UPDATED JULY 2014: 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.
ELANA DIETZ-WEINSTEIN MA, MT-BC, LCAT
Music therapy aids in the development of expressive and receptive language, social skills, attention span and impulse control, fine and gross motor skills, creativity, and self-esteem. Your child's development is nurtured through a supportive and interactive musical relationship involving instrumental play, singing, and movement. Dietz-Weinstein is a board-certified, state-licensed music therapist with a master's degree from NYU and 10 years of experience working with children with special needs. She offers home-based therapy sessions, adaptive piano lessons, and traditional piano lessons. Please call 917-597-2348 for a consultation.
FOREST HILLS KIDS CORNER (TM)
Belle Arti Center for the Arts, L.L.C.
108-10 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
All Star Studios
108-21 72nd Ave., 4th Floor, Forest Hills
The best in the field, “Belle Arti” Center for the Arts, L.L.C. offers lessons in piano, violin, cello, guitar, voice, woodwinds, and music theory for ages 4 and older, and Musical Aurora, a unique music program for children age 2-5. “All Star Studios” offer classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and acrobatics for ages 3 and older. Currently offering great discounts on music and dance classes. This summer, try Early Bird Rock, and create your own comic book in seven weeks with the New York Times bestselling DC and Marvel artist John Stanisci.
JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut,
This specially developed program, for children 8 months to 3½ years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grownups to share the joy of a child’s early learning. Classes limited to 10 children. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. Children develop a sense of confidence and increase their communication and social skills. We offer an enrichment class with an emphasis on reading readiness, six-week summer mini-camp, and partial separation and separation classes for 2½- to 3½-year-olds.
MOMMY, MUSIC, & ME, INC.®
Offering Music Together® classes in Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Glendale, Little Neck, and Whitestone, Queens
Since 2003, we have provided the gold standard Music Together® music and movement program for grown-ups and the children they love. Thousands of families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers have experienced our classes with highly trained and registered Music Together® teachers. Families value the positive effects on speech articulation, small and large gross motor skills, pre-linguistic skills, rhythm, tone, and socialization. Schedule your free trial class. Visit mommymusicandme.com for information on our free summer concerts at Crocheron Park: July 17; Flushing Meadows Park: July 29; and Alley Pond Park: August 6.
PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY OF NEW YORK
PACONY I: 35-57 89th St., Jackson Heights
PACONY II: 80-21 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 203, Elmhurst
We offer music instruction in piano, violin, guitar, voice, and winds; dance instruction in ballet, folk dance, modern, and Flamenco dance; and art instruction. We also offer Dalcroze, music, and movement for preschoolers. New drama program and Spanish for kids available. Adults are also welcome. We prepare music, art, and dance students for special high schools (La Guardia, Frank Sinatra, etc.), and pre-college and college auditions. We are offering the Summer International Music, Art, and Dance Program July 30-August 31. Summer school, advanced piano, vocal, guitar, and violin available.
41-08 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
With a top-notch facility, and talented and experienced instructors, Vienna Music provides the most suitable, professional environment for music development. We provide programs that accommodate students of all ages and levels, including music lessons in piano, violin, viola, flute, saxophone, guitar, and voice, our Kids-Do-Re-Me program for children younger than 5, and music theory to prepare students for the NYSSMA exam and Royal Music Exam. Summer group program also available for instruments in ukulele, violin, flute, and guitar. Call now and mention Queens Parent to receive up to 10-percent off your package.