Our essential Mixed Age class is one that a child attends from birth through age 5. Following the recommendations of child development researchers, we foster family-style learning in classes where younger children enjoy watching and imitating the older children who are working on singing in tune and keeping a steady beat. The 45-minute class includes a range of musical experiences, from playful free-movement to instrumental jam sessions, where each child participates at their own level: singing, moving, listening, watching, or exploring instruments.
During each 10-week session we explore a different collection of songs that draw from folk tunes mixed with sounds from around the globe and chants in unusual tonalities and meters. Each family brings the music home with a songbook, CD and download code for the mobile app.
Music Together: Babies Only
A class for newborns through eight months. Song activities are designed to facilitate an active support for infants' musical growth and the creation of a special bond between parent and child through music. This class incorporates activities focused on the needs of infants who are not yet crawling, such as babbling with baby, finger plays, infant massage, large movement and the use of partners and mirrors. Class size is limited to 10 infants.
Music Together: Generations
If you’ve ever wished for an extra set or two of grandparents, then we have a class for you! The Generations music class is a regular Mixed-Age Music Together class with the sweetest twist: the addition of senior participants. Kids and their grownups visit their “Musical Grandfriends” at a local retirement home and spend time making music as a large extended family.
Music Together con Español®
This bilingual family class is for Spanish speakers looking for a more accessible way to experience Music Together, as well as for families who want some exposure to the Spanish language through music. Families receive a CD plus digital access to the semester’s songs recorded in a mixture of Spanish and English, as well as the English-language songbook and a booklet with the Spanish lyrics. Everyone will have a great time in this Music Together family class that’s accessible to todo el mundo—everyone—regardless of your level of Spanish-language proficiency!
Immerse your infant to 5-year-old into the Spanish language and its cultures as you sing, dance and play along to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Latino culture with Ms. Joelle, a native Spanish speaker. Each class is designed based on the recommendations of early childhood music researchers, though your child won't know it as they are moving to the beat and singing in Spanish! A list of songs, their translation and a streaming playlist will be given to the families for music-making at home.
Sing French with Madame Julie
Music is a great tool for learning a new language. This immersion-style class proves it by incorporating vocabulary through French folk songs and other fun musical activities. Madame Julie is a native French-speaker and will introduce children from birth to age 5 to the language in a developmentally appropriate and fun way. No prior knowledge of French is necessary just a willingness to sing and have fun "en français!"
After Thanksgiving, celebrate the season with our 3-week Holiday Sing-along mini-session! Led by your favorite teacher, we use the Music Together Family Favorites CD and intersperse songs from holiday celebrations across the globe. Get into the spirit of the season with us and fill in the gap between the fall and winter semesters.
Meet the Keys
Building on what kids have learned in Music Together classes, 4 to 6-year-olds explore rhythm and pitch through playful activities that relate directly to the piano keyboard. Kids experience how music feels through creative movement and how it sounds by singing intervals in Solfege—do, re, mi, fa sol! The goal is to create a solid foundation that could transition into private instruction in any instrument. This is a drop-off class, however, parents/caregivers need to be in proximity of the classroom.
Meet the Ukulele
Ukulele is a great introductory instrument for little hands. This 45-minute group class for children ages 4 to 7 teaches your children proper uke playing position, how to tune their uke, the C Major chord family as well as hello, goodbye and other songs they can play and sing. Tuition includes a ukulele!
Meet the Violin
This 45-minute group class for children ages 3 to 6 offers them a taste of the violin with musical games, crafts, skill development and performance in a recital at the end of the semester. There’s no need to rent an instrument, because each child crafts a box violin that they use to learn about its parts and how to handle it safely. A wooden bow is provided to learn proper bow technique. Parental attendance is required if the child is not fully potty trained. Offered Fall & Spring Semesters.
Meet the Guitar
This is 45-minute group class for children ages 3 to 6 to give them a taste of the guitar through games, crafts, skill development and performance in a recital at the end of the semester. It is a great way to expose young children to instrumental instruction to determine if they would like to begin private instruction next semester. Children will craft a box guitar on the first day of class to use. Parental attendance is required if the child can not use the restroom independently. Offered Fall & Spring Semester.