The fall session of Music Together® classes will consist of online music experiences featuring the wonderful Music Together collections of Bongos for mixed ages and Kangaroo for the drumming based Rhythm Kids classes.
The format for the online program will consist of two pre-recorded class videos posted each week. Families will be able to view the videos at their own convenience and can view them repeatedly. The videos will each be 20-25 minutes in length to keep in line with best practices for screen time for children.
Activities in each class will include singing, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers--regardless of their own musical ability. Classes will be accessed through a private Facebook group set up just for registered families.
The session will consist of 10 weeks of videos, but in order to assist families with unpredictable schedules and changes as a result of the pandemic, we will keep the classes available for a total of 12 weeks. This will accommodate families who are unable to begin viewing the classes during week 1. Families can set their own schedule and view the classes from the period beginning September 14 through December 5th, but will only be charged for the 10 week session. We hope that this flexibility will assist many families to find a way to bring music into their homes this fall.
Each family will receive a Bongos or Kangaroo book and CD complete with a download code to access the music through the Hello Everybody App or Music Together's Family Music Zone. Additional content to explore will include activities created just for your child and at home fun. To access the Family Music Zone, families will create an account at www.musictogether.com/account using the code provided. Families will also receive a quarterly e-newsletter and access to the national informative website. New families receive a wonderful Parent Education Guide.
NEW: Families who have registered for a fall mixed age or Rhythm Kids class may purchase an "add-on" Porch Playalong. This is a one time, in person, safely distanced LIVE music class outdoors for your family at your home. Cost for a Porch Playalong is $25 for a 25-30 minute experience. If friends or families want to come together to share a Porch Playalong, the cost is $40 for 2-4 families in one location. Registration for the Porch Playalong is separate from your class registration and can only be purchased by families who are registered for the full session. Spaces are limited.