City Music and Education Center in Crestwood presents a fun Caribbean music class for children age 2 to 6 years old on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am to noon in June. Musician Christopher Braig introduces kids to the basics of Caribbean music, hands-on playing of steel drums and other percussion instruments, singing, dancing, and a bit about Caribbean life.
Caregivers are welcome to stay during the class or may relax in the waiting area where they can watch the class on video monitors. Each one hour class costs $20 and you may register your child for just one class or several. Space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended by calling Brian Vaccaro at 314.961.8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher Braig has been a professional musician for over 20 years working for Bahama Breeze, Carnival Cruise Lines, Walt Disney World, and the Shoji Tabuchi show. He plays the tenor saxophone, steel pans, flute, and bansuri. Mr. Braig is an adjunct professor of jazz studies at Webster University where he directs the “mini” Big Band. He performs with Webster University faculty members including Carolbeth True, Willem von Holmbracht, Tom Byrne, and Carol Schmidt. Mr. Braig also has much experience teaching elementary and preschool students.
City Music and Education Center offers additional group classes throughout the year including songwriting and ukulele for kids. And if you are interested in private lessons, the Center has many excellent and encouraging instructors.