Karen K & the Jitterbugs


About Jitterbugs





At Jitterbugs Music Classes we believe joyful learning lasts a lifetime.™  That’s why our research-based curriculum provides a fun, playful introduction to music for children ages newborn to five years.  Named the Best Music Class in Massachusetts by Boston Parents Paper, parents call Jitterbugs "an absolute joy of a class" and "as much fun for grown-ups as it is for kids."  45-minute classes last 8 and 10 weeks and run throughout the school year.  Children must be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise noted. Located in Lexington, Arlington, Reading and Wakefield/Lynnfield, MA.


Jitterbugs Mixed Ages (Newborn - 5 years)

Jitterbugs Mixed Ages classes are packed with activities meant to develop not only a child’s natural musical ability, but their natural passion for music as well. Classes integrate singing and vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games and pretend play.  All of these things improve your child's ability to think, create and express.  Because Jitterbugs provide a setting in which children are surrounded by other children of various ages, their social skills and ability to connect with other people develop, too. 


Children and adults enjoy exploring egg shakers and assorted drums, as well as the many musical props featured, such as BPA-free rubber duckies, scarves, and a giant parachute!  Of course, no Jitterbugs class would be complete without some serious tail shaking!  Grown ups delight in watching their children boogie, often making new friends along the way. 


Big Bugs! (4-6 years)

Big Bugs is a separation class (a drop-off class in which parents are onsite) for children ages 4-6. Children 3.5 who have been in Jitterbugs mixed-age classes for more than 2 sessions are also welcome. 

A Big Bugs class is focused on music and theatre. We will be exploring different themes from well-known children's story books, incorporating music, movement, pretend play and art to bring the story to life. 

Big Bugs is rooted in the same research based curriculum as Jitterbugs Music Classes, with additional academic themes fit for children of this age range.  We are excited to offer this new class to our Big Bugs so they can continue their joyful, musical journey!




“Hands down the best class - and the best teachers - in the city.” – Hadley, mom to Zoey, age 2 


“I’ve never seen my son so happy.  He is absolutely delighted for every minute of Jitterbugs class…and the excitement continues home.  All he wants to do now is dance and play his air guitar.” – Sarah, mom to Jayden, age 3 


“An absolute joy of a class.  I would recommend Jitterbugs Music Classes above all other classes for a child.  Musical skills, social skills (my daughter is way better prepared for preschool), and a total blast for the parents.  GO.” – Matt, dad to Emogen, age 4 

"The perfect gentle and joy-filled introduction to music my daughter and I could have asked for. Thank you, Jitterbugs, for helping to making my first few months of motherhood so special." -Rebecca, mom to L, age 6 months \