Your new favorite kid class!

WeBop is a music and movement class for youngsters. Webop was created in New York City by the music and education experts at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Columbia University.

Kids 8 months to 5 years old stomp, strut and swing to the rhythms of jazz as they learn about music and instruments with directors Tanesha Ross and Kelly Clingan, plus a rotating cast of real jazz musicians.

Every 4 weeks, a live band joins the class. Super fun!

Children participate in WeBop with a care-giver like mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or auntie. This class is a good time for adults too.

No pandering and no nursery rhymes. Teachers make sure kids and parents get an authentic introduction to the genre by grounding sessions in true jazz.
— New York Magazine

Video > Tanesha sings Goodnight Moon

The Winter session is 8 weeks. Choose a time slot:

  • Sundays 10:30-11:15 am with Kelly Clingan (February 4-March 25)
  • Tuesday 9:30-10:15 am with Tanesha Ross (February 6-March 27)
  • Tuesday 10:30-11:15 pm with Tanesha Ross (February 6-March 27)

WeBop classes meet at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Click here for map.

$160 for 8 week session. Payment plans available.
New to WeBop? Enter promo code NEWFAMILY for $20 off.

We're committed to this program being affordable for families. If the tuition is too expensive for you at this time, for whatever reason, please apply for financial aid online BEFORE you register. We will get back to you quickly, typically within 2 business days. If you have any questions about financial aid or payment plans, contact us. We are committed to making it work for everyone, in fact, 40% of JazzED families receive some amount of financial aid!


Meet WeBop Directors

Tanesha Ross

A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, Tanesha began her career at the Village Theatre, the 5th Avenue Theatre, and Seattle Childrens Theatre, all of which propelled her to New York, where she performed on Broadway and a Broadway National Tour. With her training in Kindermusik, she has taught with ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), working with children in Florida, New York, and South Africa.

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Kelly Clingan

Kelly is the former Director of Concert Bands and Jazz at Washington Middle School (her alma mater). A graduate of Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington, she is rooted in Seattle's celebrated tradition of music education. Kelly plays trombone in Banda Vagos, a traditional Mexican Banda, performing throughout the Puget Sound area on a weekly basis.