Class Descriptions

  Now offering;  Music Together ONLINE for Autumn 2020! 

                                                                                                           

With Music Together Online, you’ll have access to the same high-quality music and movement curriculum loved by millions of families and teachers around the world—from home! 

During each live/interactive mini-class, your favorite teachers from Little Tree Music Together will lead activities for you and your whole family to sing, play, and jam along to. We’ll be using songs from the Bongos collection, and your teacher will show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots, and stuffies into musical props! Classes are appropriate for children under 5, but the whole family is welcome (and encouraged!) to participate!    

With your registration, you will receive a code to download your music through our award-winning Hello Everybody app, a hard-copy songbook (delivered by Maiya or Canada Post), and an invitation to our private Facebook Group/your family portal, where we will share musical inspiration and activities to try at home, and where you can connect with other enrolled parents.

 

With this online semester, you'll get:

  • One 35-minute Zoom class every week 
  • special Facebook Live events inside the family portal  
  • 5 pre-recorded videos of songs, lullabies and at-home creative musical ideas
  • Your tuition also includes: 
  • A private Facebook Group/page on the family portal with the additional videos, including parent education, musical crafts, lullabies, song covers, and more.
  • Printables and other downloadable family resources, including coloring pages, musical games, and more.
  • Bongos Song Collection materials (songbook, CD, download code) mailed directly to your door.
  • Bongos Song Collection download code emailed upon Zoom class confirmation.
  • Access to your music through the award-winning Hello Everybody App
  • Cost is $150 and is household inclusive...no sibling fees, anyonw in the household welcome to join! 

This package of online music experiences and resources create a comprehensive music-learning program for young children of the highest caliber: just as you would expect from Music Together.  

 

Online classes: Mondays 9:30 or 10:30am , Tuesdays 9:30 (more days may be offered if needed)

 

We need music, now more than ever! <3

 

 

Mixed Age Family Class

Music Together Mixed Age Family Classes 

for ages birth through 4 years old are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune,
keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.
By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making
music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV.


Central to the Music Together approach is that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers who are actively
making music. The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by facilitating family
participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life.

So...What is Music Together? 

  • A community of families sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting.
  • Music learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of every child
  • Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers participating at their own level in family-style classes of mixed ages
  • Parents and caregivers contributing to the enrichment of their child's music environment – regardless their own musical abilities
  • A new song collection every semester for four years, featuring great arrangements of original and traditional songs in a wide variety of tonalities, meters, and cultural styles
  • 45 minutes of PURE FUN with your child every week!

 

 

Big Kids Class

Music Together Big Kids classes for children 5-7 years old!

Many parents of 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds ask, “What’s next?” and “Is my child ready for piano/violin/instrument lessons?” Music Together Big Kids is an ideal preparation for—or complement to—that kind of formal music instruction. By continuing the path of Basic Music Competence begun in mixed-age classes, Big Kids lays the foundation for Basic Music Literacy in a playful, engaging, and familiar setting and paves the way for musical enjoyment in school, in lessons, and in life.

What’s in a class…

  • Structured activities such as conducting, game songs, solo and ensemble experiences, improvisation, movement, music-reading readiness, and solfège to name just a few.
  • Activities satisfy both the fun-loving and challenge-ready natures of 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds and provide opportunities for leadership, confidence building, social interactions with peers
  • Mixed-stage approach means that children’s individual temperaments, learning styles, and developmental stage are honored and participation is choice-based. Children this age are ready to learn about being a part of a group, about taking turns, and about following rules.
  • Secondary musical development is the period in which children start on the path to Basic Music Literacy. Basic Music Literacy is simply being able to recognize the elements that can be associated with music and the focus is on pre-literacy behaviors and skills.
  • Lesson plans—typically have fewer songs because more time is spent developing activities for each song.
  • Rhythm and tonal patterns—recorded on the Big Kids CDs to reinforce the games and activities in class