Are you looking for things to do with your baby? 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. Music is something that evokes a response in all of us.
From a young age, we see our babies clapping and bouncing along to songs that they hear, and many children sing to themselves before they even start talking! Music is a powerful force that brings joy to our lives.
As much fun as listening to music can be, making music is even more fun! Allowing children to make music encourages them to explore, and learn new things, and for some children will help them find a lifelong passion or even a future profession. The educational and personal benefits of learning how to make music are countless.
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 to get your baby involved in music experiences here in Indianapolis.
Written by: Lauren Servos (Katy Mann & Crystal Paschal contributed to this story)
This article may include paid endorsements.
Joyful Melodies Music Programs
Locations: Hendricks County, Indianapolis, and some surrounding areas
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!
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The Indianapolis Public Library
Locations: Various throughout Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Public Library branches offer many different events and classes for kids. Music classes are often a part of the programming. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra often partners with the Indianapolis Public Library to create a free concert series for kids. The Teddy Bear Series tells a story through classical music and invites kids to be part of the action. After each concert, children can try out instruments for themselves! Check out the library website for a list of events and classes coming to your local branch!
Gymboree Play & Music Carmel
12524 N Gray Rd, Carmel, IN 46033
Gymboree music programs are designed to enhance the development of your baby through singing, playing instruments, moving, and dancing. Gymboree Carmel offers other fun activities for young children, too!
The Music Playhouse
755 W Carmel Dr UNIT 105, Carmel, IN 46032 & Indianapolis
The Music Playhouse offers early childhood music classes in Carmel and Broad Ripple. They use The Music Class curriculum, which focuses on immersing children in a musical environment and providing a solid foundation for music education.
Locations: Indianapolis, Avon, and Greenwood
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 location on the main website.
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.
Bongo Boy Music School
8481 Bash St # 1100, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Bongo Boy Music School provides music lessons and groups in the Castleton area of Indianapolis. Their Recreational Music Center offers early childhood music classes, drum circles, and more!
Locations: Various throughout Indianapolis and surrounding areas
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!
Meridian Music School
845 W Carmel Dr, Carmel, IN 46032
Whether your child is just starting to explore music, or ready to focus on learning an instrument, Meridian Music School is a great place to be. The Carmel school offers private lessons for children and adults, and a wide variety of instruments are taught there — everything from piano to voice to saxophone! There are also general music and movement classes for children as young as 18 months.
About the Author
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 www.makejoyfulmelodies.com to learn more.
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