Class Descriptions

All of our classes, no matter what age, stress the importance of play and YOU as your child's model.  YOU are the most important piece in your child's development which is why we urge you to get involved in class.  Even our drop off program involves you since it is important for you to know what is happening in class so that you can build upon it at home.  Remember that it doesn't matter what your musical skills are because our classes build on all areas of development and the process is the key to it all!

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Music Together® Fall

This is the essential Music Together mixed age class, one that a child can attend from birth to age five. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers, grouping children of a variety of ages in one class. This approach fosters natural, family-style learning where younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together.

Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments. We welcome the whole family to join in this important family music experience, and any caregiver—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the child(ren) to class.

Fall semester includes:

  • 9, weekly 45-minute classes
  • A set of our exclusive materials
  • CD with a huge repertoire-new songs, rhythm chants, "play-alongs," tonal and rhythm patterns used in class
  • Fully illustrated color songbook for families to "read" and snuggle with at home
  • Access code to sync your songs to our "Hello Everybody" app
  • Parent education resources and online resources at our online Family Music Zone
  • PURE FUN with your child every week!

 

Music Together Babies Fall

The one-semester Music Together Babies Class was created especially for families with infants under eight months old. That’s right: It’s never too early to start our music classes! In this music class for babies, your Music Together teacher will show you how you can support your baby’s music development through simple and fun activities. You’ll learn lots of musical ways to connect with your little one through music, and you’ll bond with the other new parents in your class, too.

Big

  •  5- 8 years (55 minutes; 9 weeks)
  • Drop off
  • Parents attend the last 10-15 minutes of class in order to continue the learning at home
  • Children learn musical skills and appreciation through a special Music Together curriculum designed just for 5, 6, and 7 year olds
  • Big Kids classes focus on Basic Music Literacy, laying the foundation for formal music instruction
  • Game songs, dramatic play, instrumental solos and ensemble play, choreography, harmony singing, vocal development, conducting and more
  • Each family receives 2 CD's, the Big Kids songbook and a set of HomePlay pages
 

Rhythm Kids (4-9 years)-Winter

Rhythm Kids, for children 4-9 years, is a unique program that features drumming, dancing, singing and rhythmic games. Children will experience traditional and adapted rhythms from around the world and be given opportunities to create, cooperate, and express themselves. They will learn to play in an ensemble, learn multicultural drumming patterns, develop a repertoire on various percussion instruments, play creative games based on rhythm, music and drumming, create their own rhythm patterns and find their drumming style.

Featuring the African djembe, children experience a myriad of activities specifically designed to increase their musical knowlege and abilities. 

 

 

 

 

Perfect Pitch Piano Fall

Perfect Pitch Piano classes, for children ages 4-7, use singing, ear training, composition, and improvisation to inspire lifelong music making! Through individual and group instruction, students will begin to build a musical foundation of basic piano, music theory, and music reading skills that extend beyond the classroom. All classes take place at our Wellesley location. A piano or keyboard is required for at-home practice. 

  • ages 4-7 (50 minutes; 10 weeks)
  • drop off
  • guide students to audiate and play the piano
  • learn music as an aural art, i.e., "sound before sight"
  • solid foundation for developing musical literacy
  • improvise and play by ear
  • compose, read and write music notation
  • guide students to become independent music thinkers

 

 

December 3 week

 

  • 3 week mini session
  • 45 minute class celebrating the season of lights and winter (this is not a Christmas class)
  • mixed ages based on research that suggests these groupings foster learning
  • each child participates at their own level
  • younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading

 

Music Together Winter (mixed ages)

 

  • Birth-5 years (45 minutes; 9 weeks, fall, winter, spring)
  • The core Music Together class
  • Mixed ages based on research that these groupings foster natural, family style learning
  • Each child participates at their own level
  • Younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading
  • Each family receives 1 CD and a fully illustrated songbook
  • every familiy receives a special code which provides access to the online Family Music Zone as well as the ability to sync the music from each collection with our "Hello Everyobdy" app

 

Arts & Crafts Together

Art and Storytime Fun in One!

Music Together Spring

  • Birth-5 years (45 minutes; 9 weeks, fall, winter, spring)
  • The core Music Together class
  • Mixed ages based on research that these groupings foster natural, family style learning
  • Each child participates at their own level
  • Younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading
  • Each family receives 2 CD's and a songbook
  • New families receive a DVD as well

Arts & Crafts Together Spring

Storytime fun and art in one!

Music Together Summer

This is the essential Music Together mixed age class, one that a child can attend from birth to age five. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers, grouping children of a variety of ages in one class. This approach fosters natural, family-style learning where younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together.

Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments. We welcome the whole family to join in this important family music experience, and any caregiver—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the child(ren) to class.

Summer semester includes:

  • 6, weekly 45-minute classes
  • Banjo CD with new songs, rhythm chants, "play-alongs," tonal and rhythm patterns used in class
  • Fully illustrated color songbook for families to "read" and snuggle with at home
  • Parent education resources and online resources at our online Family Music Zone
  • Access code to sync your songs to our "Hello Everybody" app
  • PURE FUN with your child every week!
Arts & Crafts for 2-5 year olds (w/adult)-6 weeks

Storytime FUN and ART in ONE!

Arts & Crafts for 3-5 year olds (drop off)-1 week

Storytime FUN and ART in one!

Arts & Crafts for 3-5 year olds (DROP OFF)

Storytime FUN and ART in ONE!

June Jingle


  • 3 week mini session
  • 45 minute class celebrating the best of this years fall, winter and spring music
  • mixed ages based on research that suggests these groupings foster learning
  • each child participates at their own level
  • younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading

Arts and Crafts interim

Storytime FUN and ART in ONE!

Awesome August 3-week

 

  • 3 week mini session
  • 45 minute class
  • mixed ages based on research that suggests these groupings foster learning
  • each child participates at their own level
  • younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading

 

3-week mini session
  • 3 week mini session
  • 45 minute class celebrating the best of this years fall, winter and spring music
  • mixed ages based on research that suggests these groupings foster learning
  • each child participates at their own level
  • younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading
  • September mini session
    • 3 week session perfect for those who want to experience the program or for those who are waiting for the full session to return on Mondays in October
    • mixed ages based on research that suggests these groupings foster learning
    • each child participates at their own level
    • younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading
    November 3-week mini session

    Our 3-week sessions are a perfect way to experience what a Music Together class is all about and discover why we are the gold standard in early childhood music education. They are also wonderful additions for those already enrolled to take advantage of some additional music time.

    Needham Fall Mondays
    • Birth-5 years (45 minutes; 9 weeks, fall, winter, spring)
    • The core Music Together class
    • Mixed ages based on research that these groupings foster natural, family style learning
    • Each child participates at their own level
    • Younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading
    • Each family receives 2 CD's and a songbook
    • Each family has access to the online Family Music Portal and the Music Together app
    • New families receive a DVD as well
    Rhythm Kids Summer Camp

    Rhythm Kids camp is for Kindergarteners through 4th graders who love music, animals, and art!

    Awesome August 2-week
     
    • 2 week mini session
    • 45 minute class
    • mixed ages based on research that suggests these groupings foster learning
    • each child participates at their own level
    • younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading

    Music/Art Combo Winter

    This class is for children 2 - 4 years old with an accompanying adult.  The class combines a 35-minute Music Together class with 35 minutes of ART Exploration in the Beehive Art Studio. Both Music Together and Beehive are location in the Community Arts Center at 107 Concord Rd in Wayland.

    Music Together Fall Weston
    • Birth-5 years (45 minutes; 9 weeks, fall, winter, spring)
    • The core Music Together class
    • Mixed ages based on research that these groupings foster natural, family style learning
    • Each child participates at their own level
    • Younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading
    • Each family receives 1 CD and a storybook using our exclusive collections
    • Each family has access to the online Family Music Portal and the Music Together app which allows you to sync your music on your devices
    Music Together Sing Shalom Winter
    • Birth-5 years (45 minutes; 9 weeks, fall, winter, spring)
    • Combination of the internationally recognized Music Together curriculum and a collection of Jewish songs
    • Introduces Jewish themes and holidays and these are celebrated as a community through song
    • Mixed ages based on research that these groupings foster natural, family style learning
    • Each child participates at their own level
    • Younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading
    • Each family receives 1 CD, a songbook and some additional digital and printed resources
    • Each family has access to the online Family Music Portal and the Music Together app
    Music Together Sing Shalom Spring
    • Birth-5 years (45 minutes; 9 weeks, fall, winter, spring)
    • Combination of the internationally recognized Music Together curriculum and a collection of Jewish songs
    • Introduces Jewish themes and holidays and these are celebrated as a community through song
    • Mixed ages based on research that these groupings foster natural, family style learning
    • Each child participates at their own level
    • Younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading
    • Each family receives 1 CD, a songbook and some additional digital and printed resources
    • Each family has access to the online Family Music Portal and the Music Together app
    Rhythm Kids (4-9 years)-Spring
    •  4-9 years (45 minutes; 9 weeks)
    • drop off
    • children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives
    • children will experience traditional and adapted rhythms from around the world and be given opportunities to create, cooperate and express themselves
    • children will be exposed to soloing, composition and improvisation
    • connecting the voice, the body and the drum with others is at the heart of the program
    • SING, DANCE, DRUM and HAVE FUN!
    Music Together Babies-Spring
    • Birth – 8 months (45 minutes; 9 weeks, fall, winter, spring)
    • A one-semester introduction to Music Together
    • Music activities and materials specially designed for parents who want to learn about music development in infants.
    • Learn music activities you can recreate at home with your baby.
    • Meet other parents of newborns.
    • Designed for pre-crawlers

    Music/Art combo spring

    This class is for children 2 - 4 years old with an accompanying adult.  The class combines a 35-minute Music Together class with 35 minutes of ART Exploration in the Beehive Art Studio. Both Music Together and Beehive are location in the Community Arts Center at 107 Concord Rd in Wayland.

    1-time pop up class
    • a single pop up class
    • 45 minute class 
    • mixed ages based on research that suggests these groupings foster learning
    • each child participates at their own level
    • younger children imitate older children while older children boost self-esteem and confidence by leading
    UKELELE-small group Summer

    This small group class (max. 3 kids) involves singing, movement, drumming, rhythmic strumming and music games, allowing children to continue their music development while enjoying the challenge of incorporating this fun instrument into their music learning. Children will learn basic music theory and rhythmic notation recognition while solildifying their pitch center as they learn to tune and sing along with their instrument. We provide ukeleles for use in our classroom, however, families are encouraged to purchase a ukelele for at-home use.

     

    Rhythm Kids-Fall

    Rhythm Kids, for children 4-9 years, is a unique program that features drumming, dancing, singing and rhythmic games. Children will experience traditional and adapted rhythms from around the world and be given opportunities to create, cooperate, and express themselves. They will learn to play in an ensemble, learn multicultural drumming patterns, develop a repertoire on various percussion instruments, play creative games based on rhythm, music and drumming, create their own rhythm patterns and find their drumming style.

    Featuring the African djembe, children experience a myriad of activities specifically designed to increase their musical knowlege and abilities. 

    Music/Art combo-Fall

    This class is for children 2 - 4 years old with an accompanying adult.  The class combines a 35-minute Music Together class with 35 minutes of ART Exploration in the Beehive Art Studio. Both Music Together and Beehive are located in the Community Arts Center at 107 Concord Rd in Wayland.

    UKELELE-Fall

    This semmi-private class (max. 3 kids) involves singing, movement, drumming, rhythmic strumming and music games, allowing children to continue their music development while enjoying the challenge of incorporating this fun instrument into their music learning. Children will learn basic music theory and rhythmic notation recognition while solildifying their pitch center as they learn to tune and sing along with their instrument. We provide ukeleles for use in our classroom, however, families are encouraged to purchase a ukelele for at-home use.