What Wee Do
WeeGroove sends teachers to daycares and preschools to teach customized music classes to children from birth to six years old.
WeeGroove classes use props, puppets, instruments, movement and American Sign Language to teach children through song. Each class gives your students the opportunity to work on fine and gross motor skills, build vocabulary, improve social skills, learn basic counting and math skills, build a musical vocabulary, use their imagination and have fun.
WeeGroove.com and WeeGroove teachers are also resources for your teachers. The WeeBlog is updated often with different ways to use music in the classroom and at home. Our teachers are a wealth of songs. If a teacher is looking for a song for their lesson plan, they only need to ask. WeeGroove teachers consistently model appropriate ways to interact with parents and children.
WeeGroove offers: weekly music classes, teacher trainings on using music in the classroom and week-long music camps for older classes.
Music is highly influential in the development of young children. See what the experts have to say on our research page.
Elisa Lutz is the owner of WeeGroove. She has a degree in Theatre from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Elisa trained at the Second City and Comedy Spotz.
Elisa has been working in daycares and preschools since 2005. She started creating the WeeGroove curriculum in 2011. Since then she has taught and continued to develop her music curriculum in over 10 daycares!
What Elisa Loves to Do:
Bake cookie and bread
Sew Halloween costumes
The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Decembrists and Turn to Crime
Favorite Song to Sing in Class:
"Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Jeff Trainor has been a teaching artist in Chicago for the past 8 years. He has worked for the Old Town School of Folk Music, Barrel of Monkeys, Actor's Training Center, and Little Marvels Early Childhood School.
What Jeff Love to Do:
Have fun with great students
Spaghetti and Meatballs
David Bowie, Prince, Chilly Gonzales, Stevie Wonder, Joan Jett
Blackbird by The Beatles