We are still here for you! Music for Aardvarks Summer classes have moved online due to covid Meet the amazing people that bring Music for Aardvarks to life! Each month "Spotlight On" will profile a Music for Aardvarks director, teacher or accompanist. It's no exaggeration to say that Weinstone has changed the musical geography of kids music. As creator of the Music for Aardvarks classes that take place all over the country, his music has gotten thousands of tiny toes tapping. Music videos airing daily on Nick Jr TV. Live performances by the Music for Aardvarks Band. And bar none,the most imaginative and original interactive music class for babies and toddlers out there. MFA is known for it's wonderfully imaginative children's music but did you know it all started with an interactive music class for pre-schoolers?
The heart and soul of Music for Aardvarks - Your Kids!
Created in in New York City by rock musician, composer and father of three, David Weinstone, Music for Aardvark's catalogue includes influences of rock, blues, reggae, folk, funk and pop. The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing to both kids and their parents. The catalogue includes 12 CDs of original music as well as a few compilations.
In an exhilarating range of musical styles, Aardvark songs reflect and celebrate the lives of kids growing up today. The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing to both kids and their parents. Memphis is a music town. Known the world over for its rich rock and soul heritage, Memphis cultivates a taste for excellence where music is concerned, so why should parents settle for less when it comes to the music their children listen to. Plain and simple, Music for Aardvarks, is great music!! Parents love the songs as much as their kids do, so time together listening, whether it be during classes, riding in the car, or dancing around the living room is always more meaningful and fun!! Provided with a stimulating and fertile musical environment, positive role models, gentle guidance and encouragement, young children will have enriching and vital musical experiences that help them gain a sense of themselves and a connection to the world they live in. A Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals class is a place where children can experience music in a rich variety of ways. Whether actively participating or simply listening and watching, children are learning in ways that are right for them as individuals, and at their own pace. A more instructional approach, with a focus on specific results, is not only age inappropriate, but totally unnecessary for their musical development.
Radical Aardvark reprinted from Time Magazine. Rocker David Weinstone is music to the ears of toddlers and their grateful parents. In this somewhat radical alternative-music class for toddlers-part of a four-year-old New York City-based program called Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals-much is free-spirited and unpredictable. But one thing is certain: there will be no renditions of Itsy Bitsy Spider or I'm a Little Teapot, thank you very much. Most programs that aim to introduce toddlers to music rely heavily on traditional folk songs, many of which have been around for centuries, but the music in Aardvarks classes and sold on CDs springs entirely from the brain of its punk-rocker founder and lead instructor, David Weinstone. With its topical song subjects and dizzying range of musical styles, Aardvarks has become something of a cult phenomenon among New York City hipsters. And the one-man operation, along with the 10 CDs of music it is based on, is gaining converts across the country. With no promotion or advertising "I'm not very business-minded," Weinstone says , Aardvarks has grown from one class with six kids in to 65 classes with 1, kids a week in New York, and on waiting lists each semester.