Little ones ages 8 months - 5 years stomp, strut and swing to joyous rhythms of jazz
Babies and toddlers get their musical start with WeBop
NEW: 9am Fall Session class added.
Developed by Jazz at Lincoln Center, WeBop is a jazz education program designed for children 8 months to five years old. Our 45-minute classes engage both the child and caregiver, through live music, dancing, story time and a racially-diverse curriculum. Families learn the core concepts, instruments, and great performers of Jazz, a vital Black American art form.
2019 FALL SESSION
October 5 - November 23, 2019
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 AM or 10:00-10:45 AM
with Kelly Clingan and Eric Verlinde
All WeBop classes require child and adult participation. WeBop is not a drop-off toddler program
Seattle JazzED offers a fall, winter, spring and summer WeBop session. Each session is eight weeks, with two live-band weeks at Week 4 and Week 8.
Every 4 weeks, a live band joins the class. Super fun!
WeBop classes meet at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Click here for map.
We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you. Your tuition payment helps cover the cost of renting class space and paying our educators a fair wage, as well as classroom supplies.
To pay $215, do not enter any code on registration check-out page
To pay $160, enter code ONESIXTY
To pay $120, enter code ONETWENTY
To pay $80, enter code EIGHTY
To pay $45, enter code FORTYFIVE
You will have the option of entering a sliding scale tuition code on the registration check-out page. Be sure to select the payment plan option if you want to break your payments up. Please note you will also have the option of paying your chosen amount in full if you prefer
If you'd like to pay a different sliding scale amount than the options here, fill out our easy online form, and we'll send you a custom tuition code.
Have questions about how this works? Contact us and we'll get right back to you!
You should receive a confirmation email from our online registration system Active.com when you complete registration. If you don't receive a confirmation email from Active.com, please contact us to insure we have your registration.
Please review our cancellation policy.
Video > WeBop Story Time
Meet the WeBop Directors
Kelly is the former Director of Concert Bands and Jazz at Washington Middle School, where she taught since 2008. A graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington, she is rooted in Seattle's celebrated tradition of music education.
Kelly is a frequent adjudicator at local and regional jazz festivals, including the Lionel Hampton and Reno Jazz Festivals. She also presents and teaches at regional and national music conferences including JEN, MMEA, HMEA, ASTA, CWU, Arts Schools Network and Berklee City Music.
In 2016, Kelly was named the University of Washington GWSS Alumni of the Year for her work on gender equity in jazz. In 2018, Kelly served on the 'Expanding Opportunities to Learn Jazz in After-school' Taskforce at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Kelly plays trombone in Banda Vagos, a traditional Mexican Banda, performing throughout the Puget Sound area on a weekly basis.
Pianist Eric Verlinde has excited audiences worldwide with his energetic and passionate performances. He is in high demand and is constantly performing, refining the sound and creating new music. His different groups create music that is creative, spontaneous, superbly structured and melodic. Currently, he works with Josephine Howell at El Gaucho, The EntreMundos Quarteto (a Brazilian samba ensemble) and a number of top Northwest musicians.
He has played music with legends like: Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, Mark Murphy, Luis Conte, Thelma Huston, Floyd Standifer, Buddy Cattlet, Bryan Lynch, Hadley Caliman, Francine Reed, Bobby Medina, Thomas Marriott and Bill Waltrous.
Questions about WeBop? Please contact us.