Six to twelve babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents or caregivers meet weekly in a 45-minute class to sing, dance, play with child-friendly percussion instruments, and have fun with tons of new songs, rhythm chants, small & large movement games, lap songs, using a rich variety of music and movement activities.
Our classes are taught by Registered Music Together® Teachers who have all completed the Music Together Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, New Jersey, as well as an apprenticeship with Ms. Jennifer. All of our teachers play live instruments in every class & are always happy to show your child the instruments!
We are not going to teach your baby or toddler how to play the guitar, piano, etc., because not only is that not developmentally appropriate, it's absurd. But we will expose your children to a rich variety of musical instruments during class and nurture their natural love for music & movement & help you recognize important developmental milestones! Whether or not they decide to take formal lessons is a decision for another day. For now, it's all about all play!
Mommies, Daddies, Nannies, Grandmas, Grandpas & more sit with their children in our circle together and participate in the activities led by your teacher. Classes are informal and designed to be high-energy & lots of fun, so the adults, regardless of their musical ability, feel comfortable and encouraged to sing, dance, and play as part of the group - giving the children a joyful experience of group music-making! The children are free to participate at their own developmental level, with some choosing to watch quietly or roam around the room. This is OK & it indicates that there is some very important learning taking place as they soak up like a sponge, all of that musical & developmental stimuli! In fact, many families report that their child may be quiet in class, but once they get to the car & their class CD starts playing, they will sing & dance the day away!
Each family will receive a CD of the class songs as well as an access code to add the music to your mobile device so that the music can continue at home & on the go! The corresponding illustrated songbook further enhances the overall learning from class as you can sing along while reading the lyrics & build vocabulary by pointing out important parts of the picture or music pages. Attending class is only the beginning! Using the take-home materials is what makes the Music Together experience unique!
Check out these video clips of Music Together classes!