Music Experiences for Babies in Indianapolis

Music Experiences for Babies in Indianapolis

Have you noticed that your baby seems to love music? Many parents play or sing lullabies to their babies when they are fussy, but soothing lullabies are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how music can help your baby. Structured music experiences can help you bond with your baby, boost his or her development, and foster a love of music and learning! Read on to learn how you can get your baby involved in music experiences here in Indianapolis.

This article features partners and non-partners of Indy with Kids
Written by: Lauren Servos

Joyful Melodies

Joyful Melodies is owned by a board certified music therapist, and provides music therapy and music classes primarily in Avon, Indianapolis, and the surrounding areas. Intergenerational Music Classes bring children 6 months – 3 years old into retirement communities, where they play instruments, sing songs, have fun, learn, and grow!
Locations: Hendricks County, Indianapolis, and some surrounding areas
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Like the Joyful Melodies Facebook page


Gymboree music programs are designed to enhance the development of your baby through singing, playing instruments, moving, and dancing. Gymboree offers other fun activities for young children, too! Check out their website.
Locations: Carmel and Greenwood
Visit the Gymboree website


Kindermusik is an international music-and-movement program designed to boost children’s development and teach basic music skills. Various classes are offered for children ages 0-7. You can find contact information for each locationon the main website.
Locations: Indianapolis, Avon, and Greenwood
Visit the Kindermusik website

The Music Playhouse

The Music Playhouse offers early childhood music classes in Carmel and Broad Ripple. They use The Music Classcurriculum, which focuses on immersing children in a musical environment and providing a solid foundation for music education.
Locations: Carmel and Broad Ripple
Visit the Music Playhouse website

Music Together

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program that offers classes for children ages 0-7. It uses family centered music experiences to build a love of music and develop music skills.

Little Nightingales Music Together
Location: Carmel

Bongo Boy Music School

Bongo Boy Music School provides music lessons and groups in the Castleton area of Indianapolis. Their Recreational Music Center offers some early childhood music classes, drum circles, and more!
Location: Castleton
Visit the Bongo Boy website

Mrs. Ashley’s Music Circle

Mrs. Ashley’s 40 minutes of secular music and movement programming is geared for children ages 0-4. Early learning concepts are embedded into the fast-paced, interactive Music Circle. The song line-up, skilled instructor, and activities rival the local, high-priced preschool music classes. No commitment. Come once or weekly. Free with donation of pads/tampons for the nonprofit Support the Girls-Indy. Join the Facebook group to stay informed as the meeting location may change.
Location: Broad Ripple
Join the Facebook group

The Indianapolis Public Library

The Indianapolis Public Library branches offer many different events and classes for kids. Music classes are often a part of the programming. Check out their website to see a list of events and classes coming to your local branch!
Locations: Various throughout Indianapolis and surrounding areas
Visit the website for a schedule

Mr. Daniel

Mr. Daniel is an amazing musician who provides various types of engaging musical opportunities for children and families in Indianapolis. You might find him jamming with kids at a coffee shop, library, birthday party, or farmer’s market. Follow his Facebook page to learn where he’ll be performing next!
Locations: Various throughout Indianapolis and surrounding areas
Visit Mr. Daniel’s Website
Like Mr. Daniel on Facebook

Lauren Servos is a board certified music therapist who has been practicing since 2009 in hospitals and community settings. She loves helping people express joy through music. She launched her private practice, Joyful Melodies, in the spring of 2015. Joyful Melodies provides individual and group music therapy services and music classes for people in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Visit the website at to learn more.

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