Welcome to Music Together® Online!

We're so excited to meet you and your little music maker!

 

 

Have fun exploring our classes below! 

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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!  

 

For musicians ages 4-7 years

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.

 

Interactive Classes for New Parents 

and Musicians 0-8 months

The one-semester Music Together Babies class was created especially for families with infants under 8 months old. That's right: it's never too early to start your baby's musical journey! Babies are naturally musical --- and you don't have to be a great singer or dancer yourself to nurture their love of music. Music Learning Supports All Learning®, and in this class, your Music Together teacher will show you how you can support your baby's music and overall development through simple and fun activities. 

 

For musicians ages 0-5 years

New!  This Music Together con Español mixed-age class uses Spanish/English editions of our song collections. Providing bilingual recordings as well as written translations makes the Music Together experience more accessible to Spanish-speakers. The class also provides Spanish-language exposure within the rich music environment of the Music Together classroom. Just like our Mixed-Ages class, our Music Together con Español curriculum has been 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!  

 

For Musicians 0-5 years + Grandfriends

New! In senior residential and day programs across the country, people of all ages sing, dance, play, and swing scarves during weekly Music Together intergenerational classes. As the children’s music-learning is nurtured, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grownups also foster important relationships with "Musical Grandfriends." These unique classes are also enjoyed by the seniors and staff. Seniors look forward to the children's lively visits, the chance to share memories, and the sheer fun of these playful music-making experiences. The additional cognitive, physical, and emotional benefits for both children and elders make the Generations class a win-win for all.

 

Regardless of age, spirits are lifted, learning across multiple domains is stimulated, and meaningful connections are made. Children and families, especially those without extended family nearby, discover the value of intergenerational relationships and become more comfortable engaging with older adults. Elder participants enjoy witnessing children’s joyful music-making and find a sense of purpose in being a part of young children’s learning, which combats isolation and depression. 

 

"There is so much joy, so much love, and so much laughter in a Generations Class from the residents, the children and the parents and caregivers. From a little girl who reaches out her arms to get a hug from a 'grandma,' to the beautiful combination of all voices—young, old, and in between—singing 'My Bonnie,' during the lullaby, the sense of joy and harmonious interaction is magnificent. There is nothing else like it."

 

 

 

Concerned about screen time? Here’s what we know. When children stare at a screen and passively receive information, they don't take it in the same way as face-to-face interactions. That's not what we want, nor what we intend for your child's experience and development. Screentime can be effective and beneficial to your child's learning when you're right there with them, actively participating, engaging, and learning, too. We know why - because YOU are the most important ingredient in your child's music development! When you immerse in the experience with your child, interacting with your teacher online, and each other in your home, using computers, screens, and devices can be a wonderful tool for learning. For more on this topic, check out this article.

 

 

Now that you're ready to make music with your family, here's how to get started! 

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