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

Free Try-It Class: Beach Party

Catch a wave at the musical celebration of the season on Monday August 28th at 10:30 at the Early Years Center. A Brand New Beat’s FREE TRY IT CLASS is the perfect way to make your summer last just a little bit longer while having fun with your little one. Pre-registration required. Please contact the EYC at 519 273-9082 to reserve your spot.

Date: Mon. Aug. 28th
Time: 10:30-11:00 am
Location: Early Years Center
Ages:  0-5

Everyone is welcome. Click here for more information.


We've Moved!

A Brand New Beat is Moving to the Falstaff Family Centre

A Brand New is excited to announce that we have moved our classes to the Falstaff Family Center. Our teaching schedule will remain the same, however our classes will now be held in the Community Room, just across the hall from the Early Years Centre. We are thrilled to be able to work at this fantastic location.


Integrated Arts Summer Day Camps - Registration Now Open!

Music & Art a la Carte at Gallery Stratford March Break 2015


Grand Bend
Ages 4-10
Ages 4-7
August 14-18
August 21-25
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$100.00 per week
$185.00 per week

Hop aboard the Canadian Pacific Artsway as we take an imaginative and creative journey through this great country of Canada. From Bonavista, to Vancouver Island, from the Arctic Circle to the Great Lake Waters, this CAMP was made for you and me!

Our expedition will have us creating art, jamming in music class, stretching in yoga, dancing in dance class, strumming on the ukuleles, drumming in a DRUMfit class and celebrating all things that we love about Canada. All Aboard our Trans-Canadian Art Camp adventure!

In Stratford, joining us again this summer will be Miss Jeanine from Infinity Dance who will be offering some awesome dance classes. We are also excited to announce that Silvana Bruni will be joining us from the Yoga Collective with some playful yoga classes.

We are happy to offer two camps this summer. We will offer a 1/2 day camp in Grand Bend for ages 4-12, August 14-18. In Stratford we will offer a full day camp for ages 4-7, August 21-25.

Last year both camps were FULL. Register early to avoid disappointment.

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Romp On In! Fall Registration Is Now Underway!

Music & Art a la Carte at Gallery Stratford March Break 2015

Romp On In! We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our FALL 2017 classes, featuring songs from the Giraffe Collection. Our fall session is jam-packed with a tower of tunes that will be sure to have your little one romping and stomping! This fall session runs for eight weeks, beginning on Wednesday September 13th, 2017. We will be offering two age groupings: Music Pups for ages 0-3 and Music Cats for ages 3-5.

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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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