First Steps in Music

First Steps in Music Preschool Program

5-Class Course in Early Childhood Music

You and your child are invited to experience singing, creative movement, simple instruments, finger plays and more with the help of a rich collection of traditional songs and rhymes.

The classes are split into two sections: children ages 18 months to 3 years and 3 years to five years old.

Experience a fun music program for young children to learn and share with their parents or caregivers!

Spring 2019 Sessions Schedule 

Thursdays  - Beaches and Downtown Classes

5-Week Programs

Session 1: Closed

Session 2: March 7 to April 11 (No Class March 14)

Session 3: May 2 to June 6 (No class on May 23)


Morning Classes (Downtown):

9:30-10:00am: 18 months - 3 years

Location: First United Methodist Church (Education Building/JCC Offices) 225 E. Duval St. Jacksonville, FL 32202


Afternoon Classes (Beaches):

2:45-3:15pm: 18 months - 3 years

Location: Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250


Cost: $49 for the five-class course


Space is limited and first come, first serve.

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“The JCC is more than just a chorus; it is truly a life-changing experience. The Chorus has opened me to new experiences, provided me with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and helped me discover singing is not just one of my interests but rather a lifelong passion.”

Emma, 17, Touring and Concert Choirs

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne, Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

“The Chorus expands your musical horizons and helps you grow as a person. You are surrounded with other young people who have something in common…their love of music. I have learned that music does, indeed, bring people and cultures together. The music we sing brings people hope for a better future of understanding and cooperation.”

Jasmine, 16, Touring and Concert Choirs