First Steps in Music








New classes beginning September 12, 2019 in THREE locations!


Thursdays – Shawnee Library

10:30am – Infants & Toddlers  REGISTER HERE

Fridays – Dupont Library

10:30am – Infants & Toddlers  REGISTER HERE

11:15am – Infants & Toddlers  REGISTER HERE

Saturdays – Main Library

10:30am – Infants & Toddlers REGISTER HERE

11:15am – Preschool (NEW this yearREGISTER HERE


The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir offers First Steps in Music classes to children ages 0 to 5 years old in coordination with the Allen County Public Library.  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: Infant and Toddler

TEXT DOWNLOAD Lesson 7 Infant and Toddler

TEXT DOWNLOAD Lesson 8 Infant and Toddler


Trot, Trot to Boston

To Market, To Market

This Little Froggie

Row, Row, A-Fishing We’ll Go

These are Baby’s Fingers

Sullivan Square

Hickory, Dickory, Dock

One Potato, Two Potato

Hop Old Squirrel

The Mulberry Bush

Hush, Little Baby, Don’t Say a Word

So Fast, So Fast

Pop! Goes the Weasel

This Little Clown

This Little Cow

Round and ‘Round the Cornfield

Can You Keep a Secret?

Cock-a-Doodle Doo

Head and Shoulders

Fais Dodo

The Leaves are Green, the Nuts are Brown

I Gave My Love a Cherry