Mixed Age Class
Music Together believes children learn best in a community environment with adults enthusiastically modeling interest and joy in music. From infants in arms to 5-year-old movers and shakers, we embrace the learning children offer each other.
In class, infants may coo, gurgle, and flex their torsos in response to music. Toddlers shake rattles, bounce to the beat, and sing occasional notes. Three-year-olds often have favorite songs and instruments to play and can lose themselves in music. Four- and five-year-olds like to have an effect on the activity - creating ways to move or inventing new words to songs. They may play teacher and lead the family in their favorite activities at home.
These classes - at The Commons in Lincoln - offer families the same basic experience as the "mixed age" classes... and we are pleased to welcome senior aged residents to peek in, observe and participate in our mixed age classes on site. Our "Grandfriends" add to the joy of family music making that is the hallmark of Music Together classes.
The Music Together Babies class is for families with infants from birth through about one-year+ and is a one-semester introduction to Music Together and to early childhood music development. After this one semester, your family may enroll in a mixed-age class.
The music activities in a Babies class are specifically designed to teach parents how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with their infants through music, using concepts like “purposeful touch,” “sound layering,” and “dancing for baby.” You will meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascinating musical activities that you can recreate with your baby at home.
Many parents who have taken the Music Together Babies class tell us how important this community was for them as they navigated new parenting or new parent of two waters. Families who meet in Babies remain friends for years.
Canta y Baila Conmigo®
Everything you love about Music Together... in SPANISH!
Canta y Baila is a newer music program that features a deep commitment to offering rich musical experiences within a Spanish cultural and language immersion framework. Music Together is working with Canta y Baila - so there's all the developmentally appropriate foundations of music development that Music Together offers - en Espanol! Two great things made better together!