kids of all ages.
UPDATED February: New York City has a lot of options when it comes to music and theater programs for kids. Here's a list of music and theater studios that offer classes for kids in Manhattan in neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Greenwich Village, Midtown, Chelsea, Tribeca, Financial District, and Murray Hill.
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Rhythm NY, a school that offers various types of music classes to adults and children, has a new location by Queens College in Flushing.
Music Together® with Music and Me known as Mommy, Music and Me since 2003, starts the fall with a new name, look and additional location in Flushing.
The children of Joyous Music School will be coming out with their first album at the end of the year, called Reflection, which will be available on iTunes.
Belle Arti Center for the Arts will be offering Saxophone and woodwinds classes that will start in September of this year.
Music instructors weigh in on what parents need to know before signing their kids up for music lessons, including renting vs. buying, how to choose what to play, and the benefits of private and group lessons.
In a study published by the journal PNAS, researchers found that 9-month-old babies that listened to waltz music were able to recognize sound patterns better than those that did not.
Mommy, Music, & Me, Inc. opened a new location in College Point, Queens.
Keep Music Alive, an organization that advocates music education, is celebrating Teach Music America Week by offering one free, 30-minute lesson.
Joyce Music Center, which offers piano, guitar, and flute lessons, recently opened in Little Neck.
Pump It Up Norwalk adds music classes for kids with local musicians Jay and Ray. Learn more about Pump It Up's birthdays and music classes for kids in Norwalk.
Coupé Theatre Studio, a performing arts and dance studio in Rockland County, is moving to a new, larger location in Nanuet in September. The studio will also offer three new classes: acro, vocal technique and interpretation, and Music for Aardvarks, plus a Sunday Workshop series.
Over the Moon Music and More, which offers Music Together®, is expanding its Scarsdale location and offering more classes, as well as birthday parties.
New York Music & Arts, a music school in Forest Hills and Great Neck for kids, is now offering a children's choir for kids in Queens, and a mini camp in Great Neck that takes place between the end of traditional summer camp and the beginning of the school year.
Hug Music, a music school in Forest Hills, is adding a music class for expecting and new mothers and their infants. The music school is also offering lessons in a variety of foreign languages.
Talent Education Suzuki School, a Fairfield school that offers music education for kids, recently began offering a parent-child Suzuki music class for young children.
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, which provides art education programs for families, recently launched two new programs: Sunday Afternoon Concert Series and Assembly Program for Schools & Families.
Ume Ume Music + Arts, a center that offers music and art classes and music lessons for kids, recently opened in Park Slope. The center also offers after-school programs and birthday parties.
Mommy, Music, & Me, a licensed provider of Music Together classes, is scheduled to begin offering its music classes in Long Island City and Fresh Meadows.
Hug Music, a music school for kids in Queens, recently opened in Forest Hills. The Forest Hills music school offers early childhood music, private lessons, and music therapy.