Building Connection through music AT HOME!
Every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement. This class is specially designed for infants 9 months and younger on the first day of class and their parents or caregivers. The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in babies and how they can support it within their everyday life as a family.
For our families enrolled in our Babies Class Online, we will be building a community of parents/caregivers of babies under 9 months, providing vital connection and support to one another as you individually learn and adopt practices to nurture your infant's earliest responses to music through your voice, tandem movement, purposeful touch and more! These connections, some of your first budding friendships with other parents/caregivers, will be more vital than ever as we remain homebound.
Join Tenn Little Birds director and teacher, Allison Link, this Winter for our Musical Parenting Group. As a mother, she understand the need for connection during this unpredictable time and looks forward to building a community with you and your baby! In addition to weekly live, interactive Zoom classes, enrollment includes access to all MTO "On Demand" content and age specific parent education videos throughout the semester.
Discover How Babies are Wired for Music
Babies love music. This will come as no surprise to you if you’ve ever soothed your newborn to sleep with a lullaby or bounced them to the beat of your favorite song. But did you know your son or daughter is also a natural music-maker? It’s true: We are each born equipped to respond to music from a remarkably early age. There is a lot you can do to nurture your new little musician— even if you don’t think of yourself as a “musical” person. Making music together from the very beginning will lead to a lifetime of shared musical enjoyment for both you and your child.
The Music Together® Babies Class will start you on the path to becoming a musical family. Specifically designed for infants nine months and younger, this one-semester introduction to Music Together allows babies to embrace, enjoy, and express their inborn musicality. In your weekly class, you will spend forty-five music-filled minutes singing, dancing, and playing with your child, all in the company of other new parents and guided by an early childhood music specialist. You’ll learn how your child is developing musically and how you can support this growth at home. Plus, you’ll leave with lots of ideas on how to play and bond musically together and infuse music into your baby’s everyday life.
Read on to see what parents are saying about the Music Together® Babies Class:
“In our Babies class, I learned that it doesn't matter how musical you are—the most important thing is for your baby to see you making and appreciating music.”
“I always thought my baby was just babbling and cooing, but now I know that he is actually responding to the tones of the music! I am now more conscious of how he responds after I sing songs, and I can hear him ‘singing’ with me.”
“My daughter loves watching & listening to me, so singing to her & playing musical instruments for her keeps her highly entertained and engaged in the music. She and I enjoy music class so much!”
“We sing the ‘Hello’ song first thing in the morning, and our baby loves it. The songs we learned at Music Together soothe our baby, so we sing them all the time!” “Since we started class there's a lot more singing and dancing in our house, and we're all a lot happier.”
“The Babies class helped me see that my baby picks up on beat, rhythm, and tone so much earlier than I ever thought possible.” “The Music Together Babies class has brought our whole family closer and has helped us bond more.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What age is appropriate for Babies Class? Children range from weeks old to 9 months. If your child is mobile already, we encourage you to register for our Mixed-Ages classes. Questions? Email Allison Link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the difference between a Babies Class and a Mixed Age Class? The Babies class is very similar to a Mixed-Ages class. The biggest difference is in the parent education moments. Because the infants in a Babies class are not moving on their own yet, there is a calmer environment that allows the teacher space to draw attention to each child's musical behaviors.
At what age should I start music class with my baby? Yesterday! Babies are already picking up on music in utero and learn music in the same way they learn languate. It is never too early to start singing with your baby and nuturing their musical life.
MTO Babies Class: An Interactive Class for New Parents
at Tenn Little Birds
BABIES INTRODUCTORY PRICE: $160 per family (ALL SIBLINGS FREE)
Tuition covers: 8 weeks of online classes, music and songbook (as well as all the research and teacher education, etc., that supports your family's music making); unlimited makeup & drop-in classes in MTO classes and all MTO On Demand content.
***Babies Online Class FREE with registered sibling!
Winter Semester Length: 8 Weeks, Febuary 3rd - March 24th (Bells Collection)
- Online Zoom Classes: Meet once a week, for 8 weeks, (35-40 minutes per class)
- Pre-recorded Classes: Families enrolled in MTO Babies class will have access to ALL MTO Mixed age class content and will receive personal coaching from their teacher upon request for developmentally appropraite adaptations.
- Class Materials: Enrolled families will receive their hardcopy Bells Song Collection (songbook, research booklet, and CD) shipped right to their door.
- Parent Education Videos: Educational videos will be shared in our weekly emails throughout the semester. These videos will focus on research and magic behind the Music Together® curriculum and how you can support your child's music development at home.
- Family Week: Invite Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Besties to join you during class this week.
- Unlimited Make-up Classes: Babies families are able to drop-in to all MTO Mixed Age classes.
- Hello Everybody App: to stream your Music Together® tunes anytime, anywhere!
- Access to our Tenn Little Birds Family Portal.