Music Together®: Mixed-Age Outdoors
Tuesdays, 9:30 or 10:30; Thursdays 9:30 or 10:30
Each week in Music Together® Mixed-Age Classes, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them gather for 45 minutes of fun-filled family music time. Your teacher will lead you and the other families in music activities ranging from lullabies to full-on jam sessions (with child-friendly instruments, of course!). It’s so much fun you won’t realize how much learning is taking place!
You’ll take home the award-winning music used in class, along with an illustrated songbook and other resources. As you discover new ways to play with music all week long, you’ll be supporting your child’s music-learning and overall development—even if you don’t think of yourself as a great singer or dancer.
We’re heading outdoors this fall, to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and the opportunity to gather in person again. As we move into November we’ll plan to bundle up and spend a lot of time jumping and dancing! In case of inclement weather, our outdoor class will be offered online. UVMC will email by 8 am on the day of the class if the class is being called due to weather. Rained-out classes will not be rescheduled. Families enrolled in the outdoor class who miss a class can make it up in an online class.
Families should bring a blanket to class and stay on their blanket during class. There will be no shared instruments in outdoor classes.
Since children under 12 are not yet eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, vaccination will not be required to enroll in the in-person Music Together program. We highly encourage all eligible individuals to be vaccinated. In order to prioritize the safety of children who cannot be vaccinated — some of whom are too young to wear masks — we will require ALL participants 2 years of age and older to wear masks during class and to observe 3-foot distancing as much as possible.
Detailed health policies can be found on our COVID-19 page. Please review these and our Registration Policies before enrolling. If you have questions about our policies, please contact Erin Smith at email@example.com.
Why mixed ages?
Child development researchers discovered that grouping children of different ages in one class encourages natural, family-style learning, so Music Together developed the Mixed-Age Music Class. In this class, everyone participates at their own levels: babies vocalize, listen, and observe; toddlers play and experiment; and preschoolers build confidence as they emerge as classroom leaders. Grownups are happy because everyone can come to class together!
Length: 10 weeks, 45 minute classes
Cost: $175, $65 for siblings
Tuesdays: 9:30 or 10:30 am with Katie
Thursdays: 9:30 or 10:30 with Erin
Minimum/Maximum Enrollment: 5/10 families
Faculty: Katie Kitchel and Erin Smith