First Steps in Music


The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir offers First Steps in Music classes to children ages 0 to 5 years old. Through activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum by John Feierabend, children and their parents/caregiver experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, finger-plays and more with the help of the rich collection of traditional songs and rhymes from past generations. The goal of First Steps in Music is to enable all participants to reach their full potential in singing, vocabulary, and movement skills, with an emphasis on developing sensitivity to the expressive qualities in music. Each class is  designed to be playful and enjoyable to children, while providing a carefully planned curriculum that includes developmentally appropriate activities. Children are not taught formally about the specifics of music, but rather they play with music through a series of eight well-rounded activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum.

First Steps in Music at the Allen County Public Library

We are so excited for the return of our First Steps program to three ACLP locations, beginning in March 2022. Mark your calendars with these dates and times!


Dupont Branch Library, Saturdays 10:30-11:00am
March 5, 12, 19, 26 / April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / May 7, 14, 21, 28


Georgetown Branch Library, Mondays 10:30-11:00am
March 7, 14, 21, 28 / April 4, 11, 18, 25 / May 2, 9, 16, 23


Shawnee Branch Library, Thursdays 10:30-11:00am
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 / April 7, 14, 21, 28 / May 5, 12, 19, 26


Registration for these classes is on a week-by-week basis through the ACPL website: Registration opens one week before the scheduled class!


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Poems and Songs – ACPL Classes: 


Here Come Three Kings:

Hickory Dickory Sacra Down:

So Fast:

Ride a Cock Horse:

Tommy O’Flynn:

Bossy Cow:



This Little Piggy Went to Market:

Engine on the Track:

Row, Row, A-Fishing We Will Go:

Let’s Go to the Woods:

This is the Mother:

This One Fell in the Water:



Tommy’s Thumb is Up:

Slowly Slowly:

There Was a Little Hare:

Sullivan Square:

The Little Mice Go Creeping:

There Was a Little Mouse:



Cobbler, Cobbler:

Pitty, Patty, Polt:

Head and Shoulders Baby:

Handy Pandy:

Peas Porridge Hot:

Andrew Brown:


Simple Songs:

Fais Do Do:

Snail, Snail:

Grandma Grunts:


Circle Songs:

Round and Round:

Santa Maloney:

Roll that Round Ball:



Little Baby Sweetly Sleep:

Bim Bam:

Hush Little Baby: