This post is sponsored by Broadway in Cincinnati.
Inspired by Broadway in Cincinnati’s upcoming musical, School of Rock, the Musical, I thought it would be fun to explore some of the great music classes and activities for kids right here in Cincinnati.
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
School of Rock – The Musical will be at The Aronoff Center Feb. 21 – March 4, 2018. Click here to learn more.
Music Lessons in Cincinnati:
Cincinnati School of Music has locations in Mason, Montgomery, and Anderson. They offer private music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, violin, drums, & more. In addition to classes throughout the year, they also offer musical summer camps.
Here’s one that surprised me – College Conservatory of Music (CCM) Preparatory Department offers a wide variety of music experiences. Their classes are for all ages and abilities from individual instrumental and voice lessons to music theory and composition classes and lessons, youth orchestras, chamber ensembles and jazz groups.
CCM also has a music program for younger children including Suzuki for Piano and Strings (ages 4 and up) and Guitar for the Young (5-7 years).
The Wyoming Fine Arts Center hosts the The Musik Kids Program. They have Suzuki instruction for violin, viola, cello, and piano. They offer beginning and intermediate orchestra classes as well as a classic guitar ensemble.
Queen City Music Studio, located in the Hyde Park / Mt. Lookout area, has Little Mozarts for ages 2-6, Piano/Keyboard, Voice/Singing, Violin/Fiddle, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums/Percussion, Trumpet, Flute, Saxophone, Oboe, Clarinet, Cello, Viola, Acting Classes ages 3-14 to Lessons for Adults in all above instruments and Music Theory Lessons. They have classes for music lessons for children with special needs and they also offer “at home” lessons.
Cincinnati Strings will bring their violin, viola, cello and piano lessons to your home. Their Suzuki students participate in twice monthly group classes, providing an excellent opportunity to play music with others.
Brown Music Together offers music and movement classes for children ages 0-6, along with the adults who love them. Music Together classes build on your child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement. They’ll help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social activities, and to study an instrument should he or she choose to do so.
Songs for Seed Cincinnati has a weekly, 45 minute, interactive class that encourages children (newborn to 6 years old) to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world.
West Chester Academy offers Music Pups® classes. Your child will be exposed to a wide variety of styles designed to expand his or her music vocabulary. They play with rhythm instruments, balls, scarves, stick horses, stretchy bands, and puppets to engage even the youngest of children in rhythmic and melodic participation. Student/parent participation and creativity is greatly encouraged, as the trained Music Pups instructors will frequently ask for suggestions from either your children or you for substitutions of words or actions that will personalize the songs!
The Northern Kentucky School of Music offers instruction in piano, voice, strings (violin / viola / cello / double bass), guitar, harp, percussion and drum set, flute, trumpet, and more. Lessons are taught in Lakeside Park, in Boone county, and in Southgate, KY.
Anderson Township has numerous Youth Programs including music instruction.
Music Activities for Kids in Cincinnati:
Linton Chamber Music offers “Peanut Butter and Jam” sessions on Saturday mornings. Locations change; find them all over town!
Multiple Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County branches have “Movers and Shakers”, an activity that allows you and your child to shake it together! Sing, dance and enjoy music, movement and fun. Recommended for ages 1 – 4 (free).
Mayerson JCC offers a “Mommy and Me Music” class where children will sing in English and Hebrew, dance, play with bubbles, ribbons and shakers, learn PJ Library songs, and more! This class is the perfect opportunity for babies and toddlers to be introduced to music, creative stimulation, and interesting sounds. For toddlers and babies and a caregiver.
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra offers Lollipops concerts – a fun and engaging way to introduce kids ages 2-9 to classical music. Programs are selected specifically to delight young audiences, and attendees are encouraged to arrive before the concert to play in our Family Fun Zone full of hands on experiences to let kids try age appropriate musical instruments and crafts for themselves.