Families with little ones, have you heard of Music Together? The answer is probably “yes,” although, if you are like me, you may not have gotten around to taking a class yet despite all the parent hype. Henry and I finally took the plunge, meaning that mama finally got her act together to register, and we attended the Music Together Mixed Ages class at Rockridge Danspace.
So what have you heard? Is the parent hype to be believed? After just one session I feel confident enough to break down the most common Music Together comments that I’ve overheard.
#1 – Our kids love the songs.
Fact: The songs are catchy. Some you will remember from childhood, others will become part of your second childhood as your little ones will want to sing them with you again and again. I overheard one Mom say that she was excited to get the new Summer Semester CD (tuition includes a song book and 2 CD’s) because her son listened to the Spring Semester CD non-stop, on repeat, all the time.
#2 – The teachers are so cool.
Fact: The teachers are fabulous with many kids getting so attached that they return each semester to learn from the same teacher. Our instructor Claire Gendler has been teaching Music Together since 2009. Passionate about music and kids, she engaged the little crowd right from the first note. Her knowledge about music theory plus her encouragement to adults kept everyone learning and smiling throughout the 45 minute class.
#3 – You’ll be back.
Fact: The class is like an M & M; you can’t take just one. Henry and I will continue this session and at the end give you an update on our future enrollment plans (look for Part 2 in August). One thing I know for sure, Whitney couldn’t resist; read her love letter to Music Together.
Are you interested in trying out Music Together with your little one? Summer Semester just ended but the Fall Classes will be enrolling soon. Another bonus, weekend classes are available for working families.
[Photo courtesy of East Bay Music Together]
I received free Music Together classes in order to submit my review but all opinions are my own. And Henry's, of course.