Class Descriptions

MT Online - Mixed Ages - Birth to 5

To keep our music making going, we are offering classes this spring online in a varity of platforms.  Families will receive a full set of materials, a CD with many of our award winning songs, and a brand new beautifully illustrated songbook and ongoing support.  All of this can take place in the comfort of your home with a quick click on a link.  This is our essential Music Together® class is for children birth to 5 years.  A child can attend our Mixed Age classes through all nine song collections. This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers - grouping together children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style, community learning. Younger children can enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children, not quite ready for formal instruction, but old enough to participate in class completely independently, can build confidence and learn by leading the younger ones.  Adults are happy because several children in a 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. 

Canta y Baila Conmigo® ONLINE - 8 classes

Canta y Baila Conmigo creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where lanuage-learning is naturally and organically integrated into the music experience.  CyBC appeals to a wide variety of families, from native and heritage Spanish speakers to brand new Spanish-learners.  It is different from other early childhood lanugage offerings in that, rather than "teaching" Spanish vocabulary through songs, "CyBC teaches the "Spanish language through music."  Because of the quality of the music experience, families come for the language and stay for the music.

Each semester features a collection of carefully selected folk classics, familiar children's songs, and new adaptations of traditional songs and rhymes.  The repertoire authentically represents a wide varity of Spanish speaking regions and cultures, including Andea, Mexican, Afro-Hispano, Caribbean, Castillian, Argentine and more.  Along with the take home CD, families receive a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural notes, and an English Language Supplement for those who are learning Spanish.  CyBC features three music collections that are separate and unique from the nine Music Together song collections, and three more that are being created.

Demo Canta y Baila Online

The teachers will offer a sample class of the kind of activities you can experience during the 30 minutes of class.  Canta y Baila is two fold immersion - both a music class and an immersion into the Spanish language.