Keep The Summer Beat with Rockness Music’s Summer Drummer Children’s Music Classes!

Rockness Music will be keeping the beat all over New Jersey and New York this summer with our awesome Summer Drummer Mommy and Me toddler music classes.  We’ll be creating drum circles, singing, dancing, exploring and discovering for a wonderful six-week session!

Every child in our Summer Drummer children’s music classes will receive his/her very own FREE set of bongos to help us keep the beat all summer long!

Don’t miss out, register today! Join the class that parents say “blows all of the others away!”

At What Locations Are Your Summer Drummer Children’s Music Classes Held?

Our Summer Drummer children’s music classes begin the week of July 7th and continue for six weeks.  We will be holding our high-energy, engaging, and educational toddler Mommy and Me music classes at the following locations in New Jersey, New York, and Brooklyn:

Riverdale, NY – Kidaroo

3603 Fieldston Road, Bronx, NY
Fridays at 10am

Ft. Greene, NY – Move with Grace

469 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesdays at 10am

Dumbo, NY – Abundant Learning

68 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY
Mondays at 10 & 11am

Downtown Hoboken – Local Barre

44 Hudson Place, Hoboken, NJ
Thursdays at 11am & 12pm

Midtown Hoboken – Local Barre

720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ
Tuesdays at 9:30 & 10:30am

Uptown Hoboken – Local Barre

1180 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken, NJ
Wednesdays at 11am & 12pm

Jersey City – Three Little Birds

16 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ
Mondays at 9:30 & 10:30am

Maplewood – Village Dance Academy

155 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood, NJ
Fridays at 10am

Montclair – Sharron Miller Dance

14 South Park St, Montclair, NJ
Tuesdays at 9:30 & 10:30am

Madison – Doodlebugz

55 Main St, Madison, NJ
Mondays at 9:30am, 3:30pm
Thursdays at 9:30 & 10:30am

Westfield/Garwood – Creative Kids

300 South Ave, Garwood, NJ
Thursdays at 10 & 11am
Fridays at 9:30 & 10:30am

Metuchen – What’s the Scoop

410 Main St, Metuchen, NJ

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:15am

What Is Rockness Music All About?

Not familiar with Rockness Music’s engaging, high-energy children’s music classes?

Where Do I Sign Up for the Summer Drummer Children’s Music Classes?

Ready to sign up for our awesome Summer Drummer session?

Head over to and sign your child up for the best children’s music class around!  We’d love to see you in Hoboken, Jersey City, Madison, Maplewood, Ft. Greene, Dumbo, or whichever location is closest to you!

Remember: every child who signs up receives his/her very own FREE set of bongos!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, sign up for Summer Drummer today!
For more information, please contact us at info@ or 732-205-1971. We’re always here to help!

Keep Rockin’,
– Rockness Music

Keep The Summer Beat with Rockness Music ’s Free Children’s Music Classes!

Beginning June 3rd, Rockness Music is happy to offer free children’s music classes in select locations in New Jersey and New York.  Try a class on us to see why parents say that Rockness Music “blows all of the others away!”

Rockness Music will be keeping the beat all over New Jersey and New York this summer with our awesome Summer Drummer Mommy and Me toddler music classes.  We’ll be creating drum circles, singing, dancing, exploring and discovering for a wonderful six-week session!

How Do I Sign Up For Rockness Music ’s Free Children’s Music Classes

Registration for Rockness Music ’s free children’s music classes is currently underway!  Simply click on the following link to pick the location, date, and time of your choice:

There are limited seats remaining, so don’t miss out on a chance to try out our free children’s music classes!  Register today!

Where Can I Try Rockness Music ’s Free Children’s Music Classes

We will be holding our free children’s music classes at the following locations in New Jersey and New York:

Midtown Hoboken – Local Barre
720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ
Tuesday, June 3rd & 10th

Maplewood – Village Dance Academy
155 Maplewood Ave., Maplewood, NJ
Tuesday, June 3rd & 10th

Riverdale, NY – Kidaroo
3603 Fieldston Road, Bronx, NY
Friday, June 6th & 13th

Ft. Greene, NY – Move with Grace
469 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, June 3rd & 10th

I Already Love Rockness Music – Where Do I Sign Up for the Summer Drummer Session

Don’t need to try one of our free children’s music classes?  Ready to sign up for our awesome Summer Drummer session?

Head over to our site and sign your child up for the best children’s music class around!  Every child who signs up receives his/her very own FREE set of bongos!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, sign up for Summer Drummer today!

For more information, please contact us at or 732.205.1971- we’re always here to help!

Keep Rockin’ – – – Rockness Music

Rockness Music hosts super fun music classes for toddlers in Maplewood NJ!

Real rock n roll musicians fill these music classes with energy and engagement. We use drums, shakers and props to make these music classes for toddlers and their parents super fun! Our engaging, interactive, and educational music classes and performances are the most upbeat classes around, and guaranteed to have everyone dancing, singing, and learning together!

We have a wonderful community of families in Maplewood and we can’t thank them enough for our awesome reviews.

“Our children look forward to their weekly Rockness Music class. The energy, creativity and talent you bring to our school fosters a true appreciation of music. We are learning music skills in a fun and engaging environment!” (D.K. , Maplewood, NJ)

“I have done a ton of other mommy and me music classes here and in the city and this by far blows them all away.” (Krystin, Maplewood, NJ)

How are Rockness Music ‘s Preschool Music Classes in Maplewood different?

Our high-energy children’s music classes are filled with drumming, shaking, dancing, laughter, and instrument discovery.  Each week, toddlers and parents will learn about new instruments in our mystery discover instrument series.

Our interactive and hip 45-minute sessions incorporate Rockness Music’s Parents’ Choice Award Winning music.  Songs like “When I’m Jumpin,” “Safari Song,” “The Family Song” and more are all performed live on guitar and drums.

How Do I Register For A Music Class in Maplewood, NJ?

Simply head over to our classes page! Registering for a class is simple and easy – we can’t wait for you to join the band!

What To Expect The Day Of My Rockness Music Class in Maplewood?

Try and show up a little early so that you can find the location and settle in with your baby or toddler before classes begin. Our curriculum is crafted by experts in children’s education and music, bringing a musical adventure exploring imagination, creativity and a sense of wonder to your child. As children create and respond to music, they discover ways to represent their feelings, ideas and experiences.

Through drum circles, dramatic play, group singing, dancing, and more, we lay the stepping stones for your child as they prepare for their formal education.  Children in our Maplewood classes are given the freedom and focus to explore, learn, and play, leading to wonderful moments every week!

Where Does Rockness Music Hold  Music Classes For Toddlers In Maplewood, NJ?

Burgdorff Cultural Center

10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040

For more information, please contact us at or  732.205.1971, we are always here to help.

Sign up today for tons of fun with your toddler in Maplewood today!  We can’t wait to rock with you!

Happy Mother’s Day

The days are getting longer.  The weather is getting warmer.  Birds are singing and flowers are blooming.  That can only mean one thing: Mother’s Day is just around the corner!

At Rockness Music, we believe that family is the most important thing in the world and should always be celebrated.  Whether it’s getting together for family dinners on Sunday, cuddling up to watch a great movie, or singing along to our favorite songs in the car, we hope everyone treasures the little moments with families as much as we do!

Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day together!  Click here to listen to “The Family Song” while we share some great ideas that everyone can take part in this Sunday!



Once you’re done singing “The Family Song,” head on over to the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair for their “Music in the Garden” series.  Enjoy the beautiful music while taking in the gorgeous gardens from 12-2pm this Mother’s Day.


Your child could be a kid in King Arthur’s Court at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ this weekend!  Join in the fun and cheer on your favorite knight.  The best part?  Moms get in for free!


Burn off those Mother’s Day dessert calories for a good cause!

The Summit Area YMCA will hosting its 13th annual 5K race to benefit Livestrong at the YMCA, with proceeds going to help benefit their cancer and recovery program.

Looking for something a little more challenging?  Then the Prospect Park Mother’s Day Duathlon is for you!  Choose the activity that’s right for you, and run, sprint, and bike your way to a feeling of accomplishment!


Now that you’ve burned off an entire day’s worth of calories, it’s time to eat!

On Friday afternoon, Parti-Licious in Garwood, NJ will be celebrating Mother’s Day with “I Like Warm Hugs – A High Tea Mother’s Day Event.”  This fun and unique afternoon event with feature My Fairytale Party’s Ice Queen & Ice Sister Princess for a day both children and moms will enjoy!

How about some Mother’s Day Brunch?  Head over to The Dumbo Loft for their annual Mother’s Day Brunch, featuring a wide array of brunch favorites and specialty dishes!

Our friends at Novita in Metuchen, NJ are also preparing a special menu for the whole family.  Celebrate with a delicious meal from one of the area’s best restaurants!


You’ve heard the saying that the best things in life are free.  This Mother’s Day, spend some “mommy and me” time by taking part in some classic Mother’s Day crafts.  From paper flowers and cute matching aprons, to bouquet cards and hand prints, you can have hours of fun creating memorable crafts to treasure and enjoy!

Be sure to check out these craft ideas and many more over on our Pinterest page:

Mommy and Me Classes

Don’t forget to register for our upcoming Summer Drummer classes!  What better way for mommies and their children to spend time together than rockin’ out with us throughout the summer?  Every child who joins our music classes this summer receives his/her very own free bongo!

Help us keep the beat, and register for your class today:!

Happy Mother’s Day and Keep Rockin’!

– Rockness Music

Rockness Music shows are entertaining children and families all across New Jersey and New York!

Join us all spring and summer long as we rock out with our acclaimed Rockness Music shows at schools, street fairs, festivals, and libraries across New Jersey and New York!  Our high-energy, entertaining and engaging shows are an ideal way for children and families to enjoy the beautiful days of spring and summer together.

We will be performing for kids at the Hoboken Art & Music Festival, the Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, as well as the Warren Township Library, and more.

Binoculars out! We are also extremely excited to announce that we will be searching for animals and singing our favorite songs when we perform several Rockness Music shows this summer at the one and only Bronx Zoo!

But, you don’t have to wait until the summer to rock out with us!  Join us this weekend for three very exciting performances:

Saturday, May 3rd * Walnut Street Fair * Montclair, NJ * 11-4pm
Sunday, May 4th * Riverdale Street Fair * New York, NY * 12pm
Sunday, May 4th * Hoboken Art & Music Festival * Hoboken, NJ * 11-6pm

We hope to see you there!

For a complete list of our shows and engagements throughout the summer, please visit:

We can’t wait to perform our unique brand of children’s music with kids and families all summer long!

Keep Rockin’,

Rockness Music

This summer, Rockness Music will be rockin’ out with its exciting, high-energy educational programs for children of all ages!

Summer Camp Entertainment

Rockness Music is bringing its hip, rockin’ class to summer camps across New Jersey and New York!  Children, ages 6 months to 12 years, will gain confidence, focus, and knowledge by exploring new instruments and sounds to create music.  Our instructors, using a curriculum specifically crafted to enrich and engage children through our original music, give children a head-start on their learning as they prepare for the next school year!

Summer Camp Entertainment – Summer 2014 Offerings

Enrichment Classes

(Ages 0-5) For our younger toddlers and babies we recommend our exciting Rockness Music enrichment classes. This program is the basis of all Rockness Music “Parent and Me” classes that have attracted families across NY and NJ.

Everything Makes a Sound Seminar

(Ages 3-12) Children create musical pieces using a loop sampler and everyday objects.  First, we choose everyday objects from around the room. We then discuss the make-up, shapes and what sounds it will make. The children then perform the item into a microphone.  The real fun happens when we layer all of the different sounds together to create a song, proving that everything really does make music!

World Instrument and Percussion Seminars

(Ages 3-12) Children explore the anatomy, science, and history of an instrument using intriguing hand-held synthesizers, percussion, and world instruments.  Discovering new drums (djembe, udu, tabla, bongo, cajon) and percussion instruments (vibratone, vibraslap, flexitone) allows us to learn terms like vibration, tone, resonance, tension, and more.

We end the seminar with an exciting drum circle, where every child gets the opportunity to keep the beat and show what they’ve learned. We supply each participant with REMO® shape drums and sticks.

Rockness Music All Ages Show

The ultimate entertainment for preschools and summer camps! We will engage children and staff alike with a show that everyone can be a part of. Children will sing, dance and learn focus as they explore new instruments and engage with our instructor. This exciting, entertaining, and educational music show for kids is an ideal activity for all ages!

Custom Show

Many summer camps have weekly plans and themes throughout July and August. We are open to being flexible in incorporating these plans into our show.  Let’s work together!

More Information

Feel free to contact us at to schedule Rockness Music at your summer camp this summer!  You can also call us at 732-690-2220 – we are always here to help.

We can’t wait rock with you!

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Tips on how to keep rockin’ with your little ones and have a musical day with your preschool child.

In pop culture, having a musical life similar to that of Glee or High School Musical seems like the most fun a person could have. One minute a character is walking down the hall, and them bam! All of a sudden he or she bursts out into song, and everyone around them now knows a spontaneous choreography to an original song. But who says that TV shows get to have all the fun? You and your youngster can make your own lives into a musical, without a camera and director following you around saying “action!” (unless you really want someone to!)

Everyday activities that you do with your child can have a rockin’ twist with the help of some creativity and your best instrument- your voice!

How to Have a Musical Day With Your Preschool Child

Here are some examples of daily routines that can be rockin’ with the help of awesome friends like Sesame Street and Laurie Berkner and us, Rockness Music:



Although it might not be the safest thing to brush your teeth and sing at the same time, before you and your young one brush your pearly whites, try singing this great song by AJ Jenkins!


Getting Dressed


Sometimes squirming and putting on clothes feels like you’re doing a dance, so while not sing along with it? At times kids can feel like getting dressed is a hassle, but with the help of this Sesame Street song, you can show your rock star how much fun getting dressed can be! A rock star has to look the part, right?

Making Breakfast


Everyone loves food and everyone loves music! Why not combine the two? Singing a tune while making breakfast is a great way to lighten up the morning and shake out the sleep. Try listening to Rockness Music’s very own “Pancakes” the next time you make some for breakfast!  It’s only right that when your done you drum on the bowl! It’s so much fun!


Out and About


It’s always fun to jam out with your little one when you’re in the car or just walking around. When you’re out and about around the house, try this Jim Gill song/interactive dance called “Truck Stop”.


Bath Time


When the day winds down and you are starting up the bedtime routine, Baby Bear’s “Bath Song” from Sesame Street is a great song to listen to while you scrubby scrubby scrub in your tubby tub tub! It’s also an easy transition into Goldilocks and the Three Bears for a classic bedtime story.



There are classic nighttime rituals such as a bedtime story, but why not have a bedtime song? Before you put your little one to sleep for the night, try playing this song from The Laurie Berkner Band!

If these awesome songs somehow get old, you and your little rock star can make up your own tunes to help make your daily moments more musical. Who needs Glee when you can have your very own Preschool Musical!

Keep on rockin’ friends and have a musical day with your preschool child!

With April in full spring and warm weather approaching, what better way to bond with your little one than to make music? We all know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers”, but before we can have picnics in parks and beach days, we have to sit through a few sun showers to let that green grass grow! When April decides to shower, there are a bunch of activities you can do with your bundle of sunshine to keep them shining.

Rain Rhythms

The rain dance activity is a great way to keep the spirits up and make great music with your child. If you find that your child is afraid of thunderstorms, this could also be a great way for them to understand his or her fear.
Start by sitting down with them in some chairs (so you can face each other). Have your child mimic your movements as you mimic the sounds of the rain. First, rub your hands together, as if you’re trying to warm them, to make a soft sound. The storm is starting! Next, transition into snapping. If your child doesn’t know how to snap yet, this is a great time to try! If snapping is a bit of a reach, have them clap softly. These are the first few raindrops. Then, pat your thighs like a drum, starting out soft but getting louder overtime. The biggest part of the storm is coming up! Now you’re patting your thighs and stomping your feet because it’s raining hard out there! We all know the rain doesn’t last forever, so we have to finish the storm so the sun can come back out. Slowly retrace your steps through the rain dance, from stomping to patting to snapping/clapping and back to rubbing your hands. At the end start low and stand up, stretching your arms out wide, because you are the sun coming back out! The rain dance is a favorite of music lovers both young and old!

Drip Drop Orchestra

When it’s expected to rain for the whole day and you’re home with your little one, making rain instruments can be a rockin’ way to make the time pass.  The best thing about these instruments is that you can make most of them with stuff at home!


The Rain Stick
One of the most common homemade instruments is the rain stick. What you need: an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll, uncooked rice, aluminum foil, rubber bands, and markers, construction paper, glue, glitter, etc. to decorate.  How to make it: 1) Have your little music maker design his or her paper towel roll with markers and other decorations to his or her liking. 2) Cover one end of the empty roll with aluminum foil, securing it with a rubber band. 3) Pour some uncooked rice into the paper towel roll, enough to make a swishing sound if shaken. 4) Now cover the other end with foil, also securing that side with a rubber band. 5) Enjoy your now finished rain stick! Have your child turn the rain stick upside down to hear the swishing sound of the rain.


Drum Bowl, Please…
A bowl drum is another great idea for an impromptu rain band! What you need: two paper bowls, a stapler, and decorations like markers, glue, glitter, etc. How to make it: 1) You along with your rock star can decorate the bowls with markers or crayons, making cool designs. 2) (Optional) You can put some uncooked rice or beans in the bowls to double the drums as shakers. Whether you put in rice or not, still staple the two bowls together after. 3) Have your little one hit the bowls like a drum or shake them like a tambourine. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?


Thunderstorm Tap Shoes
If your young dancer has tip tap fever, these easy-to-do tap shoes can be a great way for them to dance the rain away! What you need: some elastic (about ½ inch wide), some metal washers (about 1¼ inches across). How to make it: 1) Cut two pieces of elastic about eight inches long. 2) Weave the elastic through the metal washers 3) Wrap the elastic around your child’s shoe, tying it securely on the top, but not too tight to make him or her uncomfortable. 3) Your little one is ready to dance!  Along with your instruments, you both are now ready to have a rockin’ party!

If your child is worn out after the music making, a great way to cool down can be reading one these awesome books: On Monday When It Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister, Rain by Robert Kalan, or It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Kin Eagle.

Don’t let the weather rain on your parade!


I received my Loog guitar this week. This guitar gets a Rockness Music:  A+

I’m always saying in our preschool music classes…..the cheap imitation guitars are not worth a dime.

The metal strings are too hard, they do not keep their tune – we all know how hard it is to tune your child’s six string guitar ten times a day (or at least to keep the strings from breaking). In the past I have always recommended the ukulele for preschoolers.

But now the Loog Guitar.  This is the answer. A Ukulele is still a great option for a child’s first instrument (and potentially more cost effective).  That is the only tough part. The guitar retails at $149.00. Any professional will tell you it is well worth the money.

A perfect design for little people. Nylon strings, THREE, not six. A slender neck and an easy body to hold.

You will find yourself strumming on this monster in no time. Easy to play, easy to fret and (make up) chords. Thats right! It’s kind of difficult to make it sound bad. The way the strings are laid out really makes the performer at an immediate advantage.  You and your child will benefit from this instrument. Welcome to the future. Loog Guitars!


The Loog Guitar started as an academic project in 2010 when Rafael Atijas developed the concept as his Master’s thesis at New York University. The fact that The Loog Guitar was conceived in a university actually explains a lot about the company’s culture: their main goal is not to make the most profit, but to offer a product that is unique and well-designed.

In March 2011, The Loog Guitar was launched via Kickstarter, a fundraising website for creative projects. We set the goal to raise $15,000 and instead ended up raising $65,618 from people all over the world who believed in the project and wanted to play a part in bringing this idea to life.

Loog Guitars is driven by a passion for music and sustainable design. They source their wood only from responsibly managed forests and are committed to quality and safety standards that meet or exceed government regulations.

They started this company because they love guitars and believe that building them is an essential part of understanding and loving the instrument. When you build your own guitar you develop a deep connection with it. They want to share this experience with their customers and that is why The Loog Guitar ships unassembled for parents and children to build them at home.

Following 11 and preceding 13 comes the number of the day, 12.

I did not realize, or never thought very deeply about the significance of 12 in our world.  Lets take a quick look.

12 B.C12 A.D.181219122012

What does 12 mean: Two remaining after taking ten, or twalif “two-leftover”.

Facts about 12.

The volume we listen to Rockness Music. The number of times we listen to Rockness Music records  in the car (sorry Moms and Dads!). Ok, now some real facts –

• 12 is noon, 12 is midnight.
• 12 months in a year
• 12 inches in a foot
• 12 zodiac signs.
• We have 12 cranial nerves in our body
• 12 pairs of ribs.
• The atomic number of Magnesium is 12.
• 12 is the maximum speed of winds in a hurricane according to the Beaufort scale.
• In Orthodox Judaism, 12 is the year of maturity.

Religion: What a huge number for many religions. There were 12 legitimate successors of Muhammad, Twelve Olympians, Twelve tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 Rebel princes of King Arthur, the sun god Surya has 12 names. This is just the tip of the iceberg – and there were twelve icebergs (just kidding).

Sports: Famous athletes wearing the # 12?

Wade Boggs, Joe Namath, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw.

Finally MUSIC: 

Twelve is the number of pitch classes in an octave.

The 12-inch single is a vinyl record format.



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