Music Together Mixed Age

We will sing, dance, move, play instruments and enjoy the wonder of music. (Ages birth-5)

Rhythm Kids®

Rhythm Kids is an exciting music, movement and drumming class that follows through on Music Together’s vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth to age 8.  Rhythm Kids is segmented into two developmentally appropriate program, Rhythm Kids Level 1 for children ages 4-5 and Rhythm Kids Level 2 for children in Kindergarten, first and second grades.

Music Together Mixed Age Features

 

  • Eight weekly 45-minute classes teaching from one of Music Together's 9 song collections
  • On-line access to the “Music Zone” Music Together site with music, games, and song background info
  • A professional recording with songs, rhythm chants, “play-alongs” for instrument jam sessions, and tonal and rhythm patterns.  A CD plus code to download songs to your devices
  • Beautifully illustrated songbook with family activities to enjoy at home
  • A chance for siblings to participate in a class together with a parent or other special adult
  • Parent education to help adults understand and enhance their child’s musical development
  • Movement and dance incorporated into class in a playful and developmentally appropriate way

Rhythm Kids Level 1

Rhythm Kids Level 1 is the next musical step for your preschool child (ages 4–5) with a parent or caregiver. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can 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 (shakers, sticks, etc.)
  • create movement ideas for songs
  • take a drum solo! Rhythm Kids Level 1 follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight.
Classes are for preschoolers ages 4–5 and include:
  • 9 weekly, 45-minute classes
  • Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester
  • Access to online drum-play videos and other material
  • Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
  • Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
  • Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically. 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.

Rhythm Kids Level 2

Rhythm Kids Level 2 is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children in Kindergarten through third grade (ages 5 through 8). Parents are invited (though not required) to stay and participate during class.  Children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:

  • learn multicultural drumming patterns;
  • develop new repertoire on various percussion instruments;
  • explore movement and dance while singing songs;
  • play games based on music and drumming;
  • have fun with a host of rhythm activities. Rhythm Kids follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age 8. As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grownups can enjoy drumming play and practice sessions at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote. Classes are for children K–3 (ages 5 through 8) and include:
  • 9 weekly, 45-minute classes
  • Animal Collection Songbook and CDs (2 copies) each semester
  • Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs
  • Learn, create, discover and explore music, movement and drumming
  • Enjoy age-appropriate ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, tambourines, etc.)
  • Explore traditional drumming patterns through animal names and movements
  • Experience drumming, song, and dance from around the world (Mali, Puerto Rico, Turkey, etc.)
  • Find new ways to connect mind, body, and voice through rhythm
  • Develop skill in improvising, soloing, conducting, composition, and improvisation
  • Participate in active musical games that are both enriching and totally fun! This is an instrument-learning class, so your child will need a drum. Please ask your teacher about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together families.

NEW CLASS - Canta y Baila Conmigo®

Take a journey into Spanish language and its cultures through the magical world of music. Learn more about Canta y Baila Conmigo.

  • A curriculum with dual, complementary goals of music and language immersion
  • Informal instruction in a supportive, joyful setting
  • Beautiful, professionally recorded music collections carefully selected to represent the wide variety of Hispanic musical traditions and genres
  • An illustrated Spanish-language family songbook including music notation, lyrics and information about the origins of the songs
  • English Language Supplement with song translations, vocabulary and grammar points for families learning Spanish

2021 On-line adaptations - Let's make use of technology's flexibility

New for 2021: Purple Crayon Lab offers Online Musical Family sessions with synchronous or asynchronous options. 

What does this mean?  Even if you are not available to meet with us when we do our regularly scheduled class, you can join the fun from your home, viewing the recorded class at a time that works best for your family.  We believe families need maximum flexibility currently to manage the ever changing work/school/care balance.

After piloting this with a few families this year, we learned that children still benefit from our program interacting with a class that was recorded earlier in the week.  While the synchronous option is preferable (especially for older children who may wish to offer suggestions in real time during the class,) don't miss out because of a scheduling conflict.  If you choose this option, you will receive the same materials and the teacher will still sing "hello" and "goodbye" to your children by name.  Then simply download the class from the cloud (you will receive it the afternoon of the scheduled class) and set your own class time, making music when it suits you.

Class options include Music Together® and Canta y Baila Conmigo® (CyBC) programs. And because we will be online, ANYONE, ANYWHERE can join in on the fun! (We had people from Chicago, North Carolina, Connecticut, Colorado and Ireland join us in 2020.)  Sometimes it was family members encouraging their families in other places to join the same class so cousins would be able to learn the same songs.)
8 weeks of fun musical content and MORE for you and your family to enjoy at home! Programs start Sept 15, but you can join anytime if there's room up until Oct 13.  Recorded content and class videos will be loaded and available to be watched (and rewatched) for 21 days after each class. We will be offering two different programming packages:

Music Together® Online - the Music Together program you have come to know and love, live streaming/video content and more, for you to enjoy anytime with your family. Songbook will be dropped off or mailed and Fiddle music access code included.

The Canta y Baila Conmigo Family Playground - This robust online platform is accessible to EVERYONE, Spanish speakers and learners alike! These "playdates" will include live streaming/video content (including weekly sing-alongs with Frances, Spanish learning for parents and older children, and much MORE. You will also receive "Chequi Morena" Family materials delivered to you.

The affordable tuition is based per Family and NOT per child, making these Playdates wonderful activities the whole family can enjoy throughout the week!

Join us for some musical fun from the comfort of your own home!

 

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We can't wait to sing, drum and move with you and your family!

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