Bucktown Music

Level 4

Ages 3.5 to 5.5


Mini Maestros II

This is the perfect group class that will prepare your child for private music lessons. Students will get to play a variety of instruments, and learn about tempi, dynamics, musical form, beginning music notation and more as they explore many genres of music! (Caregivers wait in lobby)

Not quite ready for music lessons? Level 4 classes help build a foundation for formal music instruction. Children explore basic music symbols and more complex instruments, and master concepts that boost learning in other subjects.
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45 minutes
Every Tuesday
Join Anytime
04:15 PM
3.5 - 5.5yrs
Chicago, IL
$250 for one child, add-a-sibling for $125

Weekly in-person class with digital Kindermusik @Home class music and ebooks, plus unlimited makeups while enrolled

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Resources on My.Kindermusik

Digital albums, narrated e-books, and more are available on our password-protected family platform, accessible via desktop, tablet, or mobile devices.

Resources on the Free Kindermusik App

Stream everything from class on your phone by downloading the free Kindermusik app. You can:
  • Stream all of your class music
  • Access pre-themed playlists or create your own
  • Enjoy narrated swipeable books
  • Explore instrument play
  • Browse kid-friendly craft videos
  • And more!

Kindermusik Level 4

Level 4 classes focus on basic musical symbols, complex instruments, and more in-depth movement games. Children begin to master new music terms and concepts, and ready themselves for math, reading, and writing.

  • Language and Literacy
    Children increase phonological awareness, focused attention, communication skills, and vocabulary.
  • Cognitive
    The connections in the brain that are used to integrate new learning, make decisions, and think critically are strengthened.
  • Musical Skills
    Children show increased pitch accuracy when singing and gain a better understanding of rhythm patterns.
Patty Kennedy

Patty Kennedy

Patty Kennedy earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and moved to Chicago soon after completing her degree in 2010 to pursue a career in music. Patty is an active performer and sings with several professional choirs throughout the city. She is most well known for her role as soprano and Executive Director of Chicago’s premier women’s ensemble, La Caccina. After having also been a nanny for several years, Patty wanted to find a way to combine her passion for working with children and music, and that’s when she was lucky enough to find Kindermusik! Patty has been teaching Kindermusik at Bucktown Music since 2012, and hopes to bring children and families the same joy that she finds in music and movement. She works to empower parents by giving them tools to help make daily life easier and more fun, and also to instill a lifelong love of music.


Bucktown Music has proudly been serving Chicago since 2008! In our award-winning classes, you will learn: -How to use music for routines and rituals to add a little pizazz throughout your day -How music & movement activities help develop your child's growing brain and systems -How music, song, and speech can help you learn to read and respond to your child's needs, increasing your connection) -How to use music to boost your child's social-emotional development during this difficult time Included: all of the music from class via the Kindermusik app, extra at-home activity ideas, and new parent information & education.

1890 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Bucktown Music
Chicago, IL 60647

Special Directions

Please do not come to class if you or your child are feeling unwell, or have a fever or cold/cough symptoms. PHONES: In order to model mindfulness and presence, maintain the learning environment and respect the privacy of class members and teachers, we ask that you do not use your phone in class or take videos.

Studio Policy

SESSION CLASSES: Your one-time payment in full is due upon registration. ONGOING CLASSES: Your credit card will be processed for the first month's payment and a non-refundable $25 registration fee ($124 total, minus any prorating or promo codes) within 2 business days of registration. Billing is then set to recurring billing at $99/month autopay starting the following month. Baby siblings under 12 months are free in the Mixed Age class, and all other siblings are charged at $59/month. There are no credits or refunds for missed classes. Makeup classes are available while you are currently enrolled. Ongoing class withdrawal: if you need to withdraw, let us know in writing (via email) before the first of the month that will be your last and we will turn off your billing.