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.
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.
Our summer session runs for six weeks. Classes are held weekly and last forty-five minutes each. Tuition is:
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. There is a one-time new family registration fee of $10.
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. You can also register in person at Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850, or at any staffed Rockville recreation center.