Philadelphia, PA (West Philly)

Looking for a kids music class in West Philly? You found it. 

Jay Sand teaching an All Around This World kids music class in West Philly

Jay Sand teaching an All Around this World class

This summer All Around This World’s West Philadelphia Wednesday and Saturday parent/child music classes for infants to 5 year-olds the season is called “Everything is a Drum.” We’ll explore the world’s rhythms, focusing on rhythms and drumming from a different region of the world each week. It will be as fun as it sounds. 

We’re kicking summer classes into gear sooner than usual because I’ll be on a concert tour for a chunk of the summer and I want to be able to get a full season of classes in. Because of my travels the schedule is a bit quirky. Details below.

SUMMER 2017

The basic weekly schedule (though look below for details):

Wednesdays 9:30: 1-3 year olds

Wednesdays 10:30: 1 to 4 year olds

Wednesdays NOON: BABIES ONLY, generally one year and under (not confidently walking yet) THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT THE NESTING HOUSE, at the corner of 45th and Baltimore.

Saturdays 10:30: all ages

Now, the quirks:

Wednesday classes

— For 9:30 and 10:30 Wednesday classes, the season will last 11 weeks — your first class will be May 10th and your last class will be July 26th. I will teach most of the weeks but the wonderful Emily Bate will sub June 21st, June 28th and July 12th. There will be no class July 5th.

— For the noon Wednesday baby class at the Nesting House the season will last 8 weeks — your first class will be may 10th and your last class will be July 26th. There will be no class at the Nesting House June 21st, June 28th, July 5th or July 12th. YOU MAY ATTEND CLASS AT 9:30 or 10:30 at my house on Wednesday June 21st, June 28th and July 12th. Emily will be teaching those weeks. If you’re in the baby class and would like to come to class at my house during any of those weeks please check in with me first to make sure there’s space.

Saturday classes: 
— Class will take place the following Saturdays:
May 13th, May 20th, June 3rd, June 10th, July 22nd, July 29th and August 26th.

The fall season, focusing on music and cultures from the Caribbean, will start after Labor Day.

 

E-mail or call 215-913-2679 for exact address of class location and other details.

Questions? Contact me.

All Around This World West Philadelphia location

How much will these wonderful classes cost me?

Regular registration for Wednesday All Around This World kids music class in West Philly costs $175 for each season of 11 weekly, 45 minute long parent/child classes. Saturday students pay $170 for class by buying a “10 class card” — you buy a card, I mark a class off each time you come. That way with my sporadic Saturday schedule and with yours, when you “miss” a class you really won’t be missing a class.

For Wednesdays first sibling: $136 (a 20% discount). Many discounts and scholarships are available at the West Philly location! (Look at the list below.) Do you have a playgroup or other group that would sign up together? If so you can get a great deal. If these discounts still aren’t enough, ask me about the “pay what you can” plan.

How do I register?

Contact me and let me know you’re interested.  I’ll be very happy about that, and will get back to you soon.

Many Discounts for the All Around this World’s kids music class in West Philly!

All Around This World wants to support positive community work in West Philadelphia and beyond! Check the list below to see if you qualify for a 10% discount.

  • Do you have solar panels? You get a discount.
  • Do you have a green roof or a rooftop garden? You get a discount.
  • Do you have an active plot in a community garden? Discount….
  • Do you volunteer at Mill Creek Farm or for Preston’s Paradise?
  • Do you take classes at the University City Arts League, Studio 34 or Scribe Video?
  • Are you a member of the Mariposa co-op or Weaver’s Way?
  • Do you live in an LCA house?
  • Are you involved with any of the community, cultural or religious groups that have a home base at the Calvary Center?
  • Do you organize with the A-Space or the LAVA space?
  • Are you a member of the Friends of Clark Park?
  • Do you volunteer with UC Green?
  • Are you a Tree Tender?
  • Do you have a child in Jacqueline Unanue’s holistic art program?
  • Do you home school or unschool?
  • Are you a part of the West Philly pre-school co-op?
  • Are you a member of the West Philly Tool Library?
  • Are you involved with the Sustainable Business Network?
  • Does your child go to the Jubilee school?
  • Are you an organizer with WPEB 88.1, Neighborhood Bike Works, Spiral Q, the Human Rights Coalition, StopMAX, Books Through Bars, Geoclan, ACT-UP Philly, the Young Broadcasters of America, Food Not Bombs, the Philadelphia Independent Media Center or the Media Mobilizing Project?
  • Are you active in the Spruce Hill Neighborhood Association, Cedar Park neighbors or your local neighborhood assoction?
  • Are you part of the 52nd Street Business Association?
  • Do you volunteer with or do work with We Never Say Never or the People’s Emergency Center?

If you’re involved in any positive community work that’s not listed here, let me know.

Your 10% discount applies to all children in your family who you enroll in class. Limit: 10% off, even if answer yes to more than one of the above questions.

Scholarships

Do you want your child to attend All Around This World’s kids music class in West Philly but you really can’t afford it? Contact me and we’ll work something out.

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