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The fall, winter and spring sessions are ten weekly, 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. 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. Two CDs and a download code, with access to the Family Activity Zone, and a songbook are included!
You can use the class description tab below to learn more about each of our classes.
Below is our schedule of upcoming classes. Be sure to scroll all the way down to see all the class options:
This is the essential Music Together®, one for the youngest of babies through to 6 years-old and through all nine song collections. It’s a fun, non-pressurised class to support the strongest musical growth whilst building a musical foundation that is solid and based on enjoying music-making. The mixed-age class follows the recommendations of child development researchers by providing a developmentally appropriate teaching approach and grouping children of a variety of ages together to foster a natural and easy learning environment. You’ll see younger children enjoying themselves, watching and imitating older children and older children enjoying being the leaders. And, siblings can attend the same class with their caregivers: parents, nannies and grandparents can bring the children. Each child participates at their own level, singing, moving, using instruments, listening, watching and exploring.
Babies are always welcome in the mixed-age class or if they are 8 months or younger they can take the special “Babies Class”. Every child’s development benefits from early exposure to music and movement and this class is a one-semester introduction to Music Together. The activities and songbook are specifically designed for babies and aim to give the parents as much information and support as possible so that they can learn about their baby’s musical development. It’s a great opportunity to meet with other parents of newborns whilst learning many activities you can enjoy at home with your baby.
Is your child ready for the next step? Perhaps ready to attend class without you? Music Together Big Kids® is geared specifically to the interests and abilities of 5-, 6-, and 7-year olds. It takes the elements of Music Together that parents and children love and encompasses them with new activities and skills, and challenges which are developmentally appropriate for kids.
The class does not require previous Music Together experience and can be taken on its own or as a compliment to private and school music lessons. We still create and enjoy an unpressurised and fun environment whilst laying the foundation for Basic Music Literacy, for a lifetime of enjoyable music-making. The classes and curriculum include solfège, vocal development, story songs, conducting, drumming, improvising, game songs, ensemble singing and even a few solos!!
Parent or adult caregiver attendance is welcome though not required; the last 10 minutes of class is always spent making music with the adults as well so that you can share in the musical magic. Each family receives a Big Kids songbook, CD, solfège cares and HomePlay activities so that the whole family can enjoy the music-making and stay connected to what happened in class.
These classes are designed specifically for families who have one or more children with special needs. The welcoming, community-based experience for the whole family continues, just as with all of our classes offerings. Supportive family classes are smaller and some modification of the songs can take place, in response to the children and families present so ensuring a successful access point to the music for everyone. Supportive family classes are taught by a teacher qualified in both Music Together teaching and with a specific qualification in teaching special needs.
"My children love music. We appreciate the warmth of the intergenerational setting. They especially loved the free-dance segment where they had a chance to meet and greet the residents. I like the idea of including intergenerational groups because children bring such a spark of sunshine even on the gloomiest of days to those who may not have young ones in their lives on a regular basis." Angie, parent in intergenerational class
In our Generations classes people of all ages come together to sing, dance, shake shakers, and swing scarves during their weekly Music Together classes. Here, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown-ups foster new and important relationships with the "grandmas" and "grandpas." The classes are also greatly enjoyed by the seniors and staff, who look forward to the children's lively visits, the chance to share memories, and the sheer fun of these playful music-making experiences.