Mixed Ages Class

Spring 2019: Tambourine Song Collection

From April 3 to June 6 ~ 10 weekly classes

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Join us for the Tambourine Song Collection this Winter!

You’ll learn twenty-five Music Together songs and activities you can recreate at home. Your children will experience the contrast between galloping, slowing, sleeping, then jumping up with delight to gallop again in “See the Pony Galloping.” The whole class will treasure the opportunity to see one of the daddies’ best monkey impressions during “One Little Owl”.  In addition to ten weekly classes, tuition includes audio recordings to play at home and on the go, a colorful illustrated family songbook, and more fun and music-making ideas on the Hello Everybody app.

New Songbook this Spring!

The new edition of the Tambourine family songbook series is debuting this spring!  Each song is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim and children’s book illustrator Gerald Kelley.  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: https://www.jaimekim.com
See more of Gerald Kelley’s work on his website: https://www.geraldkelley.com

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