Music Together Outdoors!

. . . Where the only thing we share is our love of music and togetherness.

In our passion to bring our community the best music program there is, even during this pandemic, we're offering in-person outdoor classes this spring, with Star Tom!

Two locations this spring:

2.) Santa Rosa: Hidden Valley Neighborhood Park:
Tuesdays at 9:30 or 10:30 AM
Fridays at 9:30 or 10:30 AM
1.) Healdsburg: Healdsburg Community Center* (lawn):
Wednesdays at 4:00 or 5:00 PM
Thursdays at 9:30 or 10:30 AM
*All registration, including Healdsburg, is being done through this website for spring, not City of Healdsburg..

How do outdoor classes work?

  • A maximum of 6 families per class will bring their own blankets and instruments/scarves each week (more on that below) to have a 40-minute Music Together class with Star Tom!

  • The blankets will be 12 feet apart, to sing safely without masks. However, everyone aged 2 and over will need to be masked when not on their family blanket. Star Tom will mark the circle so everyone knows where to put their blankets down. 

  • Each family must stay on their own blanket during class, including the children. Do you have a busy little one? ...If your child is likely to wander and go visiting, please take a Zoom class instead, so your child can be free to experience the music in his/her own way, rather than being held onto a blanket. We don't like to restrict children in Music Together(!) but in this time of Covid-19, we are making this a rule to keep everyone safe. Busy ones will have more fun and music learning at home, where they can be free and unrestricted.

 

  • We're offering an inexpensive "Family Kit" of instruments plus dancing scarves ($15) that you can choose to purchase at checkout when you register. You could also bring whatever you have at home instead, or in addition. We have suggestions of home items that can be substituted for "real" instruments, or you can make your own. The Family Kit is intended to be for one adult and one child, since it's very important for adults to have the instruments/props as well as their child. If you have two children, it's possible to purchase an additional half-set (one of each item).

 

  • Are you part of a pandemic learning or playgroup pod? If two families in a class happen to be in a pandemic "pod" together, we will require that these families sit apart for class. Each family must be on their own blanket so as not to cause confusion for children not in a pod. Exceptions may be made for blood relation families (ex: cousins being brought by one grandma, etc), and we will discuss concerns about this with each family on a case by case basis. Please contact us if you have concerns.

 

  • What to bring: portable potty, sunscreen, a sun hat, sunglasses, drinking water, and possibly even a sunshade (ex: umbrella, etc) since we will not always have shade on every part of the music circle.​​​

Each Family Kit Contains:

Two dancing
scarves
Two pairs of
rhythm sticks
Two pairs of
egg shakers

(scarf and shaker colors will vary)

This family kit is available for purchase for $15 at registration checkout. It is for one adult and one child. You can also purchase a half-kit for an additional child.

Requirement for Outdoor Classes: At checkout, 'Music Together Outdoors' families will be required to agree to our Policies and Procedures and a Liability Waiver, in order to attend outdoor class.

 

Please NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that any adult who brings your child has read and understood the policies, procedures, and waiver prior to attending the class! Star Tom will not have time to instruct an adult who has not been fully informed of these agreements. To read them now, please click below:

Once you log in and choose your student(s), be sure to choose the Outdoor In-Person tab.

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Also offered this Spring 2021:

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An 11-week session of Online Music Together classes!