Infants through age 5:
This is the essential Music Together®
class; one that a child may attend from birth through kindergarten through all nine collections. Younger children enjoy and benefit by watching and imitating the older ones; older children learn by leading the younger ones; and parents enjoy coming together for music as a family. Each child participates at his or her own developmental level: singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching and exploring musical instruments.
The whole family is welcome for this important music making experience!
Birth to 8 months: Every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement. Because the early months are so important, Music Together offers two options for babies. Babies may also take the special Babies Class, a one-semester introduction to the Music Together program. This class is a delight to parents: many are enjoying parenthood for the first time and are eager to learn and share experiences.
The musical experiences are designed for parents that want to learn as much as possible about the development of infants.
Guitar Class for Grownups
For Grownups and Beyond. Music Together Guitar for Grownups is designed for parents and caregivers of children currently enrolled in a Music Together class. In this 45-minute class, you'll learn basic guitar technique and selected songs from the current song collections so that you can make even MORE beautiful music at home. This class is good for beginners who have never held a guitar - good for people who know a little guitar, and great for people who already play some Music Together songs!!
Sing and build technique and musicianship in an organic, relaxed way while learning new ways to explore Music Together songs with your children at home and on the road! And, it's an enjoyable night via ZOOM with other parents of small children. Classes run for 6 weeks. Participants receive a workbook and bring their own guitar, capo, and tuner. If you would like to learn to play guitar using Music Together songs as a vehicle, this is the class for you!
Make it a musical date night or a weekly friends playing guitar night!
Mixed / Music Together con Español
Enroll in Music Together con Español and try algo nuevo - something new! Music Together con Español is a bilingual English/Spanish version of the Music Together mixed-age class you know and love. The songs in the fall's Fiddle Song Collection have been recorded in a mixture of English and Spanish, which you'll take home on a CD and also be able to access online. And, in addition to your weekly classes, and the biligual recording, you'll receive the new English-language illustrated songbook, a booklet with the Spanish lyrics, and a family newsletter with more at-home music-making idea that can hacer que cada día sea más divertido - make every day more fun!
Rhythm Kids is the next musical step for your child (ages 4-8) with a parent or caregiver. Each week we drum, sing, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative, as they:
- make up their own drumming patterns
- invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.);
- create movement ideas for songs;
- and even take a drum solo!
Rhythm Kids follows through on the Music Together vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight.
- Weekly Zoom class and/or online classes
- Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CD's each semester
- Access to online drum-play videos and other material
Your child will:
- Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
- Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping the beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
- Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically
Drums can be purchased by contacting the office (or you can use household objects). Just add hands!