Class Descriptions

Music Together® Mixed-age

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth to age four through all nine song collections.  This basic class follows the recommendations of child-development researchers- grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural family-style learning.  Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together.  Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments.  Any caregivers- parents, grandparents, nanny- can bring the children.  The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.

Music Together Generations

This is a mixed-age class (birth to 5) that takes place at an assisted living facility and includes the residents at the facility. These classes create a joyful connection among generations and engage the residents' minds and bodies. They are also beneficial for helping the elderly participants to stay mentally and physically alert and stir up cherished musical memories. The classes inspire the facility staff members to weave music into every day interactions with the elders. Sproutsongs Music families also benefit from the weekly interactions with the residents, who become an extended family to our Sproutsongs Families. Each weekly 45-minute class includes songs, chants, dancing, and instrument play. The residents are invited to sit in a circle around the Sproutsongs families and participate in any way they are able and join in on the fun and music making.

In addition to receiving a songbook and 2 CDs, enrolled families will receive a code to access Music Together's Family Music Zone. There, you'll be able to download the songs from the current song collection, in addition to exploring fun content created just for you. To access the Family Music Zone, parents will create an account at www.musictogether.com/account using the code found on the inside back cover of the CD booklet. 

Music Together Babies (birth- 8 months)

The Music Together Babies class is for families with non-mobile infants from birth through eight months and is a one-semester introduction to Music Together and to early childhood music development. After this one semester, your family will enroll in a mixed-age class.

The music activities in a Babies class are specifically designed to teach parents how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with their infants through music, using concepts like “purposeful touch,” “sound layering,” and “dancing for baby.”  You will meet other parents of newborns and learn some engaging musical activities that you can recreate with your baby at home.