About us  

Hi, i'm  Anya Jane Thomson, owner and director of The Music Train!  


For 20 years I have taught, performed and produced music for a variety of ages, styles, events, settings and schools.  I started The Music Train in 2005 and haven't looked back.  I feel very lucky to be doing what I do and sharing music with so many families.  


I am from Minneapolis, MN and currently live in Denver, Colorado with my two kids 14 and 12.


2008 FAMILY HAPPY HOUR   

A smaller scale of The Music Train Family Concert Series.  Held outdoors on the patio of local cafes, bars and restaurants.  Grown ups come to relax, have a glass of wine and a bite to eat while their kids dance, sings and jam with rhythm instruments to acoustic versions of well loved songs! 


2015  KIDS OPEN MIC The Music Train Introduced the kid/teen/family showcase.  for youngsters and their families to share their musical talents.  All ages and levels are welcome to participate.  Recently we featured Wilson Sperry, 8, on violin and Amber Kiley, 13, singer/songwriter on piano and vocals

2009 CAMP OF THE CREATIVE ARTS  (CCA)

The Music Train is founding member and current co-director.   CCA is a summer program, providing high quality, meaningful, creative experiences for children, 3-7 , in the areas of Visual Art, Dance, Music, Spanish and Yoga.  

2011 PRESCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS  
Using the same enriching curriculum from the Family Music Classes the MT began to bring music education to pre-schools around Denver.  We were touted by many schools as the highest quality music program available for pre-schools

2011 MUSIC AT JEFFERSON PARK

Founded and spearheaded.  Working in conjunction with the Jefferson Park United Neighbors group this outdoor summer concert series has been a community gathering spot for 5 years strong. It is sponsored by the Broncos and other great local businesses. The Music Train was given a good neighbor award for starting this series

2010 LULLABIES CD
​The Music Train released The Lullabies CD; an acoustic collection of old gems and new favorites dedicated to Anya Jane's (the owner and director) kids, Joli and Sean.  Featuring Art work by Eduardo Starch, one of the Andes Survivors. In 2012 it was named, "The Best Lullaby CD Ever" by the Mom Edit.

Timeline


2005 FAMILY MUSIC CLASSES 

The first car hit the track when we began offering family music classes for infant through 4 year olds and their adult caregivers.  ​Created and developed by The Music Train, the classes explored the fundamentals of music through a rich curriculum of song, movement, dance and play,   

Whether it was Irish step dancing or practicing scales as a kitty cat, we created a vibrant community of music participants and lovers!

2007 THE FAMILY CONCERT SERIES (FCS) 

The second car hit the track when the FCS was born. Created as an adjunct to the classes, these shows are for all ages to enjoy great live local music together! We call it a "night out" for the whole family.  Now in our 9th successful seasons, The MT FCS is one the of best family events in Colorado. 

Contact us!  anya@ridethemusictrain.com  (720) 253-7673

In 2005, The Music Train began bringing music to life for kids and families through concerts, classes, lessons, special events, consultation and referral services.  What started as a small class in a church basement turned into a full time organization that provided numerous opportunities for people to connect to themselves, others and the community through meaningful musical experiences.   We have served thousands of families!

The Music Train continues to create  legacies at every turn and new families join our family every day!


Currently we are offering The Music Train Family Concert Series.