We’re so happy that you and your family decided to join our music classes. At A Brand New Beat, our music classes help you create a life-long impact on your child’s musical development.

Research shows that early childhood is the window of opportunity to increase the lifelong music aptitude of a child. Our music classes capitalize on this critical time period. Classes at A Brand New Beat afford children and parents of Perth County the opportunity to cultivate a love of music making together.

At A Brand New Beat our goal is to provide quality programs in the Perth County locations of Stratford, St. Marys, and Mitchell. Our programs are fun, interactive, educational, and affordable. While we take our goal of educating children very seriously, we know that the key to success lies in one word—fun! Classes are energetic and fun ensuring that everyone has a great time in class.

Teachers Kendra Pearson and Tanya Ross are specifically trained in the programs that they teach, in addition to their musical qualifications as Certified Teachers with the Ontario College of Teachers and a combined twenty years of experience teaching abroad and within the Avon Maitland District School Board. They love to help children learn and achieve age-appropriate goals.

Upcoming Events

Now Registering for our
Spring Session

Spring Registration Opens!
Good Bye Winter, Hello Spring!

Our spring classes begin soon! Register now for our exciting spring collection.

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We’re Monkeying Around! This spring features the Monkey Collection!

Music & Art a la Carte at Gallery Stratford March Break 2015We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our SPRING 2018 CLASSES, featuring songs from the Monkey Collection.

Our 8 week spring session begins Wednesday March 21, 2018. We will be offering multi-age groupings this spring: Music Classes for ages 0-4. Music classes featuring the Monkey Collection TM promises to be a SWINGING good time! Click here for more information.

Good-Bye Camp Program, Hello Ice Cream Shop!

Music & Art a la Carte at Gallery Stratford March Break 2015This past summer, Kendra and Tanya inherited The Dairy Dip, an ice cream shop that has been a fixture on the main street of Grand Bend for over 65 years. Tanya’s father, John Ross, sadly passed away last June, and we found ourselves as the new co-owners of and ice cream parlour. Together, with Tanya’s brother, Nathan and his partner Renée, we have decided to continue the ice cream tradition that has now been in their family for three generations. Click here for full story.

Families are Saying...

  • “A Brand New Beat’s music classes were the perfect way to introduce music to my infant son.  The music was infectious and the lessons were engaging and fun!  We will continue to participate in Kendra and Tanya’s music classes as children are able to make connections and learn through music through various ages and stages.”

    Lynn, mother of 9 month-old son
  • “I cannot think of a better way to connect with my granddaughter.  Music classes with A Brand New Beat allow me the opportunity to spend quality time with my granddaughter – introducing her to music from around the world, while using a variety of ‘kid-friendly’ instruments.  These experienced music teachers ensured that the children and […]”

    Brenda, grandmother of 2 year-old granddaughter
  • “Our family enrolled in 5 consecutive sessions and the growth we witnessed in terms of musical abilities is commendable and fully creditable to A Brand New Beat’s program model.  Our daughters were always excited to attend class and were eager to sign up for the next term. (perhaps to see which animal theme it was). There was no pressure to […]”

    Dave, parent of 2 children
  • “Kendra and Tanya connect with the children on a level I haven’t experienced in other organized programs. Our daughters look up to the teachers in admiration. Enrolment in A Brand New Beat classes has helped our daughters develop social interaction skills, provided hands on experimentation with a variety of instruments, trained them to learn with their ears […]”

    Louise, parent of 2 children

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