Mixed age class
Mixed-aged classes have an age range from newborn to 4-years old, which is the model of Music Together®. This class provides a family-like environment that enables siblings to attend together and gives every child the freedom to participate and explore without age specific expectations. Children participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening, and exploring musical instruments, while caregivers help create an environment that supports children in achieving basic music competence and learn about early childhood musical development. Every family receives a Music Together music collection every semester of CDs, songbook and download code to access Family Music Zone and 'Hello, Everybody' app online; These online & offline resources will help caregivers support the children's musical development by continuing class experience outside classroom.
This class is for 3-year olds or older with a caregiver. Children may participate more independently with their caregiver's help. This class will offer chances of making up their own patterns of rhythm and melody by doing dramatic and imaginative play, large movements and solfege singing, which will encourage refining their musical skills on rhythm and tonality. Just as mixed age group class, Music Together program offers strong musical experience with take-home music collection every semester with CDs, songbook and download code to access Family Music Zone and 'Hello, Everybody' app online;These online & offline resources will help caregivers support the children's musical development by continuing class experience outside classroom. Younger siblings are welcome to join.
Babies Only class
This class is for children under 8 months old and their caregivers. This is a great way for caregivers to build and expand music repertoire with sophisticated, multi-cultural songs from all over the world and introduce music making to young children by singing together, exploring our own voices with activities such as finger play, lap songs and songs without words as well as songs with words. The class helps caregivers learn how their child learns build special musical bonding through music making, and meet other parents. Every family receives take-home music collection every semester with CDs, songbook and download code to access Family Music Zone and 'Hello, Everybody' app online;These online & offline resources will help caregivers build a habit of music time at home by continuing class experience outside classroom. Infants are always welcome in our regular mixed age class as well.
Rhythm Kids (Age 4-6)
This 45-minute weekly class is the next musical step for your preschool child(ages 4-5) with a parent or caregiver. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play & improvise on rhythm insturments and 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 drumming patterns, invent new ways to play, create movement ideas for songs and 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 8. As part of the Rhythm Kids™ experience, children and their grownups can enjoy drumming play and practice sessions at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids™ creator Tom Foote. Classes include;weekly 45 minute classes, Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester, plus Access to online drum-play videos and other online material. Children should have their own djembe to use at home as well as to bring it to class each week.