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Sing & Play & Learn Today! is an engaging program that promotes music appreciation, movement, and social interaction for children. The passion for music displayed by the instructors is inspiring. Through the music program, all of our children have made friends and built relationships that extend outside of the classroom. In our busy lives, the Sing & Play & Learn Today! program has provided us with countless hours of parent/child bonding time and created memories that we'll cherish forever.
    -- Christa & Nick

Sing & Play & Learn Today! has been a wonderful learning environment for my daughter to gain comfort in a group setting and to appreciate a love for music. She now absolutely loves to sing and we incorporate music in our daily lives. We can not thank West Music enough for providing this engaging and fun class.
    -- Deanna

We have been taking our children to the group music program since they were a few months old, and they have absolutely loved it!
    -- Lanaya

Sing & Play & Learn Today! is something we look forward to each week! Our three children have all enjoyed the special time we spend in music class. The curriculum is interactive and the resources are helpful in extending learning at home.
    -- Kari

Sing, Play, Keys! has been an excellent introduction to the keys, notes and music counting for our 5 year old. I see this program as the perfect building blocks toward music recognition and understanding for any future instrument she chooses.
    -- Amy

What is Sing & Play & Learn Today?

Sing & Play & Learn Today! is West Music's own early childhood music and movement program! Designed for ages 3 months - 6 years and using activities created by our own educators and other nationally recognized authors, Sing & Play & Learn Today! helps your child experience the amazing musical and non-musical life skills outcomes of early childhood music and movement!

While activities vary by age range, they include singing, listening, vocal and rhythmic practice, dancing, bouncing, exploring simple percussion instruments, drumming, keyboards, and experiencing a wide variety of musical examples, including folk songs, classical music, multi-cultural songs, jazz, and more.

West Music is the largest supplier of General Music instruments in the country. Each class will include a fantastic assortment of recorded music and instruments to reinforce concepts explored in class, and give you a variety of new songs and ideas as you create incredible music at home!

We have had a tremendous response to our past classes, and are so excited to share our program with you in the coming semesters!

Register online, or download and print a registration form for classes at any West Music location - see class listings for registration details.

Winter/Spring classes begin January 31!

(See class listings for details)

Register Today! Availability is determined by minimum/maximum class sizes; space is reserved on a first come first served basis. If a class you choose is unavailable, we'll call you with further options.

Winter/Spring 2017 Classes

Sing, Play, Grow!

For babies ages 3 – 15 months

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Sing, Play, Grow!
  • Weekly 45-minute classes with a caregiver
  • An assortment of home materials

Experience Early Childhood Music and Movement with your baby in our Sing, Play, Grow! environment. Activities will include singing, chanting, cuddling, rocking, dancing, instrument exploration, and more! Our approved baby-safe instruments add to music play at home! Recorded music will include some of our in-class songs and many others to explore as you make music at home with your child.

Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play Grow! Classes

Unit: Under the Sea

Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Grow Class Schedule
LocationSessionTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Wednesdays 9:00am Feb 1
Coralville Wednesdays 7:00pm Feb 1
Coralville Saturdays 9:30am Feb 4
Moline Saturdays 9:00am Feb 4
Fees for Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Grow Classes $185 plus tax on materials

Sing, Play, Move!

For toddlers ages 16 months – 3½ years

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Sing, Play, Move!
  • Weekly 45-minute classes with a caregiver
  • An assortment of home materials
  • Recorded music will include some of our in-class songs and many others to explore as you make music at home.


Your toddler is on the move and ready to learn through musical activities! You and your toddler will sing, move, chant, move, dance, move, explore instruments, and move some more! A great "pre-classroom" environment to encourage self-confidence, self-expression, social skills, and cooperation!

Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Move! Classes

Unit: The Great Outdoors

Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Move Class Schedule
LocationSessionTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Tuesdays 10:00am Jan 31
Coralville Wednesdays 10:00am Feb 1
Coralville Wednesdays 6:00pm Feb 1
Coralville Thursdays 9:00am Feb 2
Coralville Thursdays 6:30pm Feb 2
Coralville Fridays 9:00am Feb 3
Coralville Fridays 10:00am Feb 3
Coralville Saturdays 10:30am Feb 4
Quad Cities Saturdays 9:00am Feb 4
Decorah Thursdays 10:00am Feb 2
Urbandale Wednesdays 10:00am Feb 1
Fees for Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Move Classes $185 plus tax on materials

Sing, Play, Drum!

For preschoolers ages 3½ – 5 years

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Sing, Play, Drum!
  • Weekly 45-minute classes; children attend first 35 minutes alone, caregivers join in for last 10 minutes
  • An assortment of home materials

Based on activities created by Melissa Blum in her World Music Drumming Curriculum, "Drumming Up the Fun!".

Class activities include creating sound stories to illustrate children's books with musical instruments, exploring modified World Music Drumming ensembles, songs and movement, rhythmic play, singing, dancing, and more! Reinforces important preschool concepts such as turn taking, sharing, following guidelines, respecting personal space, and more.

Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Drum Classes

Unit: Keeping the Beat

Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Drum Class Schedule
LocationSessionTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Wednesdays 5:00pm Feb 1
Coralville Thursdays 10:00am Feb 2
Coralville Thursdays 5:30pm Feb 2
Coralville Saturdays 11:30am Feb 4
Moline Saturdays 11:00am Feb 4
Fees for Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Drum Classes $185 plus tax on materials

Sing, Play, Keys!

Keyboard Classes for Ages 5 and 6

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Sing, Play, Keys!
  • Daily 1 hour sessions, children attend 55 minutes alone, then the care giver attends the last 5 minutes.
  • An assortment of home materials

Sing, Play, Keys! was created by Nancy Cree and teachers of the Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Centers program. Sing, Play, Keys! is designed to give young students a fun way to start learning piano. Children learn rhythm basics, finger plays and exercises, explore keyboard black and white keys, learn about other musical instruments, and more! Sing, Play, Keys! classes are appropriate only for children 5-6 years old at this time.

Children learn rhythm basics, finger plays and exercises, explore keyboard black keys and more!

Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Keys Classes

Semester 1: Keyboard Explorers

Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Keys Class Schedule
LocationSessionTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Thursdays 4:00pm Feb 2
Coralville Saturdays 9:00am Feb 4
Moline Saturdays 12:00pm Feb 4
Cedar Falls Tuesdays 4:00pm Jan 31
Marion Tuesdays 6:00pm Jan 31
Marion Saturdays 10:00am Feb 4

Semester 2: Keyboard Adventurers

Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Keys Class Schedule
LocationSessionTimeStart DateRegistration
Coralville Thursdays 5:00pm Feb 2
Coralville Saturdays 10:00am Feb 4
Marion Tuesdays 7:00pm Jan 31
Marion Saturdays 11:00am Feb 4
Fees for Winter/Spring 2017 Sing, Play, Keys Classes $185 plus tax on materials

Your Sing & Play & Learn Today Educators

Rebecca FoerstnerRebecca Foerstner is delighted to be the Director of Sing & Play & Learn Today at West Music! She has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and over 17 years experience as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. She has taught early childhood music and movement at West Music since 2001 and teaches Kindergarten at Montessori Children's Garden in North Liberty. Becky has been an active singer and instrumentalist throughout her life.


Angela FrantzAngela Frantz has a degree in Early Childhood Education from UCLA. A singer/instrumentalist, she has over 19 years experience as a preschool classroom and music teacher and administrator, and continues to direct a daily educational playgroup in her home. Angela has been an early childhood music and movement educator for over eight years.


Natalie LandowskiNatalie Landowski has multiple years of experience teaching music to children and is currently working on her doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy. Natalie is also a member of the Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Center.


Andrea AlertAndrea Alert has a BM in Music from Western Michigan University and a MM in Viola Performance from the University of Northern Iowa. She currently performs with the Dubuque Symphony and Orchestra Iowa as a substitute violist. She is comfortable and open to teaching different types of styles, including classical and fiddle. She utilizes different teaching approaches that will best help the student.


Tami BiggerstaffTami Biggerstaff is looking forward to teachign the Sing & Play & Learn Today! series at West Music! Tami has completed multiple training events that focus on Early Childhood Music and Movement and has several years' teaching experience. She has served with the non-profit Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) as the treasurer and business manager. She is also the Chair for Iowa Music Education Association, Early Childhood. She is a life-long music maker and advocate for music education. Tami is pleased to continue her teaching career with a new chapter that includes West Music and SPLT! Tami teaches our Urbandale classes.


Mykal FinchMykal Finch s a classically trained violinist who has been playing for 13 years. Mykal attended Carrol College and Northwest Missouri State University studying Special Education. Mykal is a memeber of the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra and an associate at Kephart-West Music.

Mykal teaches our Decorah classes.







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