This is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth through kindergarten through all nine song collections. 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 developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments.
The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience, and any caregiver - parents, nanny, grandparents - can bring the child(ren) to class. During the Fall, Winter and Spring trimesters, classes meet once a week for 9, 10, or 11 weeks. During the summer, classes meet once a week for 6 weeks.
Rhythm Kids® Level 1
For preschoolers who are ready to take their next music step. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play instruments and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 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, create movement ideas for songs and even take a drum solo! Parents are encouraged to stay in this class (and they might enjoy the drumming themselves!). Drums will provided for the class each week but if you'd like your child to have a drum to play with at home (and then continue to use in Level 2 classes), please ask your teacher about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together Families.
Rhythm Kids® Level 2
An exciting drumming, music and movement class for children ages 6 - 8. Children integrate and assimilate rhythm by learning multicultural drumming patterns, developing new repertoire on various percussion instruments, learning music-reading readiness, exploring movement and dance while singing songs and by playing fun, music-based games! 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. Consider this the beginning step of instrument study! Students should have their own hand drum or djembe for use at home and for use in class. Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay and play or drop-off.
Canta y Baila Conmigo®® Online
A unique parent-child curriculum for children ages birth-six, with dual complementary goals of music education and Spanish-language immersion. CyBC creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where lanuage-learning is naturally and organically integrated into the musical experience. Families come for the language and stay for the music!
Each semester features a song collection which authentically represents a wide variety of Spanish-speaking regions and cultures. Families receive a music download code, a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural notes, and an English language supplement.
Rhythm Kids® Online
Ages 4-8. During each weekly, high-energy class, kids have a blast singing, dancing, and jamming to rhythms and tunes inspired by musical traditions around the world. Their specially trained teacher leads group and individual activities that get students up and moving as they learn to compose, choreograph, and conduct. Bonus: The music and movement activities naturally support several key developmental areas, including executive function, emerging math skills, and leadership. By the end of the semester, they'll be proud to show off all the new skills they've mastered!
Your little one was born ready to make music! In this special class for parents with babies under eight months old, you'll learn lots of fun, interactive music activities that will support your child's growth in so many areas, including their physical, socio-emotional, language, and early brain development. Your expert teacher will also share ideas for how music can help you get through your day. And you'll join a community of other parents who are just as sleep-deprived as you! The best part? There is no screen time for your little one. Your teacher will guide you to position your infant so they are looking at YOU, not the screen. You follow the teacher while your baby watches you, and you leave each class inspired to make each day more musical.
Family Class on Zoom
Like all of our classes, Music Together Online is designed to teach the way young children learn: through play. During each online music class, your teacher will lead music activities for the whole family to sing, play, and jam along to and show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots, and stuffies into musical props. Even though your teacher is on the screen, each class has been designed as an active music-making experience for little ones and their grownups. Classes are appropriate for children under 6, but the entire family is welcome (and encouraged!) to participate in the musical fun.
Family Class On-Demand Videos
Is your schedule a little crazy & you find it difficult to commit to attending a specific time each week? Then this option is for you. The program will consist of two pre-recorded class videos posted each week in a private Facebook group. Families will be able to view the videos at their own convenience and can view them repeatedly. The videos will each be 20-25 minutes in length to keep in line with best practices for screen time for children. The session will consist of 10 weeks of videos, but in order to assist families with unpredictable schedules and changes as a result of the pandemic, we will keep the classes available for a total of 12 weeks. We hope that this flexibility will assist many families to find a way to bring music into their homes this winter.