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New York's #1 Outdoor Music Class

Fall 2021 is now open for registration! Click here to register.

Manhattan Aardvarks is an outdoor music class for babies, toddlers, and big kids on the Upper East and Upper West Sides of Manhattan.

Our classes incorporate a wide variety of musical activities including singing, dancing, musical story telling, instrumental jam sessions and musical puppet play.

With influences of rock, folk, jazz and pop, our completely original songs celebrate the lives of children growing up in New York City.

The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing, led by a highly-engaging teacher who entertains both kids and parents alike.

Classes are held in several locations including Riverside, Carl Schurz, Sakura, and Central Park.
Ready to have some fun?

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"Ryan makes magic!" - Hoda Kotb

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is tuition? Tuition is currently $325 for an 8-week session. Early registration specials and other promotions often lower tuition to as low as $275, bringing the price per class to roughly $34. Drop-ins are $50.

Is my child the right age?
Classes are appropriate for kids aged six months to four years. (Older siblings love it too!)

Who teaches my class? That would be me, Mr. Ryan. But you can just call me Ryan.

What's your COVID policy? Families are permitted to site as close or far away as they are comfortable. Masks are not required for children. All instruments are disinfected after each class, and I am fully-vaccinated.

Can I drop-in? You are free to drop-in via our scheduler. It's much cheaper to register for the entire session, however. If you anticipate missing more than two weeks of class, I will create a custom registration package for you if you.

What if it rains? In the event of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. Everyone enrolled in the class is free to book a make-up. If you are signed up for the entire session and we have 2 or more rain cancellations, we will extend an extra week.

Do you have any discounts? Siblings are half-price and siblings under six months are free.

I'm signing up late - do you prorate? Yes! The system will automatically prorate the cost at checkout.

Do you offer private classes or birthday parties? Yes, please email me to discuss availability.

Can I bring a friend? Sure, just send them the drop-in link and have them sign up.

What's up with the Aardvark? Manhattan Aardvarks features the music of David Weinstone’s critically-acclaimed Music for Aardvarks catalog. With over 12 CDs of original music, chances are you’ve already heard one of our biggest hits – The Taxi Song.

Click here to schedule your $10 drop-in

Use code DROP10 at checkout.

Weekly Livestream Classes

Not able to make it in person? In addition to outdoor classes, Manhattan Aardvarks offers a weekly livestream class for kids all over the world!

Check out our videos below and take a free demo class.