Since Music Together’s inception over 30 years ago, the utmost value has been placed on in-person, community-oriented music classes. We believe that is the best way to experience music...TOGETHER! However, we now find ourselves in an unprecedented time where we are being asked to stay home for the safety of others around us.
Let us continue to bring The Joy of Family Music® making into your living room, while keeping the 'together' in Music Together.
Summer Music Together Online is a package of online music experiences and resources that create a comprehensive music learning program.
8 weeks of 30-minute live, interactive Zoom class with your beloved teacher. There will be extra time for kids to muck about with each other on the camera and adults to chat and text each other in the chat box before and after class. (Maximum 12 families)
PLUS one in person park class to be announced during the term when the weather looks good!
All NEW music from the Kazoo songbook and CD including a digital music download code (inside your hardcover songbook) that can be used to download the music to your free Hello Everyobody App or your MusicTogether.com account
Access to the WestSideMsuicTogether.ca Family Portal with additional videos including Music Together mini classes, parent education, musical crafts, lullabies, and more!
Access to musical games and activities on the Music Together Family Zone at www.MusicTogether.com
How Does is Work?
We know screen time isn’t generally recommended for this age group, but here’s the difference: YOU! When children stare at a screen and passively receive information, they don’t take it in the same way nor do they learn in the same way as when they have the active participation of a caregiver or parent. SO, just like in our classes, you’re still the most important part. Your teacher will be on the screen, they might see their classmates on the screen, but it is truly the interaction of the parent/caregiver with the child that is going to continue their music development! Seeing and hearing you speaking the language of music is vital for them to learn the language themselves. Children learn any language at this age by listening to the adults around them speak that language. Music is no different. Your teacher won’t be “performing” for everyone online, but instead, just as always, she’ll be facilitating all the adults participation and role modeling for their little ones! We encourage you to participate the same way you would normally in the classroom even if your child wanders away and comes back frequently through the class. We will support each other as grown-ups in this experience and we will be receiving a lots of benefits ourselves like increased endorphin and oxitocin levels and generally 'upping' our mood through the act of making music. Lucky us!
For more tips on how to have a successful onlne Music Together class, click here
Tuition and Registration:
We are offering our 8 week online package for $125 per family (includes bonus park class!) and we encourage the whole family to participate together no matter their age. Join us for a trial class first if you want to see what Music Together online feels like!
Find out WHEN to register here. See below for class schedule and registration link once registration has opened.
What do I Need?
*You'll automatically be prompted to download the free Zoom App when you click on the link for your Zoom class and here's a short video on how to join a Zoom class for easy reference.
*You'll need something to view the class on so having a laptop, desktop, phone or tablet is necessary.
*Chopsticks, yogurt tins filled with rice, dancing scarf tea towels or baby blankets, maybe a bouncy ball, a stuffy and snuggle blanket and a kitchen jam basket of pots n' pans and wooden spoons and whatever you can find to make music!
Lastly, please let me encourage you to think of this offering as a way to connect with your child, your teacher and with others in your community. We need each other during this time and we need music. We need something on this new quarantine schedule that is predictable, joyful, and reassuring! And even though we can’t be together in person, we can still be silly, interactive and playful “together” online. We hope you’ll join us!
Stay home. Stay healthy. We love you!
Our 8 week ONLINE summer term starts Tuesday June 23rd and ends the week of Aug. 10th EXCEPT* Wednesdays end Aug. 19th (no class July 1st) and Saturdays end Aug. 22nd (no class Aug. 1st)
We have added neighborhoods to our classes so families can create a feeling of community from home but feel free to register for whichever day and time works best for your family.