About Makin' Music
Makin’ Music is the music and movement enrichment program that has been loved by thousands of children and parents for over 20 years. Our classes are full of engaged children and the grown-ups who love them interacting with our lively, fun-filled music.
The rewarding experience of Makin’ Music creates natural stepping stones to formal music education and facilitates the transition to more advanced concepts. It may look like we are just singing, dancing, tapping, and wiggling, but we are actually working on developmental milestones like motor skills, patterning, balance, coordination, sharing and social skills.
Our audios are recorded and produced at the highest quality using only the best musicians and production engineers in the Philadelphia area. You will hear rock, jazz, blues, country, traditional American folk, world music and more.
We've been honored to receive many awards in our 25+ years. Here are just some of the recognitions we've gotten:
For Our Classes:
Best Toddler & Preschool Class
Best Music Program for Kids
Nickelodeon's Parents' Pick Award
Best Music Class in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly
Best Children's Music Class
For Our Music:
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
Gold Audio Awards
Ring Around the Rosy
Jumpin’ in the Leaves
Round the Garden
Parents Choice Approved Award
for Dance Baby Dance
Parent’s Choice Silver
for Ring Around the Rosy
Parent’s Choice Recommended
for The Fat Snowman
From Lansdowne, PA, Daniel S. Bower has taught Makin’ Music classes at several locations including West Chester, Downingtown & Springfield. In 2006 Bower ran his own MM location in Royersford, PA while running Moonlight Forest Recording Studio where much of the current Makin’ Music catalog was recorded. Currently Bower is Music Director at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Chester Springs, PA He plays drums for Frog Holler (since 2002) as well as several area bands & leads his bluegrass band, Manatawny Creek Ramblers. Bower lives with his wife Elise & 2 year old, Harvey in Phoenixville, Chester County.
Jen Stewart is a mom of three who has been a musician all her life. She has a degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University and has taught both elementary and preschool children. Jen loves bringing music and energy to all the little ones in music classes, performing at preschools, and rocking with her friends in the Makin Music Band. She lives in Malvern, PA with husband, John, and children, Olivia, Claire, and John. Jen teaches in Radnor, PA.