FALL registration NOW OPEN with a choice between Online or In-person classes! See details below:
Music Together® Online is a package of online music experience and resources that, together, create a comprehensive music learning program with the same high quality you're used to with the Music Together program. Our online offering this fall for Mixed Ages will include one Facebook Live class and one interactive Zoom class per week, each 20-25 minutes long. We are also offering the Babies Only curriculum, exclusively for children 8 months and under, which will consist of a once-weekly 45-minute Zoom class. Our program includes the Bongos Collection Songbook, CD, and digital download package which will be delivered or mailed to your door. The online Family Music Zone gives you exclusive access to downloadable family resources (colouring pages, musical games, etc.)
Every week, we will also upload additional video content to the private FB group, which may include single song activities, singalong storybooks, musical crafts, lullabies, and parent education to help you and your child get the most out of the Music Together Online program.
FB Live classes will be recorded and will remain within our private Bongos group, and families can choose to join the live class, and/or can view it at a later time, even watch it multiple times! Repetition is great for children and truly helps them to learn music fundamentals, and as they become more familiar with the music, and with your direct participation, you will likely find they engage better in the class...yes, even online.
Zoom (Mixed Ages) 9:30 & 10:30 am
Facebook Live (Mixed Ages) 9:30 am
Zoom (Babies Only) 11:00 am
Wait...More Screen Time?
We know screen time isn't generally recommended for this age group, but here's the difference: YOU! When children stare at a screen and passively receive information, they don't absorb it in the same way nor do they learn in the same way as when they have the active participation of a parent or close caregiver. SO, just like in our in-person classes, YOU are still the most important part. Your teacher will be on the screen, children might see their classmates on the screen (depending on which platforms we're using), but it is truly the interaction of the parent/caregiver with the child that is going to continue their music development and help them to engage with the activities! In fact, you might even choose to keep the screen visible only to you as you and your child play with the music (this is what we'll suggest for a Babies Only class). We will also give you lots of fun activities and ideas to do at home while we're all looking for WHAT to do!
"Tentative" In-person Classes (if we are able to run):
We have scheduled in-person classes and are hoping to run them, but clearly that will ultimately depend upon AHS Guidelines for in-person classes involving singing. Classes will not run in exactly the same way that they always have. All classes will be held at Connectivity Dance, where they have been working all summer at preparing their space and their schedule according to Alberta Health guidelines. I'm so thankful that they are doing all they can to assist with our re-launch!
Here are some of the things that we are planning to help keep families safe:
Our classes will be held in their largest studio, allowing extra space for physical distancing. Each person entering the studio will be screened for symptoms/temperature, and will be asked to wash/sanitize hands before and after class. Masks or shields will likely be required for adults. Classes will allow a maximum of six children, and for this semester, we ask that the adult to child ratio is 1:1, so that there is an adult that can be immediately responsive to each child at all times. I know this may be inconvenient for families with multiple children, but my hope is that another adult from your family or a cohort family can attend to assist. Mats will be set up differently than you are used to, providing a clear visual for the children with regard to distancing. Each family will receive a cleaned & sanitized collection of instruments/props for use that day, which I will gather for cleaning after class, so there will be no sharing of instruments. I will do my best to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to use the favourites (lollipop drums and clatterpillars) a few times during the semester! If someone in the family is showing symptoms and needs to miss a class, you are welcome to join an online class instead. There may still be some changes, but these are the major points I wanted to touch on for now. Families are welcome to register for in-person classes, but I am not requesting payment for these until we know for sure whether we'll be able to run them. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
- Wednesday (Mixed Ages) 9:45 am
- Wednesday (Babies Only) 11:00 am
- Saturday (Mixed Ages) 10:00 & 11:15 am
Note: if there is interest in additional in-person classes, please contact me...I may be able to add other options. Let me know what you're interested in!
Please let me encourage you to think of this offering as a way to connect with your child, your teacher and with others. We need each other during this time. We need music. We need something on the schedule! We can still be silly, interactive and playful “together” online, or physically distanced, while your child internalizes basic music fundamentals through the award-winning Music Together program! We hope to see you and your little one(s) in a class this fall, whether in person or virtually!
TUITION (all prices include GST):
To be clear, we feel strongly that the value and integrity of the Music Together program remains intact with Music Together Online. We are still music educators with the goal to provide the highest quality music learning experience for your child. Since our overhead costs are a bit lower, we are able to pass along a reduced tuition fee for our online classes only.
$160 per Family (plus a one-time registration fee of $30 for NEW families)
Each price is for the entire family...separate sibling pricing has been eliminated for MTO!
$190 for 1st child
$125 for siblings (born before Jan. 1, 2020)
Siblings born on or after January 1, 2020 attend FREE with registered sibling(s)
$395 Family Rate (for families with 3 or more children, all born before January 1, 2020)
Note: We require that only children living in the same home be registered as siblings
When registering, please provide that names and birthdates of ALL children who will be attending the class, placing the OLDEST child as Registrant #1
*A one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $30 (includes GST) applies for families that are new to Codabugs Music Together, regardless of whether you have attended classes at another Music Together centre. All centres are owned and operated separately.
Please see "Payment Options" section below.
Payment Options (please contact Tracey here or at (780) 292-1780 to arrange):
- Credit Card via Square
Prior to 1st class: full refund minus $30
Prior to 2nd class: full refund minus $60
**There will be no refunds given after the 2nd class.