Mixed Ages Class
Music Together® was the first early childhood music program to offer music classes for mixed ages. Child development researchers have known for a long time that the natural, family-style environment of mixed-age classes is the best way for young children to learn. In our experience, it works! Mixed Ages classes offer developmentally appropriate musical experiences for children from birth to age five. Mixed age groupings foster natural, family-style learning where the whole family can participate together. Older children love to show what they know, the younger ones love to watch and imitate, and adults model active, joyful music-making. The relaxed, no-pressure environment lets all kids (and adults!) learn at their own pace. Class activities include singing, moving, listening, observing, and exploring instruments. The wide variety of adult-child activities encourages fun interaction and offers new ways for families to play musically at home. Our nine song collections with songbooks, cds, and online resources provide years of exciting musical growth. Parents, grandparents, friends, and caregivers are always welcome to accompany the children. Classes meet for 45 minutes.
Mixed Ages Class Video
Tuning in to How Your Child Learns - Music Together Blog
Big Kids Class
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 solfege, 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 child receives a binder, Big Kids songbook, CD, solfege cards, and HomePlay pages. The entire family is encouraged to stay connected and continue the fun and learning at home through the weekly HomePlay activities and online resources. Classes meet for one hour.
Big Kid Introduction Video with co-founders Ken Guilmartin and Lili Levinowitz
Infants nine months and younger at the time of registration may enroll in this one-time introduction to Music Together classes. Activities and materials are specifically designed for parents to learn as much as possible about their infant's musical development. Families will receive a baby-safe instrument, 2 music CDS, a songbook full of activities and ideas, Growth Chart, Parent DVD, and a special information booklet just for babies! Classes meet for 45 minutes. No older siblings, please.
Coming Soon to Valley Music Together. Please register for a Mixed-Ages Class.
6 Week Summer Class
Sing! Dance! and Play! to many of your favorite Music Together songs in our Summer Favorites Collection. Children ages infant to 6 years are welcome in our summer mixed-ages classes. Summer classes meet for 45 minutes once a week for 6 weeks. Take home materials include Summer Collection songbook, CDs, Family Music Zone access, and unlimited song downloads. We offer 3 different summer song collections, so join us next summer for a different set of songs!
3 Week Family Favorites Class
Sing! Dance! and Play! to your favorite Music Together songs in our Family Favorites 1 or 2 Collections. Children ages infant to 6 years are welcome in this mixed-ages class. Family Favorites meet for 45 minutes once a week for 3 weeks. Take home materials include a CD, song activity handouts, Family Music Zone access, and unlimited song downloads. We offer 2 different Family Favorites Song Collections, so join us next time for a different set of songs!