About Makin' Music
Makin’ Music is the music and movement enrichment program that has been loved by thousands of children and parents for over 20 years. Our classes are full of engaged children and the grown-ups who love them interacting with our lively, fun-filled music.
The rewarding experience of Makin’ Music creates natural stepping stones to formal music education and facilitates the transition to more advanced concepts. It may look like we are just singing, dancing, tapping, and wiggling, but we are actually working on developmental milestones like motor skills, patterning, balance, coordination, sharing and social skills.
Our audios are recorded and produced at the highest quality using only the best musicians and production engineers in the Philadelphia area. You will hear rock, jazz, blues, country, traditional American folk, world music and more.
We've been honored to receive many awards in our 25+ years. Here are just some of the recognitions we've gotten:
For Our Classes:
Best Toddler & Preschool Class
Best Music Program for Kids
Nickelodeon's Parents' Pick Award
Best Music Class in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly
Best Children's Music Class
For Our Music:
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
Gold Audio Awards
Ring Around the Rosy
Jumpin’ in the Leaves
Round the Garden
Parents Choice Approved Award
for Dance Baby Dance
Parent’s Choice Silver
for Ring Around the Rosy
Parent’s Choice Recommended
for The Fat Snowman
Jody Weaver has been “makin’ music” her entire life. For over 25 years, she has been performing children’s music all over the Philadelphia area. Twenty four of those years, she has been with the award-winning Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms, an interactive music program for young families.
She became a licensee and owned her own locations for many of those years and has brought her love of music to thousands of families living in the suburbs of Philly. She has done countless birthday parties, performances and taught the Makin’ Music program to many, many preschools, daycares and camps.
Recently Jody’s husband Dave retired, and they decided to move from West Chester, Pennsylvania to the Raleigh area to be closer to their grown children, who both attended college in North Carolina and now live there. Dave may have retired, but Jody loves singing and playing music with little ones and their families and is looking forward to bringing Makin’ Music to the Raleigh/Durham area. Her enthusiasm and passion for music is ready to be shared with the families in North Carolina!
"Thank you for 6 ½ years of 'making music.' I can’t begin to explain how much we have enjoyed coming to your class. You had such a remarkable influence on Mia, Miles and Olivia’s love for music and dancing and for that I thank you! Best of luck and keep doing what you do best…bringing the love of music to kiddies (& adults!)"
-The Sunday Family
"Thank you for six years of smiles and music!"
-Lily & Hope
"Thank you so much for making Charlie’s birthday party so much fun! It was amazing how you got everyone to participate; you are absolutely the best at what you do! Thank you for Charlie’s harmonica too-he loves playing it. We have thoroughly enjoyed coming to Makin’ Music for the past two and a half years. Charlie and I look forward to it every week and you have really helped develop his real love of music and instruments. I am sad Charlie will be aging out of Makin’ Music class soon as it has really been a part of his whole life. I can’t express how happy we are to have been apart of your program."
-The McGough Family
"Thank you for inspiring my kids and countless others with the joy of music. Sammie, Max, AJ and Sophie have now formed their own family rock band because of you!"
-The Sharma Family
"Words cannot express what you and Makin’ Music has meant to our families. Your love and commitment to the program and all the children is impressive! We will miss you terribly but are so happy for your next adventure in life knowing more children and families will get an experience of growing in music and love for one another! We will be thinking of you every time a Makin’ Music CD is playing!"
-Nana and the Neary/Compton Families
"Thank you for sharing the joy of music with Ella and me over the years. We truly had a blast in all your classes! It’s been so much fun to watch Ella from the first day to now – memories I will hold dear to my heart!"
-Ella and Tiffany
"Ava was living on medical formula when we started attending your classes. Thankfully over the years with all the biomed treatment she is now a healthy, thriving teen – she turned 13 in February! She now attends the Center for Performing and Fine Arts, she has a beautiful singing voice and is trying to get into some acting, etc."
"I wanted to thank you for providing such a wonderful music experience over the years for all three of my children. They cherish the memories of being in your class!"
-The Lin Family