Musikgarten: Family Music For Toddlers (16 Months-3 years)

Develop a strong musical bond with your toddler while singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments. These activities bridge the natural connection between music and movement while enhancing and further developing your child's musical aptitude and listening abilities. Classes provide an active, hands-on musical environment appropriate for this age. An adult must accompany each child.


Observed breaks:

Thanksgiving break Tuesday November 26 - Sunday December 1, 2019

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.


Musikgarten classes are also offered at the Winnetka Community House in the fall.  Please visit to register.


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Fall Price: 
Materials Fees: 
Semester Duration: 
15 weeks
Class Duration: 
45 Minutes
Semester Begins: 
September 17, 2019
Spring Price: 
Materials Fees: 
Class Duration: 
45 minutes
Semester Duration: 
15 weeks

Summer 2019 Classes

DayTimeStart DateLocationInstructor

Fall 2019 Classes

DayTimeStart DateLocationInstructor
Tuesday10:15 am9/17/2019Evanston East (Chicago/Grove)Nina WallenbergAdd to Cart
Wednesday10:15 am9/18/2019WinnetkaGretchen Rebar At Capacity
Wednesday9:15 am9/18/2019Evanston East (Chicago/Grove) Suzanne HannauCancelled
Saturday9:00 am9/21/2019WinnetkaNoralyn BarojaAdd to Cart
Saturday9:45 am9/21/2019Chicago-Gratz Center Suzanne HannauCancelled
Saturday10:00 am9/21/2019Evanston East (Chicago/Grove)Nina WallenbergAdd to Cart

Spring 2020 Classes

DayTimeStart DateLocationInstructor
Tuesday10:15 - 11:00 am1/28/2020Evanston East (Chicago/Grove)Nina WallenbergAdd to Cart
Wednesday10:15 - 11:00 am1/29/2020WinnetkaGretchen Rebar Add to Cart
Wednesday9:15 - 10:00 am1/29/2020Evanston East (Chicago/Grove) Suzanne HannauAdd to Cart
Saturday10:00 - 10:45 am2/1/2020Evanston East (Chicago/Grove)Nina WallenbergAdd to Cart
Saturday9:00 - 9:45 am2/1/2020WinnetkaNoralyn BarojaAdd to Cart