Music Together® - Mixed Age
Class designed for children birth through 5 fostering developmentally appropriate, family-style learning. Adults and children participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening and exploring musical instruments. Class meets for 45 minutes once a week. Infants 9 months and under come free with a registered sibling. Song collections change each semester.
The mixed-age format is not only educationally sound but creates a family-like atmosphere where siblings can attend class together. Older children learn from being in a leadership role, while younger children benefit from the example of the older child. Children of the same age are not necessarily in the same stage of music development. A mixed-age format enables them to participate freely and experience the music at their own level of complexity, without being burdened by age-specific expectations.
NEW Babies Only Class
The Music Together Babies class, for families with infants from birth through eight months, is a one-semester introduction to Music Together and to early childhood music development. After this one semester, the family enrolls in a mixed-age class. The music activities in a Babies class are specifically designed to teach parents how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with their infants through music, using concepts like “purposeful touch,” “sound layering,” and “dancing for baby.” Babies classes use the same collection as mixed-age and Big Kids classes, enabling a seamless transition for families and teachers between class programs.
New Generations Class
In Music Together Generations classes, teachers and families foster meaningful musical relationships across the ages, as “Musical Grandfriends” join the music-making circle. Expanding the class community in this way enriches the experience for families and makes these classes some of the most satisfying to teach.
Classes are typically held in residential facilities, such as independent living, assisted living, or nursing homes, or in day programs where Elders are invited, but never pressured, to participate in class, with the support of an on-site staff member, and are respected as important music models.
Regardless of age, spirits are lifted, learning across multiple domains is stimulated, and meaningful connections are made. Children and families, especially those without extended family nearby, discover the value of intergenerational relationships and become more comfortable engaging with older adults. Elder participants enjoy witnessing children’s joyful music-making and find a sense of purpose in being a part of young children’s learning, which combats isolation and depression. The partner facility is grateful to be able to offer a cutting-edge, high-quality intergenerational program to its residents. Plus, teachers reach new levels of skill and enjoyment in their work.
Rhythm Kids 1
We are offering a Big Kids Class ages 4 & 5 for our older children. This class is age appropriate and designed with more mature and complex beats, singing, dancing, instrument play and movement activities along with our theme weeks. This class is offered at 2:00 PM after nursery or pre-school on Wednesdays. This is an optional Drop-off Class for parents.
Rhythm Kids 2
Rhythm Kids 2® is a continuation of even more Singing, Dancing, instrument play and movement which is age appropriate for our older children ages 6,7 and 8 year olds. This class is held after school at 4:30 PM on Wednesdays! Our new music, movement and drumming program that helps children complete the pathway of early childhood music development geared specifically for 6,7 and 8 year olds. This class is an optional drop-off class for parents.
The Grandparents Class is a new addition to our curriculum. This is a Mixed Age class for the children and the grandparents who take care of them. Just like mixed age class but at a little slower pace. Movement can be done sitting in a chair as opposed to sitting on the floor. Grandparents have the opportunity also to meet other grandparents who watch their little ones and form a nice friendly bond with both their own grandchildren and the other families in the class.
Special Classes and Events
Birthday Parties! We come to you with 35 minutes of singing, dancing, instrument play and lots of fun! Contact the office to secure your date and time.
We offer Piano and Private or Group voice lessons for age 4 through adult. We also offer Guitar lessons for ages 5 and up.
We offer beginning Acting Classes for ages 6- 9 with our special ACT TOO! program. We also offer private auditioning and scene work by appointment only.
We also offer Yoga for adults.
For more information, contact our office at 973-400-8719 or email us at Singasongnj88@Gmail.com