"Music Together® Online": This summer, the magic of family music-making comes directly into your home via "Music Together Online", an at-home delivery system for the wonderful "Music Together" program you know and love. Weekly class videos bring summer's award-winning "Music Together" song collection to vivid life, inspiring parents and children of all ages to sing, dance, and play along together, any time!
Content: Each week for 8 weeks, "Miss" Cheryl will provide 3 fifteen minute videos of teacher-led music-making. These shorter length videos are ideally suited for at-home music class, and, enjoyed over the course of the week, once each, or as many times as you'd like. You can take class anytime it suits your schedule, for maximum flexibility. The week's 3 videos will be viewable in a closed, private Facebook group for enrolled families only. Parents will be able to easily follow "Miss" Cheryl, who will lead you through our song collection in exciting ways your children will love. We'll also sprinkle in some bonus activies, such as live Zoom sing-alongs throughout the session, where we can have fun seeing all of our families making music together!
Materials: Every registered family will receive a summer 2020 song collection materials set. This summer we bring you... "Kazoo"! (There are 12 "Music Together" songs collections, used in rotation.) The materials set includes a Cd, digital download code, and fully-illustrated picture songbook.
It isn't necessary for your child to "sit still" or "watch the screen" in order for the program to come to life and provide tons of musical fun for your child. The class is not a show for watching; it's an active class in which the screen acts as a doorway to parent-child musical interaction. Your family will be playing, singing, and moving along with "Miss" Cheryl. Even if your child never looks at the screen, they will love watching their grown-up sing, dance, and play along.
Also, the videos are part of a larger experience that includes at-home music-making apart from the videos. You'll be amazed at how the short videos act as a springboard for spontaneous musical fun while away from the screen. The videos lead you, the parents, and your children, to create these songs in bits and pieces, a verse here, a chorus there, repeatedly as you go about your day, i.e. while washing hands, getting dressed, taking a bath, playing in the backyard, getting ready for bed. The teacher-led videos will bring family music making into your homelife, much the same way as an in-person "Music Together" class functions. "Kazoo Collection" will become your family's soundtrack of the season, bringing shared joy to parents and children, alike.
"Rhythm Kids Online" (Are you ready? OH, YEAH!!!)
For older children (ages 5-8yrs.) and parents, we have "Rhythm Kids Online". "Rhythm Kids" is our dynamic next-level music experience for early-elementary schoolers, featuring drumming, singing, dancing, and musical rhythm games from around the world. Each week, our class video is posted in our private facebook group for registerd families only. You can take class whenever it suits your family's schedule. (Parents are encouraged to take class alongside their "Rhythm Kid", for company. You'll love it, too!) We'll also sprinkle in fun bonus activities, such as live Zoom sing-alongs.
Our summer song collection, "Tree Frog", contains energetic triple-meter rhythms inspired by Japanese Taiko drumming. We'll sing, dance, tap, and play to “Suzume Odori” (Sparrow Dance), and, sing in Spanish “Canta Coqui” about Puerto Rican tree frogs singing and hopping everywhere! We’ll celebrate the beautiful rivers and mountains of Japan in “Tree Frog Song,” and “Tree Frog Night” will give us a chance to experience a night in the life of a tree frog! All 18 song selections have been chosen and arranged specifically to support your child’s music development. Families receive "Tree Frog" as a physical song collection materials set that will be delivered via standard mail, or, no-contact socially distanced pick-up stations the week before our start date. "Rhythm Kids Online" will feature home-spun versions of drums and other percussive instruments. Cardboard boxes, overturned bowls, tabletops, etc. all work great! No previous drumming experience required.
Families who enjoyed "Tree Frog Collection" during winter 2019's in-person "Rhythm Kids" session are encouraged to join us for the reimagined online version that features new musical activities and game adaptations perfect for our online format. Some of our favorite "Rhythm Kids" songs of all time are in "Tree Frog Collection"...can't wait! (There are 9 "Rhythm Kids" collections in all, used in rotation.)