Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings in the Mansion singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. This year, families go on a musical adventure as expert artists guide them through folk, go-go, classical, bluegrass, and soul.
Raise your voice and sing! Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin of the award-winning soprano-alto duo The Sweater Set treat kids to a smorgasbord of sound with classic folk and original songs. Guitar, ukulele, accordion, banjo, flute, hand percussion, and kazoo accompany their harmonies.
In this family-friendly go-go workshop and jam session you’ll learn about Chuck Brown, the “go-go swing” feel, how the original go-go beats were created, and how Balbed blends go-go with jazz. Don’t miss this opportunity to teach your kids about the official music of DC!
Unlock your child’s inner Mozart with classical guitarist Pakhomkin. In this interactive performance, you’ll learn the basics of improvisation by clapping rhythms and compose original melodies using letters from the musical alphabet.
Multi-instrumentalist Brad Kolodner takes families on an Appalachian music journey. From toe-tapping fiddle tunes to groovy banjo melodies and jubilant sing-alongs, explore the vibrant and rich tradition of bluegrass and old-time music! This session is sensory-friendly. Check back here closer to the show for the performance guide!
Join singer-songwriter Cecily to explore soul music. Experiment with elements like call-and-response; learn about influences such as gospel, blues, and rock; and celebrate the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Art Blakey, and more! This session is sensory-friendly. Check back here closer to the show for the performance guide!
About Ideal Ages We list ideal ages for many Strathmore Kids events to help families navigate our offerings, but recognize that all children are unique and respond to experiences differently. We invite you to explore the information provided to determine if the event is a good fit for your family. We welcome movement and noise at these events with no shushing.
Everyone Needs a Ticket! All attendees, including accompanying adults, must have a ticket for this event to help us manage attendance and be sure we don't go over our maximum allowed capacity. Tickets for this program are not mailed; there will be a Will Call list at the door.
Free for 2 & Under Children 2 years old and under will be admitted to this program for free. If you plan to bring a child 2 years old or younger, please call our ticket office to reserve a special free ticket at 301.581.5100.