Why Mixed Age Classes?The mixed age (for birth through age 5) 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. Children of mixed ages participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening, and exploring with musical instruments throughout the 45 minute class.
A 45 minute class for babies birth through 8 months old. 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 babies. Meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby.
Big Kids Class
Music Together Big Kids Class is a 60 minute class designed for 5 to 7 year olds. It helps your child take the next step in music development by blending the elements of Music Together that parents and children love with new activities, skills and challenges that are developmentally appropriate for 5-7 yr olds. The class lays the foundation for Basic Music Literacy. The curriculum includes solfege, ensembles and solos in singing and instrument play, folk dances, harmony singing, vocal development, and drumming skills. Parent attendance in each Big Kids class is welcome but not required. Your child will receive a songbook, 2 CDs and HomePlay activities so that the entire famiy can continue the learning at home and you can stay connected wtih what your child is learning in class.
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