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

The current season of music class takes us on an invigorating tour of Oceania and the Pacific Islands. We’re having an extraordinary time traveling to Australia where we’re singing ancient Aboriginal tunes and to Fiji where we dance with our hands. We’re voyaging from the top of a palm tree in Kiribati to a down-home fiesta in Guam. We’re going with the flowery flow as we dance in Tahiti and stomping our way to New Zealand for a Maori haka.

Here are the countries we’ll be visiting. Here are the songs we’ll be singing.

The winter season of All Around This World will run until the middle of February. All classes take place at 44th and Pine except the babies-only class on Thursdays at noon, which meets at the Nesting House.

Here are the current class times. Note the addition of a 9:30 class on Saturdays. There MAY be a special all-ages class and kiddie New Year party the morning of Sunday, December 30th. If you’re on the e-mail list you’ll get information about it. If not, and you think it sounds like fun, contact me for details.


— Thursdays 9:30: 1-3 year olds

— Thursdays 10:30: 1 to 4 year olds

— Thursdays 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.

There is NO CLASS on Thursday, December 27.


Saturdays 9:30: all ages

Saturdays 10:30: all ages

There will be no class on Saturday December 29th or Saturday, January 12th.

E-mail or call 215-913-2679 with any questions.

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 don’t make the cut, 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.


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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