Music with James is a high-energy class where James plays a mixture of traditional children's songs, Broadway, popular and classical music on the guitar, piano, harmonica, and various orchestral instruments. The children sing along, dance, and play instruments with each song – shaking bells and maracas, tapping tambourines, drums, castanets and xylophones. Animal puppets, bouncing balls and a colorful parachute add to the fun.
James highlights a different orchestral instrument (wind, string or brass) in each class, such as the trumpet, French horn, violin, flute, clarinet, recorder and accordion. After 45 minutes of music, the children rush over to the healthy-snack table, then grab a toy for 45 minutes playtime while parents and caregivers catch up with friends.
When to arrive:
15 minutes before
Classes include a half hour of play time prior to class.
Tap your toes at a Music with James music class in Murray Hill— a high-energy drop-in experience where James himself sings a mixture of traditional children's lullabies, Broadway tunes, pop hits and classical music on a variety of instruments. During an interactive Music with James class, children four months to four years old will sing, dance, and learn about a plethora of wind, string and brass instruments. Every class focuses on a different orchestral instrument (like the trumpet, French horn, violin, flute, clarinet, recorder or accordion), educating kids about the ins and outs of that specific style of music. Additionally, kids can play with maracas, drums, tambourines and xylophones, and enjoy animal puppets, props like bouncy balls and parachute play!
James plays a mixture of traditional children's songs, Broadway, popular and classical music on the guitar, piano, harmonica, and various orchestral instruments. When he first moved NY, he landed a four-year songwriting contract with Sony Music.