Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians is now the
Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians!

Please click here to visit us at our new website!

We were so looking forward to kicking off the 2021-22 school year at our newly renovated studio, but we’ve decided to wait just a bit longer to be on the safe side.

In the meantime, we are thrilled to continue our early childhood music and movement classes this fall on the beautiful grounds of the Cantata Campus, located directly across the street from the Brookfield Zoo at 8700 W. 31st Street!

Fall Outdoor Session: September 7th – November 1st

You have questions? We have answers!

We know there will be lots of questions, so please read the Q & A’s below, and if you still have questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us at or (708) 704-1716 (call / text). So here goes…
  • Where will the outdoor classes take place? 

    • Our outdoor classes will take place on the Cantata Campus, located across the street from the Brookfield Zoo at 8700 W 31st Street.


  • What precautions is Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians taking to ensure the safety of the families and teachers attending class outdoors?

    • There will be absolutely NO contact between students, families, and teachers.
    • Families will provide their own blanket, yoga mat, etc., and attendees will sit in designated spaces a minimum of 8′ apart. The teacher will remain a full 8′ away from the nearest student seating areas throughout the entire class. (ALL TEACHERS ARE FULLY VACCINATED.)
    • There will be no shared instruments or materials, and students will not come up to the teacher to take turns at the drum, triangle, etc.


  • What materials are required for class?

    • Because teachers will not provide any instruments or props to share during class, families are encouraged to bring their own class materials to fully experience the songs and activities. Handheld rhythm instruments used (such as shaker eggs and rhythm sticks) vary by class level, and the instruments needed for your particular class will be outlined upon registration. You are welcome to be creative and make your own at home, and we also sell Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians instrument backpacks with all class instruments and materials for $37.00 plus tax. Click here to view the materials list by class level
    • Families will also be responsible for their seating area, and please note that we will be sitting on grass that could be damp on occasion, so we highly recommend a thick blanket, yoga mat, etc. 


  • Can families drop in to these outdoor classes?

    • Because we need to maintain a strict maximum number of students per class, families will not be able to drop in. Spring classes will be offered in specific 7-week sessions.


  • What happens if the weather prevents us from holding class on any particular day?

    • If outdoor classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, that morning’s sessions will take place via Zoom. In the event of a weather-related cancellation, we will contact you via text message with as much notice as possible. 


  • What if my child wants to wander around during class?

    • This is of course a tricky situation as we cannot allow children to toddle around the “outdoor classroom” for safety reasons. However, the Cantata Campus is very spacious, and if your child is feeling antsy, there is plenty of room for them to get their wiggles out in the grassy areas and still hear the music class.


  • Can I bring siblings to the outdoor music class?

    • Only registered students may participate in the music class. Older siblings are welcome to bring their own activity and sit nearby. Caregivers will easily be able to observe their older child(ren) while still participating in music class with their younger child(ren).
    • Families who have 2 or more children registered in music classes of different levels are welcome to bring both children to both outdoor classes if needed. (For example, a parent can bring a Munchkin to the Merry class and vice versa.) Please note that caregivers will be responsible for keeping both children in their designated area, so if you have 2+ children that tend to toddle off in opposite directions, our outdoor classes may not be a great fit at this time if you are unable to have a second caregiver present. 


  • Will make-up classes be offered for outdoor classes?

    • Safety is our top concern this spring, and due to strict class maximums, make-up classes may be very difficult to schedule. We will accommodate your request if at all possible, but we appreciate your patience and understanding if we are unable to do so. 


  • What is the tuition for the fall outdoor session? 

    • Tuition for outdoor classes for all class levels is $163 / session. This payment can be made in two equal monthly installments. A 10% discount for siblings will be automatically applied.


  • I have a promo code and/or class credit. Can I apply it to the fall outdoor session?

    • Yes! We are now accepting new student promo codes as well as class credits.