With Music Together Online, you’ll have access to the same high-quality music and movement curriculum loved by millions of families and thousands of teachers around the world—from home!
Music Together Online is an award-winning program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers—and the grownups who love them—that is designed to teach the way young children learn: through play. During each online music class, your teacher will lead music activities for the whole family to sing, play and jam along to and show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots and stuffed animals into musical props. Even though your teacher is on the screen, each class is designed to be an active music-making experience for little ones and their grownups. The rich music environment in class, full of opportunities for experimentation and play, will help your child grow into a confident, life-long music maker.
Our fall programming features the following, all delivered via Zoom:
In addition, you’ll receive:
It's a Package Deal!
Music Together Online is a package of online music experiences and resources that creates a comprehensive music learning program with the same high quality education for young children you expect from Music Together. Let us fill your family’s days with musical learning and fun! Mixed-age classes are appropriate for children up to kindergarten, but the entire family is welcome (and encouraged!) to participate in the musical fun.
Register with your favorite teacher! The classes are listed according to the location where they would have been held if we’d been able to hold them safely in person. We encourage you to choose a location near your home so that when we are able to return to in-person classes that you’ll be able to keep the same teacher and be with the same wonderful Music Together families. However, you are welcome to register with any teacher at any location listed. All of our teachers are engaging, dynamic and downright wonderful, in our very biased opinion!
Concerned about screen time?
So are we. We don’t want any of the children in our classes to be glued to the screen, either! Our teachers are on screen to model music making for the adults involved—for you—and our earnest hope is that you will be actively modeling music making for your children or grandchildren. There’s nothing passive about Music Together Online! It’s both active and interactive.
You face the screen and your little one faces you.
We recommend that those of you with babies and toddlers have your child face you while you face the screen. Our experience has been that when parents are actively engaged with their child in the class that the screen isn’t the focus for the littlest ones.
Here’s a comment from an anti-screen time mom who took a chance on our online classes and became a convert:
"My eighteen-month-old loves her music classes so much that I was willing to try the online version, even though I had huge reservations about exposing her to screen time, something I would never do under other circumstances. I’ve found that she’s so engaged in doing the music with me that the video is peripheral. It feels a lot like being in class in person and my daughter loves it just as much. Thank you!"
"My son and I have done nine (!) sessions of Music Together. Three of those have been online! While it's different, it's still Music Together. We have a weekly appointment with making music and now his big brother joinus us most weeks. It means all three of us are making music together everywhere we go—which isn't far, mostly on our walks through the neighborhood, singing whatever song has caught their fancy. Keeping Music Together in our lives has helped us keep a sense of community with our fellow classmates and each other. I has helped me keep pep in my step as I navigate my children through this different landscape."
"Of course, as a parent with young children, I was intially concerned about screen time and if my kids would adjust to the virtual model. Those concerns faded quickly. The format of the virtual class closely models that of the in-person class. It is like having our teacher in our family room for music class rather than going to the Red Balloon Bookshop. It is just as interactive and engaging as in-person class. Having routine-based kids, they didn't skip a beat. Their participation virtually is very similar to their participation in person...Furthermore, the pandemic has limited social opportunities for my family. I view live virtual music class as a social development opportunity for my kids. They get to see many of their friends from class and connect with their teacher individually at the beginning and end of class."
"As a parent, I feel like Clarice and the teacher team have worked SO hard. Every online sememster has been a bit different as they keep learning and adjusting to make the online platform as engaging as possible. I am so thankful for them—especially every time I try to out some other online kid thing—because they have created a space with engagement, interaction, good sound and a variety that I haven't found anywhere else."
"Our children have been thrilled with the online Music Together classes. They enjoy seeing their teacher as well as experiencing 'new to them' teachers during the story times, dance parties and lullaby hours. What I love is that we are still experiencing the same music bond we had during our in-person class days. I highly recommend continung Music Together classes during this time and bringing the love of music into your home."
"All the things I've loved about Music Together since we started years ago are still there. We have more music in our home—my kids since the songs all the time. We have a relationship with a teache we adore. And the child development-based teaching techniques are still teaching all of us to live the music in our bones."