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 www.Amadeusconservatory.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.applauseny.com.
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 www.Beczak.org 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 www.bedfordartsmusic.com, or email us at email@example.com for more information.
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.
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 www.findgroove.com. Groove, 108 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538, 914.834.3383, www.findgroove.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hbms.org
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 www.IrvingtonTheater.com. 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, www.IrvingtonTheater.com.
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 www.jodisgym.com.
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 www.katonahartcenter.com 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!
Tuesdays for Tots: Fall 2012: October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 27th, December 4th, The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street/Route 22, Katonah, New York, 1pm – 2pm. Pre-paid registration required. Ages 3 to 5 with an adult, younger siblings are not permitted. 8-week course: $120 for members; $160 for non-members. In this series of hands-on workshops, three- to five-year old children and their caregivers experiment together with many forms of art inspired by “Ice Age” to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios currently on view until January 20th 2013. Colorful paintings, clay characters, simple animation, and cut paper stories are just a few of the unique art projects they will enjoy. Call (914) 232-9555, ext. 0 or visit www.katonahmuseum.org.
Nature discovery for children aged 3 – 4 years and their caregivers. Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye, NY. Westchester County Parks Department, 914-835-4466.
Chabad of Bedford offers a series of innovative music classes for children, that will allow moms and tots to experience Jewish tradition in a stimulating, fun and creative environment. Classes are geared for infants through two years old. A free trial class is available for those new to the class. Bask in the joys of motherhood as you discover new things about your child`s development! Instructor, Bobby Doowah’s contagious enthusiasm, originality and creativity have been captivating and entertaining children for nine years – causing The New York Times to refer to The Musical Mayhem of Bobby Doowah as “The Sgt. Pepper of children`s music.” Classes are located at the Chabad Jewish Center at 133 Railroad Ave. in Bedford Hills. For more information go to www.ChabadBedford.com or call 914-666-6065.
This fun-filled and educational program will explore Jewish heritage through music with Bobby Doowah, widely acclaimed children`s entertainer. Designed for mothers and children from newborns – 3 years old, the sessions will be held at at Chabad, 303 Broadway, Dobbs-Ferry. For more information, to register, or to reserve a place in the free demonstration class, contact Hinda at 914 693 6100.
The Music Conservatory of Westchester is a non-profit community school of the arts, providing year-round music, theatre education, and music therapy for people of all ages and abilities. The Conservatory’s 36,000-square-foot facility offers a Recital Hall and 43 acoustically designed classrooms and teaching studios. Their comprehensive programs, which serve 3,000 students annually, include performing ensembles, musicianship classes, student performances, master classes, workshops, and more. All students receive free admission to the Conservatory’s annual series of faculty recitals and children’s concerts. Scholarships available. Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue in White Plains, NY. Phone: (914) 761-3900. Website: www.musicconservatory.org.
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Since its creation in 1983, the Music School of Westchester has become one of the finest music institutions in Westchester and has taught thousands of students from both the local community and more than 50 other countries. Its faculty includes over 35 dedicated teachers, all prominent artists. The Music School of Westchester offers professional instruction to children and adults in all instruments as well as theory, composition, voice, songwriting and acting. For more information visit www.musicschoolofwestchester.com or call (914) 381-2070.
Music and Movement Classes for Families in Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Pelham, Rye, Rye Brook, and Scarsdale; multigeneration classes in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle! Songbook and 2 CD`s for each family to take home! Research based program using songs, chants, dance, and instrument play. “Simply the best class in town!” M.M. “I`ve take Music Together classes for the last eight years with my four children. They are the best classes my kids and I have ever taken.” A.H. Come to a free demo class! Find out how to join our caring community of families. Call 914 630 4570. Visit www.musicalongsound.com for more information.
Since 1982, Musical Munchkins has received acclaim, delighting Westchester toddlers and pre-schoolers as they explore their natural musical abilities. With a staff of highly trained, nurturing teachers it is our greatest pleasure to see the delighted faces of our students as they shake maracas, play a gathering drum or indulge in musical movement. We`ve designed age appropriate classes to meet your child`s abilities and gently build skills. We connect to children with warmth and fun and help your child learn the fundamentals and joy of music. We take pride in bringing happy music classes to Westchester families! Musical Munchkins, 40 Archer Ave, White Plains, NY 10603, 914-771-7000, www.musicalmunchkins.com
Nature through discovery activities and related crafts. Students aged 3-4 years. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Route 35 and 121 South, Cross River. Westchester County Parks, 914-864-7322.
Early Childhood Programs. The New Canaan Nature Center’s programs foster hands-on learning about our natural world, teaching our children to enjoy and care for their environment. Nurturing Nature: Designed to introduce two and three-year-old children to the delights of nature. Beginner`s Nature Program: The “BNP” is a nature-focused preschool offering classes for three, four and five-year-olds. Environmental education is integrated into a curriculum which addresses each child`s individual needs. Discovers: Age 3: The Discoverers program for three-year-olds stresses developmental activities. Trail Blazers: Ages 3 – 4 Focus is nature and the environment. Explorers: Ages 4 – 5: The four and five-year-old Explorers focus on active learning situations. Call (203) 966-9577 or visit www.newcanaannature.org
New mothers are invited to come with their new babies to meet other new moms and share information about newborn care. The group meets once a month in the conference center from 1 pm to 3 pm. For more information about this free program, please call 914.666.1030. Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, click here to visit the site.
At NWH, we believe our patients should have a birthing experience designed to meet their expectations, keeping in mind what is advised medically, to assure the safest delivery for mother and baby. From our physicians to our midwives, our team is committed to serving patients in the Mount Kisco and surrounding areas and as far as New York City and Connecticut. Whether you are trying to get pregnant, facing challenges during your pregnancy, or having your fourth or fifth child, NWH offers leading-edge technology and highly-trained, experienced specialists who work together to ensure that you and your baby have a safe, well cared for, and enjoyable experience. Classes include: One-Day Childbirth Class, Maternity Unit Tour, Sibling Class and Tour, Caring for Newborns, Preparing for Breastfeeding, and a new mom’s support group. Please call 914.666.1292, for more information or to register for any of these courses. Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549, visit www.nwhmaternalchild.org.
Summer Art Classes for Youth and Adults. A wide range of courses for the beginner or advanced student. Youth 15 and older may enroll in adult classes and classes for children 9mos to 14 offered. Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon and evening running 4-7 weeks. Classes for adults and children 15 yrs and up can register for a variety of classes including Botanical illustration, Crocheting, Yoga, Stained Glass studio, Glass painting, Quilting, Faux Finishing and more. Some of the classes offered for children 9 mos and up include Adult and Tot Music and Movement for ages 9mos – 2yrs and adult, Comedy and Improv for children 8- 14 yrs, Fashion Illustration for children 10-18 yrs and Mask-making for ages 5-9 yrs. Scholarships are available. Contact the Art Center for a complete listing of classes and workshops at 914-738-2525.
Classes for Infants/Toddlers: The Rosenthal JCC Parenting Center offers programs for newborns through two year olds with their caregivers that challenge fine and gross motor skills, and promote physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. The Rosenthal JCC Main Campus, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville. Contact (914) 741-0333×19 for more information. Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, 3565 Crompond Rd. (Route 202), Cortlandt Manor, call (914) 736-3076 for more information. www.rosenthaljcc.org. Classes for Pre-Schoolers: The Rosenthal JCC offers classes that engage and excite your child and are taught by specialists in their fields. Rosenthal JCC Main Campus classes include: Daddy & Me Sports; Yummy Tummies; Gymnastics on the Fun Bus; Kids Love to Rock; Soccer with Super Soccer Stars; Theatre Arts Junior Program; and Karate Club, call (914) 741-0333×21 for more information. Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, classes include: Jungle Beat; Crafts for Pre-Schoolers; Healthy Harvest; When I Grow Up, I Want to Be…; and Stay n’ Play call (914) 736-3076 for more information. www.rosenthaljcc.org. After-School Classes: The Rosenthal JCC offers interesting and unusual after-school classes for children in K through 6th grades. TRANSPORTATION IS FREE from Bedford Road, Todd, Armonk, Grafflin and Mt. Pleasant schools! Call (914) 741-0333×15 for more information. Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, classes include: Adventure Club– hiking and orienteering; Craft Club– scrap booking; Young Chefs Club; and Jewish Jamboree– learning Jewish holidays and traditions. Call (914) 736-3076 for more information. www.rosenthaljcc.org
Cooking Corner. Children will count, measure and mix their way to making healthy edible creations. Each class will feature a non-baking cooking activity that will allow children to discover the fun of culinary art. Geared for children ages 3 to 5. When registering a sibling, each additional child will receive 10% off. For more information or to register, call (203) 899-0606, ext. 247. Financial assistance is available. Please call to inquire. Visit the museum online at www.steppingstonesmuseum.org. Stepping into Senses. A class designed to inspire the senses. By understanding how animals use their senses through role playing, children can develop an understanding of their own senses. Children will have fun walking and talking like an animal, listening to animal sounds and building animal homes. Each class will also explore an exhibit-related theme through music, movement and other forms of play. Geared to children ages 6 to 24 months. When registering a sibling, each additional child will receive 10% off. For more information or to register, call (203) 899-0606, ext. 247. Financial assistance is available. Please call to inquire. Visit the museum online at www.steppingstonesmuseum.org
Walk ‘n’ Rolll Through the Katonah Museum of Art and Discover “Ice Age” to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios with Stroller Tours. Fridays, September 21st, October 19th, November 9th, December 7th. The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street/Route 22, Katonah, New York, 9:00am – 10:00am. Free for KMA members and $5 for non-members. New parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to join Stroller Tours, an original series of exhibition tours specially designed for adults with children under 18 months old. Following light breakfast snacks provided by DeCicco Family Markets, participants will join an interactive tour, and engage in discussions and art activities inspired by the “Ice Age” to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios exhibition. Call (914) 232-9555, ext. 0 or visit www.katonahmuseum.org.
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Jump into action and explore science and how it affects the world around us. Join this wild and wacky hands-on class where you will learn about scientific concepts and make and test hypotheses. Some results will be gooey, some fizzy, and some will even be EDIBLE! Example of topics we cover are: density (making “lava lamps”), chemical reactions (making balloons blow up just by using CO2), and physical science (learn about polymers by making bouncy balls!) Each session consists of six 45 minute classes and is taught by Romy Shapiro, a NYS certified teacher with an MA from Columbia University Teachers College. The club is conveniently taught out of Romy’s house in Mt Kisco, NY.
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Teatown Lake Reservation is a nonprofit, environmental organization with a nature education center and 834-acre preserve located in the Towns of Yorktown, Cortlandt and New Castle. Teatown`s preserve includes the 33-acre Teatown Lake; 15 miles of trails; habitats including streams, a scenic gorge, hardwood swamps, mixed forests, meadows, hemlock and laurel groves; numerous live animals and exhibits in our living museum/nature center, including nine birds of prey; and a two-acre wildflower preserve (Wildflower Island) with some 230 species of native and endangered wildflowers. Teatown offers a variety of children`s classes for ages 2 through 9 years, all include outdoor explorations with activities, games and crafts for a fun-filled experience! Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. 914-872-2912. For more information on Teatown, visit www.teatown.org
The Waldorf-inspired Clover Hill Early Childhood Center has an open enrollment for its programs. The Parent and infant for ages 2 months to 18 months meets Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30. The Parent and Child classes for ages 18 months to the 4th year meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30. These special programs, held in a home-like setting, offer unique experiences for you and your child, including bread making, simple crafts, puppetry, celebration of seasonal festivals, circle play with songs, lap games, rhymes and finger games, outdoor play and a wholesome snack. Address: Friends Meeting House, 572 Roxbury Rd., Stamford CT. For more information or an application please contact Sarah Brown, School Administrator at 203.661.6484 and visit our website at www.cloverhillschool.org
The Parenting Center at Temple Shaaray Tefila features a warm and welcoming space for parents and their children, from ages 0-30 months. Our current programs include Blooming Babies, a free program held every Wednesday from 9:30-10:30. Drop in and meet other local moms, while your children play in our nurturing environment. Puppetry with Nancy will be offered weekly on Thursdays beginning Feb. 28, 2013 for a small fee. Join us for music, movement & more, all with hand and rod puppets! The Early Childhood Center also has a nursery program for children ages 2, 3, and 4 years. For information, please contact ECC Director Beth Kiffel at 914-666-3188 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.shaaraytefila.org
The gift of swimming is one of the best things you could give to your child. The swim lessons at the White Plains Y can help to instill aquatic confidence in both of you. Starting at age 3 months, you can enroll your child in our swim lessons. Our progressive curriculum, small classes and great instructors create a well-rounded program that will have your child sharpen this life-long skill. In addition to swim lessons, the White Plains Y has family swim times throughout the week to encourage families to enjoy swimming together. For more information contact us at 914-949-8030 email Hillary Gallacher email@example.com or visit our webpage www.ymca-cnw.org