Music Together Big Kids®
5-, 6-, or 7-year-old is developing quickly and exploring new activities,
mastering new skills, and gaining independence. As a parent, you may be making
choices about extracurricular activities that complement their new school
experiences and support their growth—in music and in life. The
Music Together Big Kids program helps your child take the next step in music development
by blending the elements of Music Together® that parents and children love with new
activities, skills, and challenges that are developmentally appropriate for 5-
through 7-year- old children.
you may know, Music Together mixed-age classes support the development of tonal
and rhythm competency, family music making and the disposition to be life-long
music makers for infants through 4-year-old children. Big Kids classes focus on
Basic Music Literacy, laying the foundation for formal music instruction in
school or in private instrument lessons, as well as a lifetime of joyful music
Music Together, we recognize your older child's new capabilities and provide a developmentally
appropriate curriculum that includes solfege, instrumental solos and ensembles,
choreography, harmony singing, vocal development, and drumming skills. The Big
Kids classroom is a safe,
familiar, fun environment where your child can experiment with new musical
activities like conducting and improvisation, story songs, "silly
operas," and game songs.
participation is the hallmark of the Music Together program, but many children
of this age are ready for more independence in the classroom, so parent
attendance in each Big Kids class is welcome but not required (except for the
first class). You and your child will receive a songbook, CD, and HomePlay
activities so that the entire family can continue the fun and learning at home
and you can stay connected with what your child is learning in class.
Together Big Kids Classes
are 60 minutes long and meet weekly for ten weeks.
Guitar Classes for Grownups
In order to help parents/caregivers learn their child’s favorite Music Together songs on the guitar, there’s a guitar program for adults. This program is offered exclusively to families whose children are enrolled in one or more Midcoast Music Together’s classes and to preschool teachers whose classes are enrolled in Music Together Preschool. In class, students learn basic beginner guitar concepts, including simplified chording, so that they may accompany themselves and their families as soon as possible.
Classes are 60 minutes long and meet once weekly for 8 weeks in the fall, winter, and spring; guitar classes are not offered during the summer. Students must bring their own guitar, capo, and current semester songbook.
Music Together® Guitar Class for Grownups! STARTS TUESDAY JANUARY 26, 2016.
The class is open to parents and caregivers of children registered (and pre-k teachers) in the WINTER 2016 "DRUMS Collection" semester. If you would like to learn to play guitar using Music Together songs as the vehicle, this is the class for you!
Participants will learn basic strums and chords for more than a dozen songs from the current Music Together song collection. This class is designed for beginners who have never held a guitar-and for people who know a just a little guitar!
All participants build technique and musicianship in an organic, relaxed way while learning new ways to explore Music Together songs with their child at home and on the road. And, it's an enjoyable night out with other parents of small children or teachers working with children.
You will need a guitar, guitar capo, (3-ring binder) and guitar tuner or pitch pipe. Call me at (207-593-6645) if you have questions or need suggestions about materials. Borrowing a guitar can be a good option.
Our one-hour classes are scheduled for eight weeks starting on January 26. All classes meet at 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Sweet Tree Arts, Hope, ME
Class Fee / Registration:
The fee for Guitar Class is $115.00 and includes 8 weekly classes and a "DRUMS Collection" Guitar Workbook. Register online or by contacting Jess Day at 207.593.6645 or email@example.com
Consider taking the class even if you've never played an instrument - it's a great way to continue the music-making at home or in the classroom.