Music Together Classes For Children Ages 0-5 years With Families/Caregivers
Music Together is a music and movement program designed for Infants through 5 year olds and their families. Music Together recognizes that in our culture, families tend to consume music passively rather than actively, leaving many children deprived of the opportunity to learn basic music skills the way they learn about everything else. Music Together provides families with a model for how to nurture the musical growth of their child regardless of their own perceived musical ability.
Music Together asserts that all children are musical and learn best from the example of the adults closest to them, in an informal atmosphere, and recognizes that all children can develop competence in music. In a Music Together class, the activities focus on adult/child interaction. All classes are mixed ages and children of different ages (such as siblings) can enjoy class together.
The atmosphere is informal, and the classroom experience is reinforced by parent participation and listening to the music at home. Educators recognize that music is educationally stimulating on many levels for a developing child.
Music Together is a playful, developmentally-appropriate, thoroughly-researched program promoting anxiety-free learning while families learn to interact musically.
More importantly, it’s fun time together for you and your children! Music Together classes, along with your active participation, help prepare your child for a lifetime of musical enjoyment.
Sing With B Summer Music Series
Informal 50-60 minute sessions for 12-15 Families (15 kids max.) These are all request classes and lots of fun - you write down your favorite songs on a clipboard when you arrive and I lead them, with instruments, scarves, balls, rainbow rope etc. Request any favorite songs you and your children like. All ages love to make music! Infants to 5-6 year olds and any other older siblings that want to come have some family music fun.
Jingle and Mingle Holiday Family Music Classes
Holiday Special Classes
Informal 50-60 minute sessions for 12-15 Families (15 kids max.) These are ALL REQUEST classes and lots of fun - you write down your favorite holiday songs on a clipboard when you arrive and I lead them my guitar and we also play some instruments. Most requests tend to be for Christmas carols, along with favorites like “Jingle Bells”, “Frosty” etc. but you are welcome to request songs from any tradition (bring lyrics if unknown to most people!) I like to do “Over The River” and a play-along to the classic “Sleighbells”. All ages love to make music! Infants to 5-6 year olds and any other older siblings that want to come have some family music fun are all welcome.
Music Together Online
Spring 2020 Music Together Online
With Music Together Online, I will bring music to your living room. Like all my classes, the program is designed to teach the way young children learn: through play. We’ll be using songs from the Maracas collection, and I will show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots and wooden spoons and things you have around the house into musical props Your whole family can sing and move along to the Maracas songs during weekly live online/interactive classes. I will also take some of your requests.
When you enroll, you will receive digital family resources, including recordings and bonus activities through the award-winning Hello Everybody app, plus a hard-copy songbook and the CD, which will inspire you to make more music in your home at this challenging time.
Each week, you'll get:
One 30-minute Zoom class with me. There are e a number of offerings. You will sign up for one class but showing up to another should be fine, providing there is space.
One 20-minute prerecorded video of Maracas songs along with a few spots open for requests (that you can email to me) and I will keep track of. You will get the private YouTube link to use and watch as much as you want.
The tuition will be $120 for 10 weeks - and that includes the (deeply) discounted materials!
The dates of the 10 week semester are from Wednesday April 8th through Friday June 12th.