"Directed by Lesley Barovick, a classically-trained musician and mom of two -- she headed up Lincoln Center’s jazz development efforts under Wynton Marsalis in a previous life -- the Groove program, featuring original rock, blues, and folk-influenced music and chants, free-form dance breaks, and instrumental jam sessions in a sunny, high-ceiling studio with a punchy purple floor, is a welcome alternative to traditional yawn-inducing classes." Westchester Magazine
"I am a mom and a nanny. Having done EVERY possible children’s class in Westchester over the past 30 years, I can say without a doubt that Groove is the best around! Amazingly fun, friendly, caring, talented staff! I look forward to class each week."
We absolutely love your classes. I have taken my older one to music classes when we were in the city and yours is heads above the rest! Thank you for finding ways to keep these 3 yr olds so engaged!
"Hannah and Max have really been enjoying MiniKeys. And I've found them making up their own songs on multiple occasions. It's so sweet! Thank you for showing that music is so fun!"
"I just wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU for all that you’ve been doing for our kiddos during this crazy time. I thought yesterday’s class was great!"
"We absolutely love your classes. I have taken my older one to music classes when we were in the city and yours is heads above the rest! Thank you for finding ways to keep these 3 yr olds so engaged!"
"You're a breath of fresh air and fun energy in very strange and uncertain circumstances.
We appreciate your commitment to keeping our kids safe! "
"I have always loved you guys... You rock!" You are so amazing on camera. The whole family was singing along!"
" I just wanted to thank you for this week and last. "A" absolutely loved these sessions. It gave our days joy and structure, and we thank you so much for doing them. ❤"
"Thank you for helping us create some sort of routine during this crazy time. The girls race inside when I say it is time for Groove! Thank you for the morning fun!
"Babes in arms, toddlers, kiddos, big ones and every grown-up who loves them will love everything about Groove Family Music. It is completely unique in its "jump in and play" approach to music. Groove is head and shoulders (knees and toes) above the rest."
"We really love the music classes at Groove. They have a band of musicians and they are really engaging. I truly think my daughter's passion for music stems from going to Groove since she was 4 months old!"
"I have the most wonderful memories of Groove. Your location is fantastic but its the people and your love of music that make you so cherished."
"Groove is the highlight of my week. The staff are incredible and music, especially live music sung and played by talented musicians is the best."
"My daughter and I LOVE Groove. We've tried other classes and nothing compares."
"My daughter absolutely loves GROOVE and she dances all the time around the house and she gets super excited when we put the CD on in the car. :) So I thank you and the musicians for encouraging her love of music and dance!"
"Moms in the neighborhood are always chatting about activities for the little ones and I always endorse Groove wholeheartedly and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for everything, and thank you to your amazing staff."
"Groove is one of those places that always brings a smile to my face. Both my little ones took music classes there from 6 months old- and they just LOVED it! I also loved going there as a new mom, as everyone there was so nice and supportive!! What a great place for babies and toddlers to hang and dance and make friends!
"I was in town for 10 days and found out about Groove through an online search. I took my daughter to a class and they were so warm and friendly and accommodating. My daughter absolutely loved the class and we have been back 4 times just on this visit. The classes are high energy, engaging, and fun for both the kids and adults."
"Groove is amazing! The music is catchy and Lesley and her staff make the classes fun for kids of all ages. My son sings every word to the songs while in class at Groove. We're lucky to have Groove in our community."
"Groove is a wonderful business that uses music and the arts to empower children to be creative and socially aware. Owner Lesley Barovick is a local mom and Groove showcases the best our community has to offer. Support arts & kids! Support Groove!"
"Groove is the warmest, coolest, most innovative, most welcoming place for families of every stripe -- especially with young kids -- in Larchmont! As a mom in a two-mom family, Groove is one place in Larchmont where I feel utterly at home and included, with or without my kids!"
"Groove Family Music is by far the best music program in Larchmont! My four kids have been going toclass for many years and they absolutely love it. They enjoy singing and dancing to the live music as well as playing a variety of musical instruments during class. The class is educational, engaging and lots of fun for both the children and adults. I highly recommend Groove Family Music to anyone looking for an awesome music class!"
"We've made memories at groove that will be cherished forever. We love Groove!"
"This place offers the greatest musical start for the little ones. The teachers all share their love for kids together with their musical genius".
" S, J and B have all loved being part of the Groove family, as have I. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts - and on our CDs in the car!!"
"Groove gets both the adults and the kids engaged in a way that is incredibly fun. I have taken both my boys to plenty of music classes before this where I found it so hard to want to participate. Groove turned that all around and I could see that other parents and caregivers were psyched to join in the fun. This made it easy for our kids to model our behavior and learn MUSIC=FUN! Forever grateful to Groove for cultivating a lifelong love of music in our kids."
"Our kids both love to go to Groove for classes and parties. The staff is fun and friendly. You are never too young for Groove..they have fun events for even the youngest children. A great low pressure low commitment way to give your kids an introduction to making music."
"My son so completely loves your music class — so does his babysitter who is visibly excited every Tuesday morning when she gets to work because she’s looking forward to it so much. Thanks for creating such a great experience!"
"I have 3 kids and have been to many, many classes and this was the first class that was enjoyable for both me and my daughter! I loved it! Thank you!"
"We are really impressed by your staff of musicians. They are talented, engaging and a lot of fun -perfect for a room full of kids and their exhausted parents/caregivers. My kids enjoy their weekday class so much we come to Family Jams as often as possible. Thanks for providing such a great service."
"The class was upbeat, bright, fresh and colorful and my son did not stop dancing! I was impressed with how very professional the musicians were and I can’t wait for the next class! I think that for my very physical toddler, Groove is just the ticket!"