We at GoBambino understand that parents are always looking for unique, fun, and educational activities for kids. Look no further than Music for Aardvarks!
Music for Aardvarks is a refreshing alternative to the traditional music class for kids. Created in 1997 in Brooklyn, NY by rock musician/composer/father of three David Weinstone, Aardvarks is distinct from other children’s music programs in that all classes are based around Mr. Weinstone’s original songs, rhythms, and chants.
In an interview with Weinstone, he preaches his appreciation for originality and authenticity in creating songs that relate to children’s everyday lives: “Music that’s dumbed-down and full of corny cliches is offensive to me, and I think it does our children a great disservice. Kids are smarter than that and deserve better from us. Of course, I’m opposed to music with violent themes or foul language for children. I would like to see us (as a culture) introduce music to children with the same kind of intelligence and creativity we introduce them to the other arts. We have wonderful theater for them. Wonderful children’s literature and art. Why should they be listening to the equivalent of stick figure drawings?”
With influences of rock, blues, ballads, folk, jazz and pop, Aardvark songs uniquely reflect and celebrate the lives of children growing up in New York City. The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing to both kids and their parents. Informal, spirited classes are geared toward children 6 months to 3 years old and incorporate singing, dancing, musical storytelling, instrumental jam sessions and more. It’s an interactive musical experience the whole family can genuinely get excited about!
We absolutely love this fun activity for the kiddos and we know you will too! You can book a drop-in session or a workshop with Music for Aardvarks (Downtown Aardvarks or Music for Aardvarks — Manhattan) this summer on the GoBambino app.