Each 45-minute class includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences. They are research-based, developmentally appropriate for children, and easy for parents and caregivers regardless of their own musical ability. A CD and Songbook for the current collection will be included with each semester's registration
The Mixed Age Family Class is designed for children birth through age 4, following the recommendations of child development researchers by grouping children of a variety of ages to foster natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones, older children learn by leading younger ones, and often several children in the family can go to class together. Children of mixed ages participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening, and exploring with musical instruments. Parents and caregivers are also active participants in the class, modeling musical behaviors for the children.
Every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement. Because the early months are so important, Music Together® offers two options for babies. Babies of any age may choose to attend a mixed age class, whether registered on their own or attending free with an older brother or sister. Babies eight months and younger at the time of registration may alternatively choose to take the Babies class as a one-semester introduction to Music Together. The music activities and materials in this class are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in infancy. Here you will meet other parents of newborns, and learn a variety of music activities you can recreate at home with your baby. Babies classes are offered according to demand and may not be available every semester.
In order to help caregivers learn their child’s favorite Music Together songs on the guitar, we offer the Music Together Guitar for Grownups program. This program is offered exclusively to families whose children are enrolled in one or more of Music Together's parent-child classes. In class, students learn basic beginner guitar concepts, including simplified chording, so that they may accompany themselves and their families as soon as possible.
Classes are 60 minutes long and meet once weekly for 8 weeks in the fall, winter, and spring; guitar classes are not offered during the summer. Each registered student receives a guitar workbook; students must bring their own guitar, capo, and current semester songbook.
***Moxie Mom's discount does not apply to adult classes***