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.

$30 Registration fee applies to all new students


Registration deadline for Summer session is June 12, 2021

No classes July 3-9


No deadline for Fall 2021 registration

No classes November 23-28, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break 

Some online classes are still being offered in addition to returning to in person classes.

If you miss the deadline or don't see a class that fits your schedule contact Guinevere Grimstad.


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: 
30 minutes
Semester Duration: 
6 weeks
Semester Begins: 
June 15, 2021
Fall Price: 
Materials Fees: 
Semester Duration: 
15 weeks
Class Duration: 
45 minutes
Semester Begins: 
September 21, 2021

Summer 2021 Classes

DayTimeStart DateLocationInstructor

Fall 2021 Classes

DayTimeStart DateLocationInstructor
Thursday10:15 - 11:00 am9/22/2021Lake Forest Julia Wen Add to Cart
Wednesday10:15 - 11:00 am9/22/2021WinnetkaGretchen Rebar Add to Cart
Friday11:15 am - 12:00 pm9/24/2021Evanston East (Chicago/Grove) Meret Bitticks Add to Cart
Saturday11:00 - 11:45 am9/25/2021Chicago-Gratz Center Suzanne HannauAdd to Cart