Classes are made up of 6-12 children and their adult caregivers. All classes are for mixed age family groups. (Why mixed ages? Read the FAQs to find out.)
Each week we explore the songs and chants in the semester's song collection. A dozen musical experiences are included in each class, which incorporate fun, playful, and interactive ways to focus on tonal and rhythmic elements of music. Instruction is informal; children may or may not participate as they choose and do so according to their developmental level.
The emphasis is on the caregiver/child relationship, not on the screen. Our teachers help adults understand how to participate, regardless of their musical ability, and the importance of relaxing and enjoying the activities with their children. Parent education during class will help parents understand the relevance of class activities to each child's musical development.
Each session runs for 10 weeks. Zoom classes are held once each week, and short prerecorded classes will be posted 3-4 times each week. The cost is $200 per family. New families please add a one-time registration fee of $10.
The price includes a professionally produced CD and digital downloads, a beautifully illustrated songbook, online access to Music Together's Family Music Zone featuring music, videos and more, and our easy-to-use Hello Everybody app with lots of resources for music-making ideas to try at home.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301.424.4359.
For classes offered through the city of Rockville Department of Parks and Recreation, register online at https://secure.rec1.com/MD/city-of-rockville-md/catalog.