Musikgarten: Family Music for Babies (birth-18 months)

Play musically with your baby through bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, dancing, moving, and singing. A foundation for singing and musical thought is established through activities designed to increase your child's curiosity about music, develop listening skills, and build a sense of beat through movement. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all Musikgarten classes.


Observed breaks:

Winter break: Sunday December 22, 2019 - Saturday January 4, 2020

Spring break: Monday March 23 - Sunday March 29, 2020

Summer break: Monday June 29 - Sunday July 5, 2020


$30 registration fee for new students applies.


Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Spring semester classes begin Monday, January 27, 2020

Summer semester classes begin Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Specialists agree that early exposure to music plays an important role in children's emotional, intellectual and social development. Developmentally appropriate activities build fundamental musical skills and help prepare children for a wide range of music and school activities.



Our Musikgarten® teachers are highly trained professionals with classroom and field experience in early childhood music education and child development.



Musikgarten®’s programs are based on meeting the developmental needs of children as they grow.  Favorite songs, stories and dances are revisited throughout — building on what each child has mastered and enjoyed and making successful learning easier.


Family Involvement

Learning continues throughout the week in the home environment.  Musikgarten® participants receive CDs, family activity guides and simple instruments that parents may use as they continue making music with their child at home.


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Summer Price: 
Materials Fees: 
Class Duration: 
Semester Duration: 
6 weeks
Semester Begins: 
June 9, 2020
Spring Price: 
Materials Fees: 
Class Duration: 
Semester Duration: 
15 weeks
Semester Begins: 
January 27, 2020

Spring 2020 Classes

DayTimeStart DateLocationInstructor
Tuesday9:15 - 10:00 am1/28/2020Evanston East (Chicago/Grove)Nina WallenbergAdd to Cart
Wednesday10:15 - 11:00 am1/29/2020Evanston East (Chicago/Grove) Suzanne HannauAdd to Cart
Wednesday9:15 - 10:00 am1/29/2020WinnetkaGretchen Rebar Add to Cart
Saturday9:00 - 9:45 am2/1/2020Chicago-Gratz Center Suzanne HannauAdd to Cart

Summer 2020 Classes

DayTimeStart DateLocationInstructor
Tuesday9:15 am6/9/2020Evanston East (Chicago/Grove)Nina WallenbergAdd to Cart
Wednesday9:15 am6/10/2020WinnetkaGretchen Rebar Add to Cart
Wednesday2:15 pm6/10/2020Evanston East (Chicago/Grove) Suzanne HannauAdd to Cart