Mixed Age (birth - 5 years)
Researchers have discovered that grouping children of different ages in one class encourages natural, family-style learning, which is why Music Together® developed the Mixed-Age Music Class. In this class, everyone participates at their own levels: babies vocalize, listen, and observe; toddlers play and experiment; and preschoolers build confidence as they emerge as classroom leaders. Grownups appreciate this class model because everyone can attend together!
Babies Only Classes (birth to 8 months)
The Music Together Babies class is geared exclusively towards families with infants from birth through eight months, and is a one-semester introduction to Music Together and to early childhood music development. Following this 8-week semester, families are ready to join the Mixed Age classes. The music activities in a Babies class are specifically designed to teach parents how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with their infants through music, using concepts like "purposeful touch," "sound layering," and "dancing for baby." Babies classes use the same collection as Mixed-Age classes, giving families a seamless transition between class programs.
Generations Mixed Age
Music Together Generations is a Mixed Age music class with the sweetest twist: the addition of elder participants! In this extension of the beloved Music Together program, teachers and families foster meaningful musical relationships across the ages, as "Musical Grandfriends" join the music-making circle. Expanding our mixed-age community in this way enriches the experience for families. Regardless of age, spirits are lifted, learning across multiple domains is stimulated, and meaningful connections are made. Children and families, especially those without extended family nearby, discover the value of intergenerational relationships and become more comfortable engaging with older adults. Elder participants enjoy witnessing children's joyful music-making and find a sense of purpose in being a part of our circle, which combats isolation and depression. The cognitive, physical, social and emotional benefits for both children and elders make the Generations class a heart-warming win-win for all!
Our ten week (unless otherwise specified) semester includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play in classes of 45 to 50 minutes. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers--regardless of their own musical ability. Class materials for all Family Classes will include one CD plus a songbook, an access code for digital download of songs in the current collection, as well as access to Music Together's Family Music Zone and Hello Everybody app!
Would you like to experience a Music Together class before you commit? Contact Us to register for the next FREE demo, or if there is no demo class currently scheduled, we can arrange a visit to one of our regular classes with no obligation. This does need to be arranged in advance.