Mixed Ages Class

Winter 2019: Drum Collection

From January 9 to March 14 ~ 10 weekly classes

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New Songbook this Winter!

The new edition of the Drum family songbook series is debuting this winter! Each song is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim. The new book will inspire your family to play with music all week long. You’ll find it helpful to learn the lyrics, as a jumping-off point for creative storytelling, and to learn more about the songs you’re singing in class. Your child may enjoy snuggling with you and singing through the whole book at once—or opening to a page to tell you what song they want to sing!

About the Illustrator
Read more about Jaime Kim on her website www.jaimekim.com.

Join us for the Drum Song Collection this Winter!

This upcoming session, your little ones will love jumping and hiding in “John the Rabbit” and “Sneak and Peek.”  You’ll all be mesmerized by the beautiful lullaby, “Arroró, mi niño” and enjoy the catchy rhythms of “Jim Jam Drummer.”  In addition to ten weekly classes, tuition includes audio recordings to play at home and on the go, a colorful illustrated family songbook, and online resources with bonus music-making ideas to try at home.

For more information and to register, click here

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What We Do In Class

Fully trained, registered Music Together® teachers lead groups of six to twelve children aged zero to five and their parents or caregivers (nannies, babysitters, grandparents, or relatives) in forty-five minutes of music and movement experiences.  Each weekly class offers a dozen songs and rhythmic rhymes, including finger-plays, small- and large-movement activities, and instrument play.  Children and their adults have opportunities to create and improvise making up new words to songs, offering movement ideas, making silly sounds, and sharing musical ideas from the family’s play at home.  The relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented classroom setting respects and supports the unique learning styles, developmental levels, and temperaments of all participants, creating a strong sense of community.

Families receive a CD and can download the collection of music, along with an illustrated songbook that’s filled with music-making ideas for spontaneous music play beyond the weekly classes.  There are 9 different song collections and 3 summer compilations, for a total of 3 years of non-repeating curriculum.  For more information, see our curriculum page.

Why Mixed Ages?

In the 1980s, Music Together pioneered the development of the mixed-age approach in early childhood music. In each class we strive to create a musically rich, developmentally appropriate environment where the whole family can enjoy music and nurture skills at the level right for each child. Mixed-age classes also provide a rich learning environment because children of different ages thrive when they interact with each other: the babies are often fascinated by the older child, and the “big” children learn about helping and sharing with the “little” ones. This approach is based on research from music education, early childhood development, and family relationships, as well as 30 years of experience in the field.

Class Length

Classes run for 45 minutes: the perfect amount of time to really get into things without losing the attention of our little ones.  Our fall, winter and spring sessions are each 10 weeks long. This does not include days off for holidays.

Class Size

Each class has 6–12 registered children plus their caregiver(s).

Location

Our classes are conveniently located in the beautiful and spacious studio of
BLDG 270, 270 E Cessna Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362