Clara D’Onofrio is an Orff-certified early childhood music specialist and children’s songwriter of over 12 years. In 2011, “Ms. Clara” founded Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians, LLC, an early childhood music school that shares the joys of making music with over 300 children a week in Brookfield and the surrounding suburbs.

As the daughter of two symphony musicians and a 5th generation musician herself, music has a deep and profound place in Clara’s heart. In addition to her lifelong musical training, she has also earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. She feels so blessed to have found a career that allows her to combine her passion for music with her knowledge of early childhood development to create a space for joyful, creative learning for young hearts and minds. Clara is dedicated to living a life full of laughter, love, and fun, (and spreading joy to everyone she meets!).

A special note from Ms. Clara:

Our music classes are always packed full of joy, fun, and laughter, but our “secret” goal is education, not simply entertainment. So whether we are hopping around like frogs, twirling around like autumn leaves, or helping the local carpenter build a house, we are targeting both musical and non-musical skills such as active listening, fine and gross motor skills, creativity, turn-taking, vocal exploration, language development, etc.

Over half of our 200+ song curriculum are originals that I wrote with clear developmental milestones in mind, and it is my honor and pleasure to explore the pure joys of making music with your children though my imaginative, organic, and skill-building classes.

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