Mixed-age Music Class
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 because this fosters natural, family-style learning. 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 level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregiver -- parents, grandparents, nanny -- can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.
Music Together Babies (0-8 months)
Every child’s development benefits from early exposure to music and movement. Because the early months are so important, Music Together offers two options for babies. Babies eight months and younger at the time of registration may attend a Mixed Ages Class, whether registered on their own or attending free with an older brother or sister. Babies may also take the special “Babies Class” offered as a one-semester introduction to Music Together. (This class cannot be repeated.) The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in babies. Meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby.
Generations Music Class
Senior residents join in the fun, singing and dancing along with the children and their parents or caregivers. Infants, toddlers and kindergarteners get a chance to befriend older folks in the neighborhood. Atria Manresa is a lovely facility overlooking the Severn River in Annapolis, on the opposite side of the bridge from the Naval Academy. We love bringing The Joy of Family Music® making to this senior community, and to afford families an opportunity to participate in this rich musical experience.
Music Together con Español
Music Together con Español is a bilingual English/Spanish version of the Music Together mixed-age class you know and love. The songs in this fall’s Fiddle Song Collection have been recorded in a mixture of English and Spanish, which you’ll take home on a CD and also be able to access online. And, in addition to your weekly classes and the bilingual recording, you’ll receive the new English-language illustrated songbook, a booklet with the Spanish lyrics, and a family newsletter with more at-home music-making ideas that can hacer que cada día sea más divertido—make every day more fun!
Music Together Online
To meet the unique challenge of staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, Music Together brings you Music Together Online. Tune in via Facebook Live or watch recorded classes on our private YouTube playlist. Classes will be presented multiple times a week for a shorter duration (15-22 minute segments) to account for attention span and screen time limitations for our young friends. As in our regular classes, this is a parent participation educational experience. It is designed for grown-ups to sing and dance with their children at home. Activities include small and large-motor movement, lap and rowing songs, props and instruments using things you might have at home, finger plays, call and response, and more. Registered families receive a professional recording and songbook for home use in addition to other printable and online resources. You'll enjoy the same quality music education program you've come to love, only in the comfort of your own home!