School Guide: Art and Music Classes in Kansas City

Art Classes

Ceramic Café

Ceramic Cafe is a paint-your-own-pottery and glass fusing studio serving the Kansas City area. Creative Assistants will guide you through the creative process; showing  how supplies and techniques can help the inspired and help those who need an extra boost of inspiration to create a masterpiece they are proud to call their own! Reservations are currently required to paint due to social distancing measures. Online shopping and take home projects also available!

Kreeayt Art Studio

Kreeayt is an all ages art studio offering classes suitable for ages 3 and up in Blue Springs. Both group and private instruction is offered for kids ages 7 and up, including teens. A special homeschool class for ages 5-15 includes art history as well as painting, drawing and sculpture.

Orange Easel

Orange Easel is a kids art studio with two locations in Platte Woods and Liberty. Classes are available both online and in-person. Options include toddler art + play, preschool fundamentals, multi-media class, drawing, sewing and even private and semi-private classes. Online classes are perfect for families who aren’t quite ready to resume in-person group activities, families who live too far away from our Orange Easel studio to attend class in-person, and busy families looking to streamline extracurricular schedules.

Paint, Glaze & Fire

This ceramic studio in Overland Park is offering paint to-go kits, which include pottery, paint and brushes. In-studio painting is offered on a limited basis, reservations recommended.

Wee Create Studio

Wee Create Studio is a neighborhood art space for kids and their families in Prairie Village. Children’s art classes focus on process-based art exploration and learning. The Wee Create Studio way for kids to develop artistically encourages children to experiment and create art in their own way.

Music Classes

Many programs offer a free sample class to see if it’s a good fit for your family. Other things to know about these music programs: most classes meet weekly and expect parent/caregiver participation. Some programs require that you register for an entire fall, spring, or summer session (sessions vary anywhere from 8-14 weeks). Other programs are drop-in, and no registration is required. Cost varies based on length of the session, materials, and number of children enrolled. Some classes are geared toward the entire family and offer a discount for siblings (or a flat rate for families).

Be sure to double check policies and schedules as COVID affects in-person offerings.

Gymboree Play and Music: Located in Leawood, KS. Classes for ages 6 months – 5 years. Open to members only and they have a monthly fee for weekly classes. You can check it out with a free preview class.

Kindermusik: Classes for newborns through age 7. Some instructors also offer family classes for siblings to attend together. Some of these classes charge by the month, others are a flat fee for the semester and provide you with at home materials such as music CDs, an instrument, and books.

MusikgartenClasses for newborns through age 5. Currently only offered at Olathe Music Academy in Olathe but check the Musikgarten website to see if any other instructors have started offering local classes.

Music House School of Music: Currently offering Music Playhouse classes in the evenings for 4 and 5 year olds at their Lenexa, Overland Park, and Prairie Village locations.

Music TogetherThese are mixed age classes where siblings can attend at a discounted rate (birth – kindergarten).

  • All Together Now with Alma Fusco offered each semester in Mission, KS and Parkville, MO. Email Alma at [email protected] for more info on pricing and enrollment.
  • Growing in Harmony offers classes in downtown Blue Springs, MO. Follow her Facebook page for updated information about when she will be offering classes.

Music with Mar: Classes are currently offered in Blue Springs, Raymore, and Lee’s Summit. These classes are unique in that they are all mixed-age classes offered at a flat rate for all your kids to attend together. No enrollment necessary, as they are all drop-in classes. I LOVE that many of these classes meet at assisted living facilities or nursing homes and the residents are encouraged to attend and participate. It is so good for the kids and the residents to have that cross-generational experience together!

Shining Light Music: Located in Lees Summit, MO, they offer their twinkle preschool music program for kids ages 1-6. Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings.

Stepping Stones KC: Classes are located all over the metro area in Brookside, North Kansas City, Overland Park, KCMO, Lee’s Summit, Olathe, Fairway, and Louisburg. With over a dozen different class options geared towards different ages and interests, you might have trouble choosing which group to enroll in! There are even groups that meet outside so the kids can experience music in nature! We attended Music for Milestones when my youngest was a baby, and now go to Friday morning Sing and Share with other preschoolers. One of my favorite things about Stepping Stones KC is that all of the classes are taught by licensed music therapists!

The Learning Tree: Music and Movement with Jenny meets at the Corinth Square location on Thursdays at 10:30 AM for $5/child.

Sarah is mama to 9-year-old, Henry, 6-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and is currently in the Kansas City Centurions program. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, travel (but never to the same place twice), and experience all things Kansas City!