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.

$30 Registration fee applies to all new students.


Registration deadline for Summer session is June 12, 2021

No classes July 3-9

Masks for students ages 2 and up are required. Socially distanced play and music making will be encouraged.


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
Tuesday9:15 - 9:45 am9/21/2021Online Suzanne HannauAdd to Cart
Thursday9:15 - 10:00 am9/22/2021Lake Forest Julia Wen Add to Cart
Wednesday9:15 - 10:00 am9/22/2021WinnetkaGretchen Rebar Add to Cart
Thursday9:15 - 9:45 am9/23/2021Online Guinevere Grimstad Add to Cart
Friday9:15 - 10:00 am9/24/2021Evanston East (Chicago/Grove) Meret Bitticks Add to Cart
Saturday9:00 - 9:45 am9/25/2021WinnetkaNoralyn BarojaAdd to Cart
Saturday9:00 - 9:45 am9/25/2021Chicago-Gratz Center Suzanne HannauAdd to Cart