Manhattan Aardvarks featured on the Today Show!

“Ryan makes magic!” – Hoda Kotb

Who We Are

Music for Aardvarks is a refreshing alternative to the traditional music class for kids. Created in 1997 in Brooklyn, NY by rock musician/composer/father of three David Weinstone, 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 in New York City. 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 4 years old and incorporate singing, dancing, musical storytelling, instrumental jam sessions and more. It’s an interactive musical experience the whole family can genuinely get excited about!

But don’t just take our word for it – hear our music or watch some videos!

Our famous “Taxi Song” – as seen on Nick Jr.!

Download our free app!

  • “Ride the Taxi” feature with the beloved Taxi song and the Aardvark driver.
  • Six free original songs with coloring pages – one from each album. (We chose some of our favorites for you.)
  • Make playful messy art with six silly animated coloring buddies.
  • Featuring art from Stephen Kroninger, the only illustrator to have had a one-person show at MOMA.

What People Are Saying

“Music for children can be an endurance test for everybody involved but even adults say David Weinstone’s Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals is one of the exceptions.”

“In the insular world of children’s music […] Weinstone’s grass-roots popularity is unheard of.”

“It’s no exaggeration to say that Weinstone has changed the musical geography of kids music. As creator of the Music for Aardvarks classes, his music has gotten thousands of tiny toes tapping.”