ChIMES, Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles! (formerly Baby and Me Music, BAMM) is an SDYS program that highlights one of the most integral phases of child growth and development:  the period of growth that takes place from birth to age 5.  

Did you know?

By the time a baby turns one year old, their brain will have grown to 70% of its adult size. By age three, the brain reaches 85% of its total growth. Creating music, and the human interaction that accompanies music making, involves multi-sensory activities that grow and foster strong brain growth and healthy interaction between young children and their caregivers.

Studies show that children who are exposed to music have better mental and physical health, literacy skills, numeracy skills, success in school, and improved relationships. ChIMES classes are designed to enhance and further child development while building healthy attachment between the child and caregiver through hands-on play with instruments, singing, percussion, and more.


ChIMES: open to all families with children 0-5 years old. Singing, movement, dancing, and a variety of percussion instruments to engage, stimulate, model, and replicate.

ChIMES Second Movement (to be offered in 2019): open to all families with children 3-5 years old and who have participated in at least 1 ChIMES class. A continuation of the singing, movement, dancing, and percussion instruments from before, but taken to a deeper level.

Holiday Class

Date: Friday, November 30th
Time: 11:45 am

Please note: This class is now FULL and unfortunately we are not able to accept any further registrations.

Please email with any questions.

Winter Session 2019

Dates: January 18th through March 1st (7 week session)
Times: Fridays at 9:45am and 10:45am

Registration will open soon, please check back soon for more details!

Our special holiday class is now full. Please consider registering for our winter session!

Not quite ready to join us?

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