Spring Semester April 13 - June 27
Music Together Online is a package of online music experiences and resources that creates a comprehensive music learning program with the same high quality you're used to with the Music Together program.
Beginning April 13th, families enrolled for Music Together Online will have access to these experiences:
- A 10-week Semester. Each week our fabulous CMT staff will post "mini classes" for you and your family to enjoy. Families will also have the opportunity to join a live 20-25 minute class each week with one of our teachers via Zoom (if you're unable to join us for our live classes, they will be recorded so you can enjoy them later). The best part is that you will be able to see the other families singing and dancing along with you! So, each week you will receive a 45 minute experience from each of us, either live or pre-recorded. These videos will be posted on a private, password protected video platform (similar to YouTube, but no ads or other videos - just us!) Families can go on and see their favorite teacher, or see the videos from any of us - all teacher videos will be available to all families. You’ll receive a schedule of when they will be posted, so you and your little ones can look forward to new content each week.
- The Maracas Song Collection. Yes, you will still be able to receive your materials packet! We are fortunate that our area has not been ordered to “shelter in place”, so you will be able to swing by our center to pick up your packet at a designated time. You won't even have to get out of your car!
- A Private Facebook Group Page for Maracas Families Only. We truly hope you’ll join it! This will be a moderated group, and access will only be given to people who join us for the spring Maracas online semester. Upon confirming you will be joining us this spring, you’ll be sent a link. From there, you can request to be allowed into the group. There will be a couple questions to answer so I can make sure who you are (if you're currently a member of our Canalside Music Together Families Facebook page, you're already familiar with this process). In this private group, we’ll post short videos of instrument-making activities for home, short pop-up live experiences via FB Live, special content for doing music with babies, additional videos including musical crafts, lullabies, song covers, videos from around the world, parent education, and more. Anyone in the group will be able to post and comment, so we’d love to see your videos and pictures too, and hear your music-making stories from home! I know some people avoid Facebook, but this group might be a good reason to join temporarily at least, by making a “dummy” account just to access the private group. It isn't necessary for you to join FB to get a lot out of our online semester, but it has proven to be a great place to connect within our community!
- All this...Plus Uncle Gerry! Access to videos from our very own Uncle Gerry, exclusively for enrolled families.
We aren't here to teach your child music. We are here to help YOU create music with your child. Technically, your baby or toddler doesn't even have to look at the screen to make music with us during our online classes. They will be listening to you and love the time with you.
We feel strongly that the value and integrity of the Music Together program remains intact. We are still music educators with the goal to provide the highest quality music learning experience for your child. But we get it. So...
Interested? Visit our Register page
What happens when things settle down?
We'll resume in-person classes as soon as it's safe to do so for families who are registered for our online semester.
We encourage you to think of this offering as a way to connect musically with your child, your teacher and with others. We need each other during this time. We need music. We need something on the schedule! And even though we can’t be together in person, we can still be silly, interactive and playful “together” online.
We hope you'll join us!