Our Classes

With Music Together® Online this fall, the teachers you know and love from Sunshine Music Together will bring music class into your living room. Like all of our classes, the program is designed to teach the way young children learn: through play! Your whole family will have a blast singing, dancing, and jamming along to songs from the updated Bongos collection with either live weekly ZOOM classes or weekly Facebook Live Classes. You will also have access to classes from ALL of our teachers each week ON DEMAND from your exclusive Enrolled Families Portal. All families will receive a hard-copy songbook and CD by mail that will inspire you to make music all day.

 

What about screen time for babies, toddlers and preschoolers?

Here is the difference between at home family music making and screen time...YOU! This is in no way meant to be a passive screen experience, this is an opportunity for you to set aside time each week for family music making. Just like in our classrooms, you are still your child's most important role model. Your child will interact with their teacher and their classmates weekly, but it is truly the musical interaction with you and your enthusiastic participation that will support their musical development. We'll facilitate fun ways to play with these songs at home to enrich and nurture your child's musical environment and create a family musical bond that will last a lifetime.

 

You will need to select which platform you prefer (either ZOOM or Facebook Live) for your weekly class - they may not be interchanged.

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Mixed Ages

Mixed Ages (ages 0-5)

This is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth through 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 to join this important music experience

Rhythm Kids (5-8y)

NEW Rhythm Kids by Music Together® (5-8y):

We drum & dance. We stomp & sing. We conduct & compose. 
We play games & make music the Big Kid way!

In Rhythm Kids classes, we drum, sing, and move to rhythms and music from around the world. The Rhythm Kids curriculum is an international, research-based music immersion program developed specifically for families with preschoolers and early elementary students aged 5 to 8-years old. 

5 to 8 years - After-school for elementary age children

Rhythm Kids students learn to compose, choreograph, and conduct as they play—and play with!—djembes, other percussion instruments, and their first instruments (their voices and bodies). When parents and caregivers choose to attend class (not required), too, they not only amplify their children’s learning but also have a great time singing, moving, and drumming themselves. 

Honoring both cultural traditions from around the world and all children’s birthright to develop Basic Music Competence, Rhythm Kids classes include:

  • Immersion in the rhythmic “language” of cultures from six continents (sorry, Antarctica!);
  • Playful, developmentally-appropriate music games;
  • Opportunities to lead, balanced with opportunities to collaborate;
  • Rich, creative experimentation and expression, improvisation and innovation;
  • Deep exposure to music that is both complex and fun;
  • A carefully-constructed three-year Animal Song Curriculum (from Alligators and Tree Frogs to Elephants and Kangaroos); 
  • Expert teachers, award-winning materials, and a worldwide Rhythm Kids community.

Whether as a stand-alone music class or as a companion to formal instruction, Rhythm Kids helps children develop the facility, repertoire, and creativity that will allow them to unleash their own music-making potential. 

The Rhythm Kids curriculum is co-authored by the developers of Music Together® and early childhood percussion expert Tom Foote.

Just for 5 to 8-year-olds, Rhythm Kids classes support the next level of music learning by capitalizing on how older children are wired to learn. Through unique music games, drumming patterns, and music from around the world, the big kids in this class collaborate, compose, choreograph, and conduct.

Babies Class

 

 

Babies Music Class: A Great Start

Newborns through 8 months

You might be wondering what your newborn could possibly take away from a music class and how old they have to be before they can benefit. At Music Together®, we know it's never too early to get babies started in class! Your little one is a natural-born music-maker, ready to start learning music at birth.

As in everything, you are your baby's first and best teacher. But don't get nervous! When you sing in the car and dance in the living room, you're showing your baby how to make music and that making music is important to your family. That's all your baby needs from you—musically, at least! (Food, clothing, and shelter are useful, too.)

In the Music Together Babies class, for infants from birth through 8 months, you'll learn a lot of fun musical activities for babies. You'll also learn to recognize which of your baby's behaviors are musical so that you can support their development at the time when your baby's brain is at its most receptive.

The Babies class has other benefits, too! Singing and dancing with your baby is a beautiful way for the two of you to bond. And making music with other parents of newborns is a great way to make new friends in your community who are as sleep deprived as you!

Pajama Class

Pajama Class (Mixed ages 0-5):

An evening Mixed Aged class (see above) where children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas!

Free Demonstration Class

Come and sample a music class for free!  Schedule online HERE!