A Music Together Class is:
- A community of families sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activites in a relaxed , playful, non-performance oriented setting.
- 6 to 12 infants, toddlers and preschoolers participating at their own level with the grown-ups who love them.
- Playful, educational, music and movement classes for the whole family! Classes are mixed ages so siblings get to come at a discounted price.
Come join a class as Music Together celebrates 23 years of family music making!
Frequently asked questions about Music Together:
What is the class atmosphere like?
We create a community of active music makers! Both adults and children are engaged in the musical activities. We explore rhythm with our bodies, play instruments, sing songs and have a great time! Children are allowed to move freely around the room. We encourage the children explore at their own level. Children play with rhythm instruments like egg shakers, drums, triangles, etc. Everyone has a really good time at the end of class "jam sessions".
What kind of music do you use?
We use multicultural songs, rhythmic chants and rhymes, songs without words (which is how children learn the best)! Each 9 or 10 week session comes with a CD of all the songs we sing in class, with a beautiful songbook. The CD changes every 10 weeks (rotated over 3 years).
How does the mixed ages work in class?
Each child is developing musical (and language) skills at their own pace. So a 1 year old will experience the class differently than a 3 year old; and the 1 year old will be learning from the older children. After 20 years of research and music making in the music education field, we know that this works! And it is so nice to be able to bring siblings.
Do infants really benefit?
Just think of the way they learn language. They "participate" very little during the first six months to one year, but without the exposure, they would not be able to develop speech as they grow older. Although their participation will be passive, they are very actively absorbing what they are seeing, hearing, and feeling so they can act upon it as their body and nervous system matures.
Can a different adult attend class with the child?
We have caregivers, moms, dads, grandparents all attend. Siblings under 7 months are free.
Experience Music Together and find out how important--and how fun--your role can be!
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