Music and movement for babies, toddlers, preschoolers . . . and the grownups who love them®
fall session registration is open - classes in Courtenay, Comox AND Cumberland !
What's Music Together ®?
Music is an essential ingredient in human development that enriches childhood life and fosters lifelong community and family connection. We believe that all children can achieve musicality, learning to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm.
Our mission is to make the world a better place by making it more musical. We contribute to childhood and family development through musically rich experiences based on music education and child development research. We create inherently enjoyable experiences and encourage self-expression and fun. We don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Music Together® brings the highest quality music and movement experiences to children everywhere— and we involve the adults who love them in the magical process of development that only music can provide.
Why music class?
Your life as a parent can sometimes feel like a laundry list of tasks—feeding, wiping, cleaning, bathing—with periodic breaks to grab a fistful of snack crackers and wipe the spit-up off your shirt. You could probably be more organized. Or devote yourself to decluttering. But in our view, what you really need is some fun!
Our children’s music classes are just that—and more. Playful, rich, and engaging, Music Together helps children of all ages discover their inner music-maker by playing with the grownups they love. Our kids’ music and movement classes also offer other important benefits. It turns out that music for children also supports overall early childhood development.
So put down the to-do list and get ready for some serious fun!
What's in it for us?
TreeFrog's Music Together classes start with playful music and movement, and build a vocabulary of songs and a community of friends. Join us for the joyful Music Together experience loved by families across the country and around the world - a session of PURE FUN with your child each week!
Each semester includes:
- 9 - 10 weekly 45-minute classes
- a new song collection each term. A CD and a download code let you have the music where you want it!
- Access to the same set of songs on the Hello Everybody home karaoke/video app
- Beautiful, engagingly Illustrated songbook to remind you of the tunes at home
- Access to the Family Music Zone where you can download songs, videos, coloring pages and MORE!
- Parent education to help adults understand and enhance their child’s musical development.
- Quarterly e-newsletter and access to the informative international website
Fall 2018 classes:
Wednesdays starting Sept 19
9:15am in the Tsolum Building, Lewis Park
Teacher: Kazimea Sokil
To register: Courtenay Recreation 250-338-5371
Mondays starting Sept 17 9:00am in Room B, Comox Recreation
Fridays starting Sept 21 10:30am in Room B, Comox Recreation
Teacher: Kazimea Sokil
To register: Comox Recreation 250-339-2255 or at Comox.ca/recreation
Wednesdays starting Sept 26 4:00pm in the Cultural Centre
Teacher: Bethany Parsons
To register: Cumberland Recreation 250-336-2231
Class fees are $ 122 - 135 for the first sibling and $81 - 90 for additional siblings. Siblings under 9 months attend for free!
$50 cash materials fee is due to instructor at the first session
Why a Mixed Age Class?
Music Together was the first early childhood music program to offer music classes for mixed ages. Child development researchers have known for a long time that the natural, family-style environment of mixed-age classes is the best way for young children to learn. In our experience, it works! In Mixed-Age classes, the older children love to show what they know, and the younger ones love to watch and imitate. The relaxed, no-pressure environment lets all kids learn at their own pace.
Gathering babies, toddlers, and preschoolers together makes each class fun for all. There are lots of group activities for kids out there, but Music Together offers a true family music class for the youngest infant to the oldest great-grandparent, and everyone in between. Imagine an extended family with a dozen or more kids and a bunch of caring adults, and you'll get the idea!
Each week, a trained Music Together teacher leads the class in singing, dancing, and playing songs that range from tender lullabies to boisterous jams using child-friendly percussion instruments. Our award-winning music, illustrated songbook, and other print and online resources will help you continue the music-making fun at home and nurture your child's musical growth—even if you don't think of yourself as a great singer or dancer. Like parenting, making music requires no previous experience or expertise, just a willingness to get down on the floor and get silly with your child!