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Early Education. Philly's BEST baby music classes. Newborn - 4 years.

Philadelphia’s favorite early childhood music classes boost brain functioning, motor skills and language development, but at Mister John’s Music positive social-emotional dynamics and shared experience are the focus. With a huge variety of popular music, babies, parents and nannies are all active participants in the Mister John’s Music experience.  Through music, rhythm and movement, infants and toddlers learn about self-expression, teamwork, sharing, and empathy.  All in a magical environment full of surprises and set to your favorite tunes from your favorite artists! Want to know if Mister John’s Music is right for your baby?  Check out our glowing recommendations from Philadelphia families on Google Reviews!

NEWBIES
(NEWBORN to 6 MONTHS)

We’re here!  The gentlest of Mister John’s music classes for the planet’s newest citizens.  Mister John will introduce your baby’s ear to all sorts of new sounds, teach parents and caregivers lullabies and call and response songs from around the world and guide participants in soft kinetic group activities.  Prepare yourself to see some wide eyes, some smiles, and some really touching “firsts.” Come and experience why we are Philadelphia’s favorite baby music classes! 

Classes run 45 minutes.  8-week sessions are $190/student.

Classes currently offered in: Italian Market, Northern Liberties, Fairmount, Chestnut Hill, Mainline, Media, Moorestown, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, Wilmington, DE

Session Dates:
WINTER SESSION – 1/2-2/25/2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN!
SPRING 1 SESSION – 2/26-4/28/2024 (No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31) – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!
SPRING 2 SESSION – 4/29-6/23/2024 – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

View the full NEWBIES schedule HERE!

Register: Winter Session
Register: Spring 1 Session
Register: Spring 2 Session

TEENIES
(6 MONTHS to 12 MONTHS)

We’re wide awake! In this class, Mister John encourages you and your baby to sit up and get hands-on.  We’ll rock and roll, shake and sway, crawl and dance.  Our music styling will get a little more upbeat, our activities will get a little more rambunctious, and the props and puppets will burst out of the bag.   We’ll begin to make music with our little ones, exploring how we all can generate sounds together – from shakers to group mooing.  Moooooo…  Come and experience why we are Philadelphia’s favorite early childhood music classes! 

Classes run 45 minutes.  8-week sessions are $190/student.

Classes currently offered in: Italian Market, Northern Liberties, Fairmount, Chestnut Hill, Mainline, Media, Moorestown, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, Wilmington, DE

Session Dates:
WINTER SESSION – 1/2-2/25/2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN!
SPRING 1 SESSION – 2/26-4/28/2024 (No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31) – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!
SPRING 2 SESSION – 4/29-6/23/2024 – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

View the full TEENIES schedule HERE!

Register: Winter Session
Register: Spring 1 Session
Register: Spring 2 Session

MINIS
(12 MONTHS to 24 MONTHS)

We’re discovering everything – how to speak, how to sing, how to make new sounds!  Your toddler will begin to notice that there are other people around and that means we’ll learn all about making friends.  On top of all of that – it’s movement time!  As your toddler begins to crawl and graduates to walking, Mister John will guide the class in group movement play.  We’ll swim through the ocean, we’ll hike through the woods, and we’ll learn the most important of dance moves – stir the soup, raise the roof, twist it out and “John Travolta.” Come and experience why we are Philly’s favorite early childhood music classes!

Classes run 45 minutes.  8-week sessions are $190/student.

Classes currently offered in: Italian Market, Northern Liberties, Fairmount, Chestnut Hill, Mainline, Media, Moorestown, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, Wilmington, DE

Session Dates:
WINTER SESSION – 1/2-2/25/2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN!
SPRING 1 SESSION – 2/26-4/28/2024 (No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31) – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!
SPRING 2 SESSION – 4/29-6/23/2024 – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

View the full MINIS schedule HERE!

Register: Winter Session
Register: Spring 1 Session
Register: Spring 2 Session

MIGHTIES
(2 YEARS)

We’re figuring it out! Mister John’s Mighties come ready to play, jump, sing, and use their imagination. Your two-year-old will become an active participant in the direction of the class – “What song do you want to sing today?” “A Godzilla song!” “Alright then!” We’ll explore the basics of music creation (tempo, dynamics, pitch, etc.) through activities that stimulate your child’s body, voice, and mind. In addition to music instruction, Mister John and caregivers model social skills like sharing, teamwork, empathy, and appropriate expression of emotions to help these little ones understand how to interact with peers. Come and experience why we are Philadelphia’s favorite early childhood music classes! 

Classes run 45 minutes.  8-week sessions are $190/student.

Classes currently offered in: Italian Market, Northern Liberties, Fairmount, Chestnut Hill, Mainline, Media, Moorestown, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, Wilmington, DE

Session Dates:
WINTER SESSION – 1/2-2/25/2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN!
SPRING 1 SESSION – 2/26-4/28/2024 (No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31) – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!
SPRING 2 SESSION – 4/29-6/23/2024 – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

View the full MIGHTIES schedule HERE!

Register: Winter Session
Register: Spring 1 Session
Register: Spring 2 Session

STORIES & STANDARDS
(3 YEARS)

Aligned to Pennsylvania standards for pre-school readiness, this class employs music, puppets, costumes and all sorts of other props and activities to encourage an enthusiasm for reading.  In each 8-week session, students explore a culminating theme, investigate the fundamentals of reading (how to hold a book, how to turn pages, how to spot capital and lowercase letters) and learn six kids’ standards.  We learn fingerplays and nursery rhymes for phonetic awareness, we act out parts of the story for comprehension, and we practice self-regulation skills for when we get to go to “ big-kid school.

Classes run 45 minutes.  8-week sessions are $190/student.

Classes currently offered in: Italian Market

Session Dates:
WINTER SESSION – 1/2-2/25/2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN!
SPRING 1 SESSION – 2/26-4/28/2024 (No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31) – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!
SPRING 2 SESSION – 4/29-6/23/2024 – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

View the full STORIES & STANDARDS schedule HERE!

Register: Winter Session
Register: Spring 1 Session
Register: Spring 2 Session

SWEETIES – A class for sensational children

(3 to 7 YEARS)

This intimate class is specifically designed with support from a licensed child psychologist for children who need a little more individualized attention in the classroom.  After an introductory phone conversation with parents to discuss each child’s specific needs, Mister John and Miss Alexis will tailor the program to the group. Expect prolonged sensory-based experiences, visual scheduling, and repeated activities developed specifically to increase eye-contact, listening skills, and communication skills.  A safe environment, free from judgment or expectation, this class is meant to be a positive shared arts experience between parent and child.  If your child has a hard time in a group setting, if your child struggles to communicate his/her needs, if your child is the beautiful exception, then this is your class.

Classes run 45 minutes.  8-week sessions are $190/student.

Classes currently offered in: Italian Market and Wilmington, DE

Session Dates:
WINTER SESSION – 1/2-2/25/2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN!
SPRING 1 SESSION – 2/26-4/28/2024 (No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31) – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!
SPRING 2 SESSION – 4/29-6/23/2024 – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

View the full SWEETIES schedule HERE!

Register: Winter Session
Register: Spring 1 Session
Register: Spring 2 Session

MUSIC IN ACTION

(3 to 4 YEARS)

We’re the big kids now!  Before your child starts up with formal instrument instruction, we’ve created some drop-off options for your budding musicians.  The only pre-requisite is that your child is potty-trained.

MAGICAL MUSICAL MOVEMENT
We’re dancing and singing and marching to the music! In Magical Music & Movement, we bring together elements of ballet, musical theatre, Laban, voguing (that’s right, I said it, voguing),  shadow puppetry, and even marching band, to get your 3 or 4 year old physically interacting with music in as many ways as possible!  It’s a high-energy mosh pit of toddlers but also will focus on how music can be a tool to focus and regulate our movements and how our bodies interact in space with others’ bodies.

MUSICAL STORYTELLING
We’re telling stories by BECOMING the music! In Musical Storytelling, your little one will use musical instruments and props to explore the relationship between sound and storytelling. Beginning with an introduction to story songs such as Peter and the Wolf, students will craft an original story each 8-week session, using music and folly techniques to make it that much more engaging. They’ll build basic understandings of rhythm, pitch, and tone, develop an expanded musical vocabulary, and participate in group play specifically designed to prepare them for success in a social educational setting.

Classes run 1 hour.  8-week sessions are $215/student.

Classes currently offered in: Italian Market

Session Dates:
WINTER SESSION – 1/2-2/25/2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN!
SPRING 1 SESSION – 2/26-4/28/2024 (No Classes during Spring Break 3/25-3/31) – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!
SPRING 2 SESSION – 4/29-6/23/2024 – REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12!

View the full MAGICAL MUSICAL MOVEMENT and MUSICAL STORYTELLING schedule HERE!

Register: Winter Session
Register: Spring 1 Session
Register: Spring 2 Session