Mixed Age Classes

Child development researchers recommend mixed-age groupings because it fosters natural, family-style learning.  Younger children enjoy observing and imitating the older ones; older children benefit from singing to, moving with and being appreciated by the younger ones.  Each child is given the freedom to participate as he or she chooses, without being burdened by age-specific expectations, and siblings can attend together.  The mixed-age format is central to the Music Together®® approach, which is specifically designed for early childhood - a time when children use the magical process of play to essentially teach themselves the things they need to learn.

For the first time ever, Mid-Hudson Music Together, is offering our beloved family music classes online! Music Together centers all around the world are taking this unique opportunity to create the same kind of meaningful music-making experience you are used to from our live classes in the comfort of your own home. The Music Together songs and activities were always meant to be carried into your daily routines at home. With Music Together online, our teachers will have a chance to virtually make music with you and your little ones in your own living room, family room, kitchen, dining room - or any room at all! You can even invite your friends and family from different locations in the country to join our classes by registering, so we can all make Music Together!

In-Person Music Together Classes
A group of six to twelve children and their parents and caregivers meet for 45 minutes each week to enjoy a variety of playful musical activities.  The Music Together teacher guides the class through traditional and original songs and chants with a broad mix of tonalities, meters and cultural styles.  A dozen experiences are included in each class including singing, small and large movement, instrument play, props, dancing, improvisation and more.  The approach is fun and interactive and incorporates informal instruction, allowing the children to engage at their developmental level.  It's a relaxed atmosphere that invites and encourages participation by both children and adults, regardless of musical skill, talent or training.  In a Music Together class, families rediscover the pleasure and educational value of informal, homemade musical experiences.

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