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Music Together®

Music Together is a community of families sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non performance-oriented setting.  Music is learned at a developmentally appropriate level and respects the learning styles of young children (even babies!). Parents and caregivers contribute to the enrichment of their child’s music environment–regardless of their own musical abilities.

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Music Together Mixed-Age Class: Ages Birth-5

Music Together & Rhythm Kids classes are taught by Abby Nichols or Reem Totonchi. Each family receives Music Together CDs, digital downloads, and a songbook. See class schedule and cost below.

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth to age five through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.

Cost: $160/Session | Additional child: $66 (Siblings under 8 months are free, but must be registered)

Please call 608-232-1510 for sibling discount or to register a child under 8 months.

Registration for Fall 2018 has ended.

Free Winter 2019 Demo Dates:

#1000Td Tuesday, December 4, 6:00-6:45 PM
#1000Rd Thursday, December 6, 10:00-10:45 AM
#1000Sd Saturday, December 8, 10:00-10:45 AM CANCELLED

Free Spring 2019 Demo Dates:

#1000Td Tuesday, March 19, 6:00-6:45 PM
#1000Rd Thursday, March 21 10:00-10:45 AM
#1000Sd Saturday, March 23, 10:00-10:45 AM

Winter 2019 Session: January 7- March 16
Spring 2019 Session: April 1-June 8

#1001Ma Mondays, 9:00-9:45 AM
#1001Mb Mondays, 10:00-10:45 AM
#1001Mc Mondays, 11:00-11:45 AM
#1001Ta Tuesdays, 6:00-6:45 PM
#1001Wa Wednesdays, 9:00-9:45 AM
#1001Wb Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45 AM
#1001Wc Wednesdays, 11:00-11:45 AM
#1001Ra Thursdays, 9:00-9:45 AM
#1001Rb Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 AM
#1001Rc Thursdays, 11:00-11:45 AM
#1001Re Thursdays, 6:00-6:45 PM
#1001Fa Fridays, 9:00-9:45 AM
#1001Fb Fridays, 10:00-10: 45 AM
#1001Fc Fridays, 11:00-11:45 AM
#1001Sa Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 AM
#1001Sb Saturdays, 10:00-10:45 AM
#1001Sc Saturdays, 11:00-11:45 AM

Make it a morning at MSAC! Check out our Early Childhood Art classes on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday offered right before and after Music Together.


New! Music Together Generations

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The Generations music class is a Mixed-Age Music Together class with the sweetest twist: the addition of senior participants. Kids and their grownups visit their “Musical Grandfriends” at Attic Angel Community in Middleton, an independent and assisted living facility. These intergenerational music classes for seniors and children are popular retirement home activities because the fun songs and children’s liveliness help to brighten up everybody’s day. Making music together connects people in ways that few other activities can. Fee includes ten 45 minute classes and all Music Together materials. Cost: $160/Session | Additional child: $66 (Siblings under 8 months are free). Discount for families taking this as their second Music Together class through MSAC Cost: $50 per child.

Winter Session: January 10 – March 14 Spring Session: April 4- June 6

#10001G Thursdays, 1:00-1:45 PM


 

Holiday Singalong with Abby Nichols Ages 0-5

Join Music Together teacher Abby Nichols and sing along to holiday favorites with instrument play, rhythm chants and movement! For ages 0-5, caregiver participates with children. Cost: $15 per child | Additional child: $10 Please call 608-232-1510 for additional child discount. #0005h Saturday, December 15, 9:00-9:45 AM, 10:00-10:45 AM or 11:00-11:45 AM


 Make Ups

Make-up classes are to be during one of the available classes listed, and cannot be carried over into another session. While regular class attendance is important, the orientation of the Music Together program extends the class experience into the child’s life outside of the class by means of parent education and supporting materials, such as the recordings and songbooks. Tuition includes these items and consequently is not “wasted” even if the classes are missed. We are unable to prorate fees for missed Music Together classes. We understand that missing a class may be inevitable. With several classes at their capacity,  we now have a list of available classes that has room for make-ups. No need to call, just drop into one of the classes listed, and let the teacher know when you arrive that your family is attending a make-up class.
*Classes will be listed after the first few classes have taken place*

Music Together FAQ

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Monroe Street Arts Center’s Music Together Testimonials:

  • “Our experience at Music Together this past Spring was wonderful.  The teacher was a very patient and talented instructor.  Being the only Grandmother in the class, she made me feel more than comfortable.  My Grandson, who had just moved to Madison from New York City blossomed as a result.  He continues to sing all of the songs and do some of the movements he learned.  He was shy and reticent at first but my the end of the class, he was more confident and knew the music.  He sings the songs daily as he self-soothes, preceding falling asleep.”
  • “The teachers have such an amazing, gentle and fun presence with children. Every Music Together session had been so special and we are sad to see it end but so excited to start the next! Both of my kids ages 3 and 7 absolutely love Music Together! I can’t say enough about MSAC! Your workshops are so wonderful! We especially loved your terrarium and snow globe workshop! So cool!  Thank you so much for being such an amazing resource on Madison’s West Side!”
  • “We are so thankful we discovered Music Together. Your encouraging, but relaxed approach created an atmosphere that was fun, educational, and comfortable. Though we have completed our run with Music Together, both of my children still spontaneously burst into songs we learned years ago. All our Music Together CDs are still in heavy rotation and arguments ensue about which compilation is the best. I have no doubt that it was time and money well spent, helping to shape my children into the bright, creative, musical people they are now.”
  • “We really enjoyed Music Together and attended several sessions. Abby is just a wonderful instructor — full of energy, a great musician, and very patient and sweet with the children. Our child was especially ‘energetic’ (shall we say), and he often spent more time running in circles around the group than singing the songs, but he and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks for running a terrific program!”

 

 

Music Together art and logo design © 1992-2017 Music Together LLC. Music Together is a registered trademark. Monroe Street Arts Center is licensed by Music Together LLC. For more locations: www.musictogether.com – (800) 728-2692

 

Cancellation Policy:
Payment is required at the time of registration. If you need to withdraw from a class or camp for any reason, refunds are permitted, less a $15 administrative fee up to two weeks prior to the start date. No refunds on cancellations with less than two weeks notice, instead you will receive a credit on account for 50% of the original fee of the class. If MSAC cancels a class or camp for any reason, you will receive a credit for the full amount of the class, or a refund upon request.

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