Why aren’t there separate classes for different age groups?
The Mixed Aged grouping is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth to age five through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the 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—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.
In the 1980s Music Together pioneered the development of the mixed-age approach in early childhood music. This approach is based on research from music education, early childhood development, and family relationships, as well as our 28 years experience in the field