Class Descriptions

Mixed Ages 0-5

Weekly, 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences–developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers–regardless of their own musical ability. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers encourage and influence each other, propelling themselves toward basic music competence. Two CDs, online music downloads, a songbook, an instructional DVD, and access to the exclusive Music Together Family Zone are all included!

Big Kids (ages 5-7)

Weekly, hour-long classes for 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds, available for both Music Together veterans and those new to the program. Involves a more sophisticated, structured approach using music and movement activities that are more developmentally appropriate for this age group. Parent participation is only required for the child's first time, the last class of each semester, and the last ten minutes of each class. Siblings are encouraged to attend this last portion of each class as well, to promote the model of family music making. Because the learning is cumulative, parents are encouraged to enroll their big kid for at least three semesters, ideally six semesters, to get the most out of the program. Families receive a CD and special Big Kids songbook for each collection, as well as a pack of solfège cards and weekly “HomePlay” pages with optional home activities. Parents are updated about what their children are doing in class when they attend the last ten minutes and through the “Ask Me About” feature of the family songbook.

Music Together in Schools

Music Together supports the idea that all children are inherently musical beings, and under the right circumstances can easily learn to sing in tune and move to a beat. We also recognize that Music Learning Supports All Learning®. The goal of Music Together in early childhood education is to bring a rich music environment to the entire school community—children, teachers, and families alike. It not only supports the work of the classroom teachers, but also engages parents and gives children what they need to grow musically. Our comprehensive curriculum can be integrated into any school environment, from childcare and preschool settings to public, independent, and faith-based schools.