This is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth through kindergarten—and through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages in one class. This approach fosters natural, family-style learning where 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. Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments.
We welcome the whole family to join in this important family music experience and any caregiver—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the child(ren) to class.
Every child’s music development benefits from early exposure to music and movement. Because the early months are so important, Music Together® offers two options for babies. Infants may attend a mixed-age class, whether registered on their own or attending free with an older sibling. They may also be registered for the special “Babies Class” offered as a one-semester introduction to Music Together. The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in infants, and meet other parents of newborns and learn fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby. Babies must be under eight months old on the first day of class. We recommend infants older than eight months register for mixed-age classes.
For children from preK through second grade, Rhythm Kids® by Music Together®is the music and movement program where children explore rhythm through drumming, singing, and dancing to a combination of Music Together songs specifically adapted for their age and new music inspired from around the world. Classes are led by our trained teachers, and children continue learning outside of class with our proprietary interactive videos.
Fun-filled Rhythm Kids® classes naturally support your big kid’s rhythm development and help them prepare for formal music lessons. Classroom activities engage children as they solo, work in ensembles, play new patterns, and improvise. All of this supports your child’s social and listening skills, self-expression, and self-confidence like only music can.