What, exactly, do you ask is Music For Aardvarks?
Music for Aardvarks is not your run of the mill children’s music class, it’s a program for toddlers, kids and their grownups to come “rock out” and have some fun. It’s a foot stomping, jingle shaking, drum drumming hullabaloo both kids and parents will love!
Each class combines song, dance and rhythm in an interactive musical experience for all ages. The songs of Brooklyn musician and founder David Weinstone (a featured performer on Nick Jr) are told from a point of view that children immediately understand and respond to. Where big can be small and small can be big, kids just see things a bit differently and Music for Aardvarks is tuned right in.
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Our informal, spirited classes are geared toward toddlers and children 4 months to 4 years old and incorporate singing, dancing, musical storytelling, instrumental jam sessions and more. Song, dance and rhythm combine for a rockin’ good time.
The New York Times described David Weinstone’s songs as “The exception to the norm”. In a world where most children’s songs are about things like farm animals and locomotives that everyone has heard before Music for Aardvarks classes are more like parties.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that Weinstone has changed the musical geography of kids music. As creator of the MFA classes that take place all over the country, his music has gotten thousands of tiny toes tapping.” – Time Out NY Kids
The Music for Aardvarks program was created in 1997 in Brooklyn, NY by rock musician, composer and father of three, David Weinstone. Music for Aardvarks is distinct from other children’s music programs in that all classes are based around Mr. Weinstone’s original songs, rhythms, and chants. With influences of rock, blues, ballads, folk, jazz and pop, Aardvark songs uniquely reflect and celebrate the lives of children growing up today. The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing to both kids and their parents.
At Long Island & Queens Music For Aardvarks we have been serving up our own unique version of this musical experience since 2009. During that time we have grown to numerous locations across western Long Island and are excited about continuing our journey into Queens. We also hold several special musical events throughout the year. Check out our classes page and you’re sure to find something fun going on in your neighborhood.