~ Maracas Song Collection ~
April 1 to June 4, 2020
Sing, Dance and Jam Along with Us this Spring!
Your children will love the energy of this collection! New songs include the enchantingly rhythmic “Al citrón,” based on a traditional Latin American children’s game, and “‘Bout My Friends,” sure to have everyone dancing to its funky blues. In addition to your weekly classes, tuition includes materials for you to use at home, access to the online Family Music Zone and Hello Everybody app, and a family newsletter full of resources and music-making ideas!
In the new editions of the family songbooks, each song is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim and children’s book illustrator Gerald Kelley. Your songbook 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 Illustrators
The Music Together® curriculum includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from in a variety of tonalities and meters. Music Together recordings have outstanding arrangements that are fun, sophisticated, and loved by children and grownups alike. The music is pitched in just the right range for children’s voices and includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental play-alongs.
All of the songs are suitable for mixed-age groups, perfect for childcare centers or families with children of different ages. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie, Music Together provides children with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding.
Nine Song Collections Plus 3 Summer Compilations
Music Together’s nine song collections and 3 summer compilations are presented in a three-year cycle of four sessions per year. They are non-sequential, so families may join at any time and attend class for three full years before cycling back to re-experience the collections from their growing children’s ever-changing perspectives. Because music learning is cumulative, with children reaping developmental benefits that build over time, we encourage their participation for as many years as possible from infancy through kindergarten.
Note: Music Together Walla Walla does not currently offer a summer session.