What Will You Find in a Music Together® Class?

 

What will you find in a Music Together Mixed-Age Class?

  • A community of families (6-12 children) sharing songs, rhythmic chants, instrument play, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance oriented setting.
  • Music learned through developmentally appropriate activities that respect and support the unique learning style of very young children.
  • Infants, toddlers and preschoolers participating at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.
  • Parents and caregivers contributing to the enrichment of their child's musical environment, regardless of their own musical abilities. During the early years, it is extremely important that parents and caregivers be the ones who create a nurturing musical environment. Children are biologically "wired" to respond most to those with whom they have close bonds. Music Together classes help you build that bond.
  • A new song collection every semester for three years, featuring great arrangements of original and traditional songs in a wide variety of tonalities, meters and cultural styles.
     
  • Click here to learn more about the benefits of mixed-age classes. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What will you find in a Rhythm Kids Class?
  • A group of 6-12 children (age 6-8) sharing songs, rhythmic chants, instrument play, drumming and movement activities in a fun and playful setting.
  • Music learned through developmentally appropriate activities that help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth to age 8, and support the unique learning style of each child.
  •  A solid rhythmic foundation for formal music instruction.
  • Parents and caregivers contributing to the enrichment of their child's musical environment, regardless of their own musical abilities by observing or participating in class if they so choose.
  • A new song collection every semester for three years, featuring great arrangements of original and traditional songs in a wide variety of tonalities, meters and cultural styles.

 

Music Together Mixed-Age (Birth-Age 5)

Music Together pioneered the concept of mixed age classes in 1987 and has enjoyed great success with this family-type model. Children of any age under five may attend the same class together. Younger children learn by observing older children and older children thrive on being leaders. Parents, grandparents or caregivers can bring siblings to the same class (no need to find a babysitter!) Everyone has so much fun, it's easy to forget how much learning is happening. Siblings under 8 months attend free!

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Rhythm Kids (RK2)

Our Rhythm Kids classes are just the thing to get your child to (willingly) put down the iPad and start making music with their friends. These active classes tap into how children this age are wired to learn, with music games, animal rhythm stories, and lots of stomping-flying-climbing fun. In each weekly class, your child will drum, sing, move, and play to rhythms inspired by musical traditions around the world, from West African Gahu, to Japanese Taiko, to Brazilian Samba, to name a few. As they learn to think and create like a musician, they’ll also gain valuable skills they’ll take to the elementary school classroom (and beyond!): confidence, focus, leadership, cognitive flexibility, and more. By the end of the semester, your child will be eager to show off what they’ve learned!