New York City children are particularly lucky in that they have so many options for musical enrichment classes and activities.
There are jazz concerts, free ballet classes for boys, an entire public school devoted to music, and, once in a while, pianos just spontaneously appear on the streets (and in the water).
There are also opportunities to try out a variety of musical instruments and more at no cost, at open houses such the Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center.
This Wednesday, June 11, 2014, stop by from 4-7 PM at their home on 129 W. 67th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam, for a chance to tickle some ivories, saw on some strings, grip a guitar, sample the sax or blow into an oboe (among other instruments) as part of their FREE Discovery Day!
Budding Beethovens ages four and up will be helped along by the music school's professional staff and all are welcome, from complete beginners to virtuosos on one instrument considering taking up another.
In addition to exploring musical instruments, children and their caregivers can participate in a sample 20-minute Dalcroze Eurhythmics class in which they’ll explore musical concepts through active rhythm games, creative movement, songs and stories. Since space is limited, call 212-501-3360 ASAP to reserve your spot now!
And if you're more of the look and listen, rather than the touch and try type (or if you can only stand so much of any instrument being played badly), rest assured you'll be able to duck into the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall to enjoy short performances by students who've already been playing for several years now.
Plus, there'll be snacks!
Learn more about Lucy Moses at: http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/lms