Making Music Meaningful

Music and movement for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Experience a lively program that introduces you and your baby, toddler or preschooler to the joy of making music without pressing play. Explore simple instruments and learn a lovely repertoire of songs, finger plays, bounces, games and rhymes that you can also use at home. 

Expose your child to music • Stimulate your child’s cognitive, emotional and physical development 
Learn something new to do together • And have fun! 

Active participation in songs, finger plays, bounces, rhymes, instrument exploration, listening and movement activities will introduce you and your baby, toddler or preschooler to the joy of making music.

Children and parents alike are invited to play hand-held percussion instruments. They also see and hear how several instruments, such as the cello, the ukulele, the recorder, the clarinet, the flute, the guitar and the xylophone are played, as well as a hand drum and tambourine during the movement activities.

Each of the five terms between September and August offers you a lovely new repertoire of music and musical activities that you can also use at home.

News & Updates:
July 26, 2018: Finished the second workshop today at the Jewish Youth Library summer camp.
It was such a great experience to host for the 2 to 4 year olds! Thank you so much for inviting me.

Fall 2018: 2nd location added! I am pleased to announce that Making Music Meaningful is going to Nepean!
See the Class Schedule for more details.

Class Schedule & Fees

Review our class schedule for the current term, and find out how much it will cost to enrol your child or children!

About the Director

Joëlle looks forward to meeting you and your child and to sharing with you the joy of music! Learn more about her and the history of the program.

Policies & Practices

Make sure you know what to expect during classes, and how our practices may effect you and your child.


That expecting parents will look forward to the time when their children will be able to participate.

That they and their children will grow from their shared music experience.

That they will look back on their music classes with fondness.

That, as a result of their participation, making music together will become a joyful part of their day-to-day lives.


Dedicated to providing high quality early childhood music education, Making Music Meaningful emphasizes the joy derived from making music with others without the use of pre-recorded music.

The carefully-developed curriculum, based on the Royal Conservatory of Music’s principles of early childhood music education, is delivered to small groups in a nurturing, child-oriented environment. Class activities contribute to the development of the whole child by stimulating young children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.


Please send us a message if you have any questions or concerns.



1500 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 3Y9

86 Argue Drive
Nepean, Ontario
K2E 6S1

Thank You

Tea provided by: Heart Tea Heart
Facilities provided by: Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation & General Burns Tennis Club Lodge