For musicians ages 0-5 years
The Mixed-Ages class is the essential Music Together class, researched and developed specifically for Babies, Toddlers, and Pre-Kindergarten children. A child can attend this family music class from birth through kindergarten through all nine song collections. We group children children in a variety of mixed ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, and exploring musical instruments. All caregivers—parents, grandparents, nannies, and favorite others—can participate with (and model for) the children. The whole family is welcome in our Zoom room!
Big kids know what they like. Telling silly stories. Playing games. Being in charge. Designed specifically for pre-K and early elementary students, our active Rhythm Kids classes for big kids tap into how children this age are wired to learn, with music games, animal rhythm stories, and lots of stomping-flying-climbing fun.
Rhythm Kids is just the thing to get your child to (willingly) put down the iPad and start making music with their friends. By the end of the semester, they’ll be proud to show off what they’ve learned: to you, their friends and teachers, and—let’s face it—for some kids, every person they meet!
In each weekly music class, we drum, sing, move, and play to rhythms inspired by musical traditions around the world, from West African Gahu, to Japanese Taiko, to Brazilian Samba, just to name a few.
Students learn to compose, choreograph, and conduct as they play—and play with!—a variety of musical instruments: West African djembe drums, percussion instruments, and, the most important instruments of all, their voices and their bodies. As your big kid learns to think and create like a musician, they’ll also build musical connections to the global community.