Music for Aardvarks is a refreshing alternative to the traditional music class for kids. The program was created in 1997 in Brooklyn, NY by rock musician/composer and father of three, David Weinstone. Music for Aardvarks is distinct from other children's music programs in that all classes are based around Mr. Weinstone's original songs, rhythms, and chants. With influences of rock, blues, ballads, folk, jazz and pop, Aardvark songs uniquely reflect and celebrate the lives of children growing up today. The music is innovative, intelligent, and irresistibly appealing to both kids and their parents. Our informal, spirited classes are geared toward children 3 months to 5 years old and incorporate singing, dancing, musical storytelling, instrumental jam sessions and more. It's an interactive musical experience that the whole family can genuinely get excited about!
Who's Bringing Aardvarks to Hoboken?
Adam Roberts, Director/Teacher
Adam is an accomplished acoustic bassist, who also plays guitar, drums and whatever other instruments he can get his hands on. He received a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Michigan and a Master of Fine Arts in jazz performance/acoustic bass from SUNY Purchase. Upon graduating from Purchase, Adam began touring with TONY award winner Melba Moore. He has appeared on numerous recordings and has played at major clubs and festivals around the world including the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, The Detroit International Jazz Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival, Shea Stadium, Irving Plaza, Blues Alley (DC), Majestic Theater (Detroit), Hnita-Jazz Club (Heist-Op-Den-Berg), L'archiduc (Brussels), Manchester Craftsmen Guild (Pittsburgh) and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. His bass playing can be heard on the big and small screen in such films as "The Cooler" (Lions Gate Films) and Sundance Channel's "Iconoclast." Adam regularly performs with Broadway stars Gavin Creel and Shayna Steele as well as SBT (Steve Blanco Trio), Dutch vocalist Aafje Van Summeren, Hayes Greenfield and Betty's Diner, Walter Parks, The Goldsparkle Band, and Patchen & Roberts, among others. When time allows in his busy schedule as a sideman, you can catch him leading his own group, The Adam Roberts Tree, Yo! Adam is also very active in music education. He was assistant band director at the Manhattan Village Academy and taught preschool music classes at Citibabes in Soho. He is also an active member of Hayes Greenfield's Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz, an interactive show introducing children of all ages to the world of jazz. Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz tours internationally in workshop and concert settings, while also performing assemblies in countless school cafetoriums around the country. He taught Music for Aardvarks classes for 3 years in Westchester, before bringing this exciting, interactive musical experience for children to Hoboken in 2007. His sons Lucas (9) and Hudson (6) are big fans!