Open Music

A Hands-on Exploratory Music Class, Ages 3-4 and 4-8

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A kid-led precursor to formal music lessons – from ear-training to practice with real instruments, free-play and art, story-inspired rhymes and drum exercises, as well as group playing.



AGES 3-4

2018 Schedule (Winter/Spring/Summer):
Session 1 | Jan 9th – Feb 27th
Session 2 | March 6th – April 24th

AGES 4-8

2018 Schedule (Winter/Spring/Summer):
Session 1 | Jan 11th – March 1st
Session 2 | March 8th – April 26th

Tuition: $140 per 8 week session (includes materials)

Our Open Music class for ages 3-4 allows children to experiment with a variety of music learning tools and instruments. Elements of the Kodaly method are incorporated into group work, leaving kids with a basic understanding of rhythm, melody, and notes. A group introduction with strings and finale on percussion enables kids to gain hands-on experience with performance and playing. Free play, percussion-lead stories, and art projects create a unique introduction to music. Session art projects and stories change throughout the year allowing children to continue from session to session.

Open Music for ages 4-8 is a collaborative musical immersion. With teacher guided discovery of guitar, keys, and percussion, kids will have the opportunity to approach music-learning in a group atmosphere. With a focus on group jam sessions, children will gain exposure to a number of real instruments. Each child will learn how to play a separate role in an ensemble environment.

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Example of a Tub and Tube Drumming Story-Time!


Kalimbas and Shakers – Art Projects

piano lessons for kids

Hands-on Experiences with Real Instruments


Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Violins in 1/4 and 1/2 sizes, Ukuleles and World Instruments



Philly Music Lessons specializes in connecting students of all ages and skill levels with great teachers in the Philadelphia and Main Line areas.