Early childhood music & movement classes
for children aged birth through 7
and the grownups who love them.
To see a listing of free Demo Classes, click here.
In a Music Together class, a group of six to twelve children and their grownups (parents, grandparents, nannies) meet for 45 minutes each week to enjoy songs, chants, movement activities and much silliness. The Music Together teacher, who is trained in early childhood music skills, guides the class through developmentally appropriate and fun activities. The grownups participate (regardless of musical ability!), have fun and enjoy the musical activities with their children.
Mixed Age class - for children birth through 5
The essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age five (or six) through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.
Babies class – for babies 8 months and younger
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 eight months and younger at the time of registration may attend a Mixed Ages Class, whether registered on their own or attending free with an older brother or sister. Babies may also take the special “Babies Class” offered as a one-semester introduction to Music Together. (This class cannot be repeated.) The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in infants. Meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby.
Music Together Big Kids™ is a 60-minute class geared to the interests and abilities of 5, 6, and 7-year-olds. The program blends the elements of Music Together that parents and children love with new activities, skills, and challenges that are developmentally appropriate for this age group.
Big Kids classes lay the foundation for Basic Music Literacy, complementing music instruction in school or instrument lessons, and leading to a lifetime of joyful music-making. The curriculum includes solfège, solos and ensembles, folk dances, harmony singing, vocal development, and drumming. In a safe, fun environment, your child can experiment with new activities like conducting and improvisation, story songs, and game songs.
Parent attendance is welcome but not required. Each family receives a Big Kids songbook, CD, solfège cards, and HomePlay activities, so that the entire family can continue the fun and learning at home and parents can stay connected with what the child is learning in class.