Early Childhood Music Education

Music is a powerful developmental and learning tool even at the earliest stages of life. Research has shown that exposure to music has a calming effect on young children. In addition to developing emotional and social skills, music also stimulates creativity and memory in children of all ages. In these classes, children will be encouraged to freely respond to musical stimulation in a safe, comfortable, and fun environment. Games and movement will be combined with carefully chosen age-appropriate songs, rhythms, and rhymes for an enriching experience for both child and parent. In addition, parents will become familiarized with pedagogical elements and creative strategies to achieve gratifying musical experiences in day-to-day life at home.

Classes meet every Saturday for 45 minutes and are taught by Ms. Heather Aikins.

Parent/caregiver attendance is required.

Hopping Hippos - October 5th -December 21, 2019

Toddlers love to move! Come enjoy this class where your child will be able to put all of their energy to good use!

Together we will explore sounds, words, melody, beat, movement and dance through songs and games that are specifically tailored for children at this developmental stage. Students learn the building blocks of music through the introduction of Solfege and they grow in confidence by echoing sounds and pitches in front of the class.

Each child is encouraged to participate at his or her own level, and together we will have fun by actively engaging in making music together!


Saturdays: 09:00-09:45am (18 months to 2.5 years old)

                10:00-10:45am (2.5 year old to 3.5 years old)


$180/10 classes/per child, $140/10 classes/per sibling 

$25 Registration Fee/child

Availability: 5 spots left in each class 

Northside Music Academy provides music lessons for the following Chicago neighborhoods: Edgebrook, Wildwood, Sauganash, Forest Glen, Jefferson Park, Mayfair, Norwood Park, Edison Park as well as the suburbs of Skokie IL, Niles IL, Park Ridge IL, Morton Grove IL, Lincolnwood IL.

Northside Music Academy | 6736 N Loleta Ave Chicago, IL 60646, US | contact@northsidemusicacademy.com | 773-455-6363