Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals...
is a hip alternative to the traditional 'mommy and me' music class for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Our spirited group classes last for 45 minutes and are geared toward children 4 months to 5 years old and their adult caregivers.
Led by two dynamic instructors, classes revolve around David Weinstone's original Music for Aardvarks songs and incorporate movement activities, dance breaks, and instrumental jam sessions. Written in a dizzying array of musical styles, the Music for Aardvarks catalogue is over 250 songs that celebrate the lives of children growing up in urban environments today.
Created in 1997 in New York City by rock musician, composer and father of three, David Weinstone, Music for Aardvarks classes can now be found all over the country. David's lively music is also used throughout Nick Jr's daily programming. His songs contain influences of rock, blues, reggae, folk, funk and pop. The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing to both kids and their parents. The catalogue includes 12 CDs of original music (as well as a few compliation CDs). We cover one CD per semester, so you could take three years of classes without ever repeating a CD!
We have a simple philosophy. There is no "right" or "wrong" way for children to participate at such a young age. Whether watching or participating, children learn in ways that are right for them, at their own pace. Our goal is to create a love of music, play, feeling good about yourself, and having fun. Children learn to socialize, share, clean-up, and gain a positive view of the world around them through movement and song. So, wear some comfortable clothes and come dance, laugh, clap and sing with us!
To learn more about David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band, listen to more Aardvarks songs, or find classes outside of the Bay Area, visit the Music for Aardvarks National Website.