Class Materials by Level

We are excited to kick off our outdoor classes safely and enjoyably this fall! Please reference your class level below to learn what instruments and materials you will need for each class.

If you purchased an instrument backpack, we will have it for you on the first day of class.

Please remember that we are relying on caregivers to keep their little ones within their designated seating area throughout class. For safety reasons, we do need to be strict about this policy, so thank you for your cooperation. Should your toddler need to toddle during class, please exit the bandshell platform and use the grassy areas of the park to do so. Thank you!

We are requiring masks for adults and children over two years upon entrance and exit. Once seated in your designated area, each family will be 10′ away from each other and from the teacher. We are encouraging caregivers to wear their masks throughout class, and once seated, masks are optional for children.

For Q & A’s about our outdoor classes, please click here. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, you’re welcome to contact Ms. Clara at Clara@MsClarasMusic.com or call / text (708) 704-1716.

Munchkin Maestros
4 – 18 months

  • Small blanket or mat for seating (we will be on concrete, so a thicker blanket or yoga mat would be great)
  • 1 – 2 small colorful “peek-a-boo” scarves, transparent if possible. These will be available for purchase for $3 (one) or $5 (two) during the first week of classes. Venmo preferred.
  • 2 – 4 Shaker eggs (for baby and caregiver)
  • 2 – 4 rhythm sticks (for baby and caregiver)
  • Triangle (not required, but strongly encouraged)

Mini Maestros
1 1/2 – 2 1/2 years

  • Small blanket or mat for seating (we will be on concrete, so a thicker blanket or yoga mat would be great)
  • Small drum (don’t have a drum? No problem! Any type of plastic mixing bowl, empty coffee container, etc., will work just fine. But please do bring something for your little one to bang on during drum time, as we will be giving each child a turn.)
  • 2 – 4 shaker eggs (for toddler and caregiver)
  • 2 – 4 jingle bells (for toddler and caregiver; can continue to use eggs for our bell songs if you do not have bells)
  • 2 – 4 rhythm sticks (for toddler and caregiver)
  • 1 – 2 dancing scarves (not required, but strongly encouraged)
  • Triangle (not required, but strongly encouraged)

Merry Maestros
older 2s & 3s

  • Small blanket or mat for seating (we will be on concrete, so a thicker blanket or yoga mat would be great)
  • Small drum (don’t have a drum? No problem! Any type of plastic mixing bowl, empty coffee container, etc., will work just fine. But please do bring something for your little one to bang on during drum time, as we will be giving each child a turn.)
  • 2 – 4 sand blocks (for child and caregiver; can use blocks or just your hands if you do not have sand blocks)
  • 2 – 4 shaker eggs (for child and caregiver)
  • 2 – 4 jingle bells (for child and caregiver; can continue to use eggs for our bell songs if you do not have bells)
  • 2 – 4 rhythm sticks (for child and caregiver)
  • Triangle (not required, but strongly encouraged)

Mighty Maestros
older 3s, 4s, & 5s

  • Small blanket or mat for seating (we will be on concrete, so a thicker blanket or yoga mat would be great)
  • Small drum (don’t have a drum? No problem! Any type of plastic mixing bowl, empty coffee container, etc., will work just fine. But please do bring something for your little one to bang on during drum time, as we will be giving each child a turn.)
  • 2 Shaker eggs
  • 2 rhythm sticks
  • any additional handheld, non-pitched rhythm instruments your child would like to bring (i.e., tambourine, woodblocks, hand drum, etc.)
  • crayons and a hard, smooth surface to color on (clipboard, hard-covered book, etc.)
  • printed materials- will be emailed to parents to print at home when needed for class