Class Descriptions: Mixed-age class

Each week in Music Together® Mixed-Age Classes at Music Together Chesapeake, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them gather for 45 minutes of fun-filled family music time. Your teacher will lead you and the other families in music activities ranging from lullabies to full-on jam sessions (with child-friendly instruments, of course). It’s so much fun you won’t realize how much learning is taking place!

You’ll take home the award-winning music used in class, along with an illustrated songbook and other resources. As you discover new ways to play with music all week long, you’ll be supporting your child’s music-learning and overall development---even if you don’t think of yourself as a great singer or dancer.

Try a free class!Why Mixed Ages?

Child development researchers discovered that grouping children of different ages in one class encourages natural, family-style learning, so Music Together developed the Mixed-Age Music Class. In this class, everyone participates at their own levels: babies vocalize, listen, and observe; toddlers play and experiment; and preschoolers build confidence as they emerge as classroom leaders. Grownups are happy because everyone can come to class together.

“My husband teases me because whenever I mention Music Together to anyone, he always pipes up my next line which is 'best money we ever spent.' I truly mean it. Kudos to Ken and Lili for a program that outshines any other I have seen around.” —Kim, Princeton, NJ

Sign up for class today and watch your child come alive with The Joy of Family Music®-making.

Mixed Age Class Schedule

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Mixed-age Music Class

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through kindergarten -- and 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 caregiver -- parents, grandparents, nanny -- can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.

Music Together Online

To meet the unique challenge of staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, Music Together brings you Music Together Online.  Tune in via Facebook Live or watch recorded classes on our private YouTube playlist.  Classes will be presented multiple times a week for a shorter duration (15-22 minute segments) to account for attention span and screen time limitations for our young friends.  As in our regular classes, this is a parent participation educational experience.  It is designed for grown-ups to sing and dance with their children at home.  Activities include small and large-motor movement, lap and rowing songs, props and instruments using things you might have at home, finger plays, call and response, and more.  Registered families   receive a professional recording and songbook for home use in addition to other printable and online resources.  You'll enjoy the same quality music education program you've come to love, only in the comfort of your own home!