Our Classes

A Music Together session is....
45-minute music classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers--regardless of their own musical ability. CD, download code and Songbook are included!

Canta y Baila Conmigo™ We are now offering Spanish Immersion Music Classes on Monday afternoons at Hootenanny and Wednesday mornings at Alden Moves! See details in Class Descriptions below. 

Fall Session begins September 11th! Registration opens August 1st.

Fall Session Holidays are as follows:
No classes September 21 and 22, October 7 and 9, and November 22-25
End dates are as follows:
Monday November 20
Tuesday November 14
Wednesday November 15
Thursday November 30
Friday December 1
Saturday December 2

BABIES! Tuesday at 12:00 is an official babies class for babies under 9 months. Babies of any age are most welcome in any of our mixed age classes. The 1pm on Monday at Hootenanny and 1:15 on Friday at Alden Moves are great choices for babies because often "older" kids are sleeping and we tend to have the greates number of kids under 18 months at these times. 


Make-up classes can be scheduled on the make-up scheduler page.
Up to two make-ups can be scheduled on-line per session. Only one can be on a Saturday. Only one make-up spot is needed per family (i.e. 2 siblings).

Please email or call us to sign up for a trial class!
hootenannyarts@mac.com 718-369-0528

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Mixed-Age Class

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age four through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers; grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers; parents, grandparents, nanny; can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.

Babies Class

The one-semester Music Together® Babies Class was created especially for families with infants under nine months old. That’s right: It’s never too early to start our music classes!

Maybe you’ve noticed that your baby responds when you play a song in the car or sing to soothe him. Babies are naturally musical—and you don’t have to be a great singer or dancer yourself to nurture their love of music. In this music class for babies, your Music Together teacher will show you how you can support your baby’s music development through simple and fun activities. You’ll learn lots of musical ways to connect with your little one through music, and you’ll bond with the other new parents in your class, too.

Canta y Baila Conmigo™

Take a journey into Spanish language and its cultures through the magical world of music.

With Canta y Baila Conmigo™ you and your child will be transported as you sing, dance and play to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Spanish speaking countries.

Created by Maddie Welch, experienced bilingual educator, musician and native Spanish speaker, Canta y Baila Conmigo™ is a unique curriculum with dual, complimentary goals of music education and language immersion. Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, Canta y Baila Conmigo™ creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience.

Canta y Baila Conmigo™ classes are conducted entirely in Spanish by experienced teachers/musicians. Each semester features a collection of carefully selected folk classics, familiar children's songs, and new adaptations of traditional songs and rhymes. Along with the take-home CD, families receive a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural notes and an English Language Supplement for families learning Spanish.

Join us for music, learning and fun at Canta y Baila Conmigo™ and give your child the gift of music and language!