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

(There IS music class at the regular times on Wednesday April 25th.)

The summer session of music class, running from May through the end of August (with a break in the middle — scroll down for details) is called “Connecting the Dots.”

In “Connecting the Dots” each week we’ll look at a different region and, inspired by the music of that region, learn about something that happens musically all over the world that unites people of various cultures. Like looking at accordion music in Eastern Europe and connecting it to so many other accordion-based genres around the world, like conjunto, Cajun music and Argentinian tango. I promise fun.

This summer I’m going on another concert tour with my kids. I’ll be on tour from Thursday, June 28th, through Sunday, August 12. Even with those weeks off, we’ll be able to have 11 Wednesday classes in the summer season, 9 on Saturdays.

Here are the dates:

— May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
— June 6, 12, 20, 27
— August 15, 22, 29 (or maybe a break on August 29)

— April 28
— May 5, 12, 19 (no class May 26)
— June 2, 9, 23 (no class June 16)
— August 18, 25

I know everyone’s summer schedule is kooky. Everything is flexible! Saturday students, you’re welcome on Wednesdays, Wednesday students on Saturdays, you can come to most of the classes and guess when you pay or buy a class card or count your classes and pay at the end…. Let me know what will work for you and we’ll be able to make it happen.

Here are your class options this summer.


— Wednesdays 9:30: 1-3 year olds [ALMOST FULL — if you’re interested in becoming a new student let me know.]

— Wednesdays 10:30: 1 to 4 year olds [ALMOST FULL — but if you’re interested in becoming a new student let me know.]

— 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

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.


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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