Class Descriptions

Demo - Babies

If you have never taken a Music Together® class with us before, we invite you to come to a sample class to get a sense of what to expect in a regular class.  Sample class are 1/2 hour (our regular classes are 45 minutes long) and it is all music making but for a bit of discussion about our philosophy.  This program is for parents of infants only.  Reservations are required.  To schedule a sample class please go to the home page of the website (About Us), click on Sample Class Scheduler and follow the prompts.  Or call us at 845-750-4663.  Thanks.

Mixed Ages - Summer - 6 classes

This is our essential Music Together class is for children birth to 5 years. A child can attend our Mixed Age classes through all nine song collections. This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers &S211; grouping together children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style, community learning. Younger children can enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children, not quite ready for formal instruction, but old enough to participate in class completely independently, can build confidence and learn by leading the younger ones. Adults are happy because several children in a 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 &S211; parents, grandparents, nanny &S211; can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this community friendly, family music experience. New Materials include an app "Hello Everybody", a professionally recorded CD, and a beautifully illustrated songbook. New families a parent guide.  There is online activities through our Family Music Zone.  

MT RHYTHM KIDS TIGER SPRING 2017

Each term we introduce a new song collection.  This spring is TIGER.  Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids 4 - 5 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others and be musically creative.  Rhythm Kids K - 2 is a movement, and drumming class for children in which children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives through drumming and pattern play. As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grown ups can enjoy drumming play and practice session at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote.  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.

Rhythm Kids 2 (K - 2) 6 weeks

Rhythm Kids Level II is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children K - 2 (Kindergarten through second grade). Children begin to learn to integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives. 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 grown ups can enjoy drumming play and practice session at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote. For more information about Rhythm Kids please click here.Class Description

Rhythm Kids Level 2 (8 weeks)

Rhythm Kids Level 2 is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children K - 2 (Kindergarten through second grade). Children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives. 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 grown ups can enjoy drumming play and practice session at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote. (Note: Students should have their own hand drum for use at home. For more information about Rhythm Kids please click here. https://cms.mainstreetsites.com/PageVaultContent.aspx?vlt_id=82084&ctx=8A3IUZTD

Canta y Baila Conmigo® - 10 classes

Canta y Baila Conmigo creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where lanuage-learning is naturally and organically integrated into the music experience.  CyBC appeals to a wide variety of families, from native and heritage Spanish speakers to brand new Spanish-learners.  It is different from other early childhood lanugage offerings in that, rather than "teaching" Spanish vocabulary through songs, "CyBC teaches the "Spanish language through music."  Because of the quality of the music experience, families come for the language and stay for the music.

Each semester features a collection of carefully selected folk classics, familiar children's songs, and new adaptations of traditional songs and rhymes.  The repertoire authentically represents a wide varity of Spanish speaking regions and cultures, including Andea, Mexican, Afro-Hispano, Caribbean, Castillian, Argentine and more.  Along with the take home CD, families receive a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural notes, and an English Language Supplement for those who are learning Spanish.  CyBC features three music collections that are separate and unique from the nine Music Together song collections, and three more that are being created.

Canta y Baila Conmigo - 12 classes

Canta y Baila Conmigo creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where lanuage-learning is naturally and organically integrated into the music experience.  CyBC appeals to a wide variety of families, from native and heritage Spanish speakers to brand new Spanish-learners.  It is different from other early childhood lanugage offerings in that, rather than "teaching" Spanish vocabulary through songs, "CyBC teaches the "Spanish language through music."  Because of the quality of the music experience, families come for the language and stay for the music.

Each semester features a collection of carefully selected folk classics, familiar children's songs, and new adaptations of traditional songs and rhymes.  The repertoire authentically represents a wide varity of Spanish speaking regions and cultures, including Andea, Mexican, Afro-Hispano, Caribbean, Castillian, Argentine and more.  Along with the take home CD, families receive a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural notes, and an English Language Supplement for those who are learning Spanish.  CyBC features three music collections that are separate and unique from the nine Music Together song collections, and three more that are being created.

DROP-IN CLASS

Sing, dance, play and learn!!  Drop-In for 1, 2 or 3 classes as a respite to your holiday shopping.  Drop-Ins are scheduled in between our regularly scheduled terms.  Come experience the joy of music making with families.  Make music with us and learn what we are all about.  This class is for children birth to five years and the adults who love them.  We offer 4 terms per year, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.  Our winter term will start January 8th, 2020, but in the meantime you can continue making music with your teacher and other families.

MT Online - Mixed Ages - Birth to 5

To keep our music making going, we are offering classes this spring online in a varity of platforms.  Families will receive a full set of materials, a CD with many of our award winning songs, and a brand new beautifully illustrated songbook and ongoing support.  All of this can take place in the comfort of your home with a quick click on a link.  This is our essential Music Together class is for children birth to 5 years.  A child can attend our Mixed Age classes through all nine song collections. This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers - grouping together children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style, community learning. Younger children can enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children, not quite ready for formal instruction, but old enough to participate in class completely independently, can build confidence and learn by leading the younger ones.  Adults are happy because several children in a 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. 

Canta y Baila Conmigo ONLINE - 8 classes

Canta y Baila Conmigo creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where lanuage-learning is naturally and organically integrated into the music experience.  CyBC appeals to a wide variety of families, from native and heritage Spanish speakers to brand new Spanish-learners.  It is different from other early childhood lanugage offerings in that, rather than "teaching" Spanish vocabulary through songs, "CyBC teaches the "Spanish language through music."  Because of the quality of the music experience, families come for the language and stay for the music.

Each semester features a collection of carefully selected folk classics, familiar children's songs, and new adaptations of traditional songs and rhymes.  The repertoire authentically represents a wide varity of Spanish speaking regions and cultures, including Andea, Mexican, Afro-Hispano, Caribbean, Castillian, Argentine and more.  Along with the take home CD, families receive a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural notes, and an English Language Supplement for those who are learning Spanish.  CyBC features three music collections that are separate and unique from the nine Music Together song collections, and three more that are being created.

Demo Canta y Baila Online

The teachers will offer a sample class of the kind of activities you can experience during the 30 minutes of class.  Canta y Baila is two fold immersion - both a music class and an immersion into the Spanish language.