Class Descriptions

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0 - 5yrs

This is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth to age five through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.

Babies Class

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 eight months and younger at the time of registration may attend a Mixed Ages Class, whether registered on their own or attending free with an older brother or sister. Babies may also take the special “Babies Class” offered as a one-semester introduction to Music Together. (This class cannot be repeated.) The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in babies. Meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby. In this class, the activities are specifically designed to teach you how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with your baby through music using methods such as "purposeful touch," "sound-layering," "dancing for baby," etc.

Masters 3-5yrs

This class is designed for children ages 3-5 who have taken at least 2 sessions of Music Together classes in the past. Parents still attend these classes with their children.

Big Kids 5-7

Music Together Big Kids® class is a new offering for children that are 5-7 years old and are ready for more formal music training. The collections are similiar to the mixed age class materials but without songs for the younger child. Parent participation is optional. Parents can drop off and attend the last 15 minutes of class or are also welcome to stay. Classes run for 1 hour and have a workbook for children to bring to class with them. First time Music Together students are welcome.

Rhythm Kids™

Rhythm Kids™ 4-5yrs 

Rhythm Kids is the next musical step for your preschool aged child (4-5 yrs old). Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music- based games. Rhythm Kids 4-5 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can

-begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically-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 4-5 follows through on the Music Together vision to help children complete the
pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight.

Classes are for preschoolers ages 4-5 and include:
- Weekly 45-minute classes
-Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester
-Access to online drum-play videos and other material
-Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
-Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
-Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically

Drums will be provided for the class each week.

 

Rhythm Kids K-2 

Rhythm Kids is the next musical step for children K-2 . This is class is a drop-off class. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music- based games. Rhythm Kids K-2 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can
 
-begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically-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 K-2 follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the
pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight.
 
Classes are for K-2 and include:
- Weekly 45-minute classes
-Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester
-Access to online drum-play videos and other material
-Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
-Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
-Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically