This is the essential Music Together class held outdoors. We will be following CDC guidelines for safety due to COVID-19 including social distancing. In this class, children acquire a strong tonal, rhythm, and movement "vocabulary" and build a repertiore of over 200 songs (from our nine different song colllections). Our "mixed-age" 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. (To read some of the research behind the value of mixed-age groupings in early childhood,here's a reference link.) Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, and exploring musical instruments. We welcome the whole family to join in this important family music experience, and any caregivers—parents, grandparents, babysitter—can bring the children to class.