I have several years of Music Together classes under my belt with each of my children; we have acted silly, danced on the rug, and shaken our maracas while singing along. When my children were toddlers, the songs we learned in Music Together became go-to refrains when we needed to hum something on a hiking trail or in the car.
After 27 years in the East Bay and over 50,000 families participating, East Bay Music Together has more options for joy, music, and celebration. These award-winning early childhood music classes give families with children from birth through age 8 the chance to get in touch with their inner musicians and forge connections with other families.
Fun. Fabulous. Uplifting. Magical. These are just a few of the ways that parents describe Music Together. Each week in classrooms around the world, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, big kids—and the grownups who love them!—gather to make music as a community. Music Together is on a mission to make the world a better place by making it more musical.
Gathering Together for Music Together
The joyful, musical, magical teachers of East Bay Music Together, Canta y Baila Conmigo, and Rhythm Kids will lead activities for you and your young one to sing, play, and jam along together. Your child will begin their journey of musical development as they become confident and joyous music makers – gaining all of the developmental benefits music provides along the way.
Find the right East Bay Music Together Classes for your family
Music Together Classes are currently offered in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, Lafayette, Orinda, and Moraga in various locations and spaces. Each week, a trained Music Together teacher leads the class in singing, dancing, and playing songs that range from tender lullabies to boisterous jams using child-friendly percussion instruments. The award-winning music, illustrated songbook, and other print and online resources will help you continue the music-making fun at home and nurture your child’s musical growth—even if you don’t think of yourself as a great singer or dancer. Like parenting, making music requires no previous experience or expertise, just a willingness to get down on the floor and get silly with your child!
CANTA y BAILA CONMIGO is a unique Spanish language and culture program with dual, complementary music education and language immersion goals through the music of Spanish-speaking countries. Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, CyBC creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically into the musical experience.
Rhythm Kids is an offering for pre-K and early elementary students who know what they like: Telling silly stories, playing games, and being in charge. In each weekly music class, children drum, sing, move, and play to rhythms inspired by musical traditions around the world, from West African Gahu, to Japanese Taiko, to Brazilian Samba. The active Rhythm Kids classes for big kids tap into how children this age are wired to learn, with music games, animal rhythm stories, and lots of stomping-flying-climbing fun.
All programs include CD/MP3 downloads, the award-winning Music Together session songbook, Parent guide and Musical Growth Chart, online resources, and unlimited makeup classes.
What Parents have to say about Babies’ Music Together
“I highly recommend the Babies Class! It’s magical time with your baby. This is dedicated bonding time where your baby can react and interact with you and the music. This class also gives one a sense of community, and the feeling that as a mom, you are not alone! You have support and an outlet here with your baby to share inspiring moments that power you through the rest of your week, and give you tips on things to do by yourself.”
~ Satisfied Parent and Repeat Customer
Babies Classes are appropriate for newborns through 8 months. Or join a mixed-age class, also great for babies and siblings together. Register for Babies Music Together
We appreciate East Bay Music Together for sponsoring our post today. They look forward to welcoming you and your little ones for singing, dancing, music-making, and laughing for years to come.