(Mixed age family classes for birth to age 5)
Instructor: Megan Williams
Weeks of September 11-November 13, 2017 (10 Weeks)
Wednesdays 5:15-6:00 pm or
Thursdays 10:45-11:30 am or
Saturdays 9:30-10:15 am
Tuition & Pricing:
1st Child (Birth to Age 5) : $140
Additional Sibling (8 mos-5 years) : $70
2nd Additional Sibling (8 mos-5 years): $45
Any additional siblings under the age of 8 months, or 6 years and older can participate for FREE!
This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age four 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 caregivers parents, grandparents, nanny can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.
Each semester includes:
- Ten weekly 45-minute classes teaching a new song collection every fall, winter and spring.
- Music and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers a complimentary booklet for new Music Together families.
- New professional recording each semester with new songs, rhythm chants, play-alongs, and tonal and rhythm patterns. Two copies one for home, one for the car!
- Beautifully illustrated songbook with family activities to enjoy at home Semi-annual family newsletter and informative national website: http://www.musictogether.com
- Parent education to help adults understand and enhance their child's music development.
About Music Together
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.
Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. By emphasizing actual music experiences, rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV.
Central to the Music Together approach is that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life.
Music Together is committed to helping families, caregivers, and early childhood professionals rediscover the pleasure ‚Ä®and educational value of informal music experiences. All our teachers have successfully completed Music Together’s training program. Music Together applies the latest research in early childhood music development to the program.
You can learn more about Music Together by contacting Richland Academy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 419-522-8224. You can also visit the National Music Together website atwww.musictogether.com.