The Creative Kids Music Project Exists to

connect children with their natural, inborn creative musical ability. Children begin by learning to listen to and create the flow and groove of music. Gaining confidence in creating and being in this musical flow, children naturally enter a state of creativity and play. By harnessing and directing this creative energy, the teacher gently guides students to experience and develop their musicianship.

Musical Development

Greatly accelerate and enhance the learning process. Develop well-rounded and balanced musicians. Accessible and enjoyable for all skill and ability levels.

Character Development

Playing music together creates many opportunities for social development by learning to deeply listen, feel a groove, and play various supportive and leading roles with others. The intellect is sharpened by concentrating deeply for long periods of time, through memorization, and by learning to connect abstract intellectual ideas with the body, experience and creativity.

Confidence

Students gain self-confidence and an ability to make music in a wide variety of applications and genres.

See us in action

Check out videos, photos, and recordings of other Creative Kids!

What It Looks Like

What do children do in a creative kids music session?
Play

Play

Creative kids play play music together in groups of 6-8. Using a variety of instruments such as xylophones, pianos, synths, drums, guitars and melodicas, kids create their own riffs, grooves and songs.

Create

Create

We take turns improvising solos and melodies while others hold down rhythms and grooves. We learn rhythms from West Africa and around the world. We play bass lines from pop music and jam with Irish dance tunes.

Explore

Explore

We sing, use movement, write songs and lyrics. Classes are 80% play and 20 % learning and reflection. As skills are developed and refined, the musical theories and concepts that go along with them are introduced and integrated.

Jam

Jam

The finale of each semester is a music jam of original songs with three to four professional musicians and shared with family and friends.

Testimonials

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Jeanette P.

Jeanette P.

Parent

“Jack Barben is not only an overwhelmingly talented musician, he is also an intuitively gifted teacher. He has the rare ability to know precisely what each of his student’s needs."

Katherine K.

Katherine K.

Parent

“Annika really loved her lessons with you. Thanks so much for all you taught her. She’s really showing a lot more confidence since working with you.”

Sue S.

Sue S.

Student

“As a member of a choir Jack directed for three years, I offer personal testimony: He is an immensely talented musician and performer, and his gifts for teaching are unparalleled."

Contact

Jack Barben

831-515-8012
jbarben@gmail.com

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