* This is not necessarily a recommended list, the following businesses are dedicated advertisers.

Amadeus Conservatory of Music offers private music lessons in piano, guitar, bass guitar, voice, drums, suzuki violin and cello (ages 4-6), and all band and orchestral instruments to children and adults of all ages. Our international faculty is composed of enthusiastic and inspiring artists, graduates of the Juilliard School or schools of like caliber who are dedicated to passing on their passion and expertise. Students participate in recitals and have the opportunity to hear their teachers perform. Early Childhood classes (ages 3-5) give young children the opportunity to play real instruments in child-sized proportions, such as 1/8 violins, miniature accordions and guitars, recorders, bongo and conga drums, and other percussion instruments. Music theory, electronic composition, chamber ensembles, and jazz ensembles are offered. The musical theater department gives students the opportunity to become knowledgeable in the art of theater. From performance of Broadway musicals to the various technical aspects of theater, students acquire a real hands-on experience, while working with trained professionals in the field. Locations: Chappaqua: 201 King Street, Bedford: St. Matthew`s Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, and Rye: First Presbyterian Church.  Call 914-238-0388 for more information or visit


Students will develop stronger and healthier bodies, a positive attitude about themselves and others, and self-defense techniques. All classes held in the Multi-Purpose Room, Leonard Park, Mount Kisco. For information, call: 914.666.3059.

Named 2010 Best Kids Theater Class by Westchester Magazine, Applause Westchester is the highly acclaimed music and drama program that offers the perfect class for your child! Classes include Broadway Babies and Rock-n-Roll Babies Music Classes (4 months-3 years), Stars (3-5 years), Superstars (K-5th grade), and the Applause Weekend Workshops (5th-8th grade). Applause Westchester also offers Private Lessons in Singing, Acting, Dance and Piano. At Applause Westchester you can celebrate your child`s birthday with a customized birthday party of your choice that includes acting, singing, and dancing. Parties for ages 1-4 include Princess Party, The Wizard of Oz, Annie, The Sound of Music and more. Our older performance parties for ages 5-10 include our Hip-Hop Extravaganza, Pop-Star Contest, Hairspray and many more.  Packages start at just $395.  Applause Westchester, 114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, (914) 835-2200,  Visit


babymassageFun to learn, simple to do, baby massage is a wonderful thing for your baby and for yourself.  In this hands-on, small group class, you will learn strokes and stretches to promote relaxation, build a strong, healthy immune system, facilitate weight gain and help develop body awareness and coordination. You will also learn techniques to offer relief from colds, colic, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea and teething irritability.   Great opportunity to meet other moms, and for your baby to make friends too!   Locations: KTI, Port Chester; The Temperance Center, Eastchester; Wainwright House, Rye.  Call 914-960-8808 or visit

Visit the lower Hudson`s only riverfront environmental center!  Our spacious interpretive center has spectacular views of the Hudson and Palisades, with fish tanks, and interactive exhibits. Outside there is a sandy beach and tidal marsh. Check out for a calendar of monthly family events, classes, and special celebrations. Open 7 days a week, 9 – 5.

Bedford Arts & Music — Experience the Joy of Family Music®!   Sing!  Jump!  Wiggle!  Music Together® is music and movement classes for children ages birth through 5 and grownups who love them.  A research-based early childhood music development program founded on the belief that ALL CHILDREN ARE MUSICAL!  We offer classes in Bedford Hills, Pound Ridge, and South Salem.  Join us for a free demo.  Visit, or email us at for more information.

BRICKZ 4 KIDZ® is a program designed by teachers, architects and engineering professionals.  “It is a hands-on curriculum that introduces children ages 3-13+ to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® bricks, said Marj Santos, Managing Director for BRICKS 4 KIDZ®.  “Lessons from math, science, language arts and social studies are integrated along with themes such as transportation, space, inventions and machines, and robotics,” she added.  In the after-school program, students will design and construct machines, buildings and models using LEGO® bricks and proprietary designs and plans.  World Cup U4Kids is an afterschool program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade offering classes in art, language, voice, science and homework help.  Children in the Chappaqua Central School District can take the bus to World Cup U4Kids for free.  For more information, please call 914-238-4967 or visit

Chappaqua Children’s Workshop was established in 1982 and is a non-profit organization providing programs for children before and after school in the Chappaqua School District. There is also a preschool program for 2, 3, and pre-k aged children. For more information, call 914.238.3295.

After School Acting for 7-10 year olds.
In this 10-week session, young performers will develop their actor’s instrument.  We will play theater games, sing, move, and act out stories together in a safe and fun environment. We will invite family and friends to the last class to see what their brilliant performers have been experiencing together!
Class meets 10 Thursdays, 4pm-5:30pm at Katonah Yoga in Bedford Hills.
1/22,1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16
For Info & Registration:
All classes are taught by professional actor, singer-songwriter, and teaching artist Leah Lawrence.

Groove Performing Arts® is a family-friendly music and arts studio offering eclectic, enriching programs and events for kids and their grown-ups in Westchester County.  Groove proudly presents the award-winning music program for kids, Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals*, plus an evolving roster of original classes for kids from birth through elementary school.  Parents also get into the Groove with group guitar lessons, monthly acoustic jams, book launch parties and other grown-ups only events. Classes, jams and lessons are offered in our spacious storefront studio in Larchmont and other family-friendly locations in lower Westchester and (coming soon) the Rivertowns. For complete class schedule and locations, visit  Groove, 108 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538, 914.834.3383,

Since its establishment in 1944 the School has become one of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources and  achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach. The School’s educational approach centers on quality individualized instruction, a comprehensive, broad musicianship program, and numerous performance opportunities for students. HBMS students acquire skills leading to a life-long enjoyment of classical and jazz idioms.  Music Programs for Young Children offer a range of choices for preschoolers – music and movement classes; recorder classes; and Suzuki instruction on a variety of instruments. HBMS also offers a full Preschool for 3 and 4 year-olds.  Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY, 914-723-1169,,

Fairytale Theater. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Play, pretend, move, imagine and more! Children will enhance imagination, coordination, and creativity by learning fun and fanciful theater games. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington. For more information, call 914.591.6602 or visit  Creative Dramatics. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. Creativity is the key as children learn basic theater skills through theater games, story telling, songs, and movement.  Improvisational Acting. For grades 3-6. We will be using our props and our own bodies to act out scenarios to develop characters and original scenes and stories. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington, 914.591.6602,

Jodi`s Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 29 years!  Their step-by-step, no fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (9 months-12 years old), there is something for everyone. They offer Mommy & Me Gym and Gym + Music classes, preschool gymnastics, school-aged gymnastics, Motion Evolution, summer and holiday break camps, free monthly perks, free open playtime, play groups, private lessons, Super Soccer Stars, Krazy Kool Creation Lego class, and the best birthday parties ever.  For more information, visit

jwtumblesWe provide exceptional parent-and-me style gym classes, concert-style music classes, a Kidville University preschool alternative program, birthday parties, and drop-off events.  At JW Tumbles Rye Brook, nurture each child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn though play.   Our unique programs help build upon social and developmental skills in a confident and comfortable environment. As you watch your child develop a more confident, capable mind and body, you’ll understand why JW Tumbles truly is “a learning playground”.
Visit our site here or call us at 914-251-0555.

The Katonah Art Center, located in the heart of historic Katonah, offers children from ages 2 – 18 a nurturing environment in which to explore their innate creativity.  Our classes for children include Music for Toddlers, Mommy & Me Art and Clay, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Cartooning, Jewelry Making, Sewing, Computer Art and more. Our Portfolio Development Class will help teenagers prepare for their portfolios for college. Coming this Fall: Acting! Check out our website at or call 232-4843 for more info. * Mention this listing and receive a $25 discount for any class or camp – limit one discount per family!