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.
Rhythm Kids is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class
for children in Kindergarten (possible pre-k) through second grade (ages 5–8). Children
integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:
multicultural drumming patterns;
new repertoire on various percussion instruments;
- explore movement and dance while singing
- play games
based on music and drumming;
- have fun
with a host of rhythm activities.
weekly, 45-minute classes
- Access to
online in-home activity pages
- Access to
online video tutorials and play-alongs
- Learn, create, discover and explore music, movement
age-appropriate ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, tambourines,
traditional drumming patterns through animal names and movements
drumming, song, and dance from around the world (Mali, Puerto Rico,
new ways to connect mind, body, and voice through rhythm
skill in improvising, soloing, conducting, composition, and improvisation
in active musical games that are both enriching and totally fun!
follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the
pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. As
part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grownups can enjoy
drumming play and practice sessions at home with the help of online play-along videos
featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote.
are for children K–2 (ages 5–8)
have their own hand drum for use at home (and potentially for use in
class—please check with Jess Day).