Ms. Clara's Mini Musicians
After 10 years of offering our fun, educational, and skill-building music classes to over 300 children a week in Brookfield, IL (just outside of Chicago), Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians has gone virtual!
We offered our first Facebook Live virtual music classes on Monday, March 16th, and in just one week, we've reached over 10,000 views. The pictures and amazingly positive feedback have been pouring in ever since!
“OMG!! Parker LOVES watching you!!! We’re watching your classes OVER and OVER! He requests it by patting on his knees, and when I ask him ‘do you want to watch Ms. Clara?’ He goes NUTS! This has become part of our daily routine, and I have shared the videos with everyone I can think of. Thank you for doing this for these kiddos!”
Christine R., mom
“I got the dishes done without an interruption during these videos. You’re my hero.”
Teresa S., mom of 2
“Savannah and Miles were mesmerized with your two virtual classes, as was I! I have watched it twice myself, it was so good. You have a gift of combing fun movement and song with a peaceful, joyful essence. I could see you becoming the future Ms. Clara of the Music World. You’re that gifted.”
Sherry, grandmother of 2
We have been offering over 25 virtual music classes a week for our regularly scheduled classes since March 16th in our Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians studio, and we have created an approach that translates perfectly to this virtual platform.
Whether in person or online, behind all of the fun, our “secret” goal is education and not simply entertainment. As the daughter of two symphony musicians and an honors graduate of Northwestern University's Master's Degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy, I combined my early childhood development background with my love of music and children to create a curriculum designed to target musical and non-musical skills of infants and young children..
Over half of our 200+ song curriculum consists of originals that I wrote with clear developmental milestones in mind, and it is my honor and pleasure to explore the pure joys of making music with your children though my imaginative, organic, and skill-building classes.
I feel so incredibly blessed to have found a musical career that I truly love, and I leave each and every class feeling energized, full of joy, and profoundly grateful that I get to be a part of these young children’s lives. I look forward to "seeing" you in class!
Clara D’Onofrio is an Orff-certified early childhood music specialist and children’s songwriter of over 12 years. In 2011, “Ms. Clara” founded Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians, LLC, an early childhood music school that shar...