Learn music by playing music!

Part of being a kid in Chicago is rocking out with kindie-rock favorite Neil Firstenleit a.k.a Mr. Singer.   He leads the wildly popular bi-weekly sing-alongs at Lincoln Park Zoo, he taught Wiggleworms for 12 years at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and now city kids can jam with Mr. Singer in a whole new personalized way at his own musical funHaus: LeitHaus Studios Chicago!

Mr. Singer is known for his colorful getups, warm personality and upbeat original music. Group music lessons introduce kids to the essentials and get them excited about expressing themselves through music-making with their folks and friends. Expect an energetic whirlwind of call-and-response sing-alongs, movement and hands-on instrument time. Kids can select an instrument from the LeitHaus Wall Of Sound —acoustic guitar, ukulele, banjo, or synthesizer —and create their own World Of Sound! Sometimes there’s even an added bonus: our beloved Kerry Appleberry, who joins the fun and sweetens the sounds.


Mr. Singer is excellent! We could not be happier with him. My son is in love with him and his class, and because of him our son loves music . Neil has a natural and genuinely loving rapport with the children. Being a teacher myself, I realize what a gift he has for teaching children!

The boys pretend-play with new instruments introduced in class (mandolin, etc.) and emulate Mr. Singer’s kind, warm and patient instruction with each other at home. Their curiosity is being nurtured, and we see an appreciation for music and different instruments being instilled.

We have taken music classes with a least 3 different instructors through the past 4 years and this class was by far the best. Mr. Singer is much more as a music teacher he is also more flexible in meeting the children’s spontaneous needs. This is the first music class that my children have attended that I felt like they were being taught music foundations without them even knowing it.

We just LOVE, LOVE Mr. Singer. The boys adore him, and come home from class excited about music and instruments. But the best part is that they bring home his attitude: they love pretending that they are Mr. Singer teaching the class, and what is reflected is patience, kindness, and an inclusiveness of all students in class, big and small.

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