If you’re a class commitment-phobe (or have a kiddo who changes his or her mind every day), consider one of these schools that offer a free trial session, so you can sample the fruit before signing on the dotted line. Click through the gallery to take a peek.


Charity Kahn, a San Francisco mom who’s become a local kids’ music celebrity, offers funky, freeform classes that are perfect for kids who need to move, groove, and rock out. Although Jamboodas classes run in sessions, Charity welcomes newcomers to sit in on a class that isn’t full to see if they like it; if you join, she will prorate the cost. In between sessions, check her out at the JAMBand’s regular Park Chalet concerts or other events (see website for the calendar); you an also purchase her addictively good CD from her website. Call or email to schedule a trial.

3925 A Judah St,
San Francisco, Ca
Online: jamjamjam.com

Photo credit: Charity Kahn


Do you have any favorite music classes that kiddos can try out first before signing up? Fill us in below!

— Emma Bland Smith