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Encourage musical discovery and play in your family through the Weill Music Institute’s programs, which spark curiosity, growth, and lifelong learning. The Weill Music Institute strives to develop creativity, imagination, and musical curiosity in people of all ages by presenting free and affordable programs for children and families. These highly engaging experiences involve the entire family, strengthening connections and promoting the value of play in early childhood development.

Family Events

Carnegie Hall presents a variety of interactive, captivating, educational musical experiences for families throughout the season. Events are held in the Hall’s performance venues and the Resnick Education Wing, designed to create lasting memories for families.

Ages: 0–10
Availability for Families: NYC
Season: School Year

Lullaby Project

Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project pairs pregnant women and new parents with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child.

Ages: Caregivers and Babies
Availability for Families: NYC, National, International
Season: School Year

Big Note, Little Note

Big Note, Little Note is a free early childhood music program for families with infants, led by the Weill Music Institute in partnership with local community centers and organizations. The 10-week music class offers a range of experiences for families to engage with their babies through musical play, singing, songwriting, instrument exploration, and more.

Ages: Caregivers and Babies (3–9 months)
Availability for Families: NYC
Season: School Year

Sing with Carnegie Hall

Imagination and learning take flight in this at-home sing-along series for families and caretakers with children ages 2­–5.

Ages: 2–5

Free Online Resources for Families

Explore our growing collection of free educational activities for families with children of all ages. Connect with your young ones as you discover music from around the world, listen to and create personal lullabies, learn about instruments, and much more.

Ages: 0–10

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Weill Music Institute Support

We thank our many generous supporters of the education and social impact programs created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

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