In it's twelfth year, Mini Music is the Bay Area's favorite interactive music class for 0-5 year olds and their parents/grandparents or caregivers. Classes are led by the creators, husband and wife team - Ali and Warren Mann. Families are given a CD of the session’s music, recorded by Ali and Warren, and over the course of the ten-week session families will experience the songs in many ways, using rhythm sticks, egg shakers, drums and movement. Live classes are accompanied by guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Children work toward attaining basic music competence while being surrounded by passionate music making!
*** Discounts for Siblings: $180 for first child / $100 for 2nd child /$80 for 3rd child
*** All Adults must be fully Vaccinated
***All CLasses are currently going to be held in the Town Park unless teachers says otherwise
*** Depending on weather classes on may meet in a different location or on Zoom.
Ali Mann, a credentialed school teacher, was certified in 2006 to teach interactive music classes to infants and toddlers and has taught well over a thousand families since then. Prior to starting her business, Mini Music, Ali taught private music lessons at the Sonoma Academy of Dance and Art in Sonoma, CA. During that time she received many requests to teach private music classes to groups of parents and children in family living rooms. It was then that she decided to start her own music program and thus Mini Music was born with its first official class in the fall of 2009. Since its inception, Mini Music has grown from one class with twelve mamas and their children in a living room in Mill Valley to twenty classes a week in three counties with five locations and over three hundred families currently enrolled in the spring of 2017. In addition to teaching Mini Music classes, Ali performs Mini Music kids' concerts with her partner, Warren Mann. She also performs original grown-up music around the Bay Area in her duo, The Honeymann Band, with husband, Warren Mann, who can also be heard singing, playing guitar, mandolin and banjo on Mini Music recordings.
Warren Mann loves music, plain and simple. Growing up in a house surrounded by musical parents, siblings and housemates, the joy shared around music was ever-present. This joy has continued to influence Warren's life to this day. Warren is certified to teach interactive music classes to infants and toddlers and also graduated from UCLA with a degree in Cultural Anthropology. He is particularly fascinated by the many different ways in which people learn and interact. At home within a musical setting, Warren thrives on seeing the reaction of young children when they hear and are exposed to music. Their expressions, intrigue, curiosity, excitement and joy continue to inspire him to write, share and promote the music that he has grown to love. Warren plays guitar, mandolin, banjo and whatever else he can get his hands on. You can hear Warren playing and singing on all of the Mini Music recordings, find him performing around Sonoma and Marin Counties with various bands and with his duo, The Honeymann Band with Ali Mann.
Overall Spots Available: 10
Online Spots: 10
In Person Spots: 10
Resident Spots: 10
Non-Resident Spots: 10
Activity Dates, Days, Times:
Start Date: Mon, 07/11/2022
End Date: Mon, 08/15/2022
Days/Times: Mon 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
Number Of Sessions:
Class will not meet on: