Your life as a parent can sometimes feel like a laundry list of tasks - washing, wiping, cleaning, bathing - with periodic breaks to grab fistfull of snack crackers and wipe the spit-up off your shirt. You could probably be more organized or devote yourself to declattering. But in our view what you really need is some fun! Our music classes are just that, and more, playful, rich and engaging. Music Together helps children of all ages - babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids - discover inner music-maker by playing with grownups they love. Our kid's music and movement classes also offer other important benefits. It turns out that music supports overall early childhood development.
Our classes are organized in semesters: Fall Semester Oct - Dec/ Winter Semester Jan - Mar/ Spring Semester Apr - June/ Summer Semester Jun - July. Each semester has 25 different songs that are diverse in genres, cultures, and tonalities.
Mix Age Family Classes 45 minute long, 6-12 children from newborn through pre-school, with parent or caregiver who actively participate with the child in musical activities. 10-12 songs are recycled per class. Families recieve materials to take home to extend and re-enforce music experiences during the week..
The mixed-age format is not only educationally sound but creates a family-like atmosphere where siblings can attend class together. Older children learn from being in a leadership role, while younger children benefit from the example of the older child. Children of the same age are not necessarily in the same stage of music development. A mixed-age format enables them to participate freely and experience the music at their own level of complexity, without being burdened by age-specific expectations. Recognizing the growing competence of children three and up and incorporating their leadership and social skills into our classes, helps to keep children focused and interested until they are ready for Big Kids classes.
Babies Classes 45 min long, 6-12 infatns 8 months old and younger, 8-10 songs are recycled per class. This is a one-semester introduction to Music Together, after which babies will attend Mixed Age classes. 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.
The adult-infant interactions in this particular class are grounded in the understanding of the developmental benefits of visual, auditory, and tactile connections. At birth, there is an overproduction of brain neurons and synapses and early exposure to music and movement stimulates the whole brain activity. In our carefully planned lessons, loved ones interact with an infant in a rich musical environment that re-enforce the attachment relationship and special bonding. Happy baby is a better learner.
Demo or Tryout: New to Music Together? Schedule a demo class to learn what it is about. One time per family.
Make-up Classes: available for registered families who miss classes. Make-up classes do not roll over to another semester.
Drop-in Classes: registered families can add more experiences during semester when they register ($12)for extra classes at another location.