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
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Generations classes foster connections between seniors, parents and children through meaningful and joyful music-making. It's like having an extra set of grandparents! Activities are much like our mixed-ages classes that engage children, caregivers, and “Grand Friends” in singing, dancing, movement and instrument play. The fun songs, liveliness and laughter brighten everybody's day. Families with children infants to age 5 are invited to participate in these 45 minute classes held at a senior living facility.
Music Together Generations Class Video