About Wee Bop

Join the friends you already have or those you're about to meet at a Wee Bop music class. Each week warm, professional teachers will welcome you to your music class which is designed to be just the right fit for your child's current age and developmental level.

Wee Bop® music classes are much more than singing children's songs - they immerse kids in language, stimulate the brain, promote rhythmic skills, encourage movement and dancing, fire up imagination and advance social interaction.  A music class can also be a gentle introduction to a structured class environment that prepares children for preschool and other group settings.

 

Wee Bop® offers high-quality, affordable classes that expose your child to the fundamentals of early music learning with GOOD music and fun activities for children AND adults. You'll learn about great kid's artist and meet other parents with young kids.


About the teachers

In 2005, while trying to figure out how to put her passions for singing, performing and working with kids all together, owner and teacher Chellie Brown started Wee Bop part-time in Northeast Minneapolis while keeping her corporate job "on the side".  Two years later she was teaching classes full-time.  She is certified to teach the Musikgarten curricula but quickly moved toward writing her own material and using songs that appeal to both children and adults.

 

She holds a BA in acting from the University of Northern Iowa and studied jazz at Sydney Australia's Conservatorium of Music. When she's not at the Wee Bop studio in NE Minneapolis you can find her teaching for the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) in Roseville, MN, at Neighborhood Children's House Preschool and at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis as an Artist in Residence.  She's also a singer about town and teaches private ukulele lessons but is most proud to be the mom of a wonderful high schooler who loves singing, drums and baseball. 


Teacher Sara Fanucchi is a singer and early childhood music teacher who teaches classes at several of our locations.  She began musical studies at the age of 4 with the violin and began classical vocal training as a teenager. She holds a Masters of Music degree in voice from Manhattan School of Music, a Bachelors of Music degree in voice and a Bachelors of Arts degree in environmental studies from Oberlin College. Prior to moving to Minneapolis in 2013, Sara taught early childhood music classes for 7 years in New York City where she also performed regularly in opera and concert productions. Sara is the proud mom of two wonderful kids.


Teacher Nicole Navratil got hooked on performing after singing her first solo over 20 years ago. She received her degree in Vocal & Choral Music Education from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2005. In addition to teaching and music directing, Nicole performs with the local Americana group, Sonic Love Child. Nicole is also an online English teacher and enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with her niece and nephews. She is excited to have fun making music with Wee Bop families!


New Wee Bop Teacher Emma Schreibman Bremen found her passion for music and performing in Cleveland, Ohio at a very young age. She studied voice, acting, and dance from age 10 and eventually moved to Chicago to pursue a BFA in Musical Theater at Roosevelt University at The Chicago College of Performing Arts. She taught children’s music classes in Chicago for 7 years and loved connecting with all of families she taught. She is over the moon that she can continue sharing the joy of music to more children and families here in Minneapolis! What an amazing gift it is to bring laughter, joy, and love through music!



About classes

Classes: are offered year-round at the Wee Bop Studio located in Sarah Jane's Music School in Northeast Minneapolis, at kiddywampus in Hopkins, Lake Harriet House of Music in Linden HIlls and during the school year through the ECFE program in Roseville, MN.  For current class offerings see classes pages.

  • Registration: Online at Register & Pay 
  • Tuition: Due in-full at the time of registration. 
  • Payments accepted: By credit card via PayPal (see details on Register & Pay).
  • Sibling Rate: Discounted tuition for younger or older siblings (within or outside of the class age range) is available for some classes in order to eliminate your need for childcare. See the classes pages for classes with that option.