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 to twelve well-rounded activities based on the First Steps in Music curriculum.

– First Steps in Music classes at these library locations have been generously sponsored by Allen County Public Libraries.

Spring 2024 ACPL Classes

Georgetown Library Branch – Tuesdays 11:00 – 11:30am

May 14, 21, 28

0-3 Years Old

Georgetown Library Branch – Tuesdays 11:45am – 12:15pm

May 14, 21, 28

4-5 Years Old

Shawnee Library Branch – Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:00am

May 15, 22 (No Class May 29)

0-3 Years Old

Waynedale Library Branch – Thursdays 10:30 – 11:00am

May 9, 16, 23

0-3 Years Old

Little Turtle Library Branch – Fridays 10:30 – 11:00am

May 10, 17, 24 (No Class May 31)

0-3 Years Old

Summer 2024 ACPL Classes

Shawnee Library Branch – Thursdays

10:30 – 11:00am

June 6, July 11

0-3 Years Old

New Haven Library Branch – Fridays


June 7, July 19

0-3 Years Old

Tecumseh Library Branch – Wednesdays


June 12, July 10, 17, 31

0-3 Years Old

Aboite Library Branch – Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:00am

July 9, 16, 30

0-3 Years Old

Registration is class-by-class, and opens one week ahead of each scheduled class.

1231 S. Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46803

First Steps in Music at The Shepherd’s Hand has been generously sponsored by Arts United, NIPSCO, and NiSource

Thursdays from 5:00-5:30pm

Session 3:
March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23 2024

0-5 Years Old

To reserve a spot in these classes, send an email to Deaconess Intern Yolanda Hempe at shepherdshandfwintern@gmail.comwith your name, contact information and classe(s) you are reserving.

First Steps in Music at Purdue University Fort Wayne


First Steps in Music classes at Purdue Fort Wayne have been generously sponsored by the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir

Thursdays: June 13, 27, July 11, 18, 25

Modular Classroom Building, Room 102/106

Purdue University Fort Wayne

2101 E Coliseum Blvd

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

0-3 Years Old: 5:00-5:30pm

3-5 Years Old: 5:30-6:00pm

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