MT Class Types


Baby enjoys music time

Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester offers three different Music Together class types for children from birth to 8 years:

Class Types/ Program

Age Range

Music Together® – Mixed Age (MT-MA) Birth to 5 years
Music Together® – Rhythm Kids (MT-RK) Ages 5, 6, 7 and 8; K-2
Music Together for Special Learners (MT-SL) Ages 5 to 10

Are You Expecting?

Your baby will be truly responsive to music even before they’re born! As an expectant parent, now’s the time to start on the pathway of music development for your newborn that will allow them to embrace, enjoy, and express their inborn musicality.

What Class Type for Babies?

You don’t have to know how to walk or talk to enjoy a song. Your baby is ready to make some music! Babies are welcome to join our mixed-age classes where you, as parent or grandparent, can learn how babies learn.  If you are enrolling an older sibling, babies under 9 months, as of class start date, may attend free.

Toddlers

The Music Together program allows your toddler to learn in a playful environment that is musically rich and always supportive of their learning style and stage of development.

Pre-Schoolers

A rich music and movement program develops not only music skills, but also skills essential for a well-rounded education. Your preschooler can get that—and more!—with Music Together, either as part of one of our family classes or when the Music Together In School curriculum is adopted by their school or childcare center.

Rhythm Kids:  This class type is perfect for older children

Rhythm Kids are still kids—but they’re bigger. They have minds of their own and they know what they like. That’s what these classes are all about. Music Together Big Kids® and Rhythm Kids are classes geared to the interests and abilities of 5- to 8-year olds.

Classes for Children with Special Needs

Music is in everyone. Our ears, our voices, our movements—these are tools for self-expression that boost confidence and lay the foundation for music-learning and all learning. And that’s all that children with special needs require to take part in Music Together.

Our Music

Each of Music Together’s nine song collections contains 25 songs. Rhythm Kids uses its own curriculum of world-based music centered around animal themes like Toucan and Tree Frog.  Music Together’s songs are unique, not only for their wide variety of tonalities, meters, and musical styles but also for their outstanding arrangements—which appeal to both children and their grownups.


More about Music Together Class Types

Mixed Age Classes

Birth to Five Years

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age four 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; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together.

Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregiver—parent, grandparent, nanny—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience. 

Music Together Rhythm Kids™ Classes

Ages 5 to 8 years; K – 2Drumming time during a Rhythm Kids class

Rhythm Kids is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children in Kindergarten through Rhythm Kidssecond grade (ages 5–8*).

More about Rhythm Kids Class with Pakachoag

Learn more about the benefits of music for big kids and all children here.

Music Together for Special Learners

Ages 5 to 10 Years

Music Together for Special Learners is an integrated class for children with and without special needs that accommodates children who have developmental delays by extending the upper age limit. It also accommodates children who wish to continue the Music Together experience beyond the age of five. The class curriculum is based upon the mixed age class format.

This class is sometimes offered during the summer; and on an irregular schedule.  Please contact the office for information at info@pakmusic.org.


Beyond Music Together?

Already completed all 9 song collections before the age of five?
Music Together recommends that you continue to enroll your child. Because of the rapid shifts taking place in a young child’s development (physical and cognitive), a child at the age of three or four will experience (and learn) a song collection the second time around (two or three years later) much differently than, say, a child at the age of one.

* Child must be no younger than the specified age range as of the first day of the first month during which the class begins each semester or session.