Register during January for Feb-Mar-April Music Together "Sticks" classes . . . .
In Music Together classes we offer a wide range of activities designed to be engaging for children from birth (yes newborns!) to age five.
We present a rich tonal and rhythmic mix, and a variety of musical styles. Music Together gives children a depth of experience
to stimulate and support their growing music skills and understanding.
Come experience the joy of Music Together !. . . Imagine what it is like to be your child with wonderful sounds,
interesting movements, instruments to play, other children to watch, other parents to know, silly things to laugh at,
and most of all, engaging music that he or she loves!
Your child especially loves being in class with YOU, playing, hugging, singing and making music with you. . . .
Classes are limited to 10-12 children with parents or caregivers. Mixed ages enhance family-style learning.
Activities are research-based, developmentally-appropriate, and support children's musical awareness and ability.
* Ideas evolve from a child's world and daily life. . . .
* We nurture Essence, Presence, Attention, Intention. . . . .
* We build tools for language and neural pathways for the creative brain. . . .
Pre- Registration required. Classes are offered as a 10-week progressive term for an optimal learning experience.
(we are not licensed as a drop-in program)
Visit www.MusicTogether.com to see video clips of classes, read about the research behind the program, purchase instruments, CDs and books, and Keep On Singing.
A Child's Work Is Play!
Children have amazing ability to teach themselves through play. We encourage you and your child to explore, play and discover in your own unique ways together - - whether your child chooses to watch and study all that happens in our musically-rich environment, to receive and develop perceptual ability, to play actively with you, to sing and dance freely, or independently to explore around the room.
We honor each child's learning style and help you support your child's choices.
What You Nurture Grows
You are your child's REAL teacher ~ and MOST IMPORTANT every-day teacher.
We support and guide YOU to model and play actively in class so you can create more fun at home together.
Each family who enrolls receives a CD, songbook and guide for music play at home. Music Together song collections change every season and include fun, simple, yet musically interesting songs, chants and playalongs with appeal to adults as well as children.
We encourage you to find daily rituals around waking, riding in the car, bedtime and bathtime, going to the store or to the park. Keep in mind how children thrive on silliness, spontaneity and repetition.
Your patience, time and commitment profoundly affect your child's musical development.
May you discover invaluable joys and benefits of family music making . . . every day together.
All Valley Center Director