Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians offers classes for young children. She is offering a discount for Kidlist readers and there are even free classes coming up so you can check it out before signing up for the fall session! Keep reading to learn about Ms. Clara, her curriculum, the benefits to your children, and the friendships that form during class. This article is sponsored by Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians.
Early childhood music classes have been gaining popularity at lightening speed lately! It’s not only fun to enjoy songs and movements with your littles ones, but there are immeasurable benefits of interactive music classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
“At first I was skeptical if a 6-month old could get anything out of any class, but I have seen [my son’s] memory, motor skills, and even understanding of language increase week to week. Seems like every week he takes something away from class that he starts doing at home.”
– Karen B., mom of 1 mini musician
Ms. Clara and Her Curriculum
As Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians enters its 8th year of offering fun, educational, and interactive music classes in Brookfield and Oak Park, they are so excited to share with you what keeps parents coming back again and again, starting the entire program over again with each new child in their family.
“Having watched my son grow in leaps and bounds each week in music class over the years, I couldn’t wait for his younger sister to start class. We started her in music as soon as she turned 4 months old, and now at 3 years old, music is her favorite thing in the world. She requests songs from class all throughout the day, and nothing lights her face up more than when we listen to Ms. Clara’s albums and sing/dance along together at home.”
– Teresa S., mom of 2 mini musicians
Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians offers a curriculum that is unlike any other early childhood music program. Founder and owner Clara D’Onofrio compiled the curriculum for 10+ years, researching and writing songs that target both musical and non-musical skills. Whether it be active listening, fine and gross motor skills, turn-taking, language development, etc., each and every song was selected or written with a clear developmental milestone in mind.
As a result, they now offer a 12 album (181 song) collection of original, engaging, and educational songs and rhymes you won’t find anywhere else. These professional recordings, along with a coloring booklet with all of the lyrics from class, are included in the tuition, and local families’ responses have far surpassed their expectations. (Please read on for a link to listen to sample songs!)
“Initially, I didn’t understand the impact Ms. Clara’s class had on my son until one day we were driving and he was cranky and crying in his carseat…as soon as I started playing the songs from class, he was silent and engaged in every note. It was remarkable! I wished I had tried it sooner!”
– Jamie H., mom of 1 mini musician
“We recently signed up for the winter session and immediately downloaded the songs so we could listen to them in the car. This week we had our first snow fall during rush hour…eeek! I had a crying baby in the back seat, in snowy traffic and the minute I put on Ms. Clara’s CD she stopped crying and listened happily to all the songs as we made it home.”
– Tere S., mom of 1 mini musician
Meet New Friends!
As beneficial as these classes are for little ones, friendships also develop among the caregivers in the classes. Each class starts with a 10 minute “community time” in which they put toys out for the children, while adults have some grown-up time to socialize with other caregivers in the area. Over the years, strong friendships have developed in their program, making these classes not just a music program, but a community.
“I love watching acquaintances become true friends in class. I often run into groups of moms and dads in town and think to myself, ‘Wow. They met in my music class years ago, and they’re still friends!’ Friendships turn a neighborhood into a community, and I’m so happy and grateful to provide a space for these relationships to grow.”
– Clara D’Onofrio, founder and owner of Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians
The fall session is just around the corner, and Ms. Clara would love for you and your little one (4 months – kindergarten) to join them for their fun, interactive, and educational music and movement classes.
Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend classes are available, and fall classes begin Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
View the schedule and register online or email/call them at admin@MsClarasMusic.com / (708) 704-1716 for more information. Enter Kidlist20 for a $20 new student discount in both our Brookfield and Oak Park locations! (new students only)
And be sure to join them for one of their upcoming Free Class Events on August 18th, 28th, and 29th (Brookfield) and August 29th (Oak Park). Click here for more info.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Joyful community!
Ms. Clara’s Joyful Learning Center
9213 Broadway Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians @ DeMaira Dance Studio
1146 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302