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Music Together Classes by Merry Musicians - Special Needs

Music Together classes meet weekly for a 45 minute class, sessions are between 6-12 weeks long. We offer mixed aged, family style classes, 

This is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth through age 5 - and through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers - grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating the older ones, older children learn by leading younger ones, and adults are happy because the children in the family can attend the same class. Most of our classes are for mixed ages. We believe that learning in a family style is the best way for children to learn. It creates someone to look up to for the younger ones, and it creates leaders out of the older ones. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers - parents, grandparents, nanny - can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important musical experience.

We also offer a Babies class for families with children from 0-8 mos old. You'll get a chance to meet other Moms with babies that are about the same age, while we give you tidbits of information about developmental growth and how music plays it's part, and what you can do to enhance it. You'll get to do some singing, dancing and plenty of silliness (and learning) goes on in class. With MT being a research based program, it's the perfect start to learning all about their musical journey that you've begun.

We also have classes for 4 year olds and up. This class is designed for the "seasoned" Music Together® student. The parents still are involved in the class but the children are now able to offer their suggestions for substitutions, on their own, no matter how zany their suggestions are - we are able to use them, somehow. We show the children how to use the songbook, even though they don't read yet. We start doing some more circle games and dances since they are able to follow directions, a bit more. They will sing and dance a bit more then they did before. We take turns being the leader and so much more. The focus is on the 4-6 year olds, occasionally we do have a younger sibling that tags along, and with them being a younger sibling, they try their hardest to keep up.

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