Class Descriptions

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Mixed Age Family Class

A Music Together® Family Class is:

-A community of families sharing songs, instrument play,rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting.
-Music learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children.
-Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers participating at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages.
-Parents and caregivers contributing to the enrichment of their child's music environment - regardless of their own musical abilities.
-A new song collection every semester for three years, featuring great arrangements of original and traditional songs in a wide variety or tonalities, meters, and cultural styles.
-45 minutes of PURE FUN with your child every week!

For you and your young children age 0-5 years. Siblings may attend the same class, with sibling discounts. Songbook and CDs are included, a different collection every semester. Fall, winter, and spring semesters meet for ten weeks, summer for six.


Babies are born musical! The Babies Only class is an introductory class just for new families with new babies, newborn through 7 months old. You will be amazed at the musical responses your child will exhibit, even though they are not yet mobile or verbal. In this class, the activities are specifically designed to teach you how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with your baby through music using methods such as "purposeful touch," "sound-layering," "dancing for baby," etc. And since our Babies Class uses the same song collections as our other classes, you will experience a seamless transition as your baby grows into our mixed-age classes. 45 minutes, 8 weeks (and invited to attend weeks 9 and 10 in mixed-age class, no extra charge, space permitting), Songbook and CDs included. Babies 0-7 months are also welcome in the mixed age classes, and are free (through 7 months of age) if they are accompanying an older sibling in a mixed age class.

Rhythm Kids 1

Rhythm Kids Level 1 is geared for preschoolers (ages 4-5, with parent/caregiver) who may be ready to take their next musical step. The Level 1 curriculum borrows some songs and traditions from Music Together family classes, while adding in developmentally appropriate activities adapted from the Rhythm Kids Level 2 curriculum. In other words, we drum, sing, dance, play instruments, and begin to play music-based games! In Level 1 music and movement activities, children begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative as they make up their own drumming patterns, invent new ways to play rhythm instruments, create movement ideas for songs, and even take a drum solo! 


The Rhythm Kids Level 1 family offering includes:

  • 45-minute classes - 10 weeks
  • 2 CDs, uniques to Level 1, with 18 songs
  • 1 songbook, with in-home music and drumming ideas, plus parent education
  • access to each collection's songs and activities in the online Family Music Zone
  • access to (6) interactive online Rhythm Kids video tutorials - "Lessons with Tom"

Parents/caregivers are asked to stay and participate each week. Drums will be provided for the class each week, but if you’d like your child to have a drum to play with at home (and then continue to use in Level 2 classes!), please ask your teacher about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together families.