Introducing Music Together Online!
Even though we're big on community-oriented, in-person music participation, we must continue to stay home this summer, for our safety and that of others around us.
So, we'll keep the music and fun alive online again this summer!
Please be sure to read the section below about
screen time and adult involvement.
A Santa Rosa family enjoys Music Together Online with a song led by our Director, Ginger, and her son. This program was great this past spring for families to connect musically, and keep their children's musical development supported while under SIP rules.
We'll keep it going this summer, with a few changes.
This Summer's Music Together Online is for:
Mixed Age (birth-5 years, but older kids enjoy joining in too!)
What is Music Together Online?
With Music Together Online, you’ll have access to the same high-quality music and movement curriculum loved by millions of families and teachers around the world—from home!
During each live or pre-recorded interactive class, our teachers from Santa Rosa Area Music Together will lead activities for you and your whole family to sing, play, and jam along to. We will be using the Kazoo Collection this summer, and the teachers will show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots, and stuffed animals into musical props!
Mixed Age classes are appropriate for small infants to 5-year-olds, but the whole family is encouraged to participate!
When you enroll, you will receive a download code to access your music digitally through our award-winning Hello Everybody app, a hard-copy songbook, a CD, and an invitation to our online family portal as well as a private Facebook group, where we will share musical inspiration and activities to try at home, and where you can connect with other enrolled parents.
MIXED AGE ONLINE is being offered for 6-weeks this summer, beginning the week of July 6, and tuition includes:
At least one weekly 30-minute Zoom class led by a trained and experienced early childhood music educator. Unlimited additional Zoom classes may be attended also, to be scheduled by you whenever you want an additional class.
Six pre-recorded mini-classes that you can access any time as well as additional pre-recorded "bonus" videos, which might include a favorite song done a special way, musical crafts, lullabies, song covers, parent education, and more.
A few special Zoom experiences: Family Dance Parties and Singalong Storybook/Lullaby Time
A dedicated Family Portal page on our website with all the mini-class videos and additional videos mentioned above.
Printables and other downloadable family resources, including coloring pages and musical games.
Kazoo Song Collection materials (songbook, CD, download code) mailed directly to your door!
Access to your music through both the Hello Everybody App (on a device) and the Family Music Zone (on a computer).
Wait, screen time?
We know screen time isn’t generally recommended for young children, but here’s the difference: YOU!
When children stare at a screen and passively receive information, they don’t take it in the same way nor do they learn in the same way as when they have the active participation of a caregiver or parent. So, just like in our classes, you’re still the most important part. A teacher will be on the screen, but it is truly the interaction of the parent/caregiver with the child that will support their music development! We will give you lots of fun activities and ideas to do at home!
Also, please remember, children do not generally sit still! We don’t expect them to do so in class, so please don’t expect them to at home! You just keep making music with the teacher on the screen, follow along, and have faith your child is getting a ton of info and education from your involvement, even if they move about the room!
What did our spring families say about Music Together Online?
"Whenever I say the word "music," Max goes "Ginger? Ginger!" and points to the TV."
~Marc S, Santa Rosa
“The zoom classes with Star Tom are AWESOME!”
~Renee M, Healdsburg
“We are enjoying the zoom classes. I think you all are doing such a great job adapting the program. Really, I feel like we are getting way more than our “money’s worth” with this new set up. We miss you, but love having you just a login away!”
~Veronica H, Windsor
I just have to express my appreciation for the effort you teachers have put into this!!! We have several other classes that are doing online offerings and this is, by FAR, the most organized, engaging, rich material in comparison. Isla usually won’t engage with any online class and it almost makes her more upset because she misses the real thing. But she loves these classes and we are so grateful for you Ginger, Ali and Star Tom! Thank you for creating something truly valuable for us to do at home ❤️
~Rachel W, Santa Rosa
"We are so grateful for all the work you have put into this! It gives us something to look forward to. It makes me feel great knowing he's getting some interactions with others and is continuing to learn about MUSIC! This just makes our days a little brighter.
~Amy S, Santa Rosa
Also this summer...
Would you like some in-person music time with Star Tom or Ginger this summer? Check out our Sidewalk Singalongs!
Separate from the online program, these are special music times just for your child, in your yard!