Rockness Music’s Enrichment Programs for Kids and How It Benefits Them

Rockness Music’s Enrichment Programs for Kids and How It Benefits Them

Music is an essential component of the human experience. It makes us feel emotions that no other art form can, evoking a wide range of feelings and memories. It’s a universal language that moves people, connects them, and inspires them to achieve great things. For kids, music fosters curiosity and creativity, giving them the courage to harness their own abilities and try new things. Embodiment of this human experience, Rockness Music offers a wide range of programs to help kids develop their potential. Our enrichment programs are designed to provide students with a comprehensive, hands-on musical experience. The curriculum is infused with the newest research in music education and learning, incorporating rock, blues, funk, and jazz. This gives kids a rich musical environment that enables them to feel confident, passionate, and connected. To help you make better decisions about your child’s musical education, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 benefits that Rockness Music’s enrichment programs for kids bring to them.

What Are Enrichment Programs

Enrichment programs are designed to provide children with a sense of accomplishment that is both challenging and fun. They help children learn at their own pace while also giving them an opportunity to advance to the next grade level. Perhaps even more important, enrichment programs help build confidence, love of learning, and self-esteem. Rockness Music focuses on developing every aspect of a child’s personality while giving them the opportunity to experience the real meaning of success: the feeling of working hard and achieving their goals. Our programs enhance your child’s ability to navigate the world through music while still giving them room to have fun. Our teachers help students channel their emotions and give them a supportive space to learn how to be vulnerable, thoughtful, empathetic, and wise. And with the combined efforts of parents and teachers, students are empowered to cultivate their natural curiosity and creativity, leading them to discover new passions and talents – and to express them in a way that is unique to them. 

Top 5 Benefits of Enrichment Programs for Kids

In addition to supporting your child’s natural curiosity and creativity, Rockness Music’s enrichment programs for kids bring them many benefits. These benefits are at the core of the curriculum we’ve developed. Our program, which fosters collaboration, engagement, and connection, is inspired by the latest research in music education. We understand that kids learn and develop at different paces. So, we create an individualized program that’s both challenging and fun, giving students a sense of accomplishment that they can build on. Here are the top 5 benefits of enrichment programs for kids:

1. Teaches Them Discipline:

Every step of the way, from the moment they walk into our studio to the day they walk across the stage, Rockness Music will encourage your child to set goals, work hard, and develop discipline. This will ensure that they’ll work with focus and enthusiasm every day, preparing them for whatever challenges come their way. And with a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility, they’ll grow into a young adult who knows how to tackle challenges with confidence. As they go through life, they’ll face many challenges. But if you give them a solid foundation of discipline and academic confidence at an early age, they’ll be able to deal with these challenges much more effectively.

2. Builds Self-Esteem:

There’s no doubt that kids need to know that they are loved and accepted. But that’s not enough. They also need to be accepted for who they are and be told that they are good at what they do. This is where Rockness Music’s enrichment programs for kids come in. The structure of our program is designed to help kids deal with their insecurities in a positive manner. Kids become much more motivated to work hard and achieve something when they’re encouraged by a positive feedback loop. We make sure that our students know that they’re capable of great things. They will also have the opportunity to hone their communication skills and learn how to express themselves more effectively.

3. Helps Builds Language Skills:

Communication is key to many aspects of life. From starting a conversation with a stranger to writing a great essay to speaking in front of a crowd to communicating effectively in the workplace – every individual need to be able to communicate well. Rockness Music’s enrichment programs for kids are designed to help your child build their communication skills. From honing their vocabulary to reading more effectively, we help them develop the skills needed to deal with the complexities of language through the power of music.

4. Improves Concentration:

As every parent knows, it’s not easy to get kids to concentrate for a long period of time. But it’s imperative for kids to develop good study habits and habits that allow them to focus and stay motivated. Rockness Music’s enrichment programs for kids are designed to develop the skills needed to build good concentration habits. Our programs are designed to indulge their creativity and sense of curiosity, giving them an outlet for their feelings of anxiety and stress. With a strong sense of self-esteem and a strong work ethic, kids become more motivated to learn how to concentrate, master their lessons, and spend time learning something that they are truly passionate about. This not only assists them in becoming more efficient learners but also helps them develop a sense of confidence and belonging and become more effective as they face the challenges of adulthood.

5. Supports Muscle Development and Motor Skills:

Many people think that music is an auditory experience. However, at Rockness Music, we believe that it’s primarily a physical experience. The way children move their bodies, which muscles they flex, and how fluidly they transition from one movement to another all play a vital role in their music development. Learning the basics of music theory is great. But without a solid understanding of the body mechanics of music, your child will have trouble reaching his or her full potential. This is why we create a strong foundation for motor skills and muscle development in our programs. Students learn how to move their bodies in sync with the beat of the music, supporting their auditory development and improving their overall motor skills. These skills will help them be more successful in the future, making them more competitive in the school or work setting.

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Give your kid the chance to cultivate natural curiosity and creativity while building confidence, empathy, and communication skills that will last a lifetime. Rockness Music offers a wide range of programs, all designed to bring your child to their full potential. Contact us today to learn more about how we can best serve your child.

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Early Childhood Spring Music Classes!

Welcome to Rockness Music’s  Early Childhood Music Classes. We are so happy to be able to celebrate music with you this spring in our spring music classes.

Our Early Childhood Specialists

Your amazing teachers this session are featured in the bio cards below.  Allison O’Braza has been teaching with Rockness for over three years, additionally she sings on some of the records. You might see her featured in a few Rockness videos too! She has an MFA in acting and is newly engaged! Yes, it’s true (oh, she also rocks out with her band From the Concrete)! Adam Falzer is an amazing guitarist who graduated Berkley School of Music. Better yet, he is a dad of two amazing kids. Adam has an awesome Montclair NJ based band called the Porchistas.

Lastly, your fearless leader, Michael Napolitano, has been teaching children’s music for 13 years and and is currently in production of an Audio book for preschoolers based on his character creation Michael & the Rockness Monsters.  Michael is a happy dad of two tough young ladies. Michael runs the company with is wife Heather. His daughters both work part time with the company both artistically and administratively. You can hear their beautiful voices all over the Rockness Monsters songs!

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Coming This Summer

Thanks for being with us this spring. Now you know who we are! This summer we will be offering our class Summer Drummer™ – an exploration in drumming for babies and preschoolers! It’s a great class for your whole family as it tends to entertain both the babies and older children.  Each child receives their own pair of bongos! Our Early Childhood Music Classes teach your baby or toddler new skills while they are having a great time, with their favorite people, their parents or caregivers.

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Kids Virtual Birthday Entertainment

Finding good kids virtual birthday entertainment can be difficult and it’s easier if you have seen the entertainer at a friends party. Consequently,  you have come to the right place for the online birthday party on the internet. Check out our facebook page for tons of reviews. Rockness Music hosts your birthday party with your friends and family and show everyone an awesome musical time, while guests and children interact with your child!

There are many options available. Moreover, we host the party with green screen and sound effects or go straight analog with just a camera and a microphone. That is all you need to rock out! After the birthday party is over we can help you sing happy birthday with all of your friends.

First birthdays to 5th birthdays are so important. Kids need to feel embraced and it’s for you too! Let’s be honest, your first year as a parent was an interesting one! Well we are here to celebrate that with you. Our online birthday party entertainment for kids is the best, and we stand by it with our Rockness guarantee! We also have wonderful classes available please check out one of the following options for our virtual classes!

Rockness has been rocking birthdays and classes for 15 years!  We use props, great songs, and our imaginations to explore the world around us, jam with our friends and learn a little something along the way. Our priority is to make sure your family and party guests have an unforgettable, imaginable experience that they will talk about for years to come. Thanks for checking out what Rockness has to offer. Our instructors are experts, please inquire today about our musical birthday parties!

Check out more information here on our virtual birthday page. Call anytime, we are standing by and here to make your day even more special.

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Online Music Class For Toddlers

Online Music Class for toddlers.

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Our online music class for toddlers is pretty much the most fun thing out there.

There are many options from dance and music to legos and art.  Here at Rockness Music we have sculpted a super fun online music class for kids. Classes can be bought in packs or drop ins.

You know when you feel like you need to get up and moving and go for a walk? Well our kids need it too! Our kids need to move and jump and get flushed in the face. It’s important to have those moments to be goofy as well.

Grab a snack and join us for morning fun. We are also serving the WORLD with virtual birthday parties. It all happens on Zoom, online, in your house! It’s a great way to celebrate during quarantine.

What to expect in our Online Music Class For Toddlers?

During our virtual classes we use songs and movement to inspire the kids to dance, sing and laugh. We suggest you bring a shaker, a kazoo, a drum, or any other instruments you would like to use. You can be as LOUD as you want. We will keep you muted during the class but don’t worry, the teacher will unmute at the end and we can all make goofy faces together.

Please contact us for any info you might have! We are here to help. Oh, don’t forget you can register for a free trial. FREE TRIAL, that’s right, what do you have to lose!

Thank you and take care.

It’s SPRING CLEANING time and we here are Rockness Music want you to turn your cleaning chores into a musical afternoon of adventure and fun with your children. Did you know that everything makes a sound?  It’s true. Try tapping on the dinner table with your kids.  Walk up and down your gravel driveway.  All of a sudden you have the backdrop for an awesome song.  So when you are heading outside to clean the yard you can make music with soccer balls and baseball mitts just by drumming on the them.  You will make very unique sounds with these not so typical instruments. Whoa! Who needs a drum kit when you have a basketball to groove with?

If your baby or toddler is tired of the latest and greatest toy you can always turn to wooden spoons or plastic cups to make music.  So while straightening up the kitchen pantry you can take the box of mac and cheese and shake it like a shaker.  That’s right, shake that mac and cheese!  Before you recycle it you can start your own jug band by blowing on the top of an empty jug of apple juice. You will be the coolest family on the block!

Check out the song Everything Makes A Sound from the album Everything Makes A Sound written and performed by Rockness Music founder Michael Napolitano and his family.  Hint, those are all items from the studio!   Talk about everything makes a sound.

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Music Classes In Montclair

Thinking about Montclair music classes? We hold our baby music classes in Montclair and have been rockin’ here for nearly a decade! The town is known to be a favorite spot for New Yorkers wishing to move away from the city for a better quality family life. Nestled on the side of the Watchung Mountains in Essex County, Montclair is one of the most vibrant and colorful towns in all of New Jersey.  Montclair’s public school system is based on a magnet system where students can go to any of the town’s schools they choose.  Many college students go on to attend Montclair classes at Montclair University.  Brookdale Park is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities for kids in Montclair. The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) also has some terrific indoor children’s activities in Montclair.

Our children’s music classes in Montclair are held at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts, just off of Bloomfield Avenue, on Tuesday mornings.  We really have the best time in our toddler music classes in Montclair!  We explore new instruments each week and bring out old favorites too! When the djembe comes out all of the children know to put their binoculars on because we’re going on an adventure!  It’s such a joy to see your kids light up with the music!

Our class is the perfect Montclair baby music class. Our students are encouraged to participate at any level at any pace. Children learn the basic “how to’s?” and “why’s?” pertaining to music. We encourage investigation, discovery, and creativity.  We can’t wait to see you at our Montclair kids classes!

Music Classes In Westfield

We love rockin’ out in our Westfield music classes!  Westfield is an awesome community with a vibrant downtown and cultural scene and convenient public transportation to NYC. There is a great public school system which attracts a lot of great families and also many classes for kids in Westfield.  According to Time Out New York, “Westfield is a cool place to live.”

There are extensive indoor and outdoor activities for kids in Westfield. There are nine municipal parks and fields in the town, plus tennis courts at Elm and Walnut Streets. Tamaques Reservation is the largest, with football and baseball fields and places to jog and picnic. Memorial Pool is a popular summer place to cool off!

We hold our toddler music classes in Westfield at Westfield Recreation on East Broad Street. Every class is a new adventure with new songs and new instruments! We also have baby music classes in Westfield, for our youngest rockstars.  Most classes are mixed ages and siblings are always welcome!  Nearby Fanwood and Scotch Plains families are also conveniently located to our kids classes in Westfield. This is the exciting, enriching kids class in Westfield you’ve been searching for! We want to rock with you!


Many families making the leap from the city to the suburbs move to Scotch Plains. People find it very peaceful there.  Scotch Plains is at the foot of the Watchung Reservation, a beautiful park with hiking and horse trails, a large playground, stable, museum and picnic sites.  There are many children’s activities in Scotch Plains to serve this growing family oriented community.

We hold our children’s music classes in Scotch Plains at Congregation Beth Israel.  You don’t need to be Jewish to go here of course!  All our welcome. This great space has a bright, big room for us to jam and dance around in!  Pr No matter when you decide to try our Scotch Plains music classes, it is sure to be an engaging, energetic and bonding experience for you and your child!

If you’re looking for classes for kids in Scotch Plains, check out the Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey.  We love doing our enrichment program and after school classes for their youngest students. The JCC is such a great place to meet people and has an awesome summer camp! For activities for kids in Scotch Plains, the JCC is the place to be.

We hold our children’s music classes in Madison! This town is often described as quaint and charming and that it looks like a film set. It actually has been used as one many times! Many students attend Madison classes at one of its two universities: Drew University and Fairleigh Dickinson.  It is also a great town for families and there are lots of activities for kids in Madison. There is a fabulous community pool and many choices for classes for kids in Madison. It was voted one of the safest communities in New Jersey. We love that. One of the many reasons why we do Madison kids classes.

Every fall, Madison has an event called Bottle Hill Day. During this festival, the community is able to come down to the center of town to celebrate with games, food, music, and more! There have been a lot of children’s activities in Madison added and over the years the festival has really grown.  They also love parades here too!

Rockness Music’s Madison music classes are held year round at Studio Allegro.  They train young dancers there and have a great creative movement program for children as well.  We love being able to partner with studios and schools that have such a positive creative vision and are as passionate about the arts as we are! Our baby music classes in Madison are so much fun!  Our instructors get everyone involved starting with simply clapping to the “Hello” song.  For our toddler music classes in Madison it’s the same thing but the toddlers are a bit more mobile of course. Plenty of space to jump and dance around!  Our kids classes in Madison introduce new instruments and songs each week. For Madison baby music classes, we just a little cooler and hipper than other classes… if we do say so ourselves.


Interested in classes for kids in Dumbo? Dumbo is definitely one the most unique neighborhoods that we hold children’s music classes in! It is NYC’s little secret hideaway nestled beneath two bridges.  We love doing kids classes in Dumbo. There is the amazing Brooklyn Bridge Park, cool playgrounds and Jane’s Carousel. There are so many fun activities for kids in Dumbo and lots of Dumbo classes. There are lots fantastic shops and restaurants to explore as well!

Our children’s music classes in Dumbo are held at  Abundant Learning.  This terrific space is in the heart of Dumbo and a wonderful place to meet other parents. In our Dumbo music classes are where many lifelong friendships began. It is invaluable to share with your peers who have children the same age as you. After our toddler music classes in Dumbo, you may want to do other children’s activities in Dumbo after class! Our Dumbo kids classes do fill up quickly so come and try one!

We didn’t have classes like this when we were kids like our baby classes in Dumbo! Do you love music and like to rock out? So do we! Our baby music classes in Dumbo have so many benefits for your child’s development. Music helps motor development and coordination, builds social skills and boosts self- esteem. Our classes are also just so fun!  We shake eggs, hit drums and dance, dance dance in our Dumbo baby music classes.  We hope to see you at our kids class in Dumbo soon.

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