is designed for children ages birth through kindergarten and their parents/caregivers. We believe that music ability is as much a basic life skill as walking and talking, and that all children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with pleasure and confidence in the music of their culture. Music Together classes nurture the child&S217;s natural enthusiasm for music and movement as we sing, dance, chant, and play instruments in an informal setting that will enrich her musical environment and guide her towards a lifetime of music-making enjoyment.
Enhance your child's experience in class by remembering to sing, sing, sing! Your active participation is the key to your children learning and growing musically. Support the creation of a musical environment while in class by not talking to other adults during the 45 minutes. It is very difficult for a young child to mask out adult conversation, so please wait to socialize until after class.
It can be very difficult to restrain the impulse to give your child directives such as "Do what she is doing, hold your instrument this way, etc" but children respond best by just seeing and hearing you doing (and enjoying) it yourself, so please be fully engaged while in class.
As our classes are participatory and educational experiences between adults and children, we ask our families to please refrain from taking photos, videos, and/or phone calls during class time. We welcome photos and videos before or after class, or a quick candid picture during the Play Along.
Please feel comfortable to nurse your child in class, but we ask that you not bring food or drink into classrooms.
Throughout the semester, Music Together classes may be in session when older children have a school holiday. Older siblings of registered students may visit provided the older sibling is healthy and that the visit is prearranged with our office. We require a drop-in fee of $10 per visiting child.
Both or either parent, grandparents or caregivers are welcome to attend class at any time, no need to ask! Whole family music making in your home is extremely valuable to your child's musical development, and attending class even occasionally encourages family members to join in the fun at home.
Each class has 6-12 registered children plus their primary caregiver(s).
Families are allowed three makeups per semester. Please schedule all make ups on the website. (Please note: makeups do not carry over from previous semesters).
You will receive a full tuition refund minus a $20 processing fee if you request to drop out of class before the first day of the session.
No tuition refunds are given for class withdrawals after the session begins. If you withdraw after the first day of the session, pro-rated credits less the $20 processing fee may be issued upon review of individual circumstances.
We understand that sometimes unexpected things happen. However, please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal from class. We are not able to offer tuition refunds unless we are informed of your intent to withdraw prior to the start of the session.
Late registration will be handled on a case by case basis.