Infant to Age 4

New 50% Sibling Discount for Early Childhood Music Classes, effective March 1, 2016
In an effort to make our programming as accessible and affordable as possible – we are happy to provide additional financial support to families with 2 or more children. Effective March 1st, 2016, we are offering 50% off additional siblings in early childhood music classes.
  • Discount applicable to early childhood classes: Drum & Sing, Tiny Tunes Music and Family Music Makers.
  • Discount applicable to children under the age of 4 in the same family, registered for the same class
  • For families with 3 or more children, maximum of two discounts per session

Our Spring Session begins April 10th, 2017 – Registration is now open, and the deadline for registration is April 3rd. Registration is incomplete without payment, due April 10th. 

Please refer to our updated Program Policies.



Family Music Makers

Ages: 6 mos. to Age 4 accompanied by a caregiver
Schedule: Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.; 45 minutes each Instructor: Laura Giacomo
Location: Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N Bennet St, North End
Cost: $ 195.00 / 10 weeks (sibling 50% discount. Siblings under the age of 6 months are free to attend)
First Class: April 12, 2017
Last Class: June 21, 2017

Family Music Makers: a musical experience the whole family can enjoy! For over 10 years Family Music Makers has been delivering quality music classes throughout the Boston area. Our unique repertoire is fun, engaging, and educational. The music is well-produced, smart, and appealing to both kids and their parents. Our fun, interactive classes are geared toward children 6 months to 4 years old and incorporate singing, dancing, instrumental jam sessions and more! This class includes recorded music, and many live percussive instruments for children to play with. 

FMM repertoire (of over 200 songs) features:

  • Original songs based on life from a child’s point of view
  • Traditional songs that help to keep our musical heritage alive
  • Familiar songs with a new musical twist
  • Music styles and genres from around the world
  • Over 40 fabulous local musicians who contributed to our recordings so we could achieve authentic sounding arrangements, true to each genre

Drum & Sing!

Ages: 1.5 – 3.5 accompanied by a caregiver

  • Saturdays – 11:15 a.m. to Noon  in North End (9 Hull Street)
    • First Class: April 15, 2017
    • Last Class: June 24, 2017

Instructor: Susan Davies
Location: Various
Cost: $195 / 10 Weeks

Get ready for a hands-on, LIVE musical experience designed to introduce children to rhythm, instruments, and singing! With a strong focus on live music, participants will have the opportunity to play drums, egg shakers, recorders, bells, rhythm sticks, triangles, guitar, and more. The children learn beginner note reading and participate in a wide array of interactive songs, dances, and games designed to improve their listening and motor skills and show them how to keep a beat. The teacher uses live piano to lead sing-alongs, and children will learn a variety of musical styles from around the world. This class will prepare students for private or group music instruction program.

Meet the Instruments JUNIOR Class at Charlestown Nursery School


CNS Students Only

Ages: 3 to 5 accompanied by a caregiver

  • Wednesday’s – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Davies
Location: CNS
Cost: $250 / 10 Weeks

First Class: April 12, 2017
Last Class: June 21, 2017

Description: This class is design just like our Meet the Instruments class for ages 4 to 6.5 – yet catered to this slightly younger age group including 3 year olds. In this hands-on instrumental class, students will be introduced to each instrument family by a specialist musician, including Strings, Guitar, Keyboard, Brass, and Woodwinds. The program, modeled after our successful week-long summer program offering, will provide an exciting learning environment for each student to find their favorite instrument through exploration, experimentation and exposure. Students will learn basic music theory, note reading, and develop rhythm through call and response practices.
Sample Schedule:
  • Class 1 and 2: Brass Family
  • Class 3 and 4: Strings Family
  • Class 5 and 6: Guitar Family
  • Class 7 and 8 : Woodwinds Family
  • Class 9 and 10: Keyboard  / Voice Families
  • Percussion: Will be featured in each week with rhythmic exercises

 SJS Strings Program JR – St. John Students Only!

Age: Grades K3 – K5
Schedule: Thurdays – 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Nicole Kootz
Location: St. John School
Cost: $195 / 10 weeks

First Class: April 27, 2017
Last Class: June 29, 2017


Students for this beginning strings class will start out with a box violin as they learn to properly handle and care for a string instrument.  We will learn rest position, guitar position, playing position, proper posture, and develop beautiful bow holds, all without the worry of possibly dropping and damaging rental instruments.  We will play a variety of educational games to develop our violin skills as well as basic musical concepts, such as if the pitch is higher or lower, and marching along with different songs to learn all about the beat.  There may also be fun stories about different composers along the way!

Once everyone in class can demonstrate proper handling of their box violin, we will use the last few classes of the session to transfer to a violin.  We will learn string names, the start of using our fingers to find notes, and play our first E string Concerto.

Expectation for first class: That everyone has a box violin, which can either be constructed with a macaroni box and paint stirrer, or can be purchased here:  Instructions can be provided to parents who wish to make their own. A sponge shoulder rest, or regular shoulder rest is highly recommended! Students will have a hard time keeping the instrument on their shoulder without one.