Enhance your child’s development and build a foundation of musical skills through song, dance, movement games and instruments.
At Gymboree, we take a playful and active approach to musical learning through the exploration of an array of songs and music from various cultures and musical genres. Developed by experts, our programme is based on research about how children learn music and is designed to support your child’s musical development. Whether it’s through the “receptive” learning of the infant or very young child, to the more “expressive” and active learning of a toddler or pre-schooler, Gymboree Music provides a musical adventure that creates many happy memories, a solid foundation of musical skills and a lifelong love of music.
Our Music lessons are Parent/Child classes and each is 45 minutes in length.
6 – 16 months
Your child spends much of the first year of life listening to the sounds of speech and learning the rules of language before actually speaking his or her first words. Through early exposure to songs, music and movement activities, children learn about pitch, beat, tempo, and rhythm long before they can sing their first note! Your child’s musical journey begins in Gymboree Music I, where we introduce age-safe instruments, ball and scarf play activities, vocal play, lap bounces, and a repertoire of joyful songs, dances and lullabies that build memory, support language development and establish a foundation of musical skills to grow on.
16 – 28 months
Our playful approach makes musical learning especially fun for this active age group. Simple structured movement activities, group and individual instrument exploration, and songs and musical games support and encourage emerging musical expression. Children begin tunefully singing fragments of songs, expressing beat and rhythm patterns and start to apply what they’re learning about the musical building blocks. Music and songs ranging from Africa to Asia, Classical to Caribbean and beyond provide endless excitement and learning opportunities.
28 months – 5 years
In Gymboree Music III, your child’s ability to express musical rules, structures and elements dramatically increases. Cognitive and physical growth leads to more complex and accurate responses in singing, critical listening, moving and instrument play. Our playfully structured activities encourage interaction with peers and support group cooperation through music making. Creative movement, handbells, instrument and drum ensembles, chime bars and improvisation activities provide extra excitement and challenge for your budding young musician. Both parent participation and child-only classes are offered at this level.
Explore the benefits of music making with the whole family! The multi-sensory nature and fun of making music together builds emotional connections and lasting family memories. Through instrument play, songs, dances, games and the exploration of over 20 different musical styles, everyone learns at their own pace while building a repertoire of songs the whole family can share!