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 ages eight months and younger. Babies are always welcome to attend a Mixed Age Family Class, whether registered on their own or attending free with an older brother or sister.
Parents with infants may also register for the special “Babies Class,” which is offered as 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.
Online Family Class
Experience The Joy of Family Music® from your own home! Our Online Family Class is perfect for children from birth through age 5 and is a great way to experiment and explore musically at home. Children participate at their own level with their favorite person--YOU! Your participation is vital to this experience, and your teacher will provide lots of guidance on how to translate the classroom to your living room.
Each semester includes:
- Weekly 25-minute Zoom classes, plus new online videos created by your teachers every week.
- Unlimited classes and makeups
- New CD and digital access code each semester with the songs, rhythm chants, "play-alongs," tonal and rhythm patterns used in class.
- Beautifully illustrated songbook.
- Parent education resources and other online resources.
Families who are new to Music Together are invited to attend one free demonstration class.
Rhythm Kids Online
Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative, as they:
make up their own drumming patterns
invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.)
create movement ideas for songs
even take a drum solo!
Rhythm Kids Level 1 carries on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. Classes and include:
9 weekly, 30-minute Zoom classes
Songbook and CD each semester
Access to online drum-play videos and other material
Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically
You don't need a real drum for the class, but if you’d like your child to have a drum to play at home, please ask your teacher about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together families.