Erin and Stephen Brand
Whirligig Stage (location map
Sunday, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
01/05/20 - 03/08/20 (10 weeks)
Our mixed-age classes create a family feel, and give children a
chance to learn from – and teach – each other. Mixed age classes give
every child a chance to participate at exactly the level that’s
comfortable for them. And families love our mixed-age classes because
siblings can play together in the same class. The Music Together®® curriculum is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of ages and abilities.
to twelve children, their parents or caregivers, and class teacher
gather in an informal circle to sing, play, enjoy movement games, and
explore instruments together. The relaxed atmosphere helps everyone
learn - children learn basic music skills, and grownups learn ways to
share music fun with their children at home as well as in class. Children are free to participate, watch, or leave the circle and move
around the room. We know that children who appear not to be paying
attention are really learning in their own way, and will often repeat
class activities perfectly once they're at home. Every class
features a mix of songs, chants, rhythm and tonal play, movement games,
and music exploration with simple musical instruments. Some activities
are guided, and some feature free improvisation and exploration.
Classes flow from quiet activities to all-out "shake-your-body" fun, and
always end with a quiet lullaby and ritual goodbye song.