Early Childhood Programs

Educating the heart and mind.

The study of  music has been shown to improve mental focus and cognitive functions, but perhaps even more important is that experience of music encourages compassion in the individual. At Nantucket Music Center, we believe every child should have access to music instruction, and we provide early music education opportunities to suit every family’s needs, as well as numerous free outreach programs in the public school system and at the Boys and Girls Club.

Click here to download the 2018 Early Childhood and Outreach Registration Form.  The form can be emailed, faxed, mailed, or delivered to the office in person.

Music Together with Jessica Goodenough Sanseverino

Music Together is a research-based, internationally recognized program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and the grown-ups who love them.This year Music Together celebrates the 25th anniversary of its parent-child music classes being offered across the country and around the world! Our weekly classes include Singing, Dancing, Movement, Instrument play and rhythmic rhymes the whole family will enjoy.
Music Together classes are multi-age and siblings birth to age five can attend class together for a wonderful family music experience.

October 3rd – December 12th, Wednesdays, 9-10am or  September 29th – December 8th Saturdays, 9-10am  $150 ($25 addtl. sibling)
To register call NCMC at (508) 228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

Bulgarian Folk Songs with Gergana Neykova

Music concepts are introduced using traditional Bulgarian songs, folklore, dancing, and costume elements. Songs are taught using fun games to encourage easy adaptation to the Bulgarian language. The class is taught in Bulgarian and English. All children ages 2-10 are welcome. Tuesdays, 3-4PM, 56 Centre Street, FREE, To register call NMC at (508) 228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

These programs are supported in part by grants from the Community Foundation for Nantucket, and by the Nantucket Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



Dalcroze Eurythmics at Nantucket Elementary School
with Kaeyllane DeLima

“Playing with Rhythms: Eurythmics to STOMP”

Description of session: Participants will explore elements of time/rhythm (beat, duration, tempo, accent, meter, phrasing, rhythm patterns, and polyrhythms) through a variety of movement activities, including samples from Dalcroze Eurythmics and STOMP-inspired rhythm creations with equipment.

What participants will learn: Elements of rhythm, a variety of activities for 3rd grade students to explore rhythm through movement (with and without equipment), and inspiration for integrating rhythmic activities in their physical education curricula.

This program was made possible by a gift from the Osceola Foundation.



Enrichmen Cluster at
Nantucket Elementary School

Discovering the Symphony Orchestra: Have you ever been to the symphony and wondered what it’s like to play in the orchestra? Are curious about how to play the flute, violin, cello, and other instruments? Would you like to go to the symphony on class trip? Learn more about music and how musicians make beautiful music happen at the symphony and at home every day.

Enrichment Cluster at NES with Faculty from Nantucket Music Center:
Fridays, 8:15am-9:15am

This program was made possible by a gift from Robert Sarkisian.

Musicalizando with Kaeyllane DeLima

Games and fun activities accompany Brazilian songs with lyrics in Portuguese. This class is open to all children between ages 6 and 8, and may be particularly valuable for Brazilian children who are forgetting their Portuguese and speaking primarily English. Wednesdays, 3-4PM, Nantucket Boys and Girls Club FREE To register call NMC at (508) 228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org