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The cost of BIG KIDS is $275 plus a $15 registration fee which will be deducted from your 2nd session. 2-3 sessions is recommended for each child. The curriculum is based on a full-year term. Your 5-, 6-, or 7-year old is developing quickly and
exploring new activities, mastering new skills, and gaining experiences that
support their growth in music and in life.
The Music Together Big Kids® Program helps your child take the next step
in music development by blending the elements of Music Together® that parents
and children love with new activities, skills, and challenges that are
developmentally appropriate for 5- through 7-year-old children.
Through family music-making, Music Together mixed-age classes
support the development of tonal and rhythm competence for infants through age
5. In contrast, Big Kids classes lay the
foundation for Basic Music Literacy. Most important, it keeps kids involved in the
joyful act of music making. Big Kids classes can stand alone or complement formal music
instruction in school or in private instrument lessons. At Music Together, we recognize your older
child’s new capabilities and provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum
solos in singing and instrument play,
vocal development, and
The Big Kids classroom is a safe, familiar, fun environment
where your child can experiment with new musical activities like conducting and
improvisation, story songs, “silly operas,” and game songs.
Parent participation is the hallmark of the Music Together
program, but many children of this age are ready for more independence in the
classroom, so parent attendance in each Big Kids class is welcome, but not
required. You and your child will
receive a songbook, 2 CDs, and HomePlay activities so that the entire family
can continue the fun and learning at home and you can stay connected with what
your child is learning in class.
Classes are 60 minutes long and meet weekly for 10 weeks,
three semesters per year. Since the program provides a cumulative learning
sequence, a minimum of three semesters is recommended, with six or more
- During class, children learn
musical skills and appreciation through a special Music Together
curriculum developed just for 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds. Every family
enrolled in class receives a Music Together Big Kids edition songbook with
activities specially created for 5-7-year-olds, two copies of the
recording, and weekly HomePlay activity pages.
- Younger children are not
developmentally ready for the structure of a Big Kids class. To be
eligible, your child must have turned 5 by the first day of class.
- While this can be a
"drop-off" class, you (or another caregiver) should plan to
attend your child's first class, and attend the last class of each
semester. You may attend any and all classes if you wish. However, due to
the structure of the Big Kids class, we cannot accommodate younger
siblings (except for babies younger than eight months). You and any
younger siblings are welcome and encouraged to join the last 10 minutes of