Watch and Learn
Toddlers learn by watching others and by playing and experimenting. Just imagine how much they could learn in a music class where children from birth to age 5 are all participating at their own levels—singing, moving, listening, observing, and exploring musical instruments in a welcoming and supportive environment. Our Mixed-age Class is just right for your toddler. And here's why.
Mixed Ages: Variety Is the Spice of Your Child’s Life!
Child development researchers have found that grouping together children of varying ages fosters natural, family-style learning. Children—even babies!—are inspired and stimulated through interaction with peers of different ages: younger children watch and imitate older ones, older children lead younger ones, and adults are happy because their children are in class together. Your baby will engage at their own level, vocalizing, moving, listening, observing, and exploring musical instruments. And any or all of your child's caregivers—parents, grandparents, nannies—can come share in the experience, both in class and at home. The whole family is welcome!
The class is open to parents and caregivers of children registered in a current Music Together® semester. If you would like to learn to play guitar using Music Together songs as the vehicle, this is the class for you!
Participants will learn basic strums and chords for more than a dozen songs from the current Music Together song collection. This class is good for beginners who have never held a guitar, and good for people who know a little guitar. It's great for people who already play some Music Together songs!
All participants build technique and musicianship in an organic, relaxed way while learning new ways to explore Music Together songs with their child at home and on the road. Plus, it's an enjoyable night out with other parents of small children.
Course materials: You will need a guitar, guitar capo, 3-ring binder and a guitar tuner or pitch pipe.
Consider taking the class even if you've never played an instrument.
It's a great way to continue the music-making at home, and you could be a guitar hero to your child!