Early Childhood Program

Since 1997, Community Music Center of Boston’s Early Childhood program has invited Boston families to join in the celebration of music and movement. Children explore and discover music through various classes teaching rhythm, song, movement and art. Classes are designed for ages 5 months through 7 years and support the development of cognitive and social skills.


Registration is open for online classes.



Classes and MUSIC Instruction for children

Little Notes

(5 months – 3 years)
Using our rich folk tradition of songs, dances, tickles and bounces, these classes actively explore sounds, movement and the world around us with playfulness and joy. Sharing a special musical connection between children and their caregivers, we play, sing and dance using musical instruments and everyday materials. image description

music & movement

(3 – 4 years)
Fun and interactive music and movement classes for child and caregiver. These classes build on the music fundamentals introduced in our little notes classes and aim to make your child feel comfortable using their voice, body and instruments to produce and experience music. image description

Instrument Exploration

(4 – 7 years)
Explores each instrument family in two week sessions with emphasis on our Beginning Instrument offerings in piano, guitar, drums, voice, flute, and strings. Includes woodwinds and brass. image description

beginning instruments

(4 – 7 years)
A small group class focused on preparing students for private instruction. Each class is limited to 4-5 students and is designed to train the child’s ear to recognize melodic sounds and rhythm. Students then translate this recognition to their chosen instrument. The students will begin to visually identify notes and play simple melodies. Current offerings: Beginning Piano, Strings, Guitar and Drums, Flute and Voice. image description

For more information about our Early Childhood Programs please contact:

Early Childhood Director Samantha Gambaccini (gambaccini@cmcb.org) 617-482-7494 x48