A high-quality music program is a huge incentive for parents deciding where to send their little ones for their earliest education. Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians offers fun, interactive, and educational music classes specifically designed for children from infancy – kindergarten. With creative and original songs unique to our program, your students will love exploring the joys of music, all while having so much fun they don’t even realize they are learning!
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Why add our music program to your preschool?
Musical and non-musical skills reinforced in our program
Watch short clips of adorable little ones singing with Ms. Clara
Testimonials by Preschool Directors and Teachers
Pricing options and information
Schedule your free trial class today!
Why add our music program to your preschool?
Music and early childhood go hand in hand beautifully, and I am confident that songs and rhymes already play a huge role in the day to day interactions in your preschool or day care. Songs to invite children to circle time, songs to clean up, songs to learn the days of the week, etc. So why would your school benefit from Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians music classes?
We have spent countless hours writing or selecting songs and rhymes that target age-appropriate musical and non-musical skills. In each class, children will play a variety of musical instruments including shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, jingle bells, sand blocks, the drum and triangle, and more (all provided by our program). And not only will we be singing and playing the instruments together, children of all ages will be experiencing and learning about musical concepts such as beat vs. rhythm, forte and piano, audio-visual integration, and inner listening skills.
Additionally, many of the songs and rhymes we sing in class are originals, so children are exposed to fun new songs that they will not learn anywhere else. Songs that offer creative ways to celebrate each season, songs to help children learn about animals in the forest or people in their community, and songs to find fun rhythms in everyday tasks such as using a hammer or mixing a pancake. (Just to name a few- we actually have hundreds of songs in our repertoire that cover dozens of topics!)
Reinforcing Musical and Non-Musical Skills
There are so many added benefits of our music program, including such non-musical skills as turn taking, sharing, listening, respecting personal space, and learning participatory behaviors. All of our teachers are thoroughly trained to lead music classes that flow effortlessly from one song or activity to the next while maintaining the delicate balance of a structured classroom environment and a playful, fun atmosphere.
Also, our songs are designed to help children practice and develop both fine and gross motor skills through song dramatization, instrument play, and movement. Many preschool directors and teachers have found our songs to be enormously beneficial to their students, both during music class and throughout the week as they incorporate our songs and activities into their own lessons.
Fun and adorable music class videos
Preschools directors and teachers love posting videos of music class on their private Facebook page so parents can watch their children’s activities throughout the day. Please pardon the quality of the videos, but we hope you can see how much the children are loving music class! (Quick tip- after you click play, click on the bottom right square to enlarge the video.)
Testimonials by Preschool Directors and Teachers
We have had the honor of sharing our music program with hundreds of children each week in preschools and day cares since 2011. Please take a moment to read how these teachers and directors have come to love and value our program!
“Ms Clara’s music class is a sheer delight. The children are fully engaged and so filled with excitement. She always has creative and innovative ways to teach and bring all aspects of music into the class. During free play in our class I’ve found the children pretending they are Ms. Clara! Truly a great compliment to her! Thank you Ms Clara!”
-Mrs. Vyskocil, kindergarten teacher at Alphabet Learning Center
“We LOVE our Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians classes! There is a special excitement at our home daycare when we announce the arrival of Ms. Clara or one of her talented teachers. Everyone has fun during class, kids as well as teachers. I love observing children pretending to be Ms. Clara or Ms. Melissa during dramatic play! Our toddlers LOVE the instruments, and our infants are already getting into rhythm by shaking their shakers. Personally, I learned a lot from Ms. Clara’s classes as well. I am actively using the songs for our circle time and I am reinforcing skills children learned during music class. Ms. Clara and her teachers are great at adjusting to children’s needs, abilities and interests. It is an honor to have such a great music class.”
– Sabina Hadzic, owner director Sabina’s Home Day Care
“For the past 3 years, Miss Clara and her talented teachers have been coming to play and sing with the kiddos at the First Congregational Preschool of Western Springs. The children (and teachers) look forward to our musical Mondays. During their instruction time the children are happily engaged in singing, movement and exploring rhythm with instruments just right for little hands. Music time with Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians inspires creative learning at just the right time in a young child’s life!”
-Amy Faison, preschool director and teacher, First Congo Preschool
“Our first parent-teacher conference of the school year was filled with parents wanting to know who Ms. Clara is. Their children came home from school singing new songs and energetically relaying stories of their music classes. The students are eager to participate in Ms. Clara’s classes and clearly love their time with her. That’s what makes a preschool thrive- happy children and happy parents.”
-Margaret Combs, Primary Directress, Alcuin Montessori
“Every time I hear the first few notes of Ms. Clara’s music class, I know it’s going to be a great day. The children love her and ask about her all week, and there is a buzz of excitement every time she visits our school. We had a music program in place before, but Ms. Clara’s interactive classes bring so much more to the experience than just singing songs. There are rhythm sticks and bells and scarves and parachutes (just to name a few!) that keep the children excited and engaged from week to week.”
-Cindy Perkins, Executive Director, Little People’s County
“Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians has been a great partnership for our center. The classes are filled with fun instruments to play and explore. It also offers engaging music and movement fun for the kids. Every time Ms. Clara comes, the children have a blast and they always have a smile in the beginning and end of every class!!”
-Ms. Noemi- PreK teacher at Alphabet Learning Center
We offer a variety of pricing options including preschool-paid programs and even parent-parent programs that not only cost the school nothing, but also offer the opportunity for your school or day care to make money by adding our music program!
Preschool-Paid Weekly Program:
This program is preferred by preschools and daycares that have a budget for extracurricular programs built into their annual tuition. Preschools have the option to pay for the program in full at the start of the year, or by quarter or semester.
Prices include one 30-minute class and are based on a 32-week school year. More options (including 45 minute classes) are available. Classes must be consecutive to receive the pricing below.
Preschool Paid Flex Program:
This program is preferred by preschools that choose to offer bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly music classes (rather than weekly).
All classes are 30 minutes and must be consecutive to receive the pricing below. 45 minute classes are available. Please contact us for rates.
- 2-4 classes: $50.00 per class (Just $2.50 / student for a class of 20!)
- 5+ classes: $45.00 per class (Just $2.25 / student for a class of 20!)
- 1 class: $75.00 per class
This program is preferred by preschools that recognize the value of early childhood music education, but do not have enrichment programs worked into the annual budget.
Typically, parent-paid programs take place before or after the school day and are 45 minutes. More options are available.
- Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians receives $9.00 / student for each 45-minute class.
- Minimums apply. $8.00 / student for a 30-minute class.
- Preschool administrators may decide whether to charge the families the rates above or add a small surcharge to generate extra income for the school.
Schedule a free trial class today!
There’s truly no better way to discover the joy, love, and laughter that our teachers bring to each music class than to experience it for yourself. Please contact Clara D’Onofrio at (708) 704-1716 or via email today to schedule a free trial class at your preschool or day care. There is no obligation, and we are so excited to sing and play with your students very soon!